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I am a 56 yr old married lady who has been fortuniate to extensively travel. My husband of 20 yrs , David does not like to travel. We would take our 2 children to Virginia Beach for a couple of nights yearly before they became adults. That's all David wanted to do. So, I've traveled with friends or solo. I love reading, music, used to teach piano lessons to children and taught college courses, volunteered in a local animal shelter getting my children involed, lived in Virginia, Florida, Nevada and Alaska traveling of course; to much to list here. I'm " easy going" and appreciate SO MUCH learning from others.
I recently found out that I have a heart condition. This condition is being managed by medication presently. Learning about my condition has brought my "Bucket List" into the forefront. I know of course we are not promised a tomorrow. I am doing now activities and travel while I still am physically able too. I have an International trip planned for August 2016. Revision, I did leave the U.S. in August and am still traveling. Currently in Hungary but coming to Iceland 3/12 for about 5 days. I would love to stay with a local host. Iceland will be my final country before returning home to the U.S.
I am very neat and polite, respectful of others. I listen more than I talk. I DEFINATELY do not use drugs or drink( drink only on special occaisions). Being intrusive is a behavior that I detest along with dishonesty, and bad behaviors that question a person's integrity. I am open to spending time with people of various faiths.
That's all I can think of right now. If anyone wants to know more etc please just ask.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am hoping to meet people who believe the importance of traveling as well as live life to the fullest and learn about their country. I had a 2.5 month trip last fall that has forever changed
me...Israel,Greece,Turkey,Egypt,Jordan,Qatar. I couchsurfed in Egypt and it was wonderful. How wonderful to meet and learn from local folks.
While I am still physically able to travel and do things has been a major reason to travel now. I heard about "Couch Surfing" and sounds perfect for how I want to see these countries and how I've traveled before.
Not to be repetitive, I included most above. I guess I cannot stress enough how much I enjoy learning from others. I know each person has something to teach others.
Music, Movies, and Books
Wow!! Books I like. I guess I can say I love books on every subject but Science Fiction and Crime. My favorites are non-fiction especially Memoirs. I guess my favorite book is Man's Search For Meaning by Frankel. Regarding movies I like movies based on actual events, Romance and especially Comedies. The music on my mp3 varies from groups/songs popular during my life and Classical. I do like some of the more Contemporary Country not so much old Country.
I am open to learning about other types of music and books.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Not to be repetitive much is included above. I did forget to list that I was a private pilot for years until I could not pass the FAA physical. I was a Psychologist in Alaska in the "bush" where to see some clients the only mode of transportation was to fly. I do have some wild stories.
I don't think I've done anything amazing. I am an average woman who like everyone has had wonderful experiences also difficult times.
Teach, Learn, Share
I don't know what I could share except knowledge about the U.S. I've been in all 50 states. Visiting most of the state capitals. Spent much time in Washington D.C. I do know quite abit about U.S. History and Politics. I love current events and the news. My trip last year Israel,Greece,Greek Islands,Turkey,Egypt,Jordan,Qatar none of these countries I had been to before. To much to put here but as does each trip I am forever changed in the best way.
I speak English of course
What I Can Share with Hosts
What I've already said above.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Macao, Mexico, Mongolia, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin (French part), South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In