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Hey, I’m Gwenda!

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Greetings! I've been teaching TESOL/English overseas for ten years. I like to travel.
Here is my profile, as copied from my CS profile which I've been an active traveler and host there for a couple of years:
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member sinceMarch 25th, 2011
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occupationTESOL/English education
educationMaster's in TESOL & curriculum development

Traveling that involves a bit of walking/cycling/canoeing/kayaking, yoga, writing and arts...as well as some 'down-time'...

"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."
~ Leonard Cohen
"Whatever our natures are, we must fulfill them."
~ Oscar Wilde

Poets I've been reading:
robert haas, charles simic, terrance hayes, michael ondaatje, bei dao...

Types of People I enjoy:
Well...how about the Constitution of Užupis (Vilnius, Lithuania) -
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Teach, Learn, Share:
* Poetry & language arts.
* Certified to teach yoga; I've done ambitious styles of yoga but have come to prefer gentle styles that have no goal but doing.
* I like artistic collaboration.
* I can teach the Korean alphabet. You will be very impressed with yourself because it is so easy to learn, and interesting & beautiful, too.
* I've got a green thumb - houseplants & gardens.

One Amazing Thing I've Seen or Done:
Visited a Korean Zen temple my first summer in Korea & because of an accommodation oddity, the Head Monk asked if I would sleep in the temple proper (a very uncommon permission). It was high up, overlooking the valley, all the side walls were open, there were 100's of Buddhas all around, a big moon was rising...It was very lovely.
Bicycled with an Exodus Tour from Bangkok, through Siem Reap and Phenom Phnom Penh, to Saigon/HCMC.

Locations Traveled:
TRAVELED: Anguilla, Bermuda, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam
LIVED: South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United States

Thank you : )