Alena Mach-ova

Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic

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  • 56 References 43
  • Fluent in Czech, English, Slovak; learning Chinese, French, Russian
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • backpacker, traveler, and above all optimist :)
  • life :)
  • From Czech Republic
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About Me


if you can dream it you can do it .. and I'm doing it...

My life philosophy is 'everything that happens at any given moment is the best that could possibly happen'. I live by it day at night.

I do not feel grown up, but I do things I want to do when I grow up.

Last two years I was building libraries when traveling and so I decided to make it official and 2014 my baby was born - my baby's name is called 'Bookfeeding Project' and everyone can join, help or contribute.

I am now on my way (back) to the world, started after my graduation in July 2015... . Return date? 'when money runs out or something fascinating makes me stay'.

In few words I am 101% Optimist, chocolate and travel addict, freedom fighter and dream follower and hitchhiker. Spontaneous.

More broadly, I am very open-minded and easygoing person ready to learn new things. I love (and hate?) politics. I surely like to talk about it and learn more about the socio-political ties and influences of different countries.

I am (trying to be?) vegetarian, so no meat, but when traveling and food is difficult to get (or people are so nice and cook for me) I might have fish/seafood occasionally.

I also think one should try EVERYTHING at least once, and therefore you won't hear NO from me, regarding any new experience, thing or food I might try...

I don't regret my decisions.

I wanna save what there is to save from our lovely planet, help to those who need our help and with the remaining patience I want to try and let people on the other (safe) side know what is happening around them. Basically I am trying to bridge the gap of misunderstanding and misconceptions we have.

I travel for the experience the journey is the goal, I want to learn new languages, understand people and their traditions, societies and run away from our (sometimes) closeminded European world. I'm usually camping, hitchhiking or staying with locals. No hotels, no tours, no private cars.

I have one plan - don't plan anything.

Just go, walk, run and move as everything around does.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I host whenever I can (and whenever I stay longer than few day on one place) and I use it when I travel :))
I love meeting locals but also expats and people living in foreign countries to see the way they see the country they live in.


traveling, languages, rock climbing, culture, people, snowboard, learning new sports, squash, cooking, hiking,

hitchhiking, hitchhiking, hitchhikning did I mentioned hitchhiking??

and many, many others! :)

Music, Movies, and Books

Racing in the rain - one of the ones I read recently. For unknown reasons I just fell in love with that book
Little Prince - does that need an explanation?
Jan Kerouac... just because

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I hitchhiked from Asia (Kyrgyzstan) back home to Czech, through Kazakhstan, Mongolia and the whole Russia, Ukraine etc... Started in Hong Kong but in China I took some trains too :) 3 months and 600 USD :)

Hitchhiking through Armenia, Georgia, Turkey and Bulgaria... amazing people...

sunrise from Kilimanjaro,
midnight sun from Lofoton in Norway

waking up every morning

Teach, Learn, Share

Pay it forward :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

food, stories, languages, fun, experience

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Réunion, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Czech Republic, United Kingdom

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