Basia Baran

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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  • Fluent in English, Polish; learning Croatian, German, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • professional sailor & researcher at the univeristy
  • wants more
  • From Szczecin
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About Me


to always have water under the kill


Hola couch surfers! You meet me in a quite crazy time of my life. Some time ago I needed a kind of refreshment so I changed my life upside down. In other words, 6 months ago I started to travel and it went like that: Szczecin- Miami- Nassau, Bahamas- Sargasso Sea- Bermuda Triangle- Cape Canaveral- Charleston- New York City- Culebra, Puerto Rico- Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands- New York City- Brussels- and now Barcelona. I'm still looking for my next destination! The farther, the better! During my travel I mostly sail.

In my regular life I'm a psychologist working as a researcher at the university.

And last but definitely not least, I'm a real sea dog!!! :D Started when I was a child, since age of 16 I've been working as a sailing instructor or captain/mate of various sailing vessels on Baltic, North, Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.


hakuna matata


bom feeling

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I cannot offer you place to stay, since I am homeless myself :) But I am always willing to meet and surf with you!


Although I just signed up to CS, I know some surfers for a long time and I was even hosted by them.


sailing, rigging, boating, racing, cruises, night watches, day watches, all kinds of sailing vessels <3

Sailing is a big part of my life. Being exhausted, frozen, or laying on the deck, or being dirty with silicone and marine grease that sounds like a pure happiness to me!

Besides that, I am mad about my branch which is psychology, I also love to dance, practising yoga, listening to stories of other people, travelling. And I just adore learning new skills, doing things that I've never done, was scared of or not brave enough before.

Music, Movies, and Books

Kryszka Baran a jazz vocalist and my sister in the same time is the most moving artist to me.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- watching a killer whale and manatees next to my boat
- bought one-way ticket to Bahamas and started a life of a traveller

Teach, Learn, Share

If you give me a boat I would be happy to teach you sailing technique. If you are more experienced than me, I would be even more happy to learn something new!

Also practising yoga together would be a great idea. Salsa or tango are good options as well!

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Bahamas, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Poland, Spain

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