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20-year-old student in Chicago, but grew up in the suburbs of New York. I just finished my third year in college, and rather than stop learning for a month, I'm in Berlin for the summer taking German language classes. Having always been a homebody, I've never done much independent traveling before this, so my trip to Berlin and especially my venture into Couchsurfing represent a definite step outside of my comfort zone.
I tend to be very laid-back - sometimes to the point of laziness, but generally meaning that I'm just easy to get along with.
The question of my (or anyone's) place in the world is still a wide-open one for me, but I believe it's important to have as cosmopolitan, sympathetic, and flexible a mindset as possible.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
making the most of my travels
I'm actually brand new to CouchSurfing. After hearing so many good things about it from my friends, I decided to try it out this summer. It's been great so far, and I look forward to hosting people at my new apartment in the fall.
Crossword puzzles, 18th-19th century British poetry, cycling, hiking, taking it easy, coffee and tea, wasting time on the internet, beers, reading, jokes, new ideas
Music, Movies, and Books
music: classical (radio DJ sometimes at school), hip-hop
books: Moby Dick, Absalom Absalom!, Proust, Shelley, Ezra Pound - sort of masochistic but I find that books that cause the most frustration can turn out to be the most rewarding.
movies: those directed by Whit Stillman, Billy Wilder, Ingmar Bergman, been sorta out of touch with movies recently though.
Teach, Learn, Share
crossword puzzle expert, people also tell me I roll great cigarettes, & a connoisseur of certain American news media personalities, though that's its own conversation.
Someone teach me how to cook!
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, United States