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Hey, there! I am a travel blogger (check me out at itsawanderful.com [shameless plug, ha]), ESL teacher, and beginning graphic designer who left my job to travel the world indefinitely, with no plans to return home.
Now, I am making my way to whatever place catches my fancy. So far I have traveled throughout England, France, Spain, Morocco, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany.
As a child, I also lived all throughout the USA, South Korea, and Romania, and visited Guatemala (where my family is originally from) and Okinawa, Japan. I missed traveling so much, that when I turned 20 I left everything behind to start up again.
This nomadic life is perfect for me. :)
I am always up for new adventures, new foods, new experiences, new friends
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I really enjoy meeting new people wherever I go! I try and experience wherever I visit as much as I can, and the best way to do that is to spend time with the people. We can all learn from each other, which is part of the beauty of travelling, in my eyes. Everyone has a unique take on life, and I enjoy learning about others' cultures, languages, opinions.
I have a huge passion for traveling. Books are my first love! You can usually find me with my head buried in some nice old paperback, or now my Kindle since I am travelling.
I am always up for learning new languages; I try to learn as much as I can of the dialect of wherever I am at the moment. As a result, I have some pretty random knowledge of some pretty random slang!
I also love making new friends. For me, when I am traveling, I would rather spend a day enjoying conversation and laughter with a group of new interesting friends than walking around the city and taking touristy photos. ;) also, it helps that my phone camera is equivalent to a potato.
- round-the-world travel
- different cultures
- exploring new places
- travel writing
- creative writing
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: My favorite song of all time is Hallelujah, written by Leonard Cohen (but I love every single version). Louis Prima, Post-Modern Jukebox, Little Mix, Fairouz, anything classical, swing music, jazz, Andalusian, top 40...pretty much anything that isn't USA country music (sorry, but I can't stand the stuff).
Movies: Jurassic Park, The Painted Veil, all the Disney movies, older musicals like Oklahoma!, South Pacific, etc.; older movies like The Great Race, all the Doris Day movies, etc...
Books: I read anything and everything, so it's hard to pick any favorites. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is definitely top of the list, though. And, Uprooted by Naomi Novak. Any retellings of traditional fairytales. As well as the Skulduggery Pleasant series.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
At 20, I left my entire life behind and set off to travel the world indefinitely with only my savings. No set plans, no safety net, nada. This might not seem so special, but to me it meant overcoming my anxiety and not letting it define my life.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can cook great dinners for you, or bake some cookies
I can show you around the city and help you with your souvenir shopping.
And I'm only too happy to help you with your English, as long as you return the favor with your language.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can offer good conversation and can help with English language skills, as I am a teacher. I also looove to bake so if you have an oven, I will gladly whip something up! Also, ask me about the rude Turkish phrases that a Turkish friend taught me ;)
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, France, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Morocco, Romania, South Korea, United States