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Overview

  • 60 References 44 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian, Scots
  • 47, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • architectural design and construction
  • master's degree
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I need advice for building in Bahamas, to resist hurricane surge wave, what is as powerful as tsunami wave :-(
Anyone knows someone who might know?

FOR HOSTS:
If you are thinking about hosting me, please do not read my long profile! It sooo long that you will forget all about your good intentions :-)

Our big family can host you in Houston Texas or in Scotland: Aberdeenshire.

Looking for TRAVEL BUDDIES
to join me. I would like to rent car together, (or I will pay for gas and extras if you already have a car,)- to see pretty architecture and nature nearby.
Looking for locals to give me advice where to go, what to see. I will be glad to meet up with locals.

I already do have place to stay for
most of my upcoming travels.

in London
21st- 22nd June

In Freeport Bahamas ( with stopover in Fort Lauderdale)
22nd June- 4th July.

in London UK
5th - 9th July. (A lot of Royal Opera House, almost every day.)

I can accept guests in our house in Aberdeenshire Scotland,
9th to 24th July.

in Poland
24th July- 1st August.
Don't have plans what cities.
I don't have place to stay yet.
Maybe Svetlana, who was my neighbor in Canada, will join me.

in Warsaw Poland
1st - 3rd August

in Budapest Hungary
3rd to 10th Aug,
( looking for Hungarian Viszla puppy).
I don't have place to stay yet. Plus I need help to plan this week.
I will be traveling with Elena, who is professor in linguistics. She lives in Russia.

in Paris France
10th-18th August
I will be traveling with Elena.

18th- 19th August
New York 

5th- 6th SEPTEMBER
WASHINGTON D.C., USA
(with my buisness partner,- my brother).
I don't have place to stay yet.
I want to go for AIDF GLOBAL SUMMIT. To get information how to build at hurricane prone zones. Anyone can give advice on this subject? Or knows someone who does know?
Deep piles foundations, with angled piles:+ corrosion from sea water+ lateral forces from surge wave.

in Las Vegas
12th - 14th September.
Glassbuild America Expo (with my buisness partner,- my brother)

in Boston USA
23- 24th September

in Barcelona Spain
24th - 3rd October
I don't have place to stay yet.

in Madrid Spain
3rd - 8th October

in Birmingham, United Kingdom
09.Oct - 11.Oct, 2018
The Build Show,
Building and Construction Show
+
UK Construction Week,
Construction Trade Event.

in our house in Aberdeenshire Scotland
11- 18th October

in Venice Italy
18 -23 October
I don't have place to stay yet.

23 October - 16 March starting in Belem Brasil, trip in South America + Caribbean.
No dates yet, but most of the time, I will spend working on our construction project in Freeport Bahamas, together with my brother.

Maybe will join my buisness partner,- my brother,
in Las Vegas USA
1st- 6th November
for his meeting with our supplier for materials.

Maybe will join my buisness partner,- my brother,
6- 9 November in Atlanta USA for
FABTECH International AWS Welding Show

in Belem Brazil
14-16 March 2019

in Venice Italy
16 - 18 March 2019 .

in Birmingham, United Kingdom
28.Mar - 31.Mar, 2019
Homebuilding & Renovating Show

in Milan, Italy
01.Oct - 04.Oct, 2019
Vitrum
Int'l trade fair for machinery, equipment and systems for the processing of glass

in Stuttgart, Germany
28.Jan - 31.Jan, 2020
Roof+Timber / Dach+Holz
Int'l Trade Fair for Timber Construction and Interior Works, Roof and Wall

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Someday I want to see:
https://www.skyscanner.net/news/38-amazing-game-thrones-locations-pictures
http://lifestyledesignmag.com/22-unbelievable-places-that-really-do-exist/
http://lifestyledesignmag.com/25-scary-places-give-you-the-creeps/
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FOR GUESTS:
1. Please let's arrange a phone call, before we both will confirm a stay.
No phone conversation= no confirmed stay.

You can NOT stay,- in case if you have a respiratory virus. Flu can become death for people with health issues. One of our family member has serious lungs illness. My guests must make plan B , to stay at another place if any suspicion of cold or virus.
The typical incubation period for flu is 1—4 days. You are able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms, up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.

Hosting in Houston:
end of August, until end of September.
Hosting in Aberdeenshire, Scotland from 25th June to 1st July.
8th July- 24th July.

You don't have to read anything else if you have hosted before.

2. FOR NEW CSers, and for CSers who NEVER HOSTED before:
You MUST read , if you want to be hosted in my house:

A. If you using sell phone CSing app, please click on blue colored words above : " Read more"
Or

B. If you using computer, click on " My Home" section.

Please read only:
"Read more/My home" section.
Up to "Additional information".

EVERYTHING else written on this page below, or on "Home" page under "Additional information" - don't even bother to read.

I repeat: don't read ANYTHING else!
It is all written for wierd people, like me, who are on CSing for friendships.

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Written below is FOR CSers, who for some strange reason are interested in my personality as host/ guest/ travel buddy.
But you don't have to read it. I wrote it because I was stack in airports for too often, and too long. And because I made few friends, who read this boring staff and liked boring me.

Pictures of my house, are a joke! It is a palace, and not mine (unfortunately). Tuna is all 500 pounds real. My daughter's tuna was 421. My husband's tuna was 983.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I had offered my house for free many times and to many strangers before I discovered this site. My husband would say: "too many". It was mostly women, - family violence victims. (I was physically abused by my ex too,many years ago). We are not only sharing our houses, we are helping financially too: food, transportation, clothing to abused women. My husband jokes that I often find "waifs and strays" people on the streets and bring them home. (And he has to feed them). Now, thanks to CS website,- I improved: I can find all kind of people without even leaving my house,- on internet. Do you know where you can find a stray person or a stray horse?,- On amazing place called Internet.

The longest guest in our house was a penniless girl with an ankle bracelet(she was accused of conspiracy). She spent 9 months together with us in our house in Houston TX USA.

I hosted, at my family's houses, in different countries. In Canada, were we used to live. Some in Houston. Some in Scotland.

Percentage of "bad apples" what I hosted, - is not bad! Only 2 was not nice , and only one was a nightmare (out of my 31 CSing guests, in past 2 years). It is probably the same everywhere else in life: at work, at uni, at neighborhood, and even in family. I will try my best not to end up with unpleasant people, - for this reason, I ask to arrange a phone or Skype BEFORE hosting or being hosted!

If you are by any chance reading my profile because you got request from Noel,- here is link about my negative reference, with my side of the story:
https://www.couchsurfing.com/groups/7800/threads/22649938

Interests

My trips usually starts with search for .... stop overs. Since I live in 2 or 3 countries each year, whatever it is time to fly, - I pick a dates and a destination of stopover based on my passions like galleries, gardens or opera.
http://www.wsk.at/en
https://bachtrack.com/find-opera
https://www.classictic.com/en/
http://www.europeanchoralassociation.org/all-activities/search-the-calendar/
http://www.choralfestivalnetwork.org/events-2.html

My number 1 bakery is http://peclard-zurich.ch/ It used to be called for 300!!!! hundreds years "Schober".
What is your list of best bakeries and restaurants at your city?

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Music, Movies, and Books

The most notable collections of Rembrandt's work are at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, including The Night Watch and The Jewish Bride, the Mauritshuis in The Hague, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery in London, Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden, The Louvre, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, and Schloss Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel. The Royal Castle in Warsaw displays two paintings by Rembrandt.[96]

Notable collections of Rembrandt's paintings in the United States are housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection in New York City, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.[97]

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have done 2 amazing things:

1.Marry the man who happened to be better that my dreams! (After divorce with one, who was physically abusive.) I upgraded from extreme bad to fantastic great.
I am very happy. My husband is a redemption for all bad people or bad things ever happened to me in the past. He is the smartest, funniest, kindest, loveliest human being,- I ever met. I am very fortunate that a best man in the world,-chose me, to be with .
LOVE is not enough word, when it is about my husband. Worship would be more appropriate.
He walked down from Olympus. (Definition of Olympus from dictionary : a mountain, that in Greek mythology is the abode of the gods.)

2. Is giving a birth (easy- only 4 days of labor's pain) ;
and raising (very hard and difficult job -to be a Mom)
My daughter is a part of me: young, pretty and energetic part, what does not exists at my mirror reflection anymore, but does exists when you look at her.
Wonderful and sweet kids often do became monsters during teen years. But sometimes ,- they do slowly turn back to humans. Especially hard it was during my daughter's teenage years, during collapse of my previous marriage.
P.S. My daughter is 27 years old,- so she is almost fully human now :-)

Teach, Learn, Share

1.It is a long list of things what could be shared, but lets talk about what we should not share:No keys needed if you are hosting me,- since I will be every day and all day long being a tourist. The same goes for my guests.
2.Low budget airlines information:
https://www.couchsurfing.com/groups/2687/threads/20663563
3. I am hosting on WorkX and WorkAway websites too, for my construction projects to fix hurricane damaged houses. If you are short of cash and would like to stay a long time, - I suggest you to check out this websites. In some countries law allow you to be paid in cash. In USA and UK,- not, but it allow for host to pay for: food, tickets, transport etc.
4. What is yours favorite links to your favorite subjects? Please share!

What I Can Share with Hosts

When I travel, I would like to get an advice from locals, to find a beautiful things to see and a good places to eat. Every trip should have a gastronomical souvenir of a nice memory!
I always invite my hosts to a restaurants of thier chose.
Because I will have free or low cost place to stay, it will be fare to treat a hosts for a nice restaurants, concerts/opera tickets to go together.
:-) I am not offering to pay for staying, I want to do something to show my appreciation.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Russian Federation, Scotland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

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