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∆ Hey I'm Lindsay and I'm a bit chaotic and all over the place but that's how a Lovejoy seems to function, or at least what I've came to realize over the past few years
∆These days I am super busy with work but still dedicated to CS so please have some patience with me, I'll always write you back it just might take me a day or two!
∆ I love eating with tiny silverware and riding my bike in heels! The feeling of being womanly in rugged environments makes me feel like I can rule the world :)
∆ I'm a bit girly at times with flowy dresses and colorful embellishments but I will challenge you to an arm wrestling or a burping contest haha
∆ Sometimes I don't know what to do with myself, I get so excited about life, or a pair of high-waisted anything found in a pile of junk at a flea market!
∆ You can catch me breaking into British accents once in a while (More often than never)
∆ I love baking cakes, muffins,tarts, breads or lets just say sweets! If you want to share some recipes I'm always ready to learn more and explore through my stomach!!!
∆ Dancing is a must wherever I am, whenever :)
∆ My drive for traveling comes from my mom and I love her for that..Being a nomad is stamped on the bottom of my feet, so my life revolves around studying history, music, maps, and philosophies. Anything that will help me along the journey.
∆ In the end, I hold on tight to my skateboard that will lead me into a world of beautiful people I call couchsurfers =)
∆ I've never taken a sip of alcohol in my life and don't plan to in the near future. Well never say never. Let's just say a snickers bar and a few fantas gets me hyped!.. I think if I had a few beers I might burn something down haha
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
∆ Lending a hand here or there and taking the time to really get to know another surfer is what I'm all about.. After traveling from city to city sometimes we all just need to enjoy the company of others, laugh and just loosen up!!
∆ If I can't host at the moment I'll try my best to find you a lovely host or at least show you what a normal life is like in Barcelona or back home in Cleveland!
∆ Here in Barcelona I started a monthly Secret Party where surfers come and anonymously share two of there deepest secrets to get something off their chest!! I think it's a release for me in a way and many other surfers!
Because I love my couchsurfers ♥
Samu in Dresden,Germany- We climbed every sign, wall, and building and did headstands in the middle of the street until 2 in the morning simply to delight our night
Flavio in frankfurt, germany- Flavio allowed me to guide him all the way home, my way and get completely lost in his own neighborhood, along with dancing half of the way
Marco in florence, italy- Marco ended up saving us in the florence train station last minute and introducing us to the most beautiful greek and italian architects you could ever meet along with the most delicious food.
Robert and his ninjas in cleveland, helped me tie my mattress on top of my car and move to my new house then couchsurfed there after their concert!
Benjamin in buffalo, new york accompanied me to discretely steal library books on Africa for my research, what a great host =) Then I hosted him and his sisters a few months later!
Madi from the U.K, learned old german with me in the car and watched me slip and fall at least 20 times in heels in the snow =)
Julien from france, visited me twice and brought me a singing and dancing duck for my birthday, along with fishing in a small stream only catching branches and leaves all day!
Jeremy from france, allowed me to walk him on our frozen lake and do headstands until it began to crack! We dont want dead couchsurfers do we ? =) Along, with his amazing french rap skills to NEWWW YORKKKK!!!
Katka from czech republic, allowed me to straighten her curly czech hair , and dance all night to our theme song TIK TOK, along with becoming my czech sister, i adopted her, love you ♥
Eric in Chicago introduced me to the city of Chicago, like the host of World's Greatest City and made me fall in love with traveling again..He also hosted me in Pittsburgh and surfed with me in Cleveland!
Marcelo from brazil became my best friend after hosting him a few days then traveling to chicago together. WE shared the best memories only family could understand!
Sam Jacob hosted me for way to long in his family's home in Cairo! They became my family and took care of me every time I came back into town :) His mom taught me how to cook Egyptian meals, while Sam taught me everything about being a Coptic.
Mohamed, Islam, and Nader showed me the ins and outs of Cairo and partying until morning! They are bad asses and play beautiful music in the city.. They are my Egyptian brothers for sure!
Yordanes hosted me in her lovely home in Bahir Dar and taught me the process of wine making and Injera! I fell in love with her and family as they gave me a nickname and awaited my next visit :) I even traveled to D.C when she flew into the states for the first time!!
Swimming in the night
Lindsay Tapa (ASK ME!!)
Herbs & Spices
Baking cakes and pies and treats, oh my!
Soft Tacos =)
Music, Movies, and Books
Rabbit Proof Fence
Ali Farka Toure
Lianna la Havas
Sly and the Family Stone
Just a few of the artists that were at the top of my head! I'm always on the search for new and old artists so let's meet and share something!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Traveling from Egypt to Kenya in 3 months! Next time I hope to have a year to begin in Egypt to South Africa then head north to Morocco by land!!
Being able to climb almost to the top of the Great Pyramid in Egypt for me is something I wanted to do since I was little kid! I was basically Lindiana Jones when i was 8 years old!
Living in Garbage City (Mokotum) Egypt, opened my eyes to the Coptic community in Cairo and allowed me to learn a lot about things I treasure myself in life :D
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kenya, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Egypt, Germany, Spain