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  • 16 references 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Latvian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Architect
  • Architecture
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Plant-based, body-mind, growth mindset.
Healthy and active lifestyle.
You can find me in Instagram!

Personal blog IG account:
Porto Places IG account:

Open to connect with like-minded people and participate in new projects.

My story:

The doors opened with Erasmus. After 20 years spent in Latvia lived one amazing and joyful year in Spain, after which everything changed. Moved to Portugal to search for work, ended up living here for my 5th year

I might seem serious at first but that´s just my still existent Latvian appearance.

Passionate outdoors , I don’t sit at bars and have coKatie’s in my vacations.

In Porto I work as an architect and recently started and Airbnb experience, giving guided tours to the visitors.

You can check it out here:

My philosophy:

Everything you want is on the other side of the fear.

Jobs will fill your pocket, adventures will fill your soul.

I'd rather live a life full of "oh wells" than a life full of "what ifs".

Live your life by a compass not a clock.

If people were meant to stay in one place forever, they would have roots instead of feet.

Every cloud has a golden lining.

Dare to live the way you want.

Less talking more doing.

When i get to a new place I tend to go to non-touristic places.
I am a foodie, I enjoy local cusine, wine and beer.

I don't mind wandering around on my own. Actually, I think it is more interesting and more spontaneous.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Disclaimer: I’m not looking for dates, I am an independent, adventurous girl who wants to connect with likeminded people. I will only respond to requests from people that have read my profile and included the pass mentioned below.


I love to travel, read, learn about different cultures.

Hiking, Journaling, Photography

Sports is my drug and my antidepressant!

I do yoga, gym, running. Would love to try new sports!

  • arts
  • writing
  • architecture
  • dancing
  • lgbt rights
  • environment
  • womens rights
  • fitness
  • yoga
  • nightlife
  • traveling
  • painting
  • drawing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • skateboarding
  • sports
  • soccer
  • swimming
  • study abroad
  • hitchhiking
  • lgbt
  • islands

Music, Movies, and Books

Music very varied, from Brasilina Bosa Nova to british indian rock to salsa rythms and even Portuguese hip hop.

Books that influenced me:

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Summer 2015 - 40 days long solo Hitchhiking trip through Iberian Penisula

Teach, Learn, Share

1-Surfing-1 night/Bremen, Germany

2-Surfing-1 night Javier Llanes, Po, Spain
3-Surfing-2 nights, Javier, Bilbao, Spain
4-Surfing-2 nights Burgos, Spain
5-Surfing-1 night Aveiro, Portugal
6-Surfing-2 nights Coimbra, Portugal
7- Surfing - 1 night, Santarém, Portugal
8-Surfing-1 night, Lisbon, Portugal
9-Surfing-1 night, Faro, Portugal
10-Surfing-1 night, Seville, Spain
11-Surfing-1 night, Zaragoza, Spain
12-Surfing-2 nights, Ghent, Belgium

13-Surfing-4 nights, Hernâni Gil, Porto,Portugal
14-Surfing-30nights, Pedro Fernandes Martins, Porto, Portugal
15-Hosting-2 nights, Miro Pena, Helsinki, Finland
16-Hosting-1 night, Luka Gorgadze, Tbilisi, Georgia
17-Hosting-2 nights, Jānis Kolužs, Daugavpils, Latvia

18-Surfing-3 nights, Zara
Poland, Krakow
19-Surfing-5nights, Alex, Berlin, Germany

20 - Surfing - 4 nights, Dragan Beric, Split, Croatia

21 - Surfing - 3 nights, Eleonora, Catania, Italy

22 - Surfing - 1 night, Andres, Vigo, Spain
23 - Surfing - 3 nights, Xacobe, Pontevedra, Spain

Teach - how to pronounce the most difficult word in latvian, things about my country and things about architecture. And bunch of other stuff I Google daily hehe!

Each person knows a bunch of things that you don't, that's why I like to listen!
For example would you know that Riga has 700 000 inhabitants which is almost 1/3 of all Latvia's population?

I spend time making my profile and I would love the cs to do the same when making requests also to avoid some kind of misunderstandings ;)

I can share my company, some meal together a cup of tea or coffee maybe ;)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Funny stories, deep, conversations
I can bring a souvenir from Porto, if you wish
Many questions (if that´s sharing :D)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Latvia, Portugal, Spain

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