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I am easy-going and open-minded guy from Eastern Europe. Currently work as urban planner in state institution and I am really into profession, I sincerely believe my work and experience can transform places where we live to more friendly, human-scaled and inclusive environment. The best bonus I have in my current occupation is that I can explore new places in my own country, because my company is involved in design projects in different Belarusian cities. At the same time I am not focused only on my job, hopefully I can combine it with going to the theaters/cinemas/exhibitions with friends or just walking in the city alone or with friends. I have some ideas for self-development such as learning new languages (I am interested in Spanish and /Swedish especially), taking course in Irish or Scottish dances and finally finish my family tree genealogical research.. But have to find free time for this or maybe even improve my time-management skills.
Looking for new experiences, emotions and positive moments. Trying to find my way in life going up and down, sometimes turning to the left and to the right.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I stayed with couchsurfer host only once in Rotterdam, but still I believe It is a great opportunity to get to know to the cultural traditions of a country that you visit. Usually, I prefer to stay with people who I meet at different events such as EASA (European Architects Students Assembly), for instance. But this time I am going to travel in South African Republic and unfortunately I don't have any contacts there. Moreover, I would like to experience something more local and authentic from rural and urban culture and I think couchsurfing is good option for this then just staying in hostel.
- urban planning
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: all kind of social dramas, movies based on real historical background, good documentaries. But sometimes, of course, there is nothing better then just a comedy, even a stupid one :)
Music: depends on my mood and company. But in general I like Royksopp, Josef Salvat, Susanne Sundfor, ONUKA, Adele, Paloma Faith, Christine and the Queens, Shuma.... and many many others, not always remember their names.
Books: Ivan Melež "Ljudzi na balotse" (People on the Marsh), Uladzimir Karatkievič "King Stakh's Wild Hunt", "The Dark Castle Alshansky", Ivan Shamiakin "Atlanty i karyjatydy"(Telamones and Caryatides), Serca na daloni (The Heart on the Open Palm), Lev Tolstoy "Anna Karenina".
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Biking throw small lost villages and exploring almost forgotten ruins of churches and palaces in Belarus;
- Participated in 3 crazy EASAs (European Architects Students Assembly) in Slovenia, Bulgaria and Malta;
- Studied in Budapest as Erasmus student for one year - one of the best periods of my life! :)
Teach, Learn, Share
I can revise some sport ball dances movements in my head and we can dance all night long :) If you are curious about Belarusian folk traditions or anything related to its history, just ask me and I can tell a lot. And of course brief courses of Russian or even Belarusian languages. I always have several boxes with national desert -
sugarous cranberries - with me in my travelling bag, you can taste it as well :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
To be honest, I hosted only one guy from couchsurfing platform, but my friends from different countries used to stay at my flat in Minsk. Anyway my mission of being guide in Minsk was to tell the story, sometimes mythologized and embellished, but at the same time very dramatic, about my country and beautiful people who live in Belarus. And, of course, to show hidden pearls of Minsk or Mahiliou :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine
Countries I’ve Lived In