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Mimi Melles

Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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Overview

  • 58 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish, Tigrinya
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • No occupation listed
  • MPH and BA in Anthropology
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

living to love and loving to live!

ABOUT ME

i lived in washington, d.c. for five years, where i had the most amazing job working for an international organization and traveling the world. i then spent 1.5 years studying international health in paris, consulting for UNAIDS and learning french. Now I'm been in geneva, working full time at UNAIDS, eating lots of cheese and swiss chocolate, and traveling the world as much as i can of course :)

i'm one of those hopeless romantics, always falling in love with people and places.

i get bored really easily, so i'm constantly doing a million things at once.

i love my gravity-defying hair and being a tall lady!

i was a vegetarian for 7 years and a pescetarian for 3 years more. now i'm back in the meat eating world and excited to try some new interesting dishes :)

i love dancing so much! i'd be happy to take surfers out to some underground parties around the city.

i enjoy lots of other things. celebrate life with meeee, let's play!

PHILOSOPHY

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time..... But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

When we meet and part we often say "namaste", which means I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides, I honor the place in you of love, of light, of truth, of peace. I honor the place in you where if you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

i am new to geneva, but i love CSers! i'd love to go sight seeing and venture around the city. i also have a car and go on interesting roadtrips around beautiful switzerland! message me if you're interested in exploring or going out for a drink or dance!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've couchsurfed in Sao Paolo, Paris, Bucharest, Seoul, Istanbul, Barcelona, London, Morocco, Copenhagen, Prague, Budapest, Montreal, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Recife, Zurich and Nairobi...met up with couchsurfers in Busan, Chicago, DC, Bamako and Kingston, Jamaica... I danced the day and night away with CSers at the Electric Zoo Festival in NYC...I've hosted people from all over...and basically, I've met the most amazing people on couchsurfing and I can't wait to meet more!

Interests

deep house and minimal techno, randomness, traveling like whooooooa, dancing like a fool, writing, reading, photography, fashion, foreign films, social change, coffee and wine.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

i went skydiving in gransee, germany!

i rode a horse in lesotho and the horse bit my classmate's leg....i'm still sorry about that!

i almost fell off the cliff of a mountain in puerto rico and died....but someone saved me. seriously, it was like a movie!

a photo of me in copenhagen made the "documenting the decade" edition for the new york times.

i've gone elephant riding in nepal!

and...you can find more out in person! :D

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Eritrea, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Mali, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Ethiopia, France, Switzerland, United States

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