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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • graduate and soon-to-be UN intern... looking for a job of...
  • university (with lots of lovely people that were very bra...
  • From Penzance, Cornwall, England
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to find lovely like-minded people who just want to see as much of the world as possible, experience as much as possible, and make lots of good friends along the way!

ABOUT ME

helloooo, i'm a 22 year old international relations graduate and in 20k debt as a result - bring on the jobs! uni was great, met brilliant people who i'll be traumatised to part with but i'm sure we'll meet again... maybe with a salary! grad ceremony in july, then moving to geneva, switzerland, for an internship with the UN... in life i want to see as much of the world as possible, ride an elephant (despite visits to several asian countries i still haven't managed to), work with orangutans in borneo, get work for an NGO (maybe a charity for child soldiers), and see stevie wonder live - i had to sell my tickets for next week, bad times. along the way i want to be surrounded by good people. and my mum always said 'you create your own luck'... so i'd better get on it. and looking forward to meeting lots of couch people along the way of course!

PHILOSOPHY

my mum: you don't get lucky, you create your own luck (i think this is true... unless you're born into a very rich family, which is lucky for anyone!)
me: reach for the moon, if you miss you'll still be in the stars
(and more pessimistically): expect the worst, then if it is the worst you're ok about it and if it's better then you're a happy one :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

none yet...

Interests

current affairs, travel, human rights, music gigs, drawing people... and working for free and living off nowt as an intern apparently

  • human rights
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • music
  • international relations

Music, Movies, and Books

music: nina simone, etta james, al green, ella fitzgerald, louis armstrong, stevie wonder...... old stuff really. books: shantaram. movies: lots.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

in 2007 i had a near-escape from a pirate ship in bali. seriously.

Teach, Learn, Share

- at the height of the cold war the u.s. and soviet union each possessed 10,000 nuclear weapons (apparently)
- i'd like to learn a 3rd language (my french is pretty poor)
- i'd like to climb a mountain... unfortunately i'm epileptic so they won't let me :(

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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