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My name is Aleksandr. In 2008-2009 I lived in the US as an exchange student and it was the time when I realized that the best thing I can do is to keep exploring the world and people around. Ever since I keep on traveling, meeting new people, trying all kinds of activities wherever I go.
I run a couple companies with my partners in Saint-Petersburg. I love sports. Used to do Taekwondo for a few years, love crossfit. In summer of 2016 I applied for 70.3 Ironman which will take place in May 2017, so now I do swimming, cycling and running. I snowboard in winter and surf in summer. I enjoy reading. Me and a few friends of mine meet once a week to discuss what we've read.
Whenever I have a chance to leave the city for some time I use that opportunity to go to a new place.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I love traveling and it's especially fun to explore a city with locals. Meeting new people is the best part of almost any place because that's what makes every trip remarkable.
Meeting new people, sports (triathlon, cross-fit, snowboarding, surfing), reading books (non-fiction mostly), everything that is related to business, traveling, whatever brings new experience
- bungee jumping
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: anything that sounds good
Movies: Mr Nobody, Ocean's Twelve, The Godfather, Matrix, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty etc.
Books: Eric Berne, Ayn Rand, Alexander Piatigorsky, Jose Saramago, Lewis Mumford
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Lived in the US for a year. Climbed the highest mountain in Europe. Skydived. Bungee jumping.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can give a few guitar lessons; I can teach you some Russian; Can help you with English if you aren't native speaker
What I Can Share with Hosts
A lot of good stories
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belarus, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Russian Federation, United States