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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Italian, Portuguese
  • 40, Female
  • Mitglied seit 2006
  • Student
  • Finishing a graduate degree
  • Aus Norman, OK, USA
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Über mich


Finding a zest for life and sense of adventure, even if I'm not on the road.


Survived architecture school after my travels abroad. I was very active in CS until grad school and was a member in its very early days. I'm now back after an 8-year break and am curious to see what kind of a community it's become. An introvert turned extrovert who still loves getting lost in music, thoughts, or a book for hours on end.


Never stop learning.

Warum ich bei Couchsurfing bin


I've hosted a few CSers and organized a couple of local CS meetings. I served as ambassador for Norman, OK, for a couple of years until I moved to Austin. I peruse the couch surfing site, dreaming of all the exotic couches I could crash on; dish out travel advice (hopefully wanted); listen intently to my friends' travel stories; spread the word of the greatness that is the CS community!


Crashed with a beautiful Czech woman I met in yoga class in Prague. She taught me an old Czech saying that embodies the couch surfing spirit - "A guest in the house is God in the house".


Photography, world cooking, movies, music, literature, arts, foreign languages, grammar and etymology, traveling (of course), yoga, coffee, knitting, organic foods and sustainable lifestyle, architecture, traditional and alternative medicine, my cats.

  • animals
  • cats
  • dogs
  • arts
  • books
  • literature
  • architecture
  • photography
  • cooking
  • wine
  • cocktails
  • coffee
  • organic food
  • yoga
  • movies
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • music
  • etymology
  • languages
  • medicine
  • zen buddhism

Musik, Filme und Bücher

Current favorites: Amadeus, Bridget Jones's Diary, Empire of the Sun, Velvet Goldmine, Lost in Translation, Memento, Closer, et al.

Books - To Kill a Mockingbird, The Time Traveler's Wife, Dracula, Haruki Murakami, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, the Outsiders, World Stompers: A Guide to Travel Manifesto, Deep Economy, The Girl Who Swallowed Bees, The Omnivore's Dilemma. Currently reading: "Welcome to your world: How the built environment shapes our lives"

Music- Beatles, Manu Chao, Alabama 3, Luna, Iron and Wine, Starlight Mints, Bishop Allen, Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Os Mutantes, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, M. Ward, Ray LaMontagne, Sigur Ros, Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov

Eine tolle Erfahrung, die ich gemacht habe

Vodou ceremonies in Haiti complete with animal sacrifices and spirit possession. Crazy times.

Participated in Brazilian-style desfile in France wearing a 3-foot high red glittery headdress.

Fountain that flows wine in a labyrinth under a castle in Europe. You'll have to find it yourself - but I might give you a hint. ;-)

Seal Bay at Kangaroo Island, Australia - hang out with seals in their native habitats!

Naoshima - the art island. Too much to tell here.

The Site of Reversible Destiny

Lehren, lernen, teilen

Pie and ice cream! Need I say more?

Länder, die ich besucht habe

Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Länder, in denen ich gelebt habe

Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, United States

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