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EVELYNA

Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Overview

  • 31 Positive References
  • Fluent in Bulgarian, English, German; learning Catalan, Valencian, French, Spanish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Exploring the tensions between our m...
  • European Ethnology, some psychology,...
  • From Plovdiv/Bulgaria and Germany
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Dreaming big and working on my dreams...

ABOUT ME

Sometimes very humorous, communicative, emotional, fun-loving and so and so on... Well, usually all that depends on the atmosphere and the people I'm with.

PHILOSOPHY

I always try to THINK POSITIVE. Usually I do things I like - this has been the greatest luxury for me during my time as a student. I can see advantages in negative experiences and find good things about everybody I meet. I beleave that "problems" are products of our minds! At least I try to live this idea, although in our crazy Western world it's difficult to believe in it, if you're not enlightened...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfing, hosting...CS meetings - so far in Berlin, Plovdiv, Sofia, Vienna, here and there...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

CS in Granada, CS friends, meetings and surfed couchs in Berlin, Vienna, Sofia, Pristina, Bukarest, Sarajevo...Couchsurfing camp at Bulgarian Beglika festivals...

Interests

SPIRITUALITY and spiritual concepts of life and death yoga, laughing yoga, biodynamic therapy... Far Eastern and alternative medicine in general...

PSYCHOLOGY AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: psychology of arts, of happiness, of love, environmental psychology...

PEOPLE AND THEIR LIFESTYLES, LIFEWORLDS...

ANY SIGNS OF CREATIVITY, anything which is arty - for me pure entertainment and inspiration! Creative outcomes can be interesting as proofs of cultural change, of resistance...

TRAVELLING: CITIES!! - off the beaten tracks, photo walks, playing on clichés, hidden sights, nuggets, contrasts, incongruity, surprises, arty travel projects...nature, wide landscapes...

CULTURAL INNOVATIONS like artificial city beaches (assisted a bit in the work on the cultural beach in Munich)

THE SENSES, sensing spaces, cultures, moments, ethnology of senses, sensual arts...

WORKSHOPS or events with a creative, experimental, communicative, psychological and/or spiritual character. There I have been participating in: "Empathie-Festival" in ZEGG (Centre for Experimental Configuration of Society) near Berlin "We Space" an experimential series of encounters and workshops: http://www.we-space.de/ in and near Munich physical theatre in Munich for one year according to Jaques LeCoq

DANCING: modern jazz, contemporary dance, contact improvisation!, flamenco, ecstatic dance events, belly dance, salsa...

COMMUNICATION: intercultural communication, nonviolent c. (Rosenberg) LANGUAGES, their variety, playing with language

ARTS, FESTIVALS (Burning Man!), design, ...

Everyday life and politics of the bulgarian socialism

Music, Movies & Books

BOOKS: Eckart Tolle: The Power of Now, Silence Talks Landry: The Art of City-Making... Alternative city guides: Le Cool's A Weird and Wonderful Guide to...(Barcelona etc.), Stadtblind: The Colours of Berlin

MUSIC: Coldplay, The Strokes, U2, Chambao, Massive Attack, Portishead, Moloko, Craig Armstrong, Placebo, Paul Kalkbrenner, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Stereophonics, Chemical Brothers, Jamie Cullum...

SOUNDTRACKS: of Luhrmann's "Romeo & Juliet!, City of Angels, Hair, Moulin Rouge, Amelie, Girl,Interrupted, A Life Less Ordinary, Great Expectations, Forrest Gump, Contact, Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, My Best Friend's Wedding, Berlin Calling... funk, jazz, oldies, lounge, electro, balkan sounds, flamenco, bossanova... www.somafm.com - Lush

MOVIES: Into the Wild, L´Auberge Espagnol, Paris, Amelie, Lucia y el sexo, Paris, je t´aime, Girl, interrupted, Ashes and Snow, Tree of Life, Volver, Baz Luhrmann`s Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge, Contact, The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner - and other road movies...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

One of my most amazing experiences ever has been taking part in the "Empathie-Festival" in the village of ZEGG (Centre for Experiential Configuration of Society): http://www.experiment-empathie.de/festival.phtml.

Another amazing thing for me has been living in Barcelona for more than one year and in Berlin for 2,5 months altogether! Both cities are magical places!

Besides that I had a great time with AEGEE, being part of Europe´s biggest students organisation with its visions of an united Europe, workshops, great people... Some of my most amazing experiences with AEGEE: Being with almost 1000 members at the "Agora" in Warsaw, than hitch-hiking back to Munich. Or: Having a party at a ruin on the top of a mountain, the gorgeous panorama of the Catalan Pyranees around us, all of us singing "With or Without You" of U2...

I worked on the concept and management of an intercultural project called AEGEE Media Exchange. People from Madrid, Istanbul, Cambridge and Vienna participated in one week of photographing/filming on case studies about culture of everyday life in Munich. The outcome: Lots of great pics, some extraordinary anecdotes, contacts and friends in all these cities and much more.

A really beautiful documentation video about AEGEE: http://www.aegee.tv/movies/archive/movies/242.html

Listening to the audio book "THE POWER OF NOW" by Eckart Tolle - it totally changed my view on life!!

Two months of CS related experiences in Berlin - and I'm addicted to both!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can suggest you many interesting places, activities and people in Munich, Barcelona and Berlin. I'd like to play the piano again for one day and rediscover my painting/drawing skills. I want to learn more about photography, how to crochet birthday cakes and many other things!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Republic of, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Countries I've Lived In

Bulgaria, Germany, Spain

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