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Polona Cimerman

Ljubljana, Osrednjeslovenska, Slovenia

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Overview

  • 52 Positive References
  • Fluent in Croatian, English, Slovene; learning Danish, German, Italian, Serbian, Spanish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • English teacher
  • school of life + Faculty of Social S...
  • From Metlika, Slovenija
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Discovering what I really really want from life s perpetually trying to make the best of life here and now. I absolutely love meeting new people for I believe that each new person opens up entirely new worlds and broadens the already existing horizons. And I also love travelling, especially the CS style so I hope to see you soon =)

PHILOSOPHY

Our thoughts and attitude create our world. Grow and learn from every experience.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host and take CSers on a tour around Ljubljana, try to make them feel welcome and at home. I also gladly (and often) answer questions and give tips on Slovenia to travellers who are coming to the country so freely write me and I'll try to help you. And last but not least, I always do my best to establish a connection with my CS hosts when I surf their couches :) Thank you, everybody!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Fabulous! I love it, this is the best way to feel the culture, meet the people and have an amazing time. There's no way back to ordinary travelling now :)

SURFED: - Budapest, Hungary (October 2008) @Attila Juhász - Surabaya, Java - Indonesia (February 2009) @Sari Louvi - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 2009) @Edmund Loh - Georgetown, Penang - Malaysia (March 2009) @Mun Munawar - Lisbon, Portugal (July 2009) @Jorge Jesus - Caldas da Rainha, Portugal (July 2009) @Frederico Gomes - Malmö, Sweden (March 2010) @Carl-Emil and Indira Kjellstrand - Copenhagen, Denmark (April 2010) @Andreas Westergaard-Nielsen - Kalmar, Sweden (July 2010) @Georgios Trebicka - Stockholm, Sweden (July 2010) @Mikael Olsson - Oslo, Norway (July 2010) @Martin Eichelmann - Stavanger, Norway (July 2010) @Henrik Høyland - Madrid, Spain (April 2011) @Jorge J. Solitario Martínez de Zuazo - Madrid, Spain (April 2011) @Agustin Carreterro - Kuching, Borneo-Malaysia (August 2011) @Mosoof Abbasi - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (August-September 2011) @Jonathan Beveridge - Kota Kinabalu, Borneo-Malaysia (September 2011) @Alan Lam - Georgetown, Penang-Malaysia (September 2011) @Zac Riggenbach - Granada, Spain (May 2012) @Veronica Gil - Auckland, New Zealand (September 2012) @Hamish Kempthorne - Gisborne, New Zealand (September 2012) @Maja Harris - Nadi, Fiji (October 2012) @Vilimaina - Lautoka, Fiji (November 2012) @Shalon Sugden - Brisbane, Australia (November 2012) @Tim Foote - Alice Springs, Australia (January 2013) @Ben Goodwin - Darwin, Australia (January 2013) @Ashley Harris - Istanbul, Turkey (December 2013) @Sebambino Caglar - Arezzo, Italy (May 2014) @Thoma Carugati - Vientiane, Laos (August 2014) @Claire Albergel

HOSTED: - March 2010 (Samy & Anne, France) - July 2012 (Steen Freydenlund Jensen, Denmark) - July 2013 (Mathilde Baumann & Kristian Jensen, Denmark) - September 2013 (Radomir Cizek & Beata, Czech Republic) - November 2013 (Jiyeong Oh, South Korea) - November 2013 (Bruno Assmann de Azevedo & Nadini Vacari, Brazil) - May 2014 (Kavan Cleary, Canada) - June 2014 (Chew Fei Phang & Jun Cen Zheng, Singapore) - September 2014 (Mike Richards & Karen)

COFFEE/DRINK, GUIDING IN LJUBLJANA: - August 2010 (Alessandro, Italy) - July 2011 (Matt Daniel, Australia) - January 2012 (Yuan-Ming Chiao, Taiwan-Germany, & Stefan Hoe, Germany) - March 2012 (Angelos Parmatzias, Cyprus)

CS MEETINGS: - February 2009 (Surabaya, Indonesia) - April 2010 (Esbjerg, Denmark)

Interests

life, my nephew, English, alternative medicine, reading, travelling, good vegetarian food, singing, making pies & tarts, books, Australia, cycling, sustainable living, Oxford, cats, green tea, birds, flowers, Asia, yoga, seaside, figs, Iceland, high heels, cocktails, jogging, cherries, Mozart, cakes, having fun, cooking and baking, ladybirds, power of positivity, rainbows, diversity of cultures, summer mornings/nights, bright colours, peaches, street performance, greeting and b-day cards, private jokes, the smell of fresh basil, Big Foot Mama concerts, turtles, watermelons, Kras, girls' nights out, good poetry (Minatti, Pavcek), languages, healthy living, trying to figure out the names of stars and their constellations, art, Van Gogh, vegetarian recipes, Australia & New Zealand, fruit, granny's "smorn", red shoes, Ljubljana, persimmons, film festivals, fireflies, sunny days, catching up with my friends, my bike with its fabulous basket (which I couldn't do without), Scotland, recycling, fancy dessert wine, puffins (and birds in general), Metlika dialect, Hydrangea macrophyllas (:D), mint gelato in Florence, theatre, recycling, fridge magnets, Monty Python, summer Ljubljana, exploring distant lands ...

Music, Movies & Books

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Pulp Fiction, Nirgendwo in Afrika (Nowhere in Africa), Trainspotting, La Grande Belezza (The Great Beauty), Coffee and Cigarettes, The Lord of the Rings, Gegen die Wand, The Sound of Music, The Birds, The Triplets of Belleville, Amelie, La Vita e Bella, Schindler's List, American Beauty, Lost in Translation, Leon, Cabaret, Fight Club, Adaptiation, Fucking Amal, Silence of the Lambs, Finding Nemo, Bladerunner, Matrix, About a Boy, Forrest Gump, The Remains of the Day, Darjeeling Limited, Kung Fu Panda, Eyes Wide Shut ...The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery), Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov), The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy), The Buddha of Suburbia (Hanif Kureshi), Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad), Adrian Mole diaries (Sue Townsend), Life of Pi (Yann Martel), Cefurji raus! (Goran Vojnovic), Angels and Demons (Dan Brown), Kitchen (Banana Yoshimoto), Peter Rabbit - the complete collection (Beatrix Potter), Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)- except Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Lord of the Rings triology (J.R.R. Tolkien), The Help (Kathryn Stockett), Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne), Bolecina nedozivetega (Ivan Minatti), Integrali (Srecko Kosovel), Salome (Oscar Wilde), many children's books (also picture books), Dogodek v mestu Gogi (Slavko Grum), poetry of Tone Pavcek, Alamut (Vladimir Bartol), Pippi Longstocking (Astrid Lindgren), The Name of the Rose (Umberto Ecco), Crime and Punishment (F.M. Dostoyevsky), Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien), Hafis, Narcis in Zlatoust (Hermann Hesse) ...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Life constantly fascinates me, so I simply cannot choose just one amazing thing :)- running the half-marathon from Denmark (Copenhagen) to Sweden (Malmö) over the magnificent Øresund bridge- swimming with humpback whales in Tonga (and yes, it was as crazy as it sounds!) - observing and nearly touching puffins in Iceland- participating in a children's film about a dwarf (I played a role of a cranky mother :D)- Venice Biennale of Art 2009 (the company as well as the exhibition was mindblowing! It was one of the best days of my life!)- C.R.A.Z.Y. partying in Oxford with Iva and our friend Bogdan- garbage diving in Esbjerg (seeing how much food we discard just like that casts a whole new perspective on our so-called civilized and developed society)- funky nights in Budapest with Alan- watching monkeys go to sleep in the river Kinabatangan area- Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin (really powerful architectural setting of a great museum)- enjoying peaceful serenity of the Isle of Arran (Scotland)- snorkelling in Bali (I saw Nemo!)- watching my nephew grow up- walking through the maze of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin (it is simple, but so telling and emotional)- learning how to sing like a pro- camping under a glacier in Iceland (and doing Iceland in general)- going to Asia all by myself- renting a flat in Berlin :D- walking around Ljubljana (35 km, 8 hours, great company)- all Big Foot Mama concerts that I attended with Iva- wild camping at Ursa beach in Portugal- going to EURO 2000 in Amsterdam to support our national football team- admiring Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur- participating in Couchsurfing :)- port wine tasting in Lagos (Portugal)- being a COMENIUS language assistant in Denmark (a wonderful half-a-year experience)- dancing on stage with an Indonesian jug woman doing karaoke in Penang- miraculously finding rafflessia in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia - stopped watching TV 10 years ago and thus drastically improving my life :) - doing Australia in a (half-broken) campervan (two people, three months, 11 thousand kilometres, all the freedom in the world)

Teach, Learn, Share

Baking and cooking is my therapy and I really have a good time while doing it, so I could share some of my secret recipes ;) I also love being creative in other ways - making things nice, pleasant and pretty is my kind of thing, so wrapping up presents, cutting out decoratings, making greeting cards, decorating places etc. are things I immensely enjoy doing. In addition to this, I love talking about languages and translation and I'm a sucker for exploring English (browsing through a dictionary in search of random words is my guilty pleasure - guilty as charged!).I always crave more knowledge about psychology and I'm also very much intrigued by spirituality techniques and methods.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Republic of, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Tonga, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Denmark, New Zealand, Slovenia, United Kingdom

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