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  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Programmer by profession
  • School then university
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


To learn!


Beer drinker and hell raiser!
Just kidding. I'm mostly calm and introverted - though the beer part is true :). I like truth and honesty and fairness.
I think that all people are good, even if they sometimes do unsavory things. I like traveling because of the way it transforms me: like, I never go for walks when at home, but I walk all the time in other cities. Or meeting people: I'm too shy to talk to strangers at my hometown, but it's never a problem while traveling. I enjoy meeting people and listening to all kinds of crazy stories they have to offer, even if it's in a foreign tongue and I understand one word in fifty :)


Live and let live. Be happy and make others happy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surfed successfully in Krakow and Ceske Budejovice, unsuccessfully in 5 other towns. The times I've found a host were great.


* Beer
* Bicycling
* Board games
* Guitar
* Programming
* Reading

  • singing
  • beer
  • board games
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Hard to say about movies, cause I don't see them often. I like westerns of all kinds, especially from 1950-60-ies.
Also movies about bikers, and Godfather.
In music, my tastes are mostly in metal (favorites are Judas Priest, though I listen to black metal stuff and doom too), and I also like softer rock - especially Pink Floyd.
In books, I'm currently reading the books listed in a thread called Reddit's Favorite Books which has kept me occupied for two years already. One of my own favorites is Ishmael. Also I've recently started to read books about yoga and buddhism, which for some reason resonate with me - though I've yet to try doing yoga myself. And some time ago, I often read programming books for fun (the best ones are about Perl).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have a great hitch-hiking story I can share. In Crimea, there's a place called Fox Bay, which is famous for lax attitutes and festive atmosphere. I've met a guy and a girl and her 3-year-old child there, and we went together to Sevastopol. So we're standing on the road and hitching. Now, these people are of a kind that have never waited for a ride more than 15 minutes. Here we are waiting an hour, then a second one. We are chanting mantras, singing songs, doing everything to catch a ride. Nothing.
Then out of the blue, my left arm goes up and in an angle. I cannot put it down by will. So I ask the girl (who's somewhat of an expert in esoteric matters), what's this. She says: you're holding onto something. I say, probably it's true - I haven't said good-bye to one good guy I've met on the Bay. She says: do it! Imagine him and say good-bye mentally.
Okay, says me. Having done that, my arm relaxes. 5 minutes pass, and a bus stops with empty seats in front just for us 3+1 little guy.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach English or Russian. I can play three songs on the guitar. I can show how you can make a computer say Hello World.

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