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Jānis Trautmanis

Valmiera, Valmieras pilsēta, Latvia

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  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Latvian; learning Russian
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Student
  • My mom has tought me to be a nice pe...
  • From Most of my life I have lived in Riga
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About Me


See the beauty of our planet.


Currently doing the last year studies in Valmiera - Latvia. Since I live in a dorm, I'm not really able to host anyone. But if you are in interested, I would love to show you around Valmiera and recommend some good spots around.

I'm a student, who loves to travel, take pictures and to be happy... I am easy to comunicate with and I like to hear/tell stories of adventures. I like to do crazy and sometimes a bit extreme things, but that's what gives me a chance to get stories to tell... :)


I want to live my life and feel adventures, so I can tell stories to my grandchildren, when I'm old. :)

Live, so you can inspire others...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I hope to participate as a private tour guide around the city in which I host... :)


I've had some good experience with hosting, good experience with surfing, and an interesting experience when I didn't find a couch in Olso... :D But you can ask me to tell that story, when we meet... ;)

Update: Also have had a negative experience with a guy canceling our stay an hour before arrival, but that is another interesting story to tell.


I'm interested in traveling and everything about it. :) I also love hitchhiking, and I do it a lot, so maybe hitchhiking will be the thing we can talk about... :) I also am a geocacher so my hobby is geocaching.com :) If you are interested in this sport, or want to talk about geocaching in Latvia, I will be glad to help you... :) I'm also interested in UE (Urban Exploring - abandoned urban/military facilities and stuff like that), but lately I don't have a lot of time to enjoy my hobbies, because I'm pretending I'm studying hard. :D

Music, Movies & Books

The best movie I have ever seen was "Into the wild", I recomend to watch it... :) It inspires me to travel. :)

About music: I used to listen to different kind of rock music, but lately I like something a bit more calm laike - Bon Iver, Damien Rice and a buch of other artists that play the accoustic guitar... :D

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have done a lot of interesting things in my life, but I guess the craziest thing was going to Olso (Norway), without almost any money and sleeping on park benches for two days (we didn't get a couch). :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I could give you some tips on what to see in Latvia, and a few tips in hitchhiking.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Iceland, Latvia

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