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


to stay present


I'm visiting Tallinn until June. Though Estonian is my first language, I was born and raised in New York City, moving just about everywhere thereafter. No single place feels quite like home — which means I can make myself at home anywhere! Aside from travel, though, I'm presently staying put in NYC long enough to build something. As for travel, I'm hoping to make some Estonian friends so I have more connections to my fatherland than a single family member and a handful of childhood memories.

What I'm all about: writing, editing, philosophizing, storytelling.

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


A good journey always ends with a beginning.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


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


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


Opera, Storytelling, Philosophy, Feminism, Mythology, Breakfast

  • 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 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.
We can discuss opera, Greek mythology, and social justice, among other things.

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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