Logo orange

Dasha Nikonova

Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

Wants to Meet Up

100% response rate · Last login about 22 hours ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Dasha's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile

Overview

  • 115 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Travel Business/ Dance teacher
  • Life, people, experiences, books (an...
  • From Oskemen, East Kazakhstan Region, Kazakhstan
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Taking a break from hosting for a bit, need to work on some things. Will come back shortly!

CURRENT MISSION

Travel, Love and Learn as much as possible about the world

ABOUT ME

I am very excited person; I enjoy life, new places, and new people. It is hard for me when things are the same for a long period of time, I prefer change. I am happy to experiment and believe that if you have an opportunity to try something new, you should do it. I am pretty conservative in some of the topics and ways of living though, but not judgmental. I will never tell you what to do and how to live your life (Unless you ask,then I am happy to listen and to give an advice). A lot of people have told me that I am a good listener; I value relationship the most in this life. I like to socialize and to get to know as much as possible about other people.
My favorite food is ice cream, and I also usually drink about ten cups of tea a day, or sometimes even more))
I prefer to talk less, and listen more, but when no one talks I feel responsible to fill the silence and end up talking quite a lot :)
I am always happy to help if I can.

PHILOSOPHY

I am an optimist; I always try to see best in people and situations. I also believe that communication is very important and can solve most problems. I choose to trust people and be open as well. I am a practicing Christian, so my philosophy goes with the Bible, I try to live up to that standard (love, do not judge, forgive, help, care about others, accept everyone), but of course I am not perfect :) And despite the fact that my faith is so important to me,I am not closed-minded and always happy to listen to and learn about other people’s beliefs (or non-beliefs) and philosophies.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I always surf, or at least hang out with the locals when I travel. Every time I go some new place, I look for someone on CS to hang out with, and always end up having a great time.

I finally can host now, and always happy to see a new personal and well-written request from a cool traveler (which almost everyone on this site is). I really do have Cs'ers in my house almost all the time right now, just as I hoped to, when I started.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

All my CS experience was exceptional. In Kazakhstan I have met some amazing people from different parts of the world, who, for different reasons, came to my little industrial hometown :) I also have some surfing experience, and all my hosts were very hospitable, friendly and fun.

I just started really hosting in June, and had a crazy, busy, fun and awesome time, feeling like I live in the hostel, where people from all over the world stop by for a little bit :)

Interests

I love to travel and meet new people (like everyone here Im sure). I also like walking and people watching. Like to read books and talking to people, listening to their stories an experiences. I also like to go out and eat tasty food :) I love new experiences and always look for new things to try. Usually I love to work out (weight lifting and dancing are my favorite), but I get too lazy at times. Right now I am trying to get back to dancing regularly, as well as learning new types of dances. a I guess in general, people and places are two biggest interests in my life right now.

Music, Movies & Books

I love music and like to discover bands that not to many people listen to, but have no problem with popular things as well. Shakira is always my favorite. I also like such bands as The Cat Empire and such artists as Basia Bulat, Katie Melua,Ingrid Michaelson,Ed Sheeran, Glen Hansard and many more. I also love to go to the concerts and shows.Because I just started dancing salsa and learning Spanish, I am getting more and more into the Latin music.

Movies: I like things like Butterfly effect, Love Actually, Requiem for a Dream, The Departed, Mr.Nobody, Inception and, all the movies about travelling and different places. I also like weird and creepy movies. I am also criminal TV shows freak, and a huge fan of Criminal Minds, Bones, L&O SVU, Hawaii 5-0 and etc.

Favorite Books:
I love books) read anything I can get))

As much as I cannot stand drama in real life, I absolutely love it in music, books and movies!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Every day is an amazing adventure of some kind, and I am really trying o live my life looking for amazing things and experiences everyday in ordinary things around me

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you belly dancing (take you to the class I teach, if you are around that day), English, Russian and many more things I can't think of right now, but know somehow. I also like to share and always open to learning))

What I Can Share With Hosts

My place (room and a mattress), food I have, a lot of tea, advice… Whatever you need

Countries I've Visited

China, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Kazakhstan, United States, Viet Nam

Join Couchsurfing to see Dasha's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile