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Meet people from different countries and culture and learn foreign languages
visited 24 states (10.6%)Create your own visited map of The World or another interesting project
I'm a bit of an existentionalist. Treat others how you want to be treated, and as long as you are not hurting anyone else, you are cool in my book.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have hosted many people but I haven't surfed yet.. hopefully I will try that out soon.
I am interested in developing countries, public health, learning languages, neuroscience and research. I have spent time in Tanzania where I was teaching kids, and grown women and men randomly on the streets and in classrooms about HIV prevention. Since then i have also lived in Zambia Livingstone- perhaps my favorite place i have lived in so far- surrounded by beautiful friends, the Zambezi river, Victoria waterfalls and elephants. I also lived in Egypt.
I myself was born out of the states, in Siberia (Novosibirsk, Russia). I moved to California when I was 7. Went to college in LA and then grad school in Boston.
Music, Movies, and Books
Authors: Dostoevsky, Albert Camus, Salmann Rushdie, Garcia Marquez
Directors: Lars Von Tier, Innaritu
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have participated in a dance with the Maasai tribe in northern tanzania during the circumcision party of two of my friends ( they are grown - 16- and 18 year old men ). This is the sort of dance that people adorn themselves with beads, jump up and down and hum.
I had lunch with the president of Malawi!
bunjee jumped, skinny dipped, and rafter the Nile. fuck yes.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love teaching Russian to other people, and learning as many other languages as I can.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia
Countries I’ve Lived In
Egypt, France, Russian Federation, Tanzania, United States, Zambia