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Aloha! My name is Ayuna, I'm 20 and I am a law student from Saint Petersburg, Russia. My parents are initially from Buryatia which is Siberian region of Russia and I was born in Saint Petersburg. Therefore I may be looking as chinese, but my nationality is closer to mongolian, does it sound familiar to you? :)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
As I am a student with lots of different hobbies and no work I cannot allow to spend a lot of money on traveling, however I am addicted to it. Moreover, I suppose, only people of beautiful, strong and curios heart and mind can let in their daily life strangers from all over the world. So why not to meet as much people of this kind as possible yo. In future (when I'll leave my parents small flat) I will surely expect for all you guys.
I am a big fan of documentary photography and photojournalism, so I really hope that after finishing law faculty I will be able to devote myself to this sphere. I like to take pictures on my different film cameras, but I still haven't learnt how to print photos myself, that is such a mystery! I think, that making photostories on variety of themes or spotlighting crucial topical new is not just a hobby, but one of the ways to help people. I am also learning Chinese language just for fun, although that is sooo hard sometimes :) on Sunday's I with students of my faculty go to local branch of Red Cross to work with refugee children and children of labor migrants. We help them with their homework, play games and just communicate so they can socialize somehow. At the moment I have one photo project starring the kids :)
Music, Movies, and Books
At the age of 15 I would had said that I am a true rock/hard rock lover. Now my preferences have slightly changed and widened. So, my playlist does have this: Scorpions, Queen, RCHP, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Morphine, REM, Interpol, a-ha, U2, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovy, David Bowie, the Doors, Pink Floyd and on and on. On bad days I listen to Chaikovsky and Dvorjak
I have read a lot of books, but now, as I'm more or less "adult", I feel like I have to reread most of them (trying not to stick with Harry Potter and lord of the rings in the process). In childhood my favorite books were about native Americans and sea journeys. As for adolescence time Great Expectations and just everything by wonderful Ray Bradbury were my table books. Now I am in love with Nabokov, Bunin and Bulgakov - all russian writers :) sometimes I read works of Erich Fromm, Hannah Arendt and Michele Foucalt, but that doesn't happen very often :) oh, and I also love Boris Vian, O'Henry and Edgar Poe
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Once I was sleeping with my friend in a tent half way to Trolltunga in norwegian mountains. Not such amazing, but that was my very first experience of being inside the tent :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates