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Elvira Milune

Riga, Riga, Latvia

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Overview

  • 38 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Latvian, Russian; learning German
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • freelance illustration, photography ...
  • MA in Arts
  • From Riga/Aizkraukle
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

I have recently finished my studies in an arts academy and like strange things. But also normal things, that everybody likes - travelling, music and so on.

I have a background in subcultures, such as hippie and goth - it may seem a bit contradictory, but actually can blend quite well and enables me to get along with all kinds of people and like a broad spectrum of music.

The best things in life aren't things.

We are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different. (Kurt Vonnegut)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I'm here, because CouchSurfing embodies what travelling is about to me. It's not just about seeing places, it's meeting the people who live there, getting to know them.

I've surfed couches in Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, France, Switzerland and met amazing people. Some of them have become my friends.

I don't really have the conditions to host extensively, but I always host people who have hosted me when they come to Riga. Or when I get the flat for myself.

Once I hosted a sudden (and very cool)French surfer. Also hosted some people while living in Linz, Austria.

Interests

music, art, literature, movies, nature, travelling, photography, cultures and subcultures, life as it is. People and what's inside of them.

Music, Movies & Books

Music:
progressive rock, psychedelic rock, underground russian rock, classical music, blues rock, death blues, stoner rock, grunge, post-punk, post- and neo- folk, goth rock, gothic surf, ect.

Depeche Mode, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Spiritual Front, NIN, Smashing Pumpkins, Metallica, Joy Division, Air, Edgar Broughton Band, Earth, The Sisters of Mercy, Queen, King Crimson, David Bowie, Nick Cave, The Red Elvises, Einsturzende Neubauten, Roxy Music, Janis Joplin, Love, The Black Keys, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, The Route 66 Killers, The Dead Brothers, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Gogol Bordello, Morphine, Fever Ray, Madrugada, Spindrift, you get the idea.

Books:
Kurt Vonnegut, Victor Pelevin, Mikhail Bulgakov, Hermann Hesse, George Orwell, Stanislaw Lem, Oscar Wilde, Strugatsky brothers

Movies:
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover, Donnie Darko, Buffalo '66, Arizona Dream, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Andrey Rublyov, Stalker (both A.Tarkovsky), Dead Man, Blade Runner, In Bruges. Anime:Vampire Hunter D:Bloodlust, Ghost In A Shell.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Walked and climbed magnificent cliffs in The Red Wally in Turkey, Cappadocia.

3 months on the road, meeting great people, sometimes spending night in royal style, sometimes by the road under starry sky.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can talk a lot about art and music, make a dish of nearly anything and draw your portrait, if you ask - but don't feel offended afterwards :P

What I Can Share With Hosts

My sparkling personality, stories from my past roadtrips, tips about places I've been to, tons of recommendations on awesome music, if you're into that, I can also play piano a tiny bit.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Germany, Latvia

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