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Tali Wagner

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Hebrew (modern), Russian, Spanish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • gypsy, dancer, sunshine-spiller :-)
  • No education listed
  • From Buffalo, NY
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to experience *life* more fully, to dance to great music, to eat great food, to see new places and meet new people.

ABOUT ME

I am an American gypsy based in Madrid, Spain while traveling around Europe. I don't have a plan; I'm floating free, enjoying this time and following opportunities as they arise. I may not have much, but I've never been happier. I'm curious about everything; It is my goal in life to never stop learning.

I am always up for new adventures and experiences, new people, new languages, new foods, new cultures, new cities and sights. I love to be around people, whether it is dancing, talking, sharing a meal, exploring a city together, or even just some good conversation.

As a traveler, I am very independant. If you are gracious enough to let me stay with you will not have to worry about babysitting me. I do not expect you to be my tour guide or personal chef. I do not expect you to pick me up from the airport or give me directions all over the city. If we spend time together that is great, but don't worry about rearranging your life. Not always, but often I prefer to do things alone. Please don't misinterpret this as unfriendliness. Traveling, for me, is easier when I can change plans suddenly without being a burden to someone else...and when they can do the same.

Argentine tango is my biggest passion and I will travel far for a great event. Chances are that I'll be wanting to dance in your city too, so don't worry about having to take me out at night. What I really want to do is go dancing. :-)

I like yoga. I like getting lost in un-explored barrios. I like taking pictures. I like spending hours in the park or on the beach. I like good coffee and good cheese and trying local specialties. I like farmer's markets. I like dancing salsa and bachata. I like to sew and cook and to create. what's your story?

PHILOSOPHY

"To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am currently traveling but can't wait for the opportunity to be able to host! Someday, when I can stay put for more than a month! :-)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted and stayed in homes of friends and strangers (who become new friends) my whole life. I've never had a bad experience! I hope to accumulate many more positive experiences like this. :-)

Interests

seeing the world
'getting lost' and exploring new cities by foot
adrenaline
the cycles of life
horseback riding
the sea
full moons
nutrition
dancing
motorbikes
breathing mountain air
food: eating, creating, sharing, savoring!
photography- either behind or in front of the camera
moving to music
practicing yoga
chasing the sun
feeling the wind in my hair

Music, Movies & Books

I've read hundreds of books and seen hardly any movies. I grew up without a TV, and don't see any need for one now. I'm to busy LIVING life to watch/read about how other people live theirs!

I love tango music, Latin and Brazilian rhythms, sexy jazz (Esperanza Spaulding or Melody Gardot for example,) classical, rock.... gee you can get me jamming to just about anything to be honest. I love music, especially the kind that inspires movement! :-)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-experiencing summer solstice from a hammock on a rooftop in Prague
-skiing in the French Alps
-hitchhiking in Spain
-Israel. It *is* holy ground... I felt the magic as soon as I set foot there
-swimming under a full moon in the Mediterranean in the South of France

Teach, Learn, Share

inspiration! (I always see the bright side)
dance - all sorts of dance!
cooking
sewing/jewelry making
English
Spanish (practice!)
fancy hair-dos and braids (either completely useless to you or completely exciting!) :-)

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Spain, United States

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