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Evelina Taunyte

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Lithuanian, Russian; learning Arabic (North Levantine), Georgian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2005
  • non-artist, writer, educator, musici...
  • M.A. in Social Work, but I learned m...
  • From Vilnius, Lithuania
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

doing homework on africa in bahia

ABOUT ME

A gazillion of pulsing cells, that move with wonder and excitement. It started on the pavement of the old town in Vilnius - first time I tried to run away from home when I was 3, and there I stood with my red suitcase in the huge square realizing that I still had my slippers on. Later I succeeded better and crossed boarders without visas like a mosquito since I was 15, and was home in Kreuzberg, Gracia, Havana.. Much later I packed my bike and while leaving Vilnius forever and managing the first kilometers amongst the roaring lorries I thought it would be definitely a great 1 min scenario, if my world bike trip would just end trying to leave the city. But no, it did not. Romania, Turkey, village girls learning to ride my bike, Georgia, Damascus, South East Asia, India.. And finally - I discovered how cool it is to be still!

PHILOSOPHY

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to loose" - J. Joplin.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Like a mango tree

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I received hospitality mostly from people that do not connect to the internet. Do not have much experience within this wired network yet.

Interests

how to make money out of the blue, how to make green tea out of the sea, how to ride an octacle, confusing tango with a circus, to stop the mind, to make it make saltos, to make salt and taste it, yes, to play music, to loose things and get lost.

Music, Movies & Books

I was out of media joys for many years, now catching up, especially after having spent many night in film commission in Amman watching films::

Films: "Brother Where Art Thou"; "Salt of This Sea" "Halfaouine" "Stalker" by Andrei Tarkovski; "Broken Flowers" by Jim Jarmush; "A Man Without A Past" by Aki Kaurismaki; "13" by Babluani "Satin Rouge"

Music: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Feiruz, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waits, Bjork, Janis Joplin, jhno, Tom Jobim, Elis Regina, Kardes Turkuler, Georgian folk songs, Baden Powell, all kind of cool funk. by the way i also make music: www.candycactus.net

Books:

Dzhuangdsi, Moomins, Winnie the Pooh, Monkey, Tales about Drukpa Kunley, books by Chogyam Trungpa, Stephen Graham's "A Tramp's Sketches", poetry of Rilke, Radauskas.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Grew up in a bohemian underground environment of Lithuania under soviet occupation; lived as a refugee in a monastery in Poland; crossed boarders in Europe without visas in the early '90s; lived as a nomad for years, traveling by bike and sleeping in a tent; cooked Thai food for Cuban peasants; was taken hostage in Georgia; lived a winter in a remotest mountain village in time and space in Adjara; made people laugh in Damascus answering the question where i come from with "ena shamye"; made Turkish ambassador in Lithuania angry by publishing an article about Kurdish people in Turkey; reclaimed public spaces in Vilnius; did a one-woman subversive action within a neo-nazi demonstration in Vilnius; taught Turkish girls to ride a bike; was robbed in Greece; watched hippies in India; carried on bikes an entire recording studio through South East Asia recording music; gave birth to a child, am constantly falling in love with places and people.

Teach, Learn, Share

Whatever the moment calls for

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Jordan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, State of, 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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