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Overview

  • 71 references 45 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Arabic, English; learning French, German
  • 44, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Editor/reporter
  • BA in English Language and Literature
  • From Beirut, Beirut Governorate, Lebanon
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to be e a globe-trotter; time, money and visa permitting

ABOUT ME

Movie-buff, music lover, cat fetish, in love with travelling, free thinker, avid reader.

PHILOSOPHY

Carpe Diem!

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I joined Couch surfing in 2012 because I am in love with traveling. I have participated in several activities in Dubai and would like to become more active, hosting and surfing. (if you want to stay with me, please mention the two secret words. The first one is Bo, the second one you have to look for!)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have met amazing, culturally-diverse and interesting people. Like-minded in believing in borderless travel and a sense of community that goes with it. I have always loved meeting people from new cultures and learning about their countries and traditions. Couch surfing is the best place to get enriched with culture without even leaving home.

Interests

movies, music, travel, arts & culture, books, outdoor activities (camping, trekking, kayaking, cycling, skating),

  • cats
  • arts
  • culture
  • books
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • skydiving
  • paragliding
  • journalism

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite Music: I have a very eclectic taste: I love traditional Arab music Arabic pop singers, socially-inspired singers (Ziad Rahbani, Marcel Khalife). But I also like Western Rock, soul and various other genres.

Top Five movies: Old Boy (Korean), Godfather (1&2), Apocalypse Now, Shawshank Redepmtion, Fight Club,

Books: Since I am a literature student, Books are like food. I crave them all the time and i do have an eclectic taste in books too.

Favorite Arab authors/Poets: Najeeb Mahfouz (I think he is a genius), Nizar Qabbani, Mahmoud Darwish, Saadallah Wannous, Tayeb Saleh, Ghassan Kanafani

Favorite Western authors/Poets: Shakespeare (the guy really was a genius, it's true), Graham Greene, Ernst Hemingway, Jane Austen, Milan Kundera, and numerous others

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Skydiving over palm islands in Dubai.
Paragliding in Oludeniz Turkey.
Traveling to Myanmar.
Wadi jumping in Snake Gorge, Oman.
Sailing in Gocek, Turkey.

Teach, Learn, Share

I enjoy learning about different cultures and traditions. Since I am a reporter, by nature, I am very inquisitive and curious and I like to ask a lot of questions!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my travel stories, my culture and information/travel tips about the UAE.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Yemen

Countries I’ve Lived In

Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

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