Arielle Benedek

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hebrew (modern), Swahili
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • free bird and foodie
  • just graduated from McGill University!!!
  • From NY, USA
  • Profile 45% complete

About Me


eat well, travel often


I am 22. I am half Israeli, half Hungarian, all New York. I enjoy a good city with its' liveliness and endless activities, but definitely feel the need to get out every once a while and enjoy a good view or a nice hike. I've just spent the last 3 months traveling and studying development in East Africa, and it has changed my life. I learned quite a few life lessons I would love to share, including living life pole pole (slow), and enjoying the small things. But now I have the "itch"- the endless curiosity that the world has to offer. And so I'm off- looking for more adventures and tasty bites. Oh yeah- I LOVE food- cooking it, eating it, sharing it with others.


(Adapted) I have no intention of arriving to the grave in a well preserved body, but rather slide in kicking wine in one hand chocolate in the other screaming "what a ride"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am a newbie, cannot wait to begin...


cooking, eating, photography, instagramming, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, quidditch, sitting in cafes, lying in hammocks, fires, camping, meeting people,talking, trail work, wandering, doing something worthwhile

Music, Movies, and Books

Casino Royale, The Princess Bride, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Parent Trap, Roman Holiday, Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, The Tallest Man on Earth, Of Monsters and Men, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Florence & the Machine, Harry Potter, A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Giving Tree

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

summitted Mount Kilimanjaro

Teach, Learn, Share

my mom's hummus recipe: 1 can of chickpeas (save water), 1/2 cup tahini/sesame paste, 2 garlic cloves. blend, add chickpea water little at a time until reached desired consistency (smooth with whirlpool in the middle), garnish with olive oil and paprika. serve with damned good pita.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Belize, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, Kenya, United States

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