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Rossy Mendez

Bronx, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 46 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Archivist and I love it.
  • MLS, M.A
  • From Born in Dominican Republic, raised in New York City!
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
To meet as many travelers as possible and learn from them.

ABOUT ME
I like to think of myself as a superhero minus the tights...unless they are sexy leather ones. Truth is I am just an average girl trying to enjoy life as much as I could while still making it to old age.

This is my motto:
I carry a feather so I can remember that I am delicate, a needle so I can remember that I am human,chocolate so I remember I could be sweeter and breadcrumbs so I remember where I came from.

I am a nerd. I have the same cheesy smile in person. I am adventurous within reason. I am unapologetically random and a chatterbox. :-)

PHILOSOPHY
"I dont want to live my life wondering what if, i rather live it wondering what if i had not"
"Life is a never ending lesson. You can never learn too much."
Dum spiro, spero (while I breathe, I hope)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I havent been active in a while but I miss it! I was active in going to meetups and hosting. I am hoping once I have a permanent place again i could continue.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

From the moment I hosted my first person I liked the fact that I was helping somebody out and learning about them. I cant host currently but hope to do so again soon.

Interests

My absolute passions in life are travel, food and writing. I love to travel. My mission is to travel to all continents by age of 40. This might require a whole lot of meals of ramen noodle soup but I am willing to sacrifice for beautiful scenery...I take that back I am NOT willing to sacrifice that. I love food and everything that involves it, cooking and eating of course. In fact, I can have an hour long conversation just talking about food. Lastly, I love writing. I love to read and to write as well.

My other loves include art, history, culture, film, music and the outdoors! While on vacation it is likely you will find me temple hopping or enjoying a festival somewhere. In terms of music I listen to and can learn to appreciate everything, although once in a blue moon a band makes my ears bleed. I absolutely love the outdoors whether it is camping,rafting or whatever it is get me outside.

Music, Movies & Books

Love movies, love music, love books. All different kinds. Enough Said.

But a few for kicks:

Books: Bible, Lonely Planet Guides,The Illiad, Dan Brown, Pablo Neruda poetry, The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao etc.
Movies: Pan's Labyrinth, 300, City of God
Music: Nina Simone, Michael Jackson, India Arie,Kings of Leon, Muse, Jukebox the Ghost,Janelle Monae, Jazz, Alternative, Neo-soul, Contemporary Christian. Anything danceable I will dance to it even if i look like an idiot.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

So many amazing things I have seen! Maybe it is just me, maybe I am just in awe of everything but the world is an amazingly beautiful place.

I have to say one of my favorite things that I have done was elephant training in Thailand. It was just priceless.
Climbing the mountain opposite to Mt. Bromo in Indonesia to witness a beautiful sunrise.
In 2015 I hope to do two bucket list items: Machu Picchu and the Amazon.

Teach, Learn, Share

I only know that I know nothing at all.

I can probably tell you a bit about art. I have a lot of random knowledge on this subject. I can attempt to teach you Spanish, since it is my native language but I don't think i am a good language teacher. I can give you a cooking lesson as i am totally obsessed with food. I know a lot about history too.:-P

Can't teach you salsa but at least how to shake your hips.

For me an important part of my spiritual life is helping people and not just people who i am immediately comfortable with but people from all places and creeds. It is a humbling yet rewarding experience.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Dominican Republic, United States

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