Irene Katopodis

Kallithea, Greece

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  • Fluent in English, German, Greek (modern), Swiss German; learning Chinese (Simplified), French, Swedish
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Dreaming, Swimming, and Studying in Philadelphia
  • I am an International Relations major (Human Rights conce...
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About Me


to meet people that intrigue me and travel the world!


It's pronounced "Ay-ree-nee". My name is a hybrid of the typical Anglo-"Ay-reen" name, and the Greek pronunciation. I guess you could say I'm a hybrid of sorts. I'm Greek-American-Swiss. I have no "real home", so I opt for Free Spirit of the Earth. Moved to Philadelphia in August 2011 to pursue my Bachelor, and was introduced to the spectacular city of Philly. Unfortunately I'm pretty restricted to traveling only during summer season (due to studies), but I'd love to meet new people from all around the world. I'm a very open, friendly, honest person, who respects life and everything in it. I like to have an excellent time wherever I am, whether it be dancing chaotically at a music festival, drinking tea and having meaningful conversations, or anything in between.


There is no good or bad; there is Experience.

Honesty & Love aren't only key, they're the lock too.

Without Art, Earth would be "Eh".

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


with excitement!


I've hosted a couple people before, but have never surfed, because I'm usually very busy. I need to get on this!!


I love the arts, exploring/traveling, music festivals, hot tea, languages, unicorns, meeting new people and hearing about their Worlds, and red wine.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Drive, Requiem for a Dream, The Breakfast Club, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Elephant, Tilsammans, etc..
Music: Crystal Castles, CocoRosie, The Drums, Tame Impala, Carbon Based Lifeforms, The National, Animal Collective, Purity Ring, Fever Ray/The Knife, Beethoven, Nirvana, Knife Party, and soo much more.
Books: On the Road, American Psycho, all of Palahniuk's work, The Royal Family, etc..

There is absolutely no way I can name them all.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Gazing over the city of Prague, Czech Rep. from Metronome Park (arguably the most intense view I've seen in a while)

Sitting in the Magic Forest, experiencing Carbon Based Lifeforms at Emmaboda Music Festivalen (SWE) with the beautiful people I met there

The view of the city of Athens, Greece from the hidden rocks under the Parthenon

Teach, Learn, Share

As a professional swimmer, I can tell you a lot about this sport.
Also, I think the best form of teaching is conversation. Hit me up.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Greece, Switzerland, United States

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