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  • 23 References 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Belarusian, English, Russian; learning Polish, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • professor's assistant at university,teaching economy (i k...
  • belarussian state economic university
  • From Minsk
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me




Hii there!i'm larisa (or just lara croft tomb raider).
I was born in Minsk and i love my country (wish to improve my belarussian language) even though i plan to move to New York.
I'm trying to enjoy every moment of my life. i do not regret about anything, i'm trying to get an experience for future.everything happens in life develops our personality, thats why every moment,every person is so important.i like adventures and having fun and I'm always in a mood to party)I'm kind of a YES-girl if it's something about parties or hanging out.
I’m crazy about getting out of my comfort zone.Every time I feel scared i never give up just to make sure and prove myself that I CAN do it (even last night I stayed at the village near small town in the middle of nowhere in Belarus , everybody was already sleeping, I was bored and I decided to go to explorer the town by bike at night, no people at the street,no lights,just few cars passing by,it was scary and funny coz I didn’t see the road,total darkness,that’s why I was pretty happy that I was alive when I finally reached the town).Also I like to make night rides alone by bike in minsk (it’s awesome coz all the time I find smth interesting on my way whether it’s a prostitute or just interesting building I didn’t notice before).
I'd like to become a vegetarian or even vegan but when i just think about kebab i forget about everything in this world.But i will do it in future)i believe in myself.
I like making lists (whether it's a list to do for a next day or list of countries i want to visit till my death or list of the best moments in my life).
I wear hight heels even though i'm like 10 sm taller than average belarussian girl.
I like to be surrounded by other people and also i like spending time alone,i'm never bored with myself.
I like to laugh and to have fun but also i enjoy night talks about sense of living and the future of universe.
And travelling.Of course if you are reading this profile that means that both of us you and me like travelling.
So hope to see some of you guys during mine or your trips)


Don't worry be happy. one life-one chance.sleep less do more. be the best version of yourself.shit happens but life goes on.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Mostly im travelling and looking for hosts. Sometimes i can host somebody. The problem is that i live with my parents and my dad is not in favor of idea to host unfamiliar people.
Also im meeting with some couchserfers coming to Minsk and showing them smth in my city.


Surfed ad hosted a little bit.


People,art,playing the piano,foreign languages,studying (don't mean just school and university),NYC,rainy weather when i'm at home reading a book and sun when i'm out,bridges,driving a car at night,trying different dishes all around the world.Top of my favourite ones: pizza Margarita in pizzeria de Michele in Naples (I went there specially to try a real pizza in a place of it’s origin); baklava in Istanbul (for sure in other countries of middle east it’s also good but in Istanbul it was the first I tried and the best),lachmacun and kunefe from Turkish cuisine (even thinking about all these dishes makes me happy), chinese food in USA (never been to china but people who were told me that chinese food is tasty only out of china); thai noodles (tried in Budapest); Spanish gazpacho and sangria; tiramisu ( tried many in Italy but only in Belarus I tried the best,I know at least 2 places in minsk where tiramisu is incredible); cheesecakes at cheesecakefactory in USA(that’s what I really miss about usa, the best cheesecakes in the world, just in physical appearance it seems so beautiful that you even feel sorry that you are destroying such beauty while eating); M&M with peanutbutter (only in US you can find it,half a kilo package costs like 3$ in 99Cents store, I miss it so much); Oreo cookies (we don’t have it in Belarus so if you want see me happy you can bring a package for me); belarussian draniki (just amazing, and I know a place in minsk where you can eat the most delicious draniki in the world). I’m crazy about chocolate and candies (you can also bring me a chocolate and I’ll be pretty happy, just don’t’s be surprised if I start eating in a couple of seconds after you give it to me).I like to eat and to do a lot of sports as well. I play volleyball for 7 years or smth (and I’m still a bad player who destroys the game all the time, but as I was told at the playground in Brighton beach in NY “girls are always welcome here” ).I like jogging (the most pleasant feeling is when I’m going home totally wet and satisfied after 40 min running); cycling (it’s ok for me to cycle for 4 hours per day just because I enjoy it),swimmimg pool (it happens seldom coz for jogging I just need to put on my sport clothes and sneakers and I’m ready,just get off the house,the same with bycicle,but to go swimming I need to find a swimming suit,towel,money and time to reach the pool,but a couple of times per year it happens); not long ago I went to a yoga course and really like it,wish to continue. I was fond of irish dances for more than 2 years,went there for the first free lesson just for fun with a friend and stayed for 2 years.I even danced at some performances at my university (if you are interested I can show you some videos),and took part in competitions (and failed).I finished my dancing career and only dance in clubs or bars (it doesn’t matter am I drunk or sober I can dance all night long).What concerns drinking all the time I’m trying to quit it forever (several times per year I have some sober periods when I don’t drink alcohol at all for 1-2 months) but I’m a big fan of wine and coctails (don’t like beer ,Campari and strong beverages).
So as you see mine main 2 activities in life are eating and doing sports.Kidding.Of course I also sleeping a lot.
If you are still reading I’m glad) I like to read and I love books. Normally girls are crazy about shopping but it’s not about me, I never spend much time just going and chosing,I know what I want and I know the places where I can buy it (never buy anything in Belarus because of the prices,we are poor country but prices are as if everybody is rich enough,but in NY shopping was incredible), buyng clothes makes me feel nervous and tired, but I like to buy books,I’m so happy with every new one I bought!In my room I have many shelves full of books and I feel so sad when some of it disappear (it happens often).I guess you are already tired reading all that bullshit I wrote so I will just give you a list of my favourite movies,books and music (about all of these aspects I can talk for hours).
And of course i like bars, pubs, clubs,having fun with friends and so on.

  • arts
  • books
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • dining
  • chocolate
  • wine
  • chinese food
  • beer
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • yoga
  • running
  • partying
  • drinking
  • clubbing
  • pub crawls
  • shopping
  • clothing
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • cars
  • music
  • piano
  • cycling
  • sports
  • volleyball
  • swimming
  • languages
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Too many:
Books: Flowers for algernon (Daniel Keyes,i even cried at the end),1984 (George Orwell),The lord of the flies (William Gilding),Theatre (Maugham),Fight club (Chuck Palahniuk),To kill a mockingbird (Harper Lee), The catcher in the ray (Salinger), The picture of dorian gray (Oscar Wilde),American tragedy (Theodore Dreiser),Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Charles Dickens, The gadfly ( Ethel Lilian Voynich),Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close(Jonathan Safran Foer),Yukio Mishima,Amélie Nothomb,Stefan Zweig and so on.
Movies: V for vendetta,Kill Bill, Edvard Scissorhands, American history X,Amelie,Modigliani, La mala educacion,todo sobre mi madre,the science of sleep,the silence of the lambs,dogville,Leon,zabriskie point, dreamers, almost all movies my jim jarmusch,pedro almodovar,vim venders,david fincher, danny boyle and so on.
Music: nirvana, kasabian, muse, the strokes, placebo madonna, lana del ray, my gold mask, bluefoundation,RHCP, Marilyn Manson, D'n'B, dubstep,the doors, kosheen, regina spector, yann tiersen, oliver koletzki, moloko, nneka, birdy nam namm, moby, bebe and so on.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

rope jumping (5 times),scooter ride in night napoli, seeing niagara falls

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In


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