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Paul Kustov

Moskva, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Overview

  • 36 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning German, Polish, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Programmer
  • BA in Computer Science from Keble Co...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Et me et mundum circa me meliora facere

ABOUT ME

I have completed my Bachelor's degree at university, worked in London and then transferred to Moscow.

PHILOSOPHY

1) Do not over-complicate things
2) Solve the problems in the course of their appearance
3) Live the life you want. Set the goals. Achieve them.
4) Don't be an unjustified snob. I went to Oxford and know enough already ;-)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

SURFED:
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Summer 2008: Riga (LV), Warsaw (PL), Berlin and Cologne (DE) and Bruges (BE).

Easter 2009: Bratislava (SK), Budapest (HU), Vienna and Innsbruck (AT).

Summer 2009: Moscow (RU), Lviv (UA), Kraków (PL), Wrocław (PL), Dresden (DE) and Brugge (BE).

Easter 2010: Prague (CZ), Budapest (H), Ljubljana (SLO), San Dona' Di Piave (I), Bergamo (I), Luzern (CH), Reims (F).

Summer 2010: All over Europe

Autumn 2011: USA (Chicago, New York), Canada (Toronto)

October/November 2013: Israel (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv)

HOSTED:
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Tomasz
Christiane
Mathew
Brecht
Anastasia
Matthew
Dorothea
Dina
Malvika
Monika
Aleksandr and Gintare
Elizabeth
Marielle
Gosia

Interests

Travelling to places I've never been to before;

Cycling - current maximum is 50 miles + 3 hours of swimming in the sea, in one day. All on two salmon sandwiches and a number of litres of water.

Swimming - especially in La Manche in the summer.

Karate - Shotokan, 1st kyu. Bad knee, however, prohibits me from progressing for now :/

Ice-Skating - tends to happen indoors as Britain never has any ice on the streets :o)

Hitch-hiking - UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, France, Canada. The longest single trip - Vienna, Austria to London, England, in 35 hours (ca. 1900km)

Sailing - I had a sailing cruise trip on a 6-person yacht, and absolutely loved it. We went around the south coast of England and the Isle of Wight.

Photography - I am a proud owner of Nikon D90 with a Speedlight SB-600 flash and a 35mm fix lens.

Music, Movies & Books

Current Music Favourites: Muse, Scorpions, HammerFall, Sonata Arctica

TV Shows: The Apprentice; How I Met Your Mother.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Sailed in the Gulf of Finland; got taken out into an open sea and spent 7 hours there in burning sunlight and 1.5-metre waves.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Belarus, Russian Federation, United Kingdom

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