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  • 38 References 23 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning French, Spanish
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • studenting
  • yup
  • From vancouver, bc, canada
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


find waldo


I just moved back to vancouver


i always end up feeling that things happen for a reason

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


it's been almost too good


singing, hiking, dancing, singing some more, good books, meeting new people, cooking, spices, vegetarianism, languages, self-propelled motion, going more slowly than I'm used to, sustainability, the great outdoors, yoga, cheese, swing dancing, ceasars, psychology, brains, buttons, sunsets, not being subject to circumstance, thrift stores, travelling, couchsurfing, snowboarding, soul-saving conversations, jazz, innovative percussion, photos, tvlessnes, being crafty, running, kayaking, live music, beaches, islands, outdoor movies, bright colours, mountains, tea parties

  • books
  • singing
  • dancing
  • swing dancing
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • cheese
  • yoga
  • running
  • partying
  • thrifting
  • movies
  • traveling
  • eating out
  • music
  • live music
  • jazz
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • languages
  • psychology
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Too much judgement can be passed on ones taste in books, but I love a good novel.. and Chris raschka´s illustrated beats. Dr. Seuss too... he´s classic.

As for movies, I love the Tripletts of Belleville, and
Into the Wild.

I've never heard anything more penetrating than Ravi & Anoushka Shankar, but at the moment I'd like to listen to more slide guitar and banjo perhaps...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

swam in phosphorescence, i felt like mickey mouse in fantasia!

Teach, Learn, Share

From my Russian roots, I have carried on a devout love for beets (nutritious AND delicious).
I can thus share some rockin' beet recipes with you, if, of course, you don't mind getting your hands a little red for the sake of awesome.

and now that I've read the CS uni message... I friggin love talking about psychology related stuff.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, Russian Federation, United States

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