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Ardent fan of backpacking and exploring new cities, countries, and continents. Going to see everything this planet has to offer. :)
I like people who have lifelong plans. For example, I'm going to visit every country around the globe, climb on the highest mount on every continent (so-called Seven Summits list) and still hope to become a space tourist when I'll be old. What about you?
The boring part of my life is being a front-end developer: I craft pretty websites and useful mobile apps. The magic happens when you understand that your work helps people not waste their time on some shit instead of having a good time (like standing in queues to buy tickets or pay taxes, visiting tourist centers, ordering smth by phone, etc). Another advantage of my profession is the ability to work remotely from any place which has internet (in North Korea I had to ask for PTO).
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I'm passionate about diving into other cultures and understanding fundamentally new ways of thinking. There is spectacular diversity of lifestyles among different peoples, which is even more impressive considering the fact that we all are solving the same life tasks.
Every travel is a lesson for me. And Couchsurfing is my way to find a teacher in every country on this planet.
- urban exploration
- augmented reality
Music, Movies, and Books
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
• Solo week-long hike to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with living two days in ghost city Pripyat.
• Crossed whole Russia from East to West (+ countries of Central Asia) by hitchhiking, about 20,000 km in total.
• Went to North Korea to celebrate New Year, got lost in the crowd at midnight Dec 31, watched salute and partied with locals till 2am.
Teach, Learn, Share
“You're saying that you're free FROM something. As if that mattered to me! But your eyes should tell me brightly: free FOR what?” (Friedrich Nietzsche)
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guernsey, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Wales, Åland Islands
Countries I’ve Lived In
Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States