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  • 57 references 39 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Spanish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
  • 40, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • hapless fool for hire :)
  • grad school at MIIS, did undergrad at Bard College ('06) ...
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About Me


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


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


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


lots of ways.


Managed the Hotel Rachel in Bishkek back in the day, 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!


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Music, Movies, and 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

Armenia, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Ukraine, United States

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