Shiren Rattigan

Vila do Bispo, Faro, Portugal

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  • Student
  • College
  • From Midwest USA (we moved a lot)
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About Me


Have true interactions of substance


I have a traveling spirit. I hope to learn more about the world and bring that into my existence. I am pretty spiritual but not a religious freak. I believe in balance, creativity, and The Universe.
I am super fun, I never have a boring time because life truly is what you make it.
Currently, I am studying in Breda, Holland at a University. I study Tourism and hope to go onto get my Ph.D later on. Right now I really need to be moving and enjoying life though.


We create our reality.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted and surfed. I try to participate in the events in whatever city I go to. I really want to preserve the culture of couchsurfing instead of this free hotel service system that I have been hearing horror stories about.


Host and surf. My family growing up always had someone stay a month or a week, so I am used to that lifestyle. So far Couchsurfing has been amazing. Where else on earth could you sit and have a great meal, stimulating conversation, and laughs in someone elses living room. Hostels for the most don't cut it!


BIKING!!!!Music, Art, Dancing, Traveling, Creating, Moving, Writing, Taking pictures, and sound samples. I've been trying to teach myself to water color but I'm not so good at it. I like deep conversations. I love to laugh until my stomach hurts and water pours out my eyes.

Music, Movies, and Books

Are Prisons Obsolete?-Angela Davis Oh the Place You'll Go. Dr. Suess The Unsinkable Walker Bean- aaron renier
Bob Marley, Luciano, Buju Banton, Mississippi John Hurt, Steel Pulse, Ani DiFranco, outkast, The knife, Alicia Keys, Les Nubians, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Jazzyfatnastees, Tupac, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant together, Bjork, earth wind and fire, gil-scott heron, Maxwell, Gil Scott Heron, India Arie, Floetry, The Roots, Common, Pharcyde, digible planets, Anthony Hamilton, Feyrous, Paul Simon, Portishead, Michael Jackson, Prince, Ella, Billie, Coltran, Davis, NINA SIMONE, Sizzla, Fela Kuti, Habib Koite, Gypsy Kings, Brazil 66', D'angelo, MIA, Mr. Scruff, Burning Spear, Stevie Wonder, Buena Vista Social Club, Robin Thicke, Wyclef, Dj Shadow, Portishead, Mum, Stereo Total, Radio Head, Mr. Scruff, Zap Mama,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

ROCKY MOUNTAINS. The first time you see a mountain range I think life is put into perspective.
Sintra Portugal is a magical magical place.
Sunrises in Algarve
Brick Lane in London
California Bay Area fog and full moon.
Zipolite Mexico

Teach, Learn, Share

I love people who are full of life and want to get the most out of it. I love people who want to create and be a part of making positive change in the their communities and in the world.
You control your body and experience all through thoughts you choose to have.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, Portugal, United States

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