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  • 15 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Estonian; learning German
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Journalist
  • Master's Degree
  • From New York
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About Me

I'm a good, hard woman — neither "dangerous" nor "nice."

I'm an intense person who spends most of her time in philosophical contemplation. My happiest times are spent in mindful solitude (with a notebook and ballpoint pen in hand), and on conversational strolls (with like-minded companions who interrupt themselves to point out curious and beautiful things). And upon storybook adventures worthy of a self-aware protagonist, naturally.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've moved and traveled so much that I never developed a solid sense of "home." What I've developed instead are relationships with places, similar to relationships with people — some deep and enduring, others that represent a particular time in my life, yet others whom I don't see often, but when we meet again, we pick up right where we left off.

Though I always want to develop new place-relationships, I'm truly invested in cultivating those that mean the most to me: Estonia, Germany, and Indonesia. It isn't enough to keep up on the language and what's going on in culture and politics; it's people who actively connect you to a place.

Couchsurfing events have introduced me to some of the most interesting individuals I know around the world, so here's hoping for opportunity to forge some new friendships in Germany before I depart for Estonia on June 28!


social justice and selfhood and really good analogies

  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • singing
  • womens rights
  • breakfast
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • opera
  • camping

Music, Movies, and Books

Ingmar Bergman's "The Magic Flute", Interview with the Vampire, Frida, Marie Antoinette, Lost in Translation, Romeo + Juliet, Kids, Inception, Inglourious Basterds

Above all, Opera:
"The Magic Flute," "Tosca," "Tristan und Isolde," "Aida," "Rigoletto"
Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Pink Floyd, Portishead, Muse, The Black Angels, The Doors, The Flaming Lips, Led Zepplin, David Bowie

The Fountainhead, Wuthering Heights, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Le Morte d'Arthur, David Copperfield, Candide, Interview with the Vampire, Harry Potter, Gilgamesh, Lolita, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Nothing to Envy

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It was amazing trekking to Everest Base Camp — in a blizzard, no less! Though the weather obscured the view, the extreme conditions really heightened the sense of accomplishment.

Teach, Learn, Share

I enjoy discussing abstract concepts, mythology, art, and etymology.

I can write, draw, and sing, and edit anything —

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Nepal, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Estonia, Germany, Indonesia, United States

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