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Overview

  • 4 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk; learning Arabic, Arabic (Egypt), French
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • PG Student
  • MA Arabic, MSc Migration & Development
  • From Stavanger, Norway
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About Me

Currently finishing up my MSc in Migration and International Development in London, but will be moving back to Scotland in June.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

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

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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

Interests

Foreign languages, backpacking, beautiful music, ugly music, the Middle East, Scotland, imported beer, guilty pleasure TV shows, fantasy trilogies, rooftops, endless hours in cafés, choirs, student discounts, red wine

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

Music, Movies, and Books

Egyptian music, western 'alternative' pop, electronic, world, rock, classical, folk: Hamza Namira, Elissa, Sia, Nitin Sawhney, Lena Chamamyan, Thomas Dybdahl, Regina Spektor, Massive Attack, Fever Ray, Sol Seppy, Björk, Veronica Maggio, Sufjan Stevens, Laura Marling, Joni Mitchell, Portishead, Aurora

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bowling in Bethlehem
Watching the sunrise from atop 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, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Egypt, Norway, United Kingdom

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