Natalija Makarenko

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

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  • Fluent in English, Lithuanian, Russian; learning Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Wine taster, sommelier; event organizer; cultural manager...
  • Acting/directing; languages/philology; marketing/events m...
  • From Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


fly high, swim deep, breath fresh air, feel the taste


I am a deep digging broad wonderer who loves to discover feelings, people, tastes and experiences. Love to feel happy! Love to see beauty!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


It is so much better to experience places with somebody who cares about the place! Or to share place with somebody who wants to dive deep into the cultural and human experience.


Couchsurfing and hospitalityclub surely helped me to meet very special people, with many of them we are friends ever since.


Wines, food, good films, video arts, photography, sports (diving, kite-surfing, snowboarding, bikes and everything that rides, swims, slides and flies), yoga, nature, Wine-making, Beer-brewing, cooking. Water! I also enjoy everything that nature gives you: gathering wild herbs, picking fruits, roots, fish, etc.

Music, Movies, and Books

a very broad spectrum :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

flew, swam and walked through Grand Canyon;
created the best and only Vilnius Old Town dry cherry wine;
started my life in Libia;
debarked plane home and stayed in New Zealand;
travelled and lived through the whole pregnancy in a little van (not even a camper:) through Americas (Cuba, USA, Canada);
in California gave hard-core difficult, but natural and non-medicated birth to my wonderful son;
studied to paraglide between breastfeeding sessions;
life never stops to amaze me!:)

Teach, Learn, Share

never tired to learn more about wine-making, beer-brewing, cooking and extreem or competitive sports and culture, films, music, etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States

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