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Dania Shihab

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Doctor/Photographer/Bohemian/Tiny Da...
  • Tertiary
  • From Perth, Western Australia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to open my mind one country at a time

ABOUT ME

29 y.o. girl from Australia, moving to Berlin (update: I ended up in Barcelona) to pursue photography. I am open minded, excitable and fun. I'm traveling to meet new people and learn new ideas. I want to see the world from a different point of view, to be inspired, hopefully that inspiration will translate into my work. I want to meet locals, and experience the culture from their point of view. I am not a tourist but a traveller.

I will be travelling in late April around Europe with my best friend for over a decade, Lisa Searle, who is also a couch surfer. One of the more amazing people I have ever known. She is currently in Brussels working for MSF (doctors without borders), and she hopes to go to her third mission to Kenya later on next year.

PHILOSOPHY

Not really MY personal philosophy, but a few of my favourite quotes...

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." - Oscar Wilde

"My favourite thing is to go where I've never been" -Dianne Arbus

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

hosting and surfing, setting up meetings for music aficionados!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Nil, this is my first time. be kind! When I settle in Barcelona, you will be ofcourse welcome to stay.

Interests

Photography (current obsession is Nobuyoshi Araki), music, fashion (Damir Doma, Preen, Peachoo+Kreuzberg).
I have been known to engage in night long philosophical debates over a bottle or three of wine.
In 2012 I plan to work with MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors without Borders), wish me luck!

I also image collect, visit me!
quaff-and-laugh.tumblr.com

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Mulholland Drive/Requiem for a Dream/Kids/Clockwork Orange
Books: 1984/The Prophet/Jack Kerouac/Allen Ginsberg
Music: ooooo SO much. I have eclectic taste, currently I'm listening to Nicholas Jaar, Old Apparatus, James Blake, Kronos Quartet. I listen to everything from lo-fi to dubstep to modern classical to soul.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

o gosh. so many. you'll have to ask me later!

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to learn new and traditional recipes, and also sample the local produce (including delicious wines).

Countries I've Visited

Oman

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Spain

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