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  • 134 References 93 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian; learning Spanish
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • dive center manager, diving instructor, freediving instru...
  • Psychologist
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About Me

I am a freediving/divind instructor: www.markin.info. Being mad about all kind of outdoor activities: hitch-hiking, rafting, kayaking, hiking, paragliding, speleology, diving etc. I often organize some incentive tours in Ukraine, Poland, Eastern and Central Europe and Balkans - mainly rafting and biking: www.raftingukraine.info

Possessing an 8-sits minivan I often course between Warsaw and Lviv - two cities where I spend the most of my time if I am not traveling or working abroad.
http://www.lvivguide.info - a travel guide about my lovely home city Lviv. I created this site in 2010 so now it looks a bit old but still informative enough.
The was a period of time when with my friends together we managed to organize 4 great travel projects that involved sponsors, media-partners, press-conferences etc:
2004 - China, Tibet, Nepal, India.
2005 - Armenia, Georgia, Turkey.
2006 - Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Uzbekistan, Syria.
2007 - "Rocks and Caves of Carpathians"
Whenever I hit the road I am usually making professional photos and writing a kind of traveler's blog (www.markin.info) which sometimes get published in local newspapers and magazines. In 2005 my book was published (in Ukrainian).

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

cos it is a part of my life now ;)


Paragliding, Caving, White Water Rafting and Kayaking, Cycling, Hitch-Hiking, Diving etc.
Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Social Anthropology, Sociology.
Web-design and JavaScript
WW2 history.

More on my old profile: https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/281570/profile/legacy

  • writing
  • instructor
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving
  • paragliding
  • anthropology
  • history
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • tourism
  • hitchhiking
  • freediving
  • jogging
  • it
  • speleology.

Music, Movies, and Books

The Private Life of Plants by David Attenborough and many others.
Jazz, chill-out music., social rock and many other janres.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

There is no one thing. My life is one amazing thing.

Teach, Learn, Share

Advanced course of hitch-hiking, diving, freediving, rafting, kayaking... how to quit your routine starting living the adventure ;) and how to come back to the everyday life as new person after all

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Poland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

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