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Kristina Iakimenko

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, French, Russian; learning Chinese (Simplified), Spanish, Ukrainian
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Events assistant
  • graduated from the university with a...
  • From Russia, Luchegorsk
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To find my place in this World

ABOUT ME

4 years ago I packed my stuff, took three thousand dollars and left home on a journey to find myself and my place in this world. During this time I have traveled to seven countries (in 2 of them, I had lived). But still I have not found what I was looking for. So the journey continues.

PHILOSOPHY

- What does not kill me, makes me stronger.
- Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
- Looking at a puddle one can see only a puddle, another one can see stars.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I don't have a lot of cs-exps. But this little ex-s was really positive. First time I heard about this site from my Brazilian friend in Moscow. It was so new and exciting so I decided to know some more about cs. I went to one of Moscow cs parties - it was incredible! It was first time in my life when I saw so many persons from all over the world! Everybody was so nice and now I can tell you what it was one of the most unforgettable nights in my life! Another one important experience of my life, which was connected with this site, happened last winter. It happened so what I was almost left on the street without a roof over the head in Paris. And for that time I knew only two peoples from this site who lived in Paris, but one of them wasn't in the country and another one I saw in real life maybe 1 or 2 times before, but I called to him, told him my story, and hi was so nice to me, he really helped me a lot: I've being living at his place for 1 week, he tried to help me to find a way out from my situation (to find an accommodation, a job, to prepare my documents for the visa and etc.). I'm very grateful to him.

Interests

From my hobbies I can tell you that most of all I love traveling, else I love learning languages, swimming, dancing, reading, camping, cycling, photographing, listening good music, walking or jogging in the park and being out in nature.

Music, Movies & Books

movies:
21; 23; Beyond borders; Takers; You got served; August Rush; Fight Club; Snatch; Some Like It Hot; Into the Wild; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Vicki. Christina. Barcelona; Goal; Head in the Clouds; Sin City; Mr. Nobody; Gia; The Notebook; The House of Flying Daggers; Dorian Gray; Ugly Truth; Eat, Pray, Love; Breakfast at Tiffany's; Law Abiding Citizen; Scent of a Woman; Meet - Joe Black; Zodiac; A Beautiful Mind; What Dreams May Come; Bridges of Madison County; Anesthesia; The Departed; The Pianist; The planet Ka-PAX; Catch Me if You Can; The Prestige; Roman Holiday; Boondock Saints; Seven Pounds; The Contact List; Lucky Number Slevin; Dancer in the Dark; Terminal; Forrest Gump; Hachiko; Chloe; Green Street Hooligans; Rain Man; The Truman Show; Edward Scissorhands; etc.

music:
alternative, rock, pop-punk, indie, progressive, etc.

books (writers):
Akunin, Dostoevsky, Hemingway, Wisniewski, Palahniuk, Bulgakov, Marquez

One Amazing Thing I've Done

think I'm doing it right now

Teach, Learn, Share

To teach, to learn and to share: language, culture and as a part of a culture - national cuisines.

Countries I've Visited

China, France, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine, United States

Countries I've Lived In

China, France, Russian Federation, Ukraine

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