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Please READ THE COUCH INFO BELOW, #1-5, before sending your request!
Por favor, LEE O TRADUZCA LA INFORMACIÓN DEL SOFÁ ABAJO Y A LA IZQUIERDA! Si no entiendes ingles, me puedes escribir en Español.
Merci de bien vouloir LIRE O TRADUCIR LES INFOS de COUCH A LA GAUCHE Y AU-DESOUS avant de faire votre demande! Vous pouvez m'écrire en français si vous ne parlez pas anglais.
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PLEASE READ THIS COUCH INFO & RESPOND TO #1-5 IN YOUR REQUEST! THANKS!
I don't want you to be disappointed staying here. *Please please please* read ALL the couch info and do #1-5.
If you don't follow these (admittedly annoying) steps, I will send a copy-paste denial. Otherwise, I will host you if I'm free!
1. Use my NAME (it's Dina!)
2. Have a AT LEAST ONE REFERENCE and a FULLY FILLED-OUT PROFILE
3. Please request *WITHIN 1 WEEK* of your stay date.
4. Request for *2 NIGHTS MAXIMUM*
5. Use this sentence: "I UNDERSTAND I WON'T HAVE A KEY."
ALSO: Please tell me if you DO or DO NOT have a working cellphone and/or device with wifi. There is no doorbell & You will need to contact me when you are at the door via phone call, text, sms, whatsapp, skype, facebook message, etc. If you do not have one of these, we need to make alternate arrangements.
!!!THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Bonus: If you could be an animal, what would it be? And -- Is there anything YOU expect or need as a surfer? Let me know!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I surf, host, participate in the message boards and organize small CS gatherings. I love that CS means different things for different people, and the conversations are fascinating.
Here are some good links for your San Francisco experience:
511.org, a transit-planning website for using the bus (aka Muni) & subway (aka BART)
GOLDSTAR, great site for deeply discounted tickets for shows in the bay area.
SF Funcheap, a list of, well, fun free and cheap stuff to do in SF.
Elements Hostel, about $25-$30/bed
Can't find a couch? Use the CS Couch Request Group for Nearby Cities!
Surfed my way through Mexico, Guatemala, France, Spain and the US; hosted a bunch, traveled a bunch, have met some amazing people and continue to be wowed by this website that brings so many people together.
What's the deal with all the rules? Well, I've been called a "princess" so I like to make my expectations clear, and really appreciate a considerate guest since my living space is pretty communal. I also get distracted and woken up easily, so I'm looking for respectful and quiet guests!
Gifts generally make me uncomfortable, so no need to bring anything! Seriously! If you really prefer not to come empty-handed, a bottle of wine, a 6-pack of beer, TOILET PAPER or flowers are always welcome (but not expected!) I also collect postcards, and can trace stories of my life from the cards sent to me over the years. The greatest gifts I've gotten from CS guests are the postcards sent from their next destination!
ABOUT ME: An outsourced techie, I'm now officially a school social worker and spend my times interacting with little kids and fighting a giant bureaucracy. I like to play hard, but I relax even harder. I play tenor sax in a band, write a travel blog, make renegade fiber-art and shop at the Farmerâs Market. Love hiking, hockey, witty banter, not-black coffee in bed and the vibrancy of cities. Iâve traveled the world by myself, but get anxious going shopping. I *never* turn down sushi or the chance to go out for oysters.
I love to drink wine and speak to CS'ers in broken Spanish & French in my horrendous New York accent. I'm also a big fan of the dive bar on the corner, with 85 kinds of beer and 2 pinball machines.
"He who goes once around the room is wiser yet than he who stands still."
MY INTERESTS: dive bars, pithy inspirational quotes, hiking, bachata, yoga
- social work
Music, Movies, and Books
Donnie Darko, Pretty in Pink, Wild at Heart, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Gattica, Harold & Maude, Spice World (Yes, Spice World)
TV: Heroes, Boston Legal, Law & Order, South Park, Mad Men, Dead Like Me, Undeclared, Modern Family, Trailer Park Boys, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, My So Called Life, House, 21 Jump Street, after-school specials.
Music: Electronica (Breakbeats: Space Cowboys, Deckard, Opulent Temple, Pink Mammoth), Latin, Hip Hop, R&B, Top 40 (yes, top 40)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Saw both the pacific ocean andd the carribean sea from the top of the highest volcano in Panama. Walked on a glacier in New Zealand. Poked lava with a stick. WITH A STICK!!!
Teach, Learn, Share
I knit and crochet cozies for anything and can teach you how to make a hat in less than an hour. That's why you wanted to come to SF, right? To make a hat?
What I Can Share with Hosts
Some great stories and a place to stay in SF if you ever visit this amazing city!
Countries I’ve Visited
Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In