Katya Golovina

Mendoza, Mendoza Province, Argentina

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  • Fluent in English, Russian, Spanish; learning French, Portuguese
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • wandering the world : )
  • Saint-Petersburg State University
  • From St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russian Federation
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About Me


...life and freedome in every breath, in every movement... let my heart sing and my body dance...


That was the summer 2009, when I graduated as a journalist and left for one month to trek and rock-climb Caucasian mountains, Southern Russia. That was the beginning.

In September I found myself sailing the Norwegian fjords as a member of the crew of the wooden historic fregate "Shtandart".

Then there were sands and sunsets of my treasure continent Africa, hitch-hiking in Europe and falling in love with Paris...

Brazil greeted me after 6-months-long sailing in Mediterranean and crossing the Atlantic. Scandinavia revived my passion to motobikes and Mongolia - my freedom.

My soul has belonged in Argentina from December 2012 - and it calls back to climb Los Andes and learn to fly. But only after I complete my way through the ancient Silk Road.

I'd been climbing through Europe traveling in minivan, guiding in Patagonia and climbing the highest volcano on the planet.

This has been how it's started. So there's an endless journey in front of me: way of discovery of my own home - the most amazing planet Earth.

I love to live the way that makes me fly higher, move faster, dream further. Extreme sports, mountains, speed, new knowledge, traveling - at the end of the day it's all about discovering new worlds around us.

Another universe lives in people and that's where CS becomes my way of life too.

There're several things on my mind now: the Pacific crossing and ascends up to 7500m. The time will come for that, and that will happen soon.

I would be really happy to meet people of the same tune. Anyway, I'm a "life stories' writer" and search for beauty all around the world : )


Smile - and smile will always return to you.
Ramble - that's the only way to learn if you win or not.
Act - this is our play and it has to be one of a kind.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'll do my best to help if somebody comes to Saint-Petersburg - u're always welcome)
I love adventures, off-beat trips on earth, water and in air, where i can try myself, extreme sports and expeditions. I'll be glad to meet people with whome we can discover something new)


I've been couchsurfing from 2009, and that always was an experience one of a kind. Through CS I have found many true friends, interesting and advanturous people with whom I try to stay in touch.
Moreover, CS has changed my life several times and I´m sure it will happen again.



Music, Movies, and Books

Ethnic music touches my soul, but i love different kinds.
Documentaries. "Planet Earth" and "Earth Flight" - my bibles : )
Vintage foreign and Russian literature.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Admiring the sunrise from the top of Huayna Potosi - 6088m, my first "6000m"... but not the last!

Watching animals in the wild (African safaris, shark diving). Namibia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Russia, ...

Sailing across the Atlantic ocean by yacht in a crew of two. Italy - Brazil.

Flying above Mendoza, with a view on sparkling Cordon del Plata. Argentina.

5.5 hrs on the sheer vertical rock. Bulgary, Croatia, Greece.

Dancing and playing African drums on Sacre coeur in mon cher Paris. France.

Sailing as a member of crew on board the copy of 18th century ship. Baltic, Norwegian and Northern seas.

Playing with baby-lions. South Africa.

Many hours on a motobike through beautiful Scandinavian roads. Sweden, Norway.

Crossing Asia through two different branches of the ancient Silk Road. Turkey - Iran - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Kazakhstan - China - Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan - Kazakhstan - Russia.

Walking high on ridges of roofs. Russia, France, South Africa.

Meeting wonderful people who change my life. Everywhere in the world...

Teach, Learn, Share

Mountain climbing and trekking.
Martial arts.
Extreme kinds of sports.
Playing ethnic musical instruments.

Actually... whatever. It's all damn fascinating : )

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Russian Federation

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