Elin Reitehaug

Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • 30 References 19
  • Fluent in English, Norwegian; learning French, Swahili
  • 41, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Web editor and communication advisor
  • Journalism + Master in food safety/microbiology
  • From Ålesund, Norway
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About Me


live - love - laugh - dream


I have returned to Oslo after combining online journalism studies with exploring Ghana for a year. Now I just want to go back.....

A smiling girl with curiosity to all the stuff and people I still don´t know. I like dreams and thoughts, all the people I love spending time with, to meet new people, travelling, to find a new favourite song, impulsiveness, concerts, fresh air, red wine, vegetarian food, nighttime, cats, energykicks, to sleep till I wake up naturally.

I`m a writer and the funder of Taste of Slow - a website about travel and vegetarian food. If you want to read about my adventures or want some inspiration for vegetarian cooking - take a look: http://tasteofslow.com


- believe in the power of YOU -

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host or meet travellers in Oslo when I´m able to, I do my best to answer all requests and messages, I meet CS´ers when I travel, I do my best to answer questions about my city.


All good experiences, and I have met alot of wonderful people. I have mostly hosted, and surfed in kenya, france, mali and turkey.


I like spending my time with friends, during the summer I love hanging out in the parks or go to the beach to relax and swim. I do some exercising; mostly spinning and african dance. I read books and enjoy to do different kind of needlework. I like walking in the city - watching people, drinking coffee and finding new favourite spots. I´m a cityspotter for Spotted by Loals and write articles for their cityguide to Oslo (http://www.spottedbylocals.com/oslo/).

Music, Movies, and Books

music: indie - pop - rock - folk - reggae - african beat

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

~ Festival au Desert, Timbucktu Mali 2011 ~

~ A 30 hours bus drive from Bamako to Dakar ~

~ Driving an ambulance the 18 200 kilometers from Norway to Mongolia summer 2012 ~

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to cook vegetarian food and I share inspiration and recipes at http://tasteofslow.com
I like to listen to people`s stories about their life and their travels.
I share my own experiences, and hopefully we will learn something from eachother - or get inspired with new ideas!

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Ghana, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Mali, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ghana, Norway

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