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Overview

  • IT Consultant
  • MSc in Cybersecurity, Manchester Metropolitan University
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About Me

Hey there! I may be a casual traveler, but when I hit the road, I'm all in. Never surfed a couch, but I've got a heart full of stories and an eagerness to make new friends wherever I wander. Excited to share tales and create new memories together!

**Based on the UK not Kz**

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm on Couchsurfing not just as a means to travel, but to truly immerse myself in the diverse tapestry of global cultures. It's one thing to visit a place, but another to experience it through the eyes of those who call it home. I crave genuine connections, those unforgettable moments that can't be found in guidebooks. I'm here to swap tales, forge lasting friendships, and to learn from every corner of the world, one couch at a time. Plus, there's no better way to understand a place than by sharing stories over a home-cooked meal or walking through local streets with a newfound friend. So, here I am, ready to dive deep and explore the world with an open heart and eager spirit!

Interests

Passionate about soaking up new knowledge, forging fresh connections, and uncovering uncharted terrains!

  • photography
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • camping

Music, Movies, and Books

Music:
I have an eclectic taste, always open to new rhythms and beats. From the soulful strings of classical compositions to the vibrant energy of world music, I let melodies narrate my journeys. If you have a local band or artist you love, I'm all ears!

Books:
While technical books feed my brain, it's history and novels that truly nourish my soul. I'm captivated by tales that transport me to different eras, offering insights into worlds gone by. Authors like Ken Follett, Isabel Allende, and Yuval Noah Harari have been recent companions. Got a history book or novel recommendation? I'm eager to dive in.

Movies:
My movie preferences tend to mirror my reading habits. Historical dramas, epic sagas, and thought-provoking narratives draw me in. Films like 'Atonement', 'Gladiator', and 'The Last Emperor' have left lasting impressions. However, I'm always on the lookout for hidden cinematic gems from different cultures. Let's swap recommendations!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One of the most exhilarating adventures I've embarked on was hitchhiking across China. With just a backpack, a map, and an unquenchable thirst for exploration, I set out on roads less traveled. From bustling cities to serene countryside vistas, each ride brought new faces, stories, and lessons. I was humbled by the generosity of strangers who became fleeting companions, sharing snippets of their lives and offering me a glimpse into China's diverse tapestry. Whether I was sharing a meal with a family in a rural home or discussing dreams under neon city lights, the journey was a testament to the universal spirit of adventure and the kindness of strangers.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach:
I can share tales of my travels, little life hacks I've picked up along the way, and perhaps a recipe or two from my homeland. If you're up for it, I'd also love to teach you a card game or board game that's been a hit in every gathering I've hosted.

Learn:
I'm always eager to expand my horizons. Teach me your favorite local dish, a phrase in your native language, or the history of a place or tradition you hold dear. I believe that every person I meet has something unique to share, and I'm here to listen and learn.

Share:
Let's share moments! From sunsets in unfamiliar cities to the joy of discovering a hidden café or the thrill of a local festival. I'm in search of experiences that are magnified when shared, stories that grow richer with every telling, and friendships that span across borders and time zones.

What I Can Share with Hosts

1. Stories & Laughs:
From misadventures to awe-inspiring moments, I've got a treasure trove of tales to share. Let's exchange stories and share some good laughs.

2. Cooking Skills:
Want to taste a dish from my homeland or a special recipe I've picked up during my travels? I'd love to whip up a meal or two for you.

3. Local Insights:
While I'm keen to learn about your world, I can also offer a glimpse into mine. Let's discuss local customs, festivals, or even the little quirks that make our homes unique.

4. A Helping Hand:
Whether it's doing chores, assisting with a DIY project, or simply helping out with daily tasks, I'm here to lend a hand.

5. Games & Fun:
I've got a collection of card games and board games that have been hits wherever I go. Let's spend an evening in a friendly competition.

6. Listening Ear:
Sometimes, it's just good to have someone to chat with. I'm here to listen, share, and engage in deep or light-hearted conversations.

7. Photography Skills:
If you're looking for some new profile pictures or just want to capture a memory, I've got a knack for photography and would be happy to snap a few shots.

8. Cultural Exchange:
Let’s delve deep into music, art, and literature. I can introduce you to some of my favorites, and I'm eager to discover yours.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Hong Kong, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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