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


to stay present


Writing, editing, philosophizing, storytelling.

I've dropped my anchor in New York City for now.

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 "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 through being introduced by an insider.

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


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


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

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

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, Indonesia, United States

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