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Leila Longwind

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Estonian; learning German, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Journalist
  • Master's Degree
  • From New York
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to stay present

ABOUT ME

I just finished my graduate studies in journalism and am ready to eat up the world! I'm currently on a post-school trip in the Pacific Northwest, and then I'll be seeing about this whole career thing.

I'm an individualist and tend to keep to myself, but I am always on the lookout for vivid one-on-one connections. When I find it, I make conversation like it's the last night on earth!

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

PHILOSOPHY

A good journey always ends with a beginning.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

There is no better way of coming to understand and appreciate a new place and culture than through being introduced by an insider.

NOTE: I do not use my CS profile for dating.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I am hoping to become more involved with Couchsurfing both as a host and as a surfer!

Interests

Adventure, Opera, Philosophy, Feminism, Mythology, and Breakfast

Music, Movies & Books

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

MUSIC:
Above all, Opera:
"The Magic Flute," "Tosca," "Tristan und Isolde," "Aida," "Rigoletto"
Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Pink Floyd, Portishead, Elliott Smith, Gorillaz, The Unicorns, The Flaming Lips, Led Zepplin, David Bowie

BOOKS:
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

One Amazing Thing I've Done

One of the most recent "amazing things that I've seen or done" was to reach my goal of 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 philosophy, culture, art, and selfhood.

I can write, draw, and sing.
I can tell you about Opera and Greek Mythology.

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, United States

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