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Live, see, meet, and enjoy
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.
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
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!
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and 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