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  • 63 references 37 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Online English teacher/ traveller of the world
  • BA Politics from SOAS
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Reaching East Timor!

ABOUT ME

I’ve travelled and worked abroad since 2010, with a few brief stints back in the UK. I have traveled extensively across Asia and the Americas. In my past life I worked for a political party in the UK. After teaching English in Libya and Saudi Arabia I started teaching online and have leapt into the world of digital nomadism. I now work in editing and proofreading.

Transient. Resilient. Open.

PHILOSOPHY

Carpe that Diem!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING Surfed on many couches across Asia, Brazil and Ukraine... Hosted many travellers in Cusco, Pai and Merida!
COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE Where I have surfed: Kuala Lumpur Kota Kinabalu Krabi Langkawi Mumbai Ahmedabad Hyderabad Kolkata Lucknow Bhaktapur Siliguri Seoul Jeju-do Daegu Gyeongju Busan Tokyo Fuji Osaka Kyoto Taipei Brunei Kuching Dubno Kiev Pervomaisk Kamyenets Podolski Vinnitsa Zhytomyr Ha'il Hofuf Jeddah Algiers Blumenau x2 Joinville Sao Felix Kaliningrad Eindhoven

Interests

Festivals of all descriptions. Foods of the world. International Politics. History. Culture. Film. Comedy. Live music. Linguistics. Anthropology. Street fairs and markets.

Music, Movies, and Books

Klezmer, indie, jazz, samba, bossa nova, britpop. Beatles cartoons. British comedy. Postcolonial critiques.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Can't pick just one!: sleeping on a coconut plantation island in the Philippines; being guest of honour at a week-long Brahmin Indian wedding; attending Glastonbury Festival, Somerset; seeing the Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka; having dinner in a top Moscow restaurant with the nouveau riche; attending the Maha Kumbh Mela -the world's largest festival; extensively exploring post-revolutionary Libya; travelling in the forbidden Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; seeing Ukraine push West after the Maidan revolution; travelled 3000km in the Algerian desert in 6 days over Eid, using only public transport; dancing samba in an old fisherman's hut in Brazil; carnival in Brazil; seeing a jaguar in the Pantanal and a sloth in the Amazon; travelling by public boats in the Peruvian Amazon; seen the Russian Far East; visited the local islands in the Maldives by slow boat; spending time with communities in Nicaragua that can only be reached by boat

Teach, Learn, Share

I love languages, I’d love to learn yours :)

I'd like to learn about different ways of life across the world.

I can share tales and travel tips from the parts of our world I've been lucky enough to see and help you with English

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Libya, Peru, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom

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