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  • 12 references 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Latvian, Russian; learning Chinese, Japanese
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2018
  • Research Assistant
  • University of York
  • From Latvia
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About Me

I am a PhD student in evolutionary biology at OIST (Okinawa). Before moving to Japan, I've studied in the UK and during a break beetween the studies sung with a local big band in Latvia.

Currently, I can't host anyone since I'm living in a shared flat.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

It’s about people, at least that what the first users where saying. Times have chaned but I belive there a place for authenticity here. Moreover, it’s a fun way to travel and share what you’ve learned so far be it some crucial experience or a stupid joke that makes you laugh.


  • dancing
  • cooking
  • reading
  • music
  • jazz
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • science
  • nature

Music, Movies, and Books

Raised on contemporary pop music, I dig all generes and J-pop is one of them (Check out Vaundy, Aimer, and Mrs. GREEN APPLE).
At the university, I had been exposed to classical music and jazz and fell in love with it. Now, music is my hobby and I’m seriously consider giving it a go after the PhD.

Kubrick, Tarantino, and Nolan are my contemporary favs but I prefer watching movies that are less well known but damn good, e.g. Captain Fantastic, or Woody Allen’s stuff (though his personal life, ehh, is controversial).

And, books... Such an invention! I like stories by Tolstoy, Chekov, and Hemingway (“The Old Man and the Sea” is far the greatest).
Books by Richard Dawkins set me on a journey of learning about human/animal behaviour and evolution.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Organized and hosted a science Christmas lecture at my hometown highschool for early graders. I was too detailed in my explanations but had an arsenal of cool experiments with dry ice and liquid nitrogen. In the end kids loved it and I did another one the following year.

Teach, Learn, Share

- My language and culture, and why my name has an “s” in the end.
- Want to learn anything craftsy what you do with hands.
- Experince of living in Okinawa.

Note If you ask locals and mainland Japanese, Okinawa is not Japan 🙃

What I Can Share with Hosts

- Music 🎸
- Cook an Okinawan dish 🗾
- Conversations with goood beer🍻

Countries I’ve Visited

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, Latvia, United Kingdom

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