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Monika Szczygielska

Nuestra Señora de La Paz, La Paz Dept, Bolivia

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  • 178 Positive References3 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Polish, Spanish; learning Russian
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • traveller
  • High School
  • From Radom, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


find the good in people.


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'm a classical scholar, I love long hours with books and films.

Since 2011 I´ve been travelling (hitch hiking) in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and now in America. For the first 1,5 years with a travel mate, and since 2013 (more than 2 years now) I´m travelling solo. I´m working on the way, in different countries, doing almost anything (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.

Some time ago I've started writing a blog about my travels (in English):


everything is relative and everything is eventual.

Why I'm on 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 life. I´ll try though :)


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

Music, Movies & 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, dubstep, 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 and the highest 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.

What I Can Share With Hosts

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

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, 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

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

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