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  • 4 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Arabic, Arabic (Egypt), English, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Editor
  • MA Arabic, MSc Migration & Development
  • From Stavanger, Norway
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Travelling to new places is always, without fail, better when you meet or stay with someone local.


Hosted 3 nights in Giza, December 2012
Surfed 1 night in Nablus, December 2012
Surfed 2 nights in Bethlehem, December 2012
Surfed 3 nights in Tel Aviv, December 2012
Hosted 7 nights in Giza, March 2013


Foreign languages, backpacking, beautiful music, ugly music, the Middle East, imported beer, guilty pleasure TV, fantasy novels, rooftops, endless hours in cafés, classical singing

  • wine
  • red wine
  • beer
  • tv
  • traveling
  • music
  • backpacking
  • sailing
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Pop, electronic, singer-songwriter, classical, folk, Middle Eastern: Nitin Sawhney, Lena Chamamyan, Regina Spektor, Massive Attack, Fever Ray, Sol Seppy, Björk, Veronica Maggio, Sufjan Stevens, Laura Marling, Joni Mitchell, Portishead, Aurora, Tori Amos, Imogen Heap, London Grammar, Angus & Julia Stone, Ane Brun, etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bowling in Bethlehem
Watching the sunrise from the top of Mount Sinai
Sailing on a tall ship from Shetland to Norway

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Egypt, Norway, Palestine, United Kingdom

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