I hale from the best state in the U.S., Minnesota, but have been living and working abroad for over 4 years now as an international school teacher. After 3 months in Vienna, I lived in Honduras for two years, and in August it will be just over two years in China. After thinking about moving back to the States, I decided that I wasn't quite done with China and Asia.
My style is a bit eclectic, and to be honest, I hate shopping and am a bit of a minimalist.
I'm a lover of knowledge, and one of my main goals in life is to travel and experience the world. When I'm visiting a place, I like to wander and just observe the way people live. It's about quality, not quantity, and that's one of the reasons why I couchsurf sometimes when I travel. After I move back to the U.S., I don't know how well I will cope with being detached from the ability to travel. Time will tell I guess.
When I have some free time, I like to go biking, walking the streets of Shanghai, playing sports, cooking, conversing, and of course, traveling.