Jelena Basrak

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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  • Fluent in English, French, Serbian; learning German, Malay, Russian
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • No occupation listed
  • No education listed
  • From Geneva, Switzerland
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About Me


Try to find the right way to live peacefully


It's always difficult to describe ourselves... What to say... I'm joyful and laugh easily without loosing my serious when it comes to it; it's important for me to stay warm and open in this individualist world! But I keep my feet on the ground. I love love looove travelling, it allows some nice cultural discoveries and an amazing personal enrichment that I wouldn't find somewhere else.

I am now living with my boyfriend in a little cozy appartment but too small for a guest, unfortunetely!


Not to have a personal philosophy, it changes every days...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I travelled for a little while so I didn't host...=( I made some great meetings beeing hosted though! When the situation improves, I'll maybe be able to start hosting!


I had my first couchsurfing experience in Armenia, Yeghegnadzor. What a random place!;) Beautiful experience that made me more confident about the whole thing. I used then cs along my big trip for a more local touch!


Litterature, art, philosophy, travelling, living foods, music, yoga, volley-ball, people and humour!

Music, Movies, and Books

Tchinguiz Aïtmatov, kirghize writer, "Djamilia"; Daniel Pennac!; "Jan Lobel aus Warschau" Luise Rinser; Amelie Nothomb; Maxıme Chattam; and lots of others!

K, La Rue Ketanou, Amélie-les Crayons, Gotan Project, Ayo, Architecture İn Helsinki, Broken Social Scene, Beirut, Angus & Julia Stone, Jamie Cullum, Ray Charles, Goran Bregovic, Shantel, Bukovina Orkestar, Van Gogh...

"Big Fish", "Chat noir chat blanc", "Arizona Dream", "Into the Wild", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "Requiem for a dream"...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The first thing that comes to my mind is this beautiful, exceptionnal expression in those little eyes of a girl in a burmese village. Amazing, so strong...

Teach, Learn, Share

Well, well... I am a passionate of raw food so if you've never heard of it I could introduce you to it! Make some yummy recepies, deserts; you wouldn't believe it's raw!=)

I could teach you some Serbian - you would say what the...?! But you never know when you would need it!=) You may travel one day to Eastern Europe!

One the other hand, I would learn anything!=) Pretty curious in general.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Dominican Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Malaysia, Switzerland

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