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Louise Oliver

Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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  • 60 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Finnish, French, Italian, Romanian, Russian
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Teacher
  • have a masters degree.
  • From Bury St Edmunds
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


To live.


I am an ambiverted female, technically 32 but I don't feel it yet. I used to be an introvert but I'm forcing myself to be more social.

I am currently on stage 5 of my 'see the world' plan. I eventually want to settle but first travel so I qualified as an English teacher and want to see as many places as possible in the next five-six years. I spent the 2007-8 academic year teaching in Romania, went to Japan for 6 months, Australia for a year, a few months in the UK for family reasons, Sunny Sicily, 3 years in Moscow and now Riyadh! There are many things that I want to do and I don't know quite where to start!

I'm an anarchist and I believe in a boarderless world.
I'm pretty anti big-organisations of any kind. I tend to feel people would be considerably better off left to their own devices and not told what to do all the time.

I like animals, films, strange people, books, facts...most things really.
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Nothing makes any sense and life is a joke

To see the world in a grain of sand - Blake

Wrap up warm - my Granny

You can never have too man friends, too much change or too much underwear.

Don't follow an imaginary rulebook.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Hosting and Surfing and I am pretty active in the Moscow community.


Travel round the Baltic states and central Europe. Hosted in Edinburgh,Bucharest and Milazzo. Surfed in Ireland and Australia.


Books, film, nature, anthropology, current affairs, literature, history, folklore, music, science.

Music, Movies & Books

I like artfilms and classics. I don't watch a lot of hollywood stuff but it's good sometimes.
I have been a biblioaddict for as long as I can remember. I'll read anything good! Mostly biographies and Victorian novels as I have a strange obsession with the 19th c.
I like a mixture of music, from pop to rock to classical. I love choral music. I don't particularly like rap/hip hop or dance music.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Seen the sunrise on the first of January on a beach in Ghana
The whales and stingrays of Australia
The new year and cherry blossoms of Kyoto
The Aeolian islands of Sicily
The volcanoes of Kamchatka
The sands of Nida

Teach, Learn, Share

He who binds himself to a joy
Doth the winged life destroy
He who catches the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise

Corny, but I like it!

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Finland, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Romania, Russian Federation, United Kingdom

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