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  • Fluent in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish; learning Catalan, Valencian, Dutch, Greek (modern)
  • 31, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Student (Masha) and Postdoc (Colas)
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About Me


Conquering the world.


We are a spontaneous and a bit disorganized international couple living in Brussels. We like drinking coffee, discussing, watching old movies, cooking, travelling and going out.


"The people, who define themselves are bordered - O. Wild"

Masha: If the perfect philosophy would have been existing, I would have been left nothing to study!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Right now we can not host people, because we moved and our current flat is very small :-(


We had wonderful experience in Turkey and Italy... Couchsurfing is a good way to find new friends and in unknown places. We organize sometimes Russian-speaking and French-speaking aperitivi events.


History, mythology, reading, sci-fi, steampunk, surrealism, playing guitar, singing, dancing, cooking, painting, deliberating, campfire, underground, cocktails, archeology, traveling, discussing, drinking wine, comics, astronomy, science, good tea, good coffee, underground, art, visiting museums, silence, languages, hellenism, philosophy, theater, spicy food, music, oriental dances, old DOS games... We like hiking and camping, playing geocashing games and making photography. We do not like being tourists, avoid tourist paths and will NOT consider giving you any hint about them in our city.

Colas likes skateboarding - it's his big hobby. So he can show you some skating spots in the city ;-) He also likes programming, computer graphics and statistics but does not consider himself being geek. He also likes movies and cooking and always has some ideas for filming a movie, but does not film them because he is not a movie director. He likes listening to trip-hop and breakbeats pretty loud.

Masha has grown up in a family of musician and was condemned to musical education childhood. She did not like piano lessons, but she likes troubling your ears with a collection of strange records. She studied ancient history (with a particular interest in hellenism) and philosophy and do not ask her now as who she would like to work in the future... She reads a lot of books and likes visiting interesting art exibitions and art galleries. Right now she is a visual arts Comic student at St. Luc. She is a bit sport addicted and loves to spend her free time in the gym, the dance classes or for jogging (when she is too tired to work at the table). She is also a hiking and camping junkie but this privilege is left in Belgium mostly during the summer season.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Indielectro, Balkan, Reggae, Synthpop, Breakbeats, Trip Hop other strange stuff. Bands: Depeche Mode, Niyaz, Nine Inch Nails, Dunkelbunt, Goran Bregovic, Sting, VNV Nation, In My Rosary, 5nizza, Seabound,Markscheider Kunst, Pendulum, Mattafix, Tristraum, Phil Collins, La Roux, Polarkreis 18, Moby, Conjure One, Delerium, Sting, Punk TV, Mezzamo, Niyaz, Fatboy Slim, Peter Heppner, Wolfsheim, Pendulum, Lyapis Trubetskoy, 5'Nizza, SunSay, Beats Antique, Crystal Method, Serbrenaja Svadba, Markscheider Kunst, Santigold, Future Funk Squad, Atlantida Project, Pinker Tones, Mexican Institute of Sound, Iris, Hooverphonic, Mezzamo...

Movies: Poppulaermusik fran Vittula, Wer frueher stirbt ist laenger Tod, Window to Paris, Soul Kitchen, 1984, Brazil, Solaris (the old one), Almanya welcome to Germany. We like movies of Tim Burton, Tarkovsky and think that Jack Nicholson ist a great actor! We also like the alternative cinema and collect norwegian movies.

Masha's readings: Books of Strugatsky, Umberto Eco, Bulgakov, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Duerrenmatt, Bradburry, Khaled Hosseini, Tarquin Hall, Dina Rubina, Jules Verne, Jerome Klapka Jerome, Teffi, Mark Twain, Gianni Rodari and much more... She also likes comics of Chat de Rabbin, Blacksad and Adele Blanc-Sec and confesses that Sherlok Holmes and Vish Puri are her favourite detectives...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Kin Dza Dza (seen)

Teach, Learn, Share

Skateboarding, cooking and foreign languages... Colas is skateboarding since always and he is a great cook. He claims we will open a restaurant when we will be old :-) He can teach you to cook Belgian and French food. Masha can cook Russian and Italian... But it does not mean that we eat only european at home - we really love Indian, Oriental and Japanese restaurants!

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Germany, Italy, Russian Federation, Spain, United States

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