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Ilia Denotkin

Bellevue, WA, United States

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Overview

  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Russian; learning Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • programmer / world traveler
  • Bachelors at McGill university
  • From Montreal, Canada
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live, see, meet, and enjoy

ABOUT ME

I tend to always be in a good mood, and tend to enjoy life whenever possible. I have a huge interest in culture, history, tradition and just local way of life. I also tend to spend a lot of time outdoors, hiking, climbing rocks and mountains, kayaking various rivers and simply enjoying the scenery.

I've just graduated from university, and am travelling through North America before I have to start working in September.

I also want to learn more about all the various cultures out there, to meet great people and to make friends all over the world.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Showing Montreal to anyone who desires to see it. Trying to introduce many of my friends to CouchSurfing, as well as trying to provide the best experience to people who want it.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

With my roommates, we've hosted about a dozen couchsurfers over the past 2 years.
Couchsurfed through northeastern Europe in August 2012,
Met incredible people in Asia (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Nepal) in fall 2013

Interests

Life!

but more specifically:
Art: Poerty, Paintings, History
Nature: Beauty (Oh, how I wish I could describe it better), wilderness, hiking, climbing, mountaineering.
Art: Music concerts, operettas, classic art, etc...

And I'm sure I have a number of other interests that I'm forgetting or that I haven't discovered yet!

Music, Movies & Books

Books: William Saroyan, Roger Zelazny, Arkadii and Boris Strugatsky
Poetry: Alexander Gorodnitsky, Alya Kudryashova, Guberman, Apollinaire, Neruda, Leonard Cohen, T.S. Elliot

Music: The only music that I listen to are songs whose lyrics overshadow the music. French Chansonniers (Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, Yves Montand), Russian Bards (Vysotsky, Vizbor, Gorodnitsky, Egorov) and some English Songwriters (Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

My entire life is composed of amazing episodes... I can't pick out any one that's better than any other!

Here's a short, incomplete list: climbing mountains, going on week-long kayaking trips, jousting, impulsively flying across oceans, etc

Countries I've Visited

Belize, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Estonia, Finland, France, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Russian Federation, United States

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