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become a translator of Latvian fiction literature to Norwegian. My first translated novel came out in 2016, and I have understood that it is something I would like to continue doing. Now I am translating a Lithuanian essay book by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė to Norwegian
Maybe a bit messy, but I am eager to learn new things and quite kind. Passionate teacher of Norwegian language. I have lived in Latvia for several years.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Get the chance to meet at least a handful of the millions of great people in the world. I have only been participating as a host until now, but would like to try out the role as guest some day too.
I love to sing, to learn new languages and practise those I have started to learn.
Music, Movies, and Books
Films: Nordic films in general, Krzystof Kieślowski is one of my favourite directors - favourite comedies are the ones of Tage Danielsson and Hasse Alfredsson.
Series: The Americans, Black Mirror,
Music: Nordic singer-songwriters, calm jazz (Jan Johansson, Chet Baker, Monica Zetterlund, Jan Garbarek), folk music, classical music, especially J.S. Bach.
Books: L.S. Christensen, Guntis Zariņš, Agnar Mykle, Murakami.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have had some trips that have been quite amazing, among them visiting a Latvian village far off in Siberia and going to a mining village in Tuva. North-Korea was also very interesting and different from other places I have been. The experience that has influenced my life most is the year spent as exhange student in Latvia when I was high school - I fell in love whith the country, it's people, culture and language.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach: Norwegian and Latvian language
I want to learn: Estonian language and cooking of vegan dishes that are new to me
Countries I’ve Visited
Belarus, Estonia, Moldova, Morocco, North Korea, Russian Federation, Slovakia, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Norway