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  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Arabic (Egypt), English; learning Persian (Farsi), Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • student of history and all things Middle East (since the ...
  • uni
  • From Chicago
  • Profile 70% complete

About Me


learn, meet, travel, see, do


It's a work in progress.


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

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


a new surfer!


arabic poetry, photography, music, museums, languages

  • books
  • poetry
  • photography
  • triathlon
  • traveling
  • music
  • equestrian
  • hiking
  • camping
  • rock climbing
  • languages

Music, Movies, and 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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