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to prove to myself, and the world, that people are inherently good and that race, religion, orientation, education, privilege, location, etc dont have anything to do with that.
married couple jen (profile owner from usa) and taher (from tunisia)
jen: i'm a citizen of the world. a cultural nomad. i like to observe people and situations and so i'm often mistaken for being boring or unexciting at first. once we find some common ground though, i can be quite talkative and hopefully lively, interesting and even amusing! the truth of the matter is, i'm genuinely nice and really normal. i take pleasure in sitting back and soaking in my environment, but ive also been known to sometimes be the life of the party.
taher: i am new to traveling but we have hosted 4 couchsurfers in our home and i think it is great. i like to get to know you over a beer, or show you the highlights of l.a. and hollywood if it's my day off.
it's wonderful to share a path with other travelers from time to time, but i like to remember that my goal is personal growth. being alone while traveling, amidst masses of unknown land and people, truly helps me to realize what a tiny place i occupy in the world.
also, i like these travel quotes:
"Trust in Allah, but tie your camel!"
"The further one goes, the less one knows."
"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
we'd love to meet up with, and possibly host other CSers and give you a little insight into Jen's hometown. let us know what interests you about our profile and why you want to surf or have a tour from us in your message and we will try to do our best to show you the real LA. we'll know you have read our profile if you include the word hummingbird in your request.
we value our home as a SAFE SPACE and therefore welcome all without judgement towards gender, race, size, orientation, class or immigration status. it's also a family/pet friendly home and hope you can also help to celebrate acceptance and love rather than judgment and hate. that being said, you won't feel comfortable with us if you are intolerant, chauvinistic, bigoted, inconsiderate, or entitled.
also, if i have the wonderful opportunity to travel and am asking for you to host me (with or without my husband or dog!), you can be sure that i am an easy going, tidy and respectful guest who brings gifts and likes to cook (or wash dishes if you insist on cooking!)
my experiences as a surfer have been amazing. there is something really special about letting go of inhibitions, having unexpected conversations with and trusting the inherent kindness of strangers.
i've accommodated a variety of people in the past (also through HC) and have gained knowledge, friendship, art, karaoke partners, travel tips, great conversation, wonderful recipes and and and...!!!
would it be too redundant to list traveling here? okay then, googling! yes, i love to google my way to knowledge and travel deals. :) also, photography (taking and editing), being outdoors (especially with animals!) cycling and swimming, window shopping/thrifting, cooking and baking, exploring new places, festival going...
to be honest, the best use of my free time is spending hours with my little family.
- red wine
- outdoor activities
- herbal medicine
- jewelry making
- hot yoga
- adobe homes
- canine massage
Music, Movies, and Books
we like pretty much everything, but mostly prefer to be entertained. either way, we're sure to find some common ground.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
finding pure joy in the most unexpected places
Teach, Learn, Share
i taught english as a second language for quite some time, so i can obviously help with that. i can also share tips on photo editing, pet training, and costume making. i'm also a canine massage therapist and would be happy to teach you some basics to help ease your fur baby's pain.
learn: i'm up for learning pretty much anything these days, especially tunisian arabic and french.
share: travel guides and a bike can be arranged during your stay. we also have a metro tap card for you to top up and use while with us.
What I Can Share with Hosts
i can offer you a reiki session, or a massage for your pets. i can also give pet behavioral and nutritional advice, or help with chores around the house (especially with kids, animals, and garden or farm stuff!)
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, Japan, Tunisia, United States