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  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning German, Spanish
  • 30, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Teacher
  • Degrees in Education, Art, International Relations and In...
  • From Lysva, Perm Krai, Russian Federation
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About Me


We are The Beckingtons, a married couple from Australia and Russia.
To save you the trouble of reading a lot of gibberish, if you are looking at this we assume it is because you would like to CS in Sydney. So feel free to send us a request and we'd be happy to host you or show you around Sydney if it is possible.
Although one thing we would say is that we are not party machines so please just keep that in mind if you want to CS with us :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

We are on CS to meet nice people whether it be hosting, surfing or simply hanging out.


Our two passions are football and photography. Mostly I (Alex) follow the EPL and my heart belongs to the Gunners - that's right... I'm a Gooner (that being an Arsenal fan for all the non-EPL people out there) - and I love it! )))

Having said that - if you are...

A Man Utd fan, ehh...

A Liverpool fan, meh

A Man City fan, mehhh...

A Chelsea fan, mehhhhhhhh...

A Tottenfan fan, (I salute your bravery if you still send us a request) :P


If you are an Arsenal fan, then welcome comrade!! )))

  • photography
  • concerts
  • partying
  • reading
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • soccer
  • emergency services
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Vikings, The Office, Game of Thrones (5th Season = Disappointing so far) & Hannibal

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Getting married

Caressing and playing with two White Tiger cubs

Being the well earned recipient of a Mike Shinoda sweat towel at a Sydney concert in 2002

Being in Zambia for the final of the African Cup of Nations ending with victory for the mighty Chipolopolo

Meeting Santa Claus in Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle

Hosing down a Polar Bear

Hiking 150km's along the West Highland Way in Scotland completely unprepared

Attending the 2008 ANZAC day memorial service in Gallipoli

Camping in the Andes

Hitchhiking and camping around Turkey & Syria for 1 month

Cycling around Liechtenstein for the day and being picked up by Swiss police on the autobahn

Entering into the early stages of a game of chicken with a Rhinoceros in Namibia

Saving a Hungarian women and her mother from being stabbed to death with a screw driver by a drunk Slovenian man in a Bosnian hostel

Teach, Learn, Share

All kinds of stuff

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, Russian Federation

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