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Get out of town. I love Portland but I want to be traveling in Central America or South America this Fall.
I'm about to travel to the places I studied in 6th grade: Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and Colombia. Up until this year I thought I would be out of Portland every winter but every winter up until now I was within Portland's city limits. Earlier this year I traveled to Nicaragua and Panama. My recent article in the Miami Herald was about the Dominican Republic: www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/31/2332088/quick-trips-finding-snorkeling.html
I can't say I had specific goals in life. I knew I would complete college but job-wise or status-wise I would pursue what felt right. I often describe myself as a fish in a river or stream who goes with the current.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm older than most couchsurfers but young at heart and I like to keep active through dance, bicycling and working out. In Portland I'm a member of Cascade Zydeco, a group that meets weekly to dance to cajun and zydeco music. We sponsor live dances about once a month. Personally, I share the house with housemates but we have a futon to share with travelers passing through.
Brand new to the organization though I have attended couch surfing gatherings this summer in Portland.
I'm a world traveler but of course have not been everywhere. I love how helpful people can be when you are traveling through their country. I once met a man in Turkey who was very generous. I told him before leaving that he felt more like a brother to me than the brother I do have in L.A. I'm glad my brother in L.A. ins not a couch surfer, at least not yet.
- working out
Music, Movies, and Books
I love music and dance. Currently discovering all the blues bars in Portland.....may step into tango down the road.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Attending a concert in San Francisco called The Last Waltz. Covering the war in El Salvador before most couch surfers were born. Riding my bike to my workout club today......that is a workout in itself and I didn't drive and burn up any gas.
Teach, Learn, Share
A little about writing. A little about taking pictures.
Countries I’ve Visited
Cambodia, Czech Republic, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Countries I’ve Lived In