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I love Faulkner, Austen, Woolf, Le Guin, introspection, gender equality, and blues dancing.
Dlaczego jestem na Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
My first experiences with couch surfing came years before this website existed, when I was an undergrad in Texas. I was learning how to swing dance and I went to weekend-long events--exchanges and workshop weekends--in different cities around the US. Dancers I had never met volunteered their spare couches, bedrooms, futons, and floors, and set a high bar for hosting strangers.
Then a few years ago, my mother was going to travel internationally for the first time, and needed to save money, so I found this website and signed up so that I could walk her through the process of creating a profile and sending requests. I ended up being the one who really benefitted, though.
I moved to NYC and updated my profile, and suddenly I was flooded with hosting requests. I started saying yes to at least one set of surfers a week, and eventually had people staying in my living room every night. I met the coolest people! Jazz singers from Slovenia, a portrait painter from NASA, an English professor from India, a feminist from Mexico, sociologists from Switzerland...it was wonderful. My co-workers thought I was crazy for letting strangers into my home, but for me it was the best thing about moving to the city.
I love couchsurfing, both for its abstract values and the travel and relationships it enables.
I love teaching. I'm a lawyer, but instead of practicing law, I spend my time teaching math, science, grammar, literature, and dance.
Jedna niesamowita rzecz, którą zrobiłem(-am)
My favorite moments include dancing on a ledge inside Agra Fort and in a village in Papua New Guinea.
Ucz innych, ucz się sam, udostępniaj
I would be delighted to learn from you, and I am happy to share what I know, like how to make perfect oatmeal and how to swing dance. I especially appreciate learning other languages, how to cook a new dish, yoga and acrobatics, and the history and politics of other countries. I once got a pair of fellow travelers to spend a morning in Jaisalmer teaching me the modern history of Peru.
Kraje, w których byłem(-am)
Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Sweden, United Kingdom
Kraje, w których mieszkałem(-am)
China, France, United States