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Karima Abd Elazim

Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Arabic, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Student
  • University
  • From Hurghada, Egypt
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

see the world, never stop moving

ABOUT ME

give me a few good friends, warmth, perhaps a beer and a balcony and you'll have me satisfied. what can i say? i like uncomplicated people. not simple, or simple-minded, i like nothing more than profound conversations that carry themselves because the people speaking are so damn interesting. but i like keeping everything simple that can be kept simple. there is little to nothing of any material value to me. i want to physically own as little as possible, while "owning" as much as possible within, from experiences (through which comes wisdom), to memories, ideas and a creative mind. i dont believe in superficiality, greed and jealousy. i genuinely believe in the art of contentment. :)

PHILOSOPHY

goes something like this:

"“I went to the woods because i wanted to live deliberately, i wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to put to rout all that was not life and not when i had come to die discover that i had not lived."

-thoreau.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I share an apartment with my two amazing roommates in the heart of Siegen. Everyone is always welcome here!

as hotels are the same (and very impersonal) all around the globe, i much prefer the idea of experiencing a country as thoroughly and closely as possible. i think this is the best way to do exactly that.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

All over Australia and Eastern Europe. I love couchsurfing. I just love it.

Interests

Music. Art. Places I have never been or want to visit again. Society. Culture. Literature. Languages! Food!
I think it's easier to describe what I'm not interested in, that being: football, cars, money.

Also, I want to learn every language and meet as many human beings every day for the rest of my life. I dont believe in staying hung up on the same people all your life now im not saying to replace all your friends every 5 years, no way, but keep making an effort to meet new people all the time. never grow tired of it. never settle down. its the most brilliant way to learn and grow. :)

Music, Movies & Books

Music:
The Decemberists (by far the best band on the world), Radiohead, Belle & Sebastian, Isbells, The Paper Kites, Beirut, Björk, Faded Paper Figures, Mumford and Sons, Portugal. The Man, Band of Horses, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Beatles, Damien Rice, The Subways, Muse, Modest Mouse, Alaska In Winter, The xx, Bon Iver,The Rural Alberta Advantage, Tracy Champan
OH MAN SO SO SO MANY MORE!

Movies:
Pulp Fiction, The Others, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Atonement, Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds, Benjamin Button, Coraline, Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands, What Dreams may Come, The Colour Purple, Pan's Labyrinth, Benjamin Button, La Vie en Rose and oh so many more.

Books:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Catcher in the Rye, To kill a Mockingbird, About a Boy, A Thousand splendid Suns, 1984, Oranges are Not the only Fruit, Harry Potter (of course!), Kite Runner, Eating Animals

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Seeing the pyramids for the first time in my life, when I was just a little girl and thinking: this is Egypt. That moment when my country engrained itself in such a beautiful way into the little heart of my child self.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Greece, Laos, Malaysia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Egypt, Germany, Spain

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