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  • 4 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Turkish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • No occupation listed
  • Journalism and International Relations in DC; currently d...
  • From Greenlawn, NY; Rathenow, Germany; ???
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About Me


To roll merrily along


Wanderlustig and often indecisive.


Einmal ist keinmal.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted a few times (though it hasn't often been possible due to my living situations in the past years) and have attended CS events in Austria and Istanbul.


Cooking (especially Turkish cuisine), violin, opera, good wine at cheap prices, learning languages

  • cooking
  • wine
  • violin
  • opera
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Wes Anderson films; Kung Fu Hustle; Down By Law
Music: BRMC; The Beatles; The Shins; The Black Keys; Duman; Rodrigo y Gabriela; Movits!; Aesop Rock; Dandy Warhols; Opera
Books/Authors: Kundera; "The Master and Margarita"; Jaroslav Seifert; Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbed up the last 5 km to the summit of Mt. Nemrut in the snow (it was March and our car couldn't go any farther!)...a very cold and exhausting walk up there, but a fantastic view.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Germany, Turkey, United States

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