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Overview

  • 83 References 53 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Russian; learning Dutch, Spanish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • UX designer
  • Fine arts, physics
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I constantly get lost and try to reinvent myself again. I look for people and experiences which would give me inspiration and push me forward. If it's possible, I prefer being active and move: hike, bike, fly.. err. well. By plane at least :-) So not really the best company to spend hours in bars drinking beer unless the company and vibes are really good. So if you want to do something really crazy - I'll probably join!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

It's been a while since I use Couchsurfing, and the way I use it change with the time. Obviously first I used it to afford myself traveling, but then it turned out into lifestyle. I seriously doubt if I would be even similar to who I am now if Couchsurfing were not there. I saw beautiful places, lived through amazing experiences, met outstanding people and made so many dear friends! It definitely changed the way I see the world and people in it. Traveling is much more then just beautiful city and breathtaking landscapes, people we meet make experiences really unique.

Interests

I used to have cool hobbies like surfing, painting but now it's does not present in my life so much. I like to go windsurfing if there is wind, otherwise I cycle a lot (like to go for bigger distances as well), do some fitness and yoga, and just try to be creative in time spending.

  • design
  • graphic design
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • painting
  • drawing
  • cycling
  • windsurfing
  • surfing
  • tourism
  • hitchhiking
  • volunteering
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

I like reading, currently I read a lot about psychology and mindfulness. My favorite one so far is Stealling Fire by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal. I like biographies too, the best of resent one is the one about Elon Musk, also Steve Jobs (no wonder), Richard Branson.
Contagious: Why Things Catch On
The upstarts about Airbnb and Uber
Start with Why by Simon Sinek

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Studying fine arts in France
Organizing Surf Camps of Fuerteventura
Volunteering in Turkey
cycling from Saint Petersburg to Finland, to Estonia, around Tenerife Island and in many other places. Most of my greatest stories starts with I just bought a bike in X to go to Y..
hitchhiking everywhere
visiting Bounty Island in Thailand and falling down from a motobike there (stupid me)
teaching Russian in Bosnia and Herzegovina
windsurfing at night under the full moon
living on a beach for a month

Teach, Learn, Share

I explored many ways to travel, many cultures and places. So maybe I can give you some ideas about your future trips

What I Can Share with Hosts

Currentely I have an amazing place to live, a nice apartment in the most beatiful neighbourhood of Rotterdam (well, I think so). So I'm happy to share it, also dinner and I'm always up for an advanture!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Spain

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