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Sarah Smierciak

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in Arabic (Egypt), English; learning Persian (Farsi), Spanish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • student of history and all things Mi...
  • uni
  • From Chicago
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

learn, meet, travel, see, do

ABOUT ME

It's a work in progress.

PHILOSOPHY

To explore as many languages and places as possible. To indulge in chance encounters.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

a new surfer!

Interests

arabic poetry, photography, music, museums, languages

Music, Movies & Books

books: my name is red- orhan pamuk, nausea- sartre, the sun also rises- hemingway, if on a winter's night a traveler- calvino, 100 years of solitude-- marquez, samarkand-- Amin Maalouf

movies: a beautiful mind, incendies

music: simon and garfunkel, Mohammed Mounir, Fayrouz, Bon Ivar

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hiking/camping the valleys of Jordan, Horseback riding into the Egyptian desert at dawn, Climbing Mt. Sinai in time for sunrise at the top, Racing a half-ironman triathlon, Drowning in tomatoes at La Tomatina outside of Valencia

Teach, Learn, Share

If you have any interest in learning the wonders of Arabic, I would love to share with you my passion. I can share in book discussions, swap travel stories. I love to learn and would love to learn anything I can from you. I know you have something to teach.

Countries I've Visited

Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Lebanon, Spain, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic

Countries I've Lived In

Egypt, United States

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