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God, medicine and salsa/latin dancing are my 3 big passions in life. I'm a pediatric neurodevelopmental physical therapist that works with severely disabled children. I love travelling, eating, salsa/latin dancing, music, photography and books. I have spent the last two years travelling, dancing, learning spanish, meeting amazing people all over the world....
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee
"If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not you'll find an excuse."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I think the global Couchsurfing community is amazing. I have met some of the most incredible friends and had amazing experiences because of Couchsurfing. I wish Couchsurfing had been around when I backpacked for a year around South East Asia/Australia/New Zealand/Fiji.
-Latin and kizomba dancing are my passion. I dance in a professional Cuban dance company which performs many types of dancing including Afro-Cuban, salsa, rueda, son, mambo, cha cha cha, tropicana, tango, hip hop, ballet, contemporary, and even Bollywood.
-I also do anything active: volleyball (indoor and beach), cycle, skate, rollerblade, hike, pilates, scuba dive, skydive, white water raft, rock/mountain climbing, etc.
-Eating food from all over the planet.
-I love latin american cultures and am working on learning Spanish.
- salsa dancing
- ballet dancing
- scuba diving
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Intelligent humor/ documentaries/drama: The Princess Bride, Best in Show, Hungry for Change, Star Wars (original 3 only), Baraka, Amelie, Airplane, Moulin Rouge, Varunga, Look Who's Back, Beasts of No Nation
TV:- The Amazing Race, Arrested Development, The Simpsons, So You Think You Can Dance, The Office,
Music: +++Cuban salsa and world music,, funk, soul, R&B, disco. Los Van Van, Afro Cuban Allstars, Kalmunity, Yoav, Otis Redding, Philosopher Kings, Amy Whinehouse, Karla Anderson, Amos Lee, James Brown, Damien Rice, India Arie, Bruno Mars, Prince, Radiohead, Sade, Sting, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder
Books: Too many to list.......Shantaram, Book of Negroes, One Hundred Years of Solitude, anything by Dave Barry (humor), travel books (No Touch Monkey)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Salsa and kizomba dancing all over the world.
Scuba diving - it is the closest thing to being in outer space, surrounded by exotic colourful aliens. This year I finally got to dive with giant mantas which was a life long dream (Mexico)
Volunteering and training with elephants at a rescue center in Thailand when a new baby was born.
Medical Missionary work in Zambia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia
Teach, Learn, Share
"You'll make better progress if you get out of your own way."
"Our fears arise from things we don't confront. Once we are willing to look fully and deeply at the source of a fear, it loses it's power."
"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
"Let the world know why you're here and do it with passion."
"The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post."
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belize, Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In