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Overview

  • 207 References 165 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Polish, Spanish; learning Chinese (Simplified), Latin
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • traveller
  • High School
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

find the good in people.

ABOUT ME

I try to keep a distance to the world and things around me. Don't pay much attention to the past and future, focus on the present time. I'm fascinated with Buddhist principles and would like to follow it as much as I can. Too mature and too childish for my age at the same time. Sometimes contradictory and hypocritical, impatient and spitfire. I love long hours with books and films.

Since 2011 I´ve been travelling (hitch hiking) in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and Americas. For the first 1,5 years with a travel mate, and since 2013 I travel solo. I work on the way, in different countries, doing almost anything (tourism, hospitality service, teaching, office clerk jobs, construction sites etc.). I love meeting locals, learning about cultures, tradicions, bits of languages and simply getting to know human nature.

Currently I teach English in China.

I have a blog in English and Polish but not frequently updated:
http://ludzienadrodze.blogspot.com/

PHILOSOPHY

everything is relative and everything is eventual.
je ne regrette rien.
time destroys everything.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I think both hitchhiking and CS are the best way to conquer the world. The idea of hosting people for free is fantastic and gives everyone a chance to travel, sightsee and meet new people.
So many times CSers (along with other people too) helped me and/or saved my life, that I don´t know if I can pay it back in this lifetime. I´ll try though :)

Interests

psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, films, books, music, meeting people, travelling, languages, coffee

  • writing
  • books
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • meditation
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • buddhist
  • anthropology
  • history
  • languages
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • tourism
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

I read mostly everything (apart from love stories), don't have any farourite; classic literature rocks.
Music: punk, rock, metal, indie/alternative, drum'n'bass, trance, house, electro.
Burton, Ritchie, Aronofsky, Noe - all of their films. Horrors, gore/slashers, psychological thrillers/dramas, films about mental illnesses . Not really into comedies unless it's English. Generally I love films!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Visited the most dangerous city in the world (for 2015), the highest city in the world and the southernmost city in the world.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach to cook some simple Polish meals, and basics of the language.
I want to learn Buddhism, meditation, spitituality, local history, new languages.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My experiences, stories from Poland and other countries. Can cook something or cook together, teach English, Spanish and Polish, help in the house if needed etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Malaysia, Panama, Peru, Poland, United Kingdom

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