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Overview

  • 79 references 67 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Polish; learning Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Master in Geography
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

MY JOURNEY HAS TAKEN ME BACK TO THE WOODS

CURRENT MISSION

To feel a door opening in me and enter the clarity of early morning

ABOUT ME

In love with The Planet Earth, sustainable development and environmental protection. I’m definitely a positive person, full of energy (... who actually likes to sleep early :)) and enthusiasm. I like when people admire and respect each other. My natural state of mind is to be peaceful. I love to practice yoga and meditation (I teach vinyasa). I use it as a tool to release any physical and emotional tension that I may feel in my body and to experience the healing that comes from within. I love to drop into the depth of my being and rest in an ocean of calm and to feel a delightful "body of bliss".

I enjoy people so the chance I like you is quite high. I naturally gravitate towards people who are open-hearted, generous of spirit and self aware. I care about the impact I have on others.
I'm a pretty chill person but I can be serious too. I do my PhD in geophysics (tropical weather and climate, and weather-driven natural hazard) and I love exploring it all! I can explain you basics of weather and climate (yes, climate change is real), but what truly sparks the light in me is the appreciation of how beautiful this world is. Nature is stunning and being able to do research in natural sciences makes me happy and very grateful.

Most of the time I'm busy but I like spending quality time with friends and guests. Come over!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To share. My best travel experiences are of volunteering, meeting locals and contributing to amazing projects around the world.
Travelling is the way how I grow up as a person. When I don't travel, I love seeing you travelling.

Interests

  • cooking
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • ecology
  • science
  • volunteering
  • biking
  • healthy food
  • veganism
  • sustainable development
  • hitch-hiking
  • climate change
  • artificial intelligence

Music, Movies, and Books

I don't spend much time on films but I recently fell in love with 'Black Mirror' episodes. Watching one of them is a great way to kick-off a deep, meaningful conversation.

Music: Tash Sultana, Xavier Rudd, Sticky Fingers, Danit, Alex Serra, ShataQS, alt-J, Lana Del Rey, Hang Massive, Lao Che, Rodriguez, Oliver Koletzki, Man Of No Ego ... and much more

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've guided a blind man through Berlin; it was amazing to make his dream (to "see" Berlin) come true...
and also volunteering in Kenya. That was the first "big" trip in my life and I enjoyed every single moment.
... Well, getting lost in the dark night in the mountains in Kyrgyzstan... on the horse.

And finally, I woke up today!

It's really hard to mention just one thing :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can give you a yoga class, teach you how to buy responsibly + I like sharing food. I'm vegetarian / vegan. Come to share.

I'd like to learn how to be ALWAYS present, just live the moment and stop overthinking. I always appreciate if people share something that they're good in / comfortable with. Whatever it is. And if we get serious, I'd like to develop my programming / machine learning skills too.

I'D LOVE TO GROW MORE FOOD ON SITE and eat more with the seasons, come and teach me please!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland, Portugal

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