What is it like to have Cynthia as a Guest?
I have an energetic and charismatic personality. I am very easy to get along with. I am very conscious of other peoples space and their privacy. I like to do my best by respecting my hosts' generous accommodations by being tidy, low-key, and friendly. My style of traveling lies in a balance between super-organized to flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants!
My life motto:
I think it would be, "Let's Give the Hamster a Break!" (It's a silly inside joke. I like to call my brain "the hamster" because she's always on this crazy wheel, running like nuts. Lol!)
My traveling partner/boyfriend's name is Niko. He's super mellow, technical (especially with machinery), and quietly thoughtful. We're kind of opposites in this way. However, he's a silly guy with a big heart. He's always helping people with directions, fixing random strangers' bike problems or yucking it up with German tourists on the train. He's also a bicycle shop owner in San Francisco. The new shop dog, August, is really pulling at Niko's heart strings lately. He's an avid dog liker (but dogs LOVE him) and I'm the avid dog lover (but dogs think i'm OK). Niko must smell like beacon or something.
Cynthia's Favorite Travel Destinations!
5. U.S. cross-country road trips with a stop in Colorado for good measure!
4. Switzerland - The Jungfrau Region.
3. The High Sierra's & Gold Country, especially Bodie, Ca.
2. Hugging the columns at the Acropolis, Greece.
1. TBD! (Bucket list includes: Hawaii, New Zealand, Prague, Thailand, Monument Valley/Grand Canyon)
PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs
2nd runner ups:
The Beatles - White Album
Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Igby Goes Down
White Teeth - Zadie Smith
Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
The Miracle of Mindfulness - Thich Nhat Hanh
Game of Thrones Series - George RR Martin (I've accepted my nerdom).