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Yasmine Diaz

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Overview

  • 21 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Esperanto, Spanish; learning Spanish
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Artist
  • No education listed
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

looking for a good place to eat around here, and see some live music

ABOUT ME

When I joined CS a few years ago, I was living in Buenos Aires working on my art and generally just soaking up BsAs. Prior, I was working as a university advisor to social work students in Los Angeles.

PHILOSOPHY

Listen. Learn. Grow. Try something new. Make mistakes. Repeat.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've hosted surfers several times and have always had a great experience. Have also met with other CSers while travelling. CS has been a great way to meet new people for one-on-one language exchanges or group activities. The Buenos Aires group has been very helpful in getting to know the city and organizing events.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My experience with CS has almost always been positive. I'm grateful that it CS exists and that there are so many like-minded people in the world willing to be a part of this exchange of experience/culture/ideas. It makes the world a smaller, more inviting place and makes me want to travel more.

Interests

Art, music (sharing, love going to live shows), movies, books, discovering new cultures ...especially though food, dancing, biking (when I have one), rollerblading, discussion (friendly debate), just hanging out and enjoying the company of friends, wandering and getting lost in a new town/neighborhood, etc.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Persepolis, Raising Arizona, Amelie, Little Miss Sunshine, Princess Bride, Valentin, Goonies, Nuevas Reinas, Ravenous

Music: The Black Keys, Beta Band, Babasonicos, Franz Ferdinand, Helio Sequence, David Bowie, Gustavo Cerati, Zero 7, Spoon, Cibelle, Neko Case, Working for a Nuclear Free City, Sia, Beastie Boys, Elliott Smith, Fela Kuti, Calexico, Nortec Colletive, Radiohead, Q-Tip, Viva Voce

Books: too many random ones to list... just read Night Circus and loved it

One Amazing Thing I've Done

This really isn't so amazing, but it was kind of scary... after working a very stable job at a university for 7 years, I quit my job in LA and moved to Buenos Aires without a job or knowing anyone. It's been almost one year later, and I have no regrets. Well...perhaps I didn't have to eat soo many empanadas. Actually, I don't regret that either.
Even scarier: For about a year I played the drums in a rock band in LA (it was most frightening for the people listening!)

Teach, Learn, Share

Always enjoy sharing and learning from others' personal experiences... I think that might be one of the greatest benefits of CS.

Also, I'm happy to teach some basic dance: salsa, swing, and jive. Basic drawing lessons and beginner yoga positions :) I'll have my sketchbook with me to draw my hosts' portrait while travelling :)

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, France, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, United States

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