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Overview

  • 19 References 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Finnish, French, Russian; learning Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Swedish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • No occupation listed
  • Studying Russian at the University of Tampere
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To be happy - and enjoy it!

ABOUT ME

Life-loving, optimistic, full of smile! I like people who are real, honest and feeling good with themselves and among the others. Spontaneity is making life interesting, and I think things can be made in many ways; there should not be only one answer to the questions, or just one way to make something work.

Me and my dad made a deal couple of years ago. The deal was that when I make black belt in karate and graduate from high school, I can travel how much I want. So, I have been trying to follow our deal... :-)

PHILOSOPHY

Life is full of chances. They don't just come to you, but you have to be active and look for them, not to forget about being optimistic. A small opportunity can lead to a bigger one; every person is worth for a nice word and smile, every work is worth for your time and effort.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have been surfing quite a lot, and finally I am able to host as well! I accommodate only people who make some effort for their request, so don't bother to send a copy-paste one. :)


COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

People are asking why I want to take strangers to my home, and why I want to go to a person who I don't know. At the same time they keep asking how I meet so great people and have so much amazing experiences. Hmm... :-)

Interests

I study languages, so definitely using them is one of my favorite things! The feeling when you can express yourself in a foreign language is incredible! I have also been practicing karate quite a while (not that much at the moment), and I just looooove dancing salsa, bachata, kizomba :))

I like talking, the topic doesn't matter. It is interesting to hear what different people are thinking about the things, how they see the world. As I told, there should not be only one way to think about something, and it's always really mind-opening to discuss with a new person. The most interesting ideas are usually the strange ones!

  • dancing
  • bachata
  • wine
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • languages
  • kizomba
  • exploring
  • salsa

Music, Movies, and Books

I am not really watching movies or TV, but I like a lot French movies. They are slow, emotional, the view angles are creative, not to mention the lovely French language.

With books my taste is more wide. Specially Russian classics are something that I like to read (though not all the time, sometimes it's pretty heavy...). Can't name only one favorite, but for example Dostojevski, Gogol', Chekhov are on my list.

Music - I like everything. Depending on my mood, the music can be touching classical, rhythmical Balkan music or bling bling gangsta rap.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The life itself - the lovely mess and strangeness of it. The feeling when you never know what is going to happen next. The moments that you would like to preserve in a pot to have them again later, but at the same time enjoying the idea that you cannot do it.

Teach, Learn, Share

If something, sharing a bottle of wine harms anyone, right? Apart from that, knowing few words in different languages or few steps for dancing might be something I could do. Maybe you show me how do you see the world we live in?

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm not a master chef, but I don't mind cleaning ;) Depends on a person, situation... Let's see if I'm surfing on your couch :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland, France, Russian Federation

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