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Overview

  • 34 references 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Hindi, Italian, Persian (Farsi), Spanish
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Montessori guide
  • McGill University, BA; Lesley University, M.Ed.
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I'm one of those outgoing introverts. I enjoy meeting new people and pushing the limits of my comfort zone. I also like reading and sleeping.

I'm a Montessori teacher of about 50 elementary-aged kids. On the good days, it's the best job in the world.

Guadalajara, Mexico is one of my favorite cities :-)

Apologies if it takes me a long time to respond to your request - sometimes a while goes before I check my CS account.

**Je parle francais!**
**Hablo espanol!**

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've couchsurfed in Mexico City and Reno before I moved here. I hope to do it again soon! I've hosted people in New York, DC, and Reno. Traveling and meeting new people is my biggest addiction. And I've made so many great friends through CouchSurfing. I think it's one of the best way to come in contact with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

I hope you are on CS for similar reasons and that we can learn from each other! Please do not send me a couch request if you are only looking for a free place to stay and have no interest in a social/cultural exchange. Please share a bit about yourself, like favorite places you've traveled or your dream living situation :-)

Interests

I like laughing, talking, thinking, hearing and telling stories, eating, and stretching.

  • documentaries
  • dining
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • reading
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • teaching
  • languages
  • dance
  • burning man
  • montessori education

Music, Movies, and Books

books:
A Billion Wicked Thoughts - Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam
The Catcher in the Rye -JD Salinger
Siddartha -Herman Hesse
Amazing Grace - Jonathan Kozol
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
The Wisdom of Whores - Elizabeth Pisani
The Value of Nothing - Raj Patel
Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
movies: Some Like It Hot, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Peaceful Warrior, The Gods Must be Crazy, Benny and Joon, Lila dit ça (Lila Says), Gadjo Dilo, Life is a Miracle. Black Cat White Cat

music: pretty much anything that is happy, soothing, poetic, good to dance to, sing to...from classical to pop!I'm also a big fan of Hindi music (ie Bollywood soundtracks!). These days I'm listening to: Arcade Fire, Chuck Berry, Idan Raichel Project, Emir Kusturica, Goran Bregovic, Tom Waits, Harry Belafonte, Atif Aslam, A. R. Rahman, Gogol Bordello, Manu Chao, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Gipsy Kings, Ehab Tawfik, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Grand Corps Malade, Ofra Haza, M.I.A., among many.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've gone skydiving twice! And it scared me both times.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you French and help you practice your English!

I love learning languages, so no matter what you speak, I want to learn yours!

What I Can Share with Hosts

natural remedies for all kinds of ailments
my favorite French music
book recommendations
food!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Haiti, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, United States

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