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Overview

  • 104 References 69 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in English, Russian, Spanish; learning Arabic, Turkish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Freelance translator, travel writer, teacher, you name it
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About Me

Let's talk: I'm eager to hear what you think about life, the universe and everything. Or we can just get drunk, curse loudly and sing out of tune.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've been on CS since the beginning and I think I've seen it all. Prove me wrong.

Interests

I like books and plants, long journeys and tricky situations. I like studying languages, drinking wine, learning poetry and spending time in the mountains. I like to move around a lot and explore all sorts of hidden worlds - be it on another continent or in my back yard.

I enjoy the frightening vastness of deserts, tranquility of cemeteries, sharp mountain air in the mornings and that peculiar fragrance of trains and railways. I like long winding roads, the calming experience of being utterly lost, and especially that timeless moment between waking up and realizing where I am.

  • books
  • poetry
  • documentaries
  • wine
  • movies
  • reading
  • hiking
  • camping
  • languages
  • mountains
  • nature
  • graphic novels

Music, Movies, and Books

I read a lot and thoroughly enjoy talking about books. Furthermore, I have a big passion for traditional music from the Balkans, so I can bore you stiff with that anytime you want. But it goes together with some alcohol. And please, whatever you do, don't let me sing.

I also watch movies, but I'm too lazy to list them here, so I'll only mention John Pilger and Adam Curtis. I like animations (especially old Russian ones!), documentaries and comics.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was born (and have a belly button to prove it). I wrote and published two books. One is about Africa. And here's a 4-minute video-travelogue I'm kinda proud of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Gjfm9PjH0

Teach, Learn, Share

I have a blues harmonica, as well as some Arabic percussion instruments (darbuka, doumbek etc). I'm not good at any of those but it brings me great joy. So if you have an instrument and feel like jamming, let me know :)

Here's something: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx08mt5j9zk

What I Can Share with Hosts

We can discuss the Meaning of Life. But we don't have to. I discuss it with myself on a daily basis. So we can just walk. I love long walks. Let's walk!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Mongolia, Namibia, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Greece, Serbia, Spain, Turkey

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