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Tina Trdin

Litija, Osrednjeslovenska, Slovenia

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Overview

  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Slovene; learning German, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • studying, working on several youth p...
  • primary, secondary school, bachelor ...
  • From Litija
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to free my mind

ABOUT ME

So, I am still a student, but spending waaaay too much time doing other things, at the moment planning my three month internship to South Africa, so Master will have to wait till I come back! When I was not planning my trip to SA and even now I work on several youth projects for volunteers, national, European and global, topics we cover are human rights, solidarity through volunteering, anti bias education, humanitarian and development issues etc. It would be too much information to go into details, but I would be happy to explain in person what exactly I do, and how much things, wonderful experiences through volunteering are there waiting for people to explore. I've travelled quite a big part of Europe, mostly when participating in international seminars and trainings. I am also a trainer on topics of prejudice, discrimination and communication.

I live in a small country called Slovenia, that is not the same as Slovakia, though many people think so:-) We are 2 million people in one beautiful green country (second most green country in Europe), we have everything, mountains, sea, plains on 20.000 square km. Its wonderful, the country I live in, nature-wise, but lets not talk about politics. I stopped paying attention to that some time ago. Life is too short to be frustrated.

I like meeting new people, share opinions, point of views, discuss issues and solve them. I think I'm a nice human being, the only people I don't like around me are people radiating vast negativity, and with strong prejudices (those two are anyway connected).

I love to spend time with free spirited people, living their life at ease, I always gain valuable insights into my life, when I talk to people from various different backgrounds. It fulfils me. I feel sorry for those who are too afraid to experience life, to travel to get to know and on the other hand I wish for my self to be even more free spirited and not worrying about things that don't matter so much at the end.

PHILOSOPHY

Free your mind! I live to free my mind, I am aware that I worry too much at times, I am upset about things that do not deserve my time. So I live to learn to balance my life, harmonize it. Its my life project, my objective.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I think I have had several comebacks with couch surfing community :D I started my profile in 2007, then it was almost empty for two years, and after arrving to Toledo, Spain on Erasmus, I have activated it again, meet several new friends, surfed a couch in Portugal, but after arriving back to my home town, profile was again abandoned a bit :) I revived it in the end of the year 2011 again, since I was attending several trainings around Europe and was again a perfect tool to meet new interesting people. And now its July 2012.. Some would call me selfish, but the reason I am updating it is because I will travel through USA next month. I sincerely believe, things will be more reciprocal between CSers and me, when I get my own flat, and will be actually able to host again. And now its end of July 2013, I am updating my profile again, travelling to South Africa next week and hoping to meet great people through CS again.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I had few couch surfing experiences, one when two girls from Salamanca were staying at our place in Toledo in 2009, they were really nice, and Im hoping to get to know more folks like that:-), then an Erasmus student from Turkey surfed our couch in Toledo, I have walked around Alicante with two nice couchsurfers, and surfed a couch in Porto, Portugal and this March in Lisbon, Portugal. I have also surfed some couches through USA last year in August (in Charleston, Key West and Washington-all of them being very nice experiences).

Interests

trevelling, playing djembe and a bit of guitar, listening to the music, reading psychology/philosophy/astrology books, lately I got more interested in Eco turism, eco way of living. I love my own made coffee with rice milk and a good cup of tea.

Music, Movies & Books

I dont know when was the last time I have read a real book. All that I read lately are training manuals, workshop manuals, applications on tenders etc.

Music; everything more old than new, 80s mostly, reggae etc.

Movies, no favourite movie in particular, but from TV series: Big bang theory, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Scrubs, That 70s show,...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

lived in Spain, it was a big decision for me at that time, and it was a great one.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: to play basic guitar, how to play some rhythms on djembe, how to find the cheapest plane flight, how to live if you are allergic to wheat, how to apply a good project and get funded.

Learn: to play guitar better, to cook African, Indian food, how to surf, how to speak French (this is a pretty new one), how to live a more eco way of life and be fulfilled.

Share: my ideas, impressions, stories, laughs...

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Slovenia, Spain

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