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Overview

  • 18 references 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Photographer
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To be amazed, to explore, to learn..

ABOUT ME

A bit about me...hmmm...I am a generally happy and friendly person, I enjoy surrounding my self with creative souls and anyone with a passion for life (pretty much everyone on this website right?) There are so many lives to live, I want to experience it all and learn from everyone in my path.

PHILOSOPHY

Breathe and be present. Life is a playground, enjoy it!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I surf and go to meetups. One day I will host...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've been couchsurfing in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, and Hungary last year....it's the best way to travel in my opinion! Such a fascinating experience being thrown into the middle of someones life, so much to learn and share. I can't wait to host when I finally settle down somewhere.

Interests

Dancing (salsa and anything else), guitar, photography, live music, reading, listening, singing to my own little tunes, yoga, meditation, waterfall hikes, climbing trees, accordion, currently learning how to play the ukulele on my travels...

  • singing
  • photography
  • dancing
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Bridge of Birds (please read this..favorite book ever!), Everything is Illuminated, The Master and Margarita, Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World...

Movies: Amelie, Frida, Royal Tenenbaums (anything Wes Anderson touches)..many more

Music: Devendra Banhart, Odesza, Manu Chao, Buena Vista Social Club, Johnny Flynn, Modest Mouse, Radiohead, Celia Cruz, Neutral Milk Hotel, Beck, Gorillaz, Beirut, Air, Pink Floyd, Interpol, Sublime, Velvet Underground, Horace Andy, Alt J, Bigott, Allah Las, Francoise Hardy, Timber Timbre

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swimming in Pokhara, Nepal and watching the Himalayas appear as the clouds parted...breathtaking!

Hitch hiking on the back of an open air flour truck in Myanmar while the sun set and the stars began to shine. The combination of that feeling of complete freedom, the kindness of strangers, and the surrounding nature made it a stand out moment in my life.

Teach, Learn, Share

Ukulele, Photography

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Peru, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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