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Overview

  • 48 references 41 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Belarusian, English, Russian; learning Belarusian, English, Russian
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Software Engineer
  • The Belarusian State University
  • From Gomel, Belarus
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About Me

I like challenge, self-development, visit unexplored places and discover something new.
Travel allows me to get to know different cultures, traditions, national cuisines, music, alternative view of the same things. I see travel raises effectivity of brain work and gives an extraordinary inspiration. Because the brain more effectively generates new solutions when it's in a fresh situation and another picture around. Travel expands horizon and promotes growth mindset. After all each person sets his boundaries himself. When a person comprehends diversity of the world, he himself becomes more diverse. Travel also charges with creative energy, heals depression, forms a completely more higher generalization level and stronger decision-making power in addition to fantastic experiences and new friends. In addition it's a good opportunity to look at usual life from a different angle, to diversify emotions, to acquire new ideas.
This all makes a person richer. In my opinion wealth of person's primarily his inner level of happiness and ability to make his own choice.
I've been to different parts of Europe, but I want to visit to many more. My the most memorable and awesome trips were London, Bavaria, Annecy, Cinque Terre, Mallorca, Tirol, Bruges, Lviv and Azerbaijan. A highly impressive visit was to Donetsk.
I really love mountains. If I've an opportunity on vacation I try to escape to a sea beach or hike in mountains (ideal's to combine these two things).
Usually I plan and calculate my trips detaily. But I'm amazed by those who're easy to improvise, decide to step into the abyss and manage uncertainty and complexity skillfully.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

It's a more exciting and accessible way to get the world. And I consider the best way to know a country is communication with people. This's a more interesting and colored way than reading hackneyed articles and visiting crowded excursions with huge queues and countless selfie-sticks. Furthermore it's an great opportunity to make acquaintances and see real life. And I believe that in every person always has something unique to learn and could be taken.
I admire open-minded and easygoing people who are clever and independent enough to afford to travel light. Who have a flexible plan, but rigid principles. Who can go away for long time from their homes, aren't afraid to get lost in a foreign place, feel able to manage with difficulties during a trip. Who go ahead, develop, have a goal, knock on closed doors, try to change something and don't stand still. Who can go out of the familiar surroundings and regular way of life. All those who challenged a road and went on a trip without a doubt possess these qualities. So I'm glad to support these people and help if I have such an opportunity.

Interests

It's very cool if interests are mutual. But even better and more interesting when they're different.

  • running
  • board games
  • chess
  • traveling
  • poker
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • skiing
  • sports
  • basketball
  • soccer
  • handball
  • volleyball
  • swimming
  • table tennis
  • business
  • computer science
  • road trips
  • football
  • driving
  • programming
  • skating
  • web development
  • street workout
  • information technology

Music, Movies, and Books

I prefer films that make viewer think. And not a popular superficial fast food with special effects in the first place (I know how they 're done easily and what do they really cost).
Mostly I read science and professional resources. But my favorite writer's Vasil Bykov. He's author of novels about The Second World War, civil activist and candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature.
I like various kinds of music. The bands that have left a biggest imprint on my life are Offspring, Beatles, Kino, Okean Elzy and Brutto.
But I don't think it's necessary to divide people into castes or separated groups according to the musical preferences. Why not eat fish and potatoes together? Love winter and summer at the same time? Also someone loves american pop music, someone soviet rock, and somebody latin reggae. In my opinion this is normal. These things are so important in our life to split people from my point of view. And something like race, religion, political beliefs, social status aren't critical for respect and relationship too. Of course football is a completely different matter. There can surely be no any compromises or concessions here. There must necessarily be an eternal irreconcilable war between those who support Barcelona and Real Madrid.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Visited a season final match of the Premier League at Stanford Bridge stadium.
Traveled by train a path equals 3 equator lengths in total.
Have spent a night on a forest road without a smartphone and any light after not the most successful hitchhiking journey.
Have learned to walk on my hands.
Have never tried drugs and smoking weed after more than a year in the Netherlands.
Didn't drink alcohol for a year.
Didn't use any social network for 3 months (this absolute world record has been beaten by nobody so far and I guess it's impossible in future by anyone).

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share my experience and all I have. For example I can:
Teach Russian language.
Tell about Belarusian culture.
Teach to play chess in half of hour from scratch.
Help solve a triple integral task.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My knowledge, experience and all I have.
I can help plan and give advice on trip. And share all tips and tricks I know. From hitchhiking and renting a car and to compiling a route and searching for cheap air tickets.
I can bring belarusian sweets and souvenirs. Bitter chocolate or condensed milk (food of polar explorers and soviet cosmonauts).

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belarus, Netherlands

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