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Rachel Atwood

Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Overview

  • 61 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Spanish, Uzbek
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • hapless fool for hire :)
  • grad school at MIIS, did undergrad a...
  • From Amherst, MA USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to televise the revolution and make my fortune selling pirated DVD copies at Osh Bazaar...

ABOUT ME

Too many ideas, too little time! Okay, so I'm mildly insane, but quite becoming, or so I'm told :-D

PHILOSOPHY

Live and let live. Going postal when life throws you a curveball won't improve the situation any, but it will make you an unpleasant person to be around and grow old before your time, I say. So, please, don't sweat the small stuff; then you'll be too dehydrated to function much later on =)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

lots of ways.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Managed the Hotel Rachel in Bishkek last spring, hosting about 30-odd weary, itchy-footed travelers who were the light of my life and by and large the coolest folks I've ever met. Keep on keepin' on, y'all!

Interests

Try me

Music, Movies & Books

What do you like to watch, read, and listen to?Music: I know it's a cliche to say "I like a little bit of everything," but I've got my Pandora account to verify my claimBooks: um, I'm sortof a sucker for all things Stephen King, Kurt Vonnegut and Jon Krakauer...trying to expand my horizons when not overwhelmed with textbook readings...if you leave a tattered old paperback at my house, I pretty much guarantee I'll read it :)Watch: goddamn you, Netflix!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Lake Baikal by hovercraft is an opportunity not soon to be missed!

Countries I've Visited

Bulgaria, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Romania, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan

Countries I've Lived In

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, United States

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