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TO GROW AND HELP OTHER PEOPLE GROW
Explore world, life and myself, live them and love them :)
Let's start with the interesting part about me .
I belong to four countries at once :)
I was born in Odessa (Ukraine) , my mother from Belarus , my father from Syria and I'm Russian citizen , living and working as Network Engineer in Bydgoszcz city in Poland.
I have long story with names so don't be confused, names are just titles.
My formal name is Ali and I prefer to use Alex .
Also all people in the world celebrate my birthday every year or maybe I like to think that they do :)) as I was born on the new year's eve on 31st of December.
I enjoy nature, traveling, CS, volunteering, hiking , cycling ,Running, IT ..
I would like to meet interesting, friendly, supportive and positive people :)
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
"The Three grand essentials of happiness are :
something to do , someone to love and something to hope for. "
'My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.'
"When you change your look at things, the things you looking at change."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I host/surf/hang out, regularly attend CS meeting and events. I like meeting and talking to people and making friends from all over the world.
I started using CS in 2012 when I first visited Moscow and I attended a lot of events and meetings .
Later when I had my own room so I started to host people and I met a lot of interesting and amazing ppl :)
When I traveled and hitchhiked in many countries ; CS was very helpful and made my travel more interesting and full with unforgettable moments .
Thanks to CS I met great people and made a lot of good friends , and had the best and most wonderful times in my life and the best is still to come :)
Chess, Cycling, Hiking ,Running, CouchSurfing ...
Volunteering , Travelling , Networking and sometimes not working :))
Music, Movies, and Books
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Zen miracles by Brenda Shoshanna
into the wild
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Here is my list for cool things I've already done:
1- Hiking and Camping in Syrian Mountains (2008-2013)
2- Volunteering & traveling in India (Dec-2014 )
3- 84m Bungy jump in Rishikesh-India (31.12.14)
4- Started Running (2015)
5- HH & CS in Eastern Europe (July-2015)
6- HH in China (1 Month, 5k km , 50 cars) (Dec-2015 )
7- Climbing Elbrus mountain 5642m (July-2016 )
8-Standing office at home (2017)
9-3 days water fasting (1st time,2017)
10-Joining Toastmasters (Apr-2017)
11- Won-Buddhism training in S.Korea (2017)
12- HH and Camping around S.Korea (2017)
13- Ice water swimming
14- 42km walk to HEL (Jun-2018)
15- Hitchhiking in North Caucasus (2018)
16- Visited 33 countries, lived in 4 (1985-2021-...)
17-Sleeping on floor (2017-2021)
18-Being Vegetarian (2016-2020-)
19-Blood Donation (20 times, 2014-2021-...)
20- Sailing Trip in Baltic_7 days_Gdynia-Karskrona (Apr-2019)
21- Bydgoszcz 1/8 Triathlon (July,2020)
22- Swam in Baikal Lake (Aug-2019)
23-Vipassana 10 days silence and meditation camp (Dec 2019)
24- Skydiving 4000m (July,2020)
25- 5 Days water fasting (Aug,2020)
26- 240Km one day cycling Bydgoszcz-Olsztyn (Oct-2020)
27- Tried mountain skiing for the 1st time and went for red route (Mar-2021)
28- Stayed 20 days in a tiny flat due to Corona (June-2021)
29- Ran 200km in one month (Aug, 2021)
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach some history, Arabic language and Russian conversation. I can help with technical data about engineering and IT useful tips!
I can share my travel and life experience.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Life talks and experience, stories about my trips, IT knowledge, Language
and of course a GOOD TIME :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
Countries I’ve Lived In
Poland, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine