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  • 46 references 36 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian; learning English, French, German
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • No occupation listed
  • pedagogics
  • From Chernivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine
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About Me

SUPPORT UKRAINE! SUPPORT UKRAINIAN ARMY! U CAN DONATE TO „COME BACK ALIVE FOUNDATION“ (unfortunately it’s time when kindness should be able to protect itself and when real pacifism needs weapons..)


THIS IS NOT A DATING APP, NOT FOR HOOKUPS, NOT FOR FWB (friendship is not so fast to build.. anyway I‘M NOT INTERESTED!)



якщо ви з України (та й не тільки:) та можу бути для вас в нагоді, то напишіть. я знаю англійську, німецьку тільки вивчаю, поки рівень А2 приблизно. але буду рада допомогти, чим зможу!


i like to dance and climb everywhere i can


There are no key words in the profile, u can write short message even without my name in it :) but for hosting it’s better if u have references and your stay is about interaction, not coming and ignoring my existence (could happen :)


If I need a host and even wrote a short message or didn’t follow some suggestions of some key words in my message - I would appreciate even a short message explaining why u’re not able to host.
Also I know there are situations with lacking of time, so even later some short note - I will be grateful.

Couchsurfing for me is about finding people with who we can „vibe“. I’m tired of travelling and cities, and European architecture a bit, and touristic routes. I like more local and alternative experiences, dancing, climbing, talking


At the moment I stay in Halle Saale. Would be happy to meet here nice people, create music together, walk, ride bicycles, visit events and so on. Also would be happy if somebody wants to visit me here)

If u’re from Ukraine and I can help u in some way - please write me. I don’t speak German well yet (А2 something) but probably I can host u or meet or


My journey plans which are not fixed yet:

I consider hitchhiking through Europe to realise my dreams (see south Italy, Greece, Norway, Berlin‘s clubs..) but never travelled far alone (I mean hitchhiking or on bicycle). So looking for a good cool buddy to join. I have some time to think and decide and there’s no hurry (but there are few things I’d better do first)

I would like to take guitar (maybe even some extra equipment but it might be heavy) and try to earn money this way for food etc and if possible to support Ukraine, Ukrainian army. Probably take a tent or even travel on bicycle (but have to buy one first)

Down is some long list with the views of mine and I’m looking for people with the same thoughts

I don’t believe in conspiracy theories (create them in my head sometimes but:), I don’t support old 3 colours russian flag (it’s the symbol of killing), I support vaccination (generally), evidence based medicine; it’s russia who invaded Ukraine and fuckin forget about America here; I’m against homophobia, racism; soviet union was dictatorship who killed and prisoned people with different position for their free speech. Honestly the list is long. Also I don’t care about people’s diet (I try to be vegan. I mean I won’t be telling people that they should be vegetarians or vegans (though I don’t like that animals are being killed..)). I don’t appreciate apolitical people (because afterwards politics is about everything and will knock the doors of apolitical people too). Right of public protest against corrupted government or fucked police (other bad things) - is a normal thing. Also I don’t like all this endless positive thinking as the thing which is being repeated as a must have - it’s just not nice. Life is different. Same is with endless meditation (though I have nothing against good mood and some practices - don’t mind meditating etc. but honestly endless meditation might be a super thing but not the constant suggestion of doing it). Putin is some weirdo freak. Earth is not flat (let’s prove this;). Feminism is ok (though I wouldn’t agree with each feminist which is logical). I don’t care about fashion and clothes much (I like when it fits my tastes but I’m totally fine with holes and some ketchup on the t-shirt). Interested in science (but don’t know much..) If we don’t share common views on these topics - we cannot get along (I mean that we actually can get along and I really love some people from the list above - some are “in endless positivity” and some do not support covid vaccination . But sometimes esotericism, karma thing, when the person is “pushy” with the beliefs it annoys me). I appreciate discussing and interesting conversations in general, in real life, when the person thinks and ready to change mindset

Also I would like to explain myself why I want to travel during war in my country.. I cannot stay in Odesa - my city, explosions scared me enough. Other my town in the western part - I don’t like living there. I don’t feel resourced for volunteering or anything like that. Also when I think in terms of life and death and feel the war (my experience) - it pushes me to do first what I wanted for long time

I should also add that idea of travelling is in my head but I’m a bit tired with my road at the moment and I was having some health issues and probably can meet them again. Telling this to explain that there are small chances I can decide not to travel in the closest dates. But with a good company and a plan would like to ;)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

i like when people are being humanistic, open and helping each other. that’s who i’m trying to be and wanna chill with)

mostly i can host guyz (i mean here girls too) who are respectful, lgbt-friendly and not fanatical believers of some religion

having a sleeping bag might be better, or there’s an option to sleep together on the sofa

if u wanna meet or travel together - wriiiite mee!!!!


evidence-based medicine
creating childish punk music
street/online activism (saving historical buildings, lgbt rights, changing social unfairness, other:)
drawing a bit
street photography

  • books
  • lgbt rights
  • painting
  • guitar
  • science
  • mountains
  • ukulele
  • lgbt
  • stars
  • ceramics

Music, Movies, and Books


cold synth wave on soundcloud
(not only this for sure. synth, french. post punk. psychedelic, other)

burevisnyk (my music)
kedr livanskiy
queens of the stone age
олексій д‘ячков

low - lullaby
blank banshee - teen pregnancy
nelly furtado - all good things
glass candy - warm in the winter
desire - under your spell
q and not u - soft pyramids

napoleon dynamite
harold and maude
freddy got fingered
doctor orgasmo
new guys turbo

hey arnold!
adventure time

black mirror

a. s. neill `summerhill: a radical approach to child rearing`
o. henry‘s novels

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i gave a paper crown to one woman and that was amazing
i was trying to escape from policemen twice (coz i did nothing)
somebody (i guess it was the neighbour.. and it’s bout the apartment where we are still living) made a shot at my neighbour’s window, and me and Max went to the floor where this person probably lives to discover (i don’t know what exactly to discover. but this floor looked creepy.. come see it :)
i made i guess a bit illegal stuff - some street activism in Odesa, and it was a bit scary)
also i jumped a lot into the sea and climbed over lots of fences) went to catacombs with friends

Teach, Learn, Share

i can teach how to take some simple chords on guitar

make 3 notes music on garageband or any other shitty program

make friendship bracelets, beaded shit, ceramic shit (from clay)

cook some bread or fried flavour shit
can somebody tell - is „learn“ here about me telling what i’d like to learn from others?..

What I Can Share with Hosts

some stories, stupid jokes, hot and cold water, some tea and food maybe)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Romania

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Ukraine

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