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Overview

  • 11 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, German, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish; learning Arabic (North Levantine), Basque, French, Georgian, Italian, Turkish
  • 42, Female
  • Member since 2005
  • musician, educator, writer
  • M.A. in Social Education
  • From Vilnius, Vilnius County, Lithuania
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About Me

Adventurer, musician (www.sleepsignal.org), photographer, story teller and story listener, language collector. Originally from Lithuania, now based in Berlin

After having spent 7 years traveling by bike and living in different places outside of EU it was difficult for me to adapt to occidental civilised world. I missed the joy and hospitality of more poor but more happy places like India, Caucasus, Syria..! So, even if I have a base in Berlin, in the summer I still prefer to live outside. I discovered Basque country few years ago (walked by foot there) and now I am writing a book with stories and anecdotes from the Basque Country.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I would like to meet new people in places where I go and get to know better the place from the locals perspective.

Interests

I like ancient stuff - languages, stones, old writings.

If I could make magic with time, I would want to go to China during the Tang dynasty (618 - 907), to Bactria (Kushan empire, present day Afghanistan) during the reign of Kanishka (ca. 150), and Europe when in Iberian peninsula Basque language was widely spread....

I also like to cook, look, experience and create art, to think, to have a smart conversation, hike, learn languages, photography, also be by myself in the mountains.

I am musician, so obviously I like to compose, listen, perform music.

  • arts
  • photography
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • magic
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • adventure races
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Nina Simone, Django Reinhard, Coil, Hidden Orchestra, Charles Mingus, Mulatu Astatke, Eliane Radigue. Here is music that I (we in a band) compose - www.sleepsignal.org

My favourite film of all times is "Oh, Brother Where Art Thou" by Coen brothers. Films by Jim Jarmush, Andrei Tarkovsky

I like to read non-fiction books on neuroscience, history and all kinds of things so as travel writing. Oliver Sacks, Malcolm Gladwell Also I like old Taoist writings, poetry of drunkards and hermits.

One of my favourite books is "The Book of Disquiet" by Fernando Pessoa.

I like to dance!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

At some point I gave up my possessions and set off on a bicycle to explore the world. I lived many years without having a base in various countries and learned many amazing things.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am good in languages, speak around 15, can share how I learn

What I Can Share with Hosts

I like to cook and exchange adventure stories. I consider myself to be a cheerful and sincere person and I like to have proper laugh, dance, conversations, hugs! I am very happy creature and have a lot of curiosity. This can be contagious in the best way.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Brazil, Georgia, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic

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