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Christina Leano

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Portuguese, Tagalog, Turkish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Teacher
  • Life Experience! B.A in Internationa...
  • From New York, New York, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Living Life as Pure Adventure and Treating Life as Art.

ABOUT ME

I am a fun-loving and adventurous girl who enjoys meeting new people and having a good conversation. I love laughing, I love traveling, I love eating local cuisine, and I love languages. Traveling and living abroad has been part of my life for a very long time and I don't plan on stopping. I am an English teacher and teach internationally- at universities, multinational companies, and language schools. I love teaching and learning from my students. I am currently living in Turkey and teaching with the Fulbright program then I plan to move back to Brazil next year and continue to samba through life.

PHILOSOPHY

Live the life you love. Gratitude is never overrated. Be careful of your thoughts, they become your reality. Request...Believe...Receive...Repeat.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I hang out with new people, I couch surf, I want to travel with people on here, I want to start hosting.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I was introduced to couch surfing last year by friends who had amazing experiences hosting, surfing and meeting new people.

I just started my profile however, I have hosted and surfed and really enjoyed all those I have met. I am excited to start formally hosting/surfing and having fun all over the globe.

Interests

Travel
Culture
New York City
Animals
Politics
Geography
The beach
Languages
Teaching
Blogging
Movies- comedies, romance, independent, action
Music- pop, bossa nova, raeggeton, world
Dance
Brazil
Yoga
Spinning
Learning to play guitar
Photography
Learning to cook
Eating and new cuisine
Shopping
Kayaking
History
Emerging Markets
Family
Meeting new people, being with old friends
Analyzing people
Coffee and cafes
Capoeira
Wu Wei
Buddhism

Music, Movies & Books

Books- Lonely Planet guide books, historical novels, self help books.

Music- I love music and dancing. I love different types of world music. Salsa, Samba, Bossa Nova, Forro, Raeggaeton, Arabic pop, Pop, jazz, alternative. Music I can dance to.

Movies- documentary films, comedies, romantic comedies, things on netflix

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Going to Peru and living in Cusco for the first time was amazing. To see and meet the warm-hearted Peruvian people and the indigenous people in their traditional dress was a great experience. To top it off I got to see Macchu Picchu and was there for Inti Raymi the festival of the Sun God.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love meeting people with interesting stories and points of views. I also like meeting people with different jobs and skills so that maybe some of that knowledge can rub off on me, I'm an information hoarder.

I can share my experiences about living in France, Turkey, Brazil, Peru, Chile and backpacking all over South America. I can talk about New York City Culture. I can teach English, help you if you want to teach/learn English or just share class room experiences.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Turkey, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Chile, France, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Turkey, United States

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