Cristina Ibarra

San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning Amharic, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • teacher, arts presenter at non-profits, community outreac...
  • learning every day :) formally? film and media studies an...
  • From san diego, california
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About Me


to never ever stop exploring, places, people, and things


i love learning and exploring. i work to travel and travel to live. i love to dance. salsa and latin dances especially, merengue, bachata, e forro!! argentine tango is my new obsession. languages fascinate me, learning at least "thank you" in every language is my goal. my favorite place is the ocean, floating on my back with eyes closed. my eyelashes are bright blue. i love the smell of old books almost as much as i love reading them. i love gardening, cooking, and climbing fruit trees. tenho saudades fortes do brasil. my family is the most important thing in the world. i like to get my hands dirty. my suitcase is always ready. i love flying dreams. i feel really lucky to live in san francisco and i love showing people around. cooking, eating, and drinking good wine with good friends is one of my favorite things in the world. i'd like to meet you!


help people through meaningful work

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


surfing the world, showing surfers san francisco, and spreading the good word!


lago di guarda, italia. motorcycle. summer. swimming. the magic of couchsurfing is letting go and experiencing how small the world is, how easy trust is, and how much you can learn from one afternoon accepting the hospitality of a stranger.


travel, tango, gardening in cities, art, social justice, women's health, san francisco, the next big thing

Music, Movies, and Books

movies - when harry met sally, old boy, singing in the rain, the sandlot, the godfather, things that make me laugh!

music - anything that makes your mind work, your heart ache, or your booty shake. i'm always on the search for new sounds especially from different countries and cultures.

books - the time traveler's wife, salinger, vonnegut, siddhartha, everything by anne carson, one hundred years of solitude, poetry poetry poetry, the kind you read out loud, lots of fun short fiction, some bits of important long fiction, any and all books that smell good like old paper and memories

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

skydiving over a glacier and an ocean. best. idea. ever.

picking plums from the highest branches in the heat of summer.

Teach, Learn, Share

i can teach a basic tango lesson to get you addicted to an amazing dance form :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nicaragua, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, New Zealand, United States

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