Tory Sterling

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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  • Alternating work on a tugboat, high school teacher
  • graduate school
  • From New York City
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About Me


live in Mexico, learn Spanish, write a novel


I lived in three of the five boroughs of New York City but I really need to see more of the states. Last year I spent two months in Mexico City taking classes at UNAM and loved it. I have returned...


I am fairly certain I could be happy in a small town reading books and eating crepes forever but I just can't.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surfing; being surfed.


I made some wonderful friends, traveled across Mexico, and have allowed a number of wonderful people to sleep on my couch or take over my couch and apartment.


Reading, Writing, History, Politics, Food

Music, Movies, and Books

Bergman and cowboy films. Well synthesized in Leningrad Cowboys Do America, Paris,Texas and by Werner Herzog in his movie Strozak.

Gordon Bok, Animal Collective,

Pynchon, Salinger, Hemingway, Chandler, Tolkien, Barthelme

here actually is a list of my favorite books:

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Tough call. A toss-up between the time I hiked alone through Norway's Hardangervidda and when I hitchhiked from Quebec City back home to Staten Island.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you some knots for sure.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Nicaragua, Norway, Portugal

Countries I’ve Lived In

Mexico, United States

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