Meryl and Paul Olah

Seoul, Seoul

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  • English teacher
  • Studio Arts degree from Mills College (California)
  • From LA, Huntington Beach, CA
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About Me


Exploring the potential life holds, adventuring through nature, and meeting all the wonderful smiles inbetween


On a mission to visit all the countries my parents have lived (and then some!)! Always looking to expand my views of the world and hoping to share my experience along the way. Whether its exploring my own backyard or new frontiers, I believe you can attune your eyes and mind to the nuances that make discovery so enriching.


"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes"
-Marcel Proust

Like Marcel Proust, I too believe there is more to traveling than just aesthetic exploration. From the moment of leaving your familiar port to the instant of arriving at a new location, the mind undergoes a brilliant transformation. Senses are heightened, imagination is elevated, and the world is at your fingertips. a unique exploration takes place when engulfed by unfamiliar cultures and modes of life. To me, this is the radiance of traveling.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Just settled into my new place in Seoul and would love to host to return the lovely favors that have been quite the blessings in my own travels!


I was privileged to stay with a gentleman in Tuscany who showed me true Italian cooking and the ease of the country. In Portland, I stayed with good company and met great people for coffee and drinks. And I recently snagged a floor in Kobe while en route to Naoshima art island!


Attending art galleries and museums worldwide, spending endless hours in used bookstores, high tea, flea markets, yoga, hiking, reading, enjoying wine in the park, finding an unsurpassed perch for sunset, vegetarian dining and cooking, dancing to the kinks, the velvet underground or any other good vinyl, infinite conversations that pause for sunrise

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies- Je t'aime, Paris. Frida. A Bigger Splash by David Hockney
Music- Beirut, The Velvet underground, CocoRosie, Belle and Sebastian, Espers, Colleen, nuetral milk, vashti bunyan, silver mt. zion
Books- Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald, Strangeland by Tracey Emin, The Fall by Camus, short stories by Shirley Jackson, anything Anais Nin, Hugo Ball

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiked through Haleakala volcanic crater at sunrise, sat in on the filming of a Korean kids version of American Idol, and rode motorcycles through Southern Thailand!

Teach, Learn, Share

I enjoy meeting people who see their own habitat as something unique and special. Those who try to make the most out of their time. And anyone with a sense of adventure!

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, France, Italy, Japan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Korea, United States

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