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Hey there! My name is Katya. I graduated from St. Petersburg State University almost 2 years ago, studying History and Theory of Italian culture. And now I'm working in the oldest bookshop of my city "Podpisnie Izdaniya".
More than a year I worked as a barista with specialty coffee and tea and participate in many events that move Third wave of coffee in Russia.
Love reading fiction and non-fiction books, especially about art, culture and philosophy, going to the concerts and cinema.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I don't have a lot of couchsurfing experience, but I used to meet new people and recognize every city from inside. It's amazing that eventually you can meet someone and share valuable experience and knowledge and it can happen for once in my life.
- art history
- learning english
- russian literature
- coffee culture
- history of culture
- third wave of coffee
Music, Movies, and Books
I like to listen to music on Soundcloud (Sanpo Disco, Dream Chimney etc), but also I love Arcade Fire, Jungle, Devendra Banhart and Supertramp.
Films: Das Leben der Anderen, films of David Fincher and Paolo Sorrentino
TV-series: Game of Thrones, Mindhunter, The Office, House of cards
Teach, Learn, Share
Russian language of course)
What I Can Share with Hosts
I live in Saint Petersburg for 6 years, and it's the most beautiful and european city of Russia. But I'm from a small town on the North with traditional russian culture which I can share a lot.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belarus, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine
Countries I’ve Lived In