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Learning my profession, being creative and getting to know a new hometown!
I try to be an environmentalist, a feminist, and a Christian. I do believe it's possible to be all those things at once, I just don't know if I live up to it. I don't know that I should have to, either. All in all, I believe in "live and let live", I suppose.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I haven't used this service before, but I've travelled around and lived in host families in several European countries, and I've found it to be an in-depth experience of cultures, travel and the lives of other people that you can't get any other way.
I love movies, music, books and comics. I also like knitting and singing, I like baking but not cooking, and, obviously, I love to travel. There's a certain peace of mind only achieved while watching the lights of the dashboard reflect in the rain on the windscreen, while you travel along the empty highway late at night - or while hiking across a valley with nothing man-made but the path ahead of you, and nothing else behind.
- performing arts
Music, Movies, and Books
I'm an avid reader of everything from George Orwell to Ian Fleming, from Kafka to Marvel-comics. I love going to the cinema; the genre is of little importance as long as the movie is well done. I listen to Rufus Wainwright, Håkan Hellström, Florence + the Machine, Veronica Maggio, an, of course, The Boss.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have trekked by foot to Stonehenge and I have trekked among Swedish mountains. I have walked on the Via Appia. I have sat in silent prayer with 50 000 other people. I have celebrated Easter with the Russian Orthodox church in Moscow and celebrated New Years Eve on St Peter's Square in Rome. I have sung with choirs in Cape Town, in Reading UK, in Uppsala and in every city I've lived in. I've seen The Boss perform - thrice! I've seen a cow's calf being born. I've heard the laughter of my nephew. I've skied in the Italian Alps and swam in the Indian Ocean. And I've only just begun.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Sweden, United Kingdom