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Elizabeth Mitchel

Seattle, WA, United States

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Overview

  • 40 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hebrew (modern), Italian, Spanish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Peace corps volunteer
  • university of life (i actually studi...
  • From Seattle
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

explore and help others explore, try new things and enjoy life

I am a peace corps volunteer living in an indigenous reserve area in Talamanca. I am mostly an English teacher but looking into some projects related to tourism as well.

ABOUT ME

I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, hiking, nature, swimming...

PHILOSOPHY

"Bad decisions make good stories"
"None of us are going to deny what other people are doing. If saying bullshit is somebody's thing then he says bullshit. If somebody is an ass-kicker, then thats what he's going to do on this trip, kick asses. He's going to do it right out front and nobody is going to have anything to get pissed off about. He can just say 'I'm sorry I kicked you in the ass, but I'm not sorry I'm an ass-kicker. That's what I do. I kick people in the ass.' Everybody is going to be what they are, and whatever they are, there's not going to be anything to apologize about. What we are, we're going to wail with on this whole trip."--said by Ken Kesey in Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. If this trip were life.
"Life without music would not be worth living"-Nietsche
"He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far lass than other artists what they want and what they are; that they puzzle themselves as well as their friends; that their psychology is a modern development and has yet to be understood"-EM Forster in "A Room With a View"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Have met and been hosted by some incredible people while travelling in Europe. have also had great experiences hosting in Vancouver and Bologna.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfing in Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Hosting in Vancouver and Bologna.

Gatherings in Italy.

Always meeting wonderful people and enjoying good company!

Interests

traveling, beaches, forests, love, music, life

Music, Movies & Books

Love most music: classical, reggae, classic rock, grunge, jazz, random things.....
Books: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. The Island by Aldous Huxley. Plastic Free by Beth Terry, Ishmael by Daniel Quinn....
Don't like movies in general. Can't sit still long enough.

Scientist and author Lewis Thomas once suggested how the people of Earth should communicate with the universe: "I would vote for Bach, all of Bach, streamed out into space, over and over again. We would be bragging, of course, but it is surely excusable to put the best possible face on at the beginning of such an acquaintance. We can tell the harder truths later."

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Burning Man was strange and interesting

Teach, Learn, Share

i like to share cooking secrets across cultures.

I want to learn more Spanish too!

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Turkey

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Italy, United States

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