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Ashley Andre

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Was an AmeriCorps member (City Year)...
  • Undergraduate degree from Oakland U...
  • From Troy, Michigan USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

My mission; to provide a chill place for responisble, respectful and outgoing travelers...lets meet up and I will try my best to show you around a city that I too am discovering!

ABOUT ME

I strive to have as many diverse and unique experiences as possible. By being a part of different cultures and communities, I want to become as honest, non-judgmental and accepting a person as I can.I like to roll in nature and I love travelling, learning as much as I can about everything. Life would not be complete without an entree of music and some dancing for dessert. Capoeira has captured my heart.
Good solid friendships are as important to me as family.
I like bluegrass. And raw jazz. Do you?

PHILOSOPHY

Do onto others what you'd like to be done to you! Smiles are an international language all their own.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

How about this one, my mom swears that she is going to try it, really! She has flown thousands of people around the world for over 40 years (she's a flight attendant) and is going to start to travel on her own. And wants to CS! So, my participation is to open the doors of this beautiful community to people in my life who I care about.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

In the summer of 2008 I began exploring the world of CS during my first stay with some lovely folks in Hanover, NH and have now found myself living in a house of beautiful people (who I met through CS) in Portland, OR. Burning Man 2009 was an incredible experience alone but enhanced because I stayed with the CS camp and now I am continuing to grow as a CSer in PDX! My home has been an international goulash of travelers all summer and as a result the front porch is now under construction and being extended so that more folks can soak up the porch culture that my house mates and I embrace daily. Come sit on the porch with us!

Interests

My List Anything List:
Skiing
Capoeira
Rock Climbing
Hiking
Biking
I would like to consider myself a cultural sponge.
The outdoors, oh nature.
Networking---Zing, Zang, Zap!
Climbing-> I like me some of them big boulders! Have been sport climbing a lot.
Finding unique things to do in my city-> Feeding ducks in the park, talking to strangers at the farmers market.
Music. I like to listen to it. I like to try and make it.
Dancing-->I'm a mover and a shaker!
Language, I try.
Concerts
Jazz

Music, Movies & Books

I am currently reading "Fraser's Penguins, A Journey to the future in Antarctica" in preparation for my dream to live in work in Antarctica to come true!

Am also knee deep into "A Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War" A beautifully written book about a woman's life under the dictatorship in Nicaragua and her part working with the Sandinistas.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

FIRST: Waking up in the wee hours of the morning in Kosovo to the call to prayer. It was really beautiful! The sun was rising and the birds were awakening and slowly the lights in apartments began to illuminate. I had never experienced anything like that before.

SECOND: The genuine kindness of an old man who picked me up while I was hitch hiking in the mountains of Idaho. We made dinner together, he invited me into his home and we had wonderful conversation. It made me so happy. A very refreshing experience of a truly kind hearted person.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'll teach you how to make the best snickerdoodle cookies you'll ever experience. And, we can sit on the front porch while eating them.

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Anguilla, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Peru, Serbia

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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