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  • 2 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Arabic, Finnish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
  • 98, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • nonsensemonger & thickening agent
  • by hitchhiking, reading & asking lots of questions
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me


to find a way to lighten lives in challenged places


ever evolving & very multi-faceted
i spend large amounts of time in solitude where i can be loud or silent as the mood takes me from second to second. similarly in company i can listen to people's innermost anxieties or keep bored drivers entertained with lurid tales for hours. i will behave impeccably with frail elderly people, squirm about in the mud with kids or randomly indulge in spontaneous mayhem, it all depends what the situation calls for
i love to share time, energy, notions and adventures with individuals but am not fond of digitally broadcasting myself to the masses.
i have performed in front of thousands but Always in disguise


do unto others as you would be done by
[but keep religion to yerself]

humour, however twisted

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


curiosity about 'couchsurfing' aroused after a random encounter in the dark with a huddle of people smashing something outside my storage unit in the Southern Pacific ticket booth office in the Wild Western town folly in Edinburgh [my life stories never ring true...]
they were churning ice cream, invited me to join them &revealed they had all met through 'couchsurfing'.


truckdrivers, policemen, families so many have invited me into their homes while hitchhiking from Scotland to Syria or otherwise stumbling about the world. the kindness of strangers never ceases to restore my faith in humanity


heavy machinery, murmurations, mathematically folded paper dresses, moving deliriously fast through fresh air, intricacies of wordplay, sound of all sorts, vast panoramas, minute detail, derelict buildings, breathtaking beauty, the cult of the mundane, if i go on i won't stop..

  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

music: the good things from every genre [tho rarely what gets into the charts]
from swing to death metal via musique concrete, krautrock, easy listening & extreme noise
the arabs do it for me, as do the balkan gypsies
The Residents are fundamental
ennio morricone is the maestro

books: primarily reference books to try and assuage my hunger for knowledge

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

surviving being run over by a train in Romania

Teach, Learn, Share

you can learn from almost everyone

Countries I’ve Visited

Egypt, Morocco, Myanmar, Romania, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United Kingdom

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