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Overview

  • 32 References 25 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Norwegian, Russian; learning French, German
  • 31, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • World Globetrotters
  • MA-degree in Europen Studies
  • From Stavanger, Norway/ Novosibirsk, Russia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Walking in a Bubble on Water

ABOUT ME

We are two 26-year old girls from different cultures brought together by studies. One is Russian, the other Norwegian. We used to live together in St. Petersburg and consequently started couchsurfing and hosting travellers. We had a lot of fun doing that and therefore still share a profile for our common adventures.

We are the bestest of friends and love traveling. We have traveled together through Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland and Russia - but we want more!

We are both very outgoing and friendly. We enjoy the odd discussion and getting to know new people. There's nothing more exhilarating than culture exchange! We can get into very heated debates about politics, history, literature and so forth - as we are very versatile, and we are not afraid to share our opinions. Adding to that, we of course enjoy listening to what people have to say and love learning about new and unexplored aspects of different subjects.

We live in the moment and try not to hold back.

PHILOSOPHY

We want to experience when possible.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

In principle we want to participate as much as possible. We both love traveling and are looking for couches everywhere. And hopefully have a couch, bed, or even cushions on the floor free for whomever might need it.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We love to both host and surf! :) In total we have hosted 25 surfers and stayed with 9 amazing hosts.
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A walk down memory lane - keeping track of CS highlights!

IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA
(2) Surfers that have stayed at my (Cecilie's) place in 2012:
*Charles and Lena, USA and Russia

IN VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

(2) Surfers that have stayed at my (Cecilie's) place in 2011:
*Laura and Julia, Germany

IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

(4) Surfers that have stayed at our place in 2011:
*C. Griffin Litwin, USA
*Emily Chang, Taiwan
*Daniela and Michael, Austria
*Derrick Reyes, USA

(17) Surfers that have stayed at our place in 2010:
*Inessa & Ziyi, Germany
*Seán Smith, Wales
*Matyáš Polcar, Czech Republic
*Mila Mortimer, Australia
*Linda (Capitainskij) +1, Australia
*Angela Bakhtina +1 Russia (Mordovia, Saransk)
*Ferdi and Charly Schmitz Germany
*Sabine Janz, Germany
*Darop Olinuck Argentina
*Uri Ansenberg, Israel
*Christoph Maisch, Germany
*Pavel Vlasov, Russia (Novosibirsk)
*Geir (Darv), Norway

(9) Hosts that have been so generous to let us stay at their place:
*Karin/Shantamari, Warsaw, Poland
*Milka/greentea~, Warsaw, Poland
*Evelina Puodziukaite, Zarasai, Lithuania
*Peeter Sepping, Tallinn, Estonia
*Steina Öhman, Helsinki, Finland
*Max Dundeberg, Stockholm, Sweden
*Katarina and Bjarki Nymoen, Reykjavik, Iceland
*Bill Ebbesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Interests

  • culture
  • literature
  • walking
  • politics
  • traveling
  • track and field
  • history

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One of the all time highlights of our travels has been our visit to Iceland. We celebrated New Year with our CS hosts and it was magical! The people, the nature, the atmosphere... Perfection.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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