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Overview

  • 9 references 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 48, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Humanitarian worker with refugees
  • Alternative
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Friends to take on life's adventures

ABOUT ME

I like to travel in different cultures and experience new things. I've lived overseas for years and exploration is a part of my being. These days I'm equally loving being right here, immersing in Spanish language and culture throughout Austin and neighboring countries.

Traveling is a time of newness, reinvention, soul searching.. I find it beautiful not only for the new experiences and lessons learned, but also the outside glimpse back in. I've made Austin my home now for 10 years and am loving it! This city is like an onion, with layer upon layer to discover. When timing's right, there's nothing better than sharing this incredible city with other travelers visiting. Exploring is key - new friendships, culture, music, nature, cities.. Quieres explorar conmigo?

PHILOSOPHY

Las hueles de las personas que caminaron juntos nunca se borran {Proverbio Congo}

The traces of the people who walked together never vanish (Congolese Proverb)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I love this community for the open, curious, trusting people it brings together in such a natural way. At it's core it's friendship across continents, good times traveling (which we all love!!) and cultural exchange. Buena gente.

My first experience: I stayed with 6 super sweet women in Monterrey. Their squirrel attacked me, couch bombing all night.. we salsa danced till morning. The ladies were such sweethearts, so generous and interesting!

Now whenever I travel I find the couchsurfers! Even if I don’t need a place to stay I like to know local people & share good times.

I'm also into hanging out with the couchsurfing community here in Austin, which is super active and meets all the time.

Interests

Dancing, biking, camping and exploring the incredible natural world, human rights work, sailing, reading, museums, and any kind of beauty.

  • dancing
  • salsa dancing
  • human rights
  • reading
  • traveling
  • live music
  • international relations
  • kizomba
  • museums

Music, Movies, and Books

I love dancing Kizomba, salsa, bachata, reggae, hip hop - anything, like Celia Cruz, C4 Pedro, Al Green, Bob Marley, Bebel Gilberto, Susana Baca, Leonard Cohen, Ethiopiques, Buju Banton.

My all time favorite books are Ngugi's 'Matigari' about political dissent in Kenya and Jorge Amado's sexy little Brazilian novel 'Gabriella Clove and Cinnamon'

Favorite movies are También La LLuvia y the Usual Suspects

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Escaped from a coup in Guinea.. that one's an over beer kind of story..

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach English, salsa and samba, and I would love to learn others' persepctive and points of view. Also like to learn any kind of dance at all, and Spanish.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Curiosity, connection, and respect.

And maybe something random from Texas. A pocket-sized cowboy?

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, England, Gabon, Guinea, Liberia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Togo, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Namibia, Netherlands, United States

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