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Just letting you know that Yura and I now have different profiles. I will update with info on this page as soon as he creates his own one.
Currently, I am about to travel to Spain and then take it from there.
PLEASE mind that I'm NOT in Australia at the moment and if you send me a request there I will definitely know that you haven't taken the time to read my profile, so I wouldn't answer.
I am the citizen of the world and I respect and honour people with proper values and real and humble soul.
Hello/ Hola/ Namaste!
My name is Valeria and I originally come from Russia.
When I turned 17 I left my home and went out to live, work and study abroad. It was such an intense and great time to be living in England, Spain and then Australia, let me tell sometimes I was wondering why I chose such a challenging way of living.
It is difficult to describe myself, but What I do know is that it is a great part of my life to be working with myself, people and the environment around to create harmony.
I spent many years doing art : studied art history in England and film in Australia. Meanwhile, I was arranging different art expos both in Russia and Australia, which were mainly focused on photography. For the past couple of years I have been working on a few short documentaries. You can check out my website to see what I was doing and it can actually reflect a lot about my personality and views on life.
I fully believe in oneness in our life, ad I equally share my interests between these few areas : health and traditional medicine, sustainable living, animal welfare, and mental health. I was very privileged to have grown up in a beautiful countryside with huge fields of corn and a river close to my house, so i truly understand how important that is for every child, who will be an adult one day.
Also, I love music and singing, and one of the reasons I am travelling is to meet new musicians and make music together. That is a very important mission!
"How long shall we kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?"
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Couchsurfing is an amazing project, which really works when you understand what it's all about. I noticed unfortunately that this website is becoming much more commercial than it used to be and it's much easier now to receive "vouches" and references, which is a bit of a put off. If you read until this point and want to send me a CS request, please bare in mind that I still support the good old real way of being a hospitable host and as well a respectful guest.
Cultures, Traditional Wisdom, Traditional Medicine, health, conscious art, sustainable lifestyle, technology, music, ethnic instruments, Qi Gong, Yoga, snorkelling, sitting by the fire, animals, all of Creation!
- animal welfare
- rock climbing
- art history
- study abroad
Music, Movies, and Books
Human Project.Baraka. One Giant Leap. Ashes and Snow. Home.Caotica Ana. Dead Man.Fountain.
Medicine Music. Sufi music. Gypsy music.
Recently we had a unique opportunity to visit Australasian World Music Expo, which opened to us new fascinating band called LINDIGO (Reunion Island). These guys just made my day!
I love teachings of Chogyam Trungpa, lately I had to read almost only literature on Tibetan Medicine and wow it is actually taking all my free time. Of course I love Russian literature, Chekhov's and Gogol's works being my favourite.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Road trip in New Zealand. NO COMMENTS.
Trekking in Akaroa.
Every single smile:)
...climbing a huge rock with stones being dropping..in shorts and a big backpack..want to repeat!
...about five years ago we set a small cafe/pizzeria with an open rooftop. It was a challenge! (and it's still working)
Teach, Learn, Share
What I can share with you:
* enjoy Nature
* play tennis
* taking photos and making videos
* riding a bike all day long (and without handlebars;)
* Russian and English
(i am working on this list)!
Oh, there is such a long list of things we want to learn! to name a few:
*learn Spanish finally
* mountain climbing
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Bahrain, Croatia, Denmark, Gibraltar, India, Latvia, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom