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Overview

  • 12 references 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Estonian, French, Georgian
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2016
  • Psychotherapist, future UX researcher, freelance videogra...
  • Moscow State University, department of psychology
  • From Tallinn, Harju, Estonia
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About Me

My motto is: "I am not looking for the easy ways". Life opens itself more for those who can risk and be unpredictable, I believe. (that's what worked for me so far, I'm not insisting :D)

My philosophy I would summarize to three short statements :
1) don't judge
2) try to understand
3) try to accept
People love word "open-minded" so much, but it's nothing more than those three lines above summed up.

I'm very perceptive and will always at first patiently evaluate the situation before rushing into personal contact, only then I'll open myself and will dive into.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

It is much more fun to travel and meet people Couchsurfing way than stay in hotels and hostels. Seeing real kindness and openness of people is what fascinates me in this world over and over again.

Interests

I love to film, photograph and learn about people, their cultures and societies. If one wants to know the core and heart she must scoop deep and make effort to understand the phenomenon from natives' perspective (hardcore "emic" way). One day I will have my own travelling show/project and write a book

  • photography
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • cycling
  • geography
  • languages
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • videography
  • antropology
  • information technology

Music, Movies, and Books

*STROMAE, Aurora, ZAZ, Kasabian, Arctic monkeys, Afro, folk, Ethnic, AnacondaZ, (something unusual, something French, something that makes you think and something that makes you dance)
*Pop-science, Brave New World, philosophy books, Simone de Beauvoir, psychology books
* The Blade Runner, Mulholland Drive, Paterson, La belle verte, movies with Tilda Swinton, Juno, Труфальдино из Бергамо, What's Eating Gilbert Grape (I love travelling shows a lot as well!)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

*ate a sushi with my toes
*walked 14 kilometres in the clay mountains of Vietnam through the rice fields under the downpour
*climbed 1300 m high mountain in the Alpes, wearing sneakers (saw deer running in the snow)

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a very intellectually curious person. So I ask a lot of questions about everything, everything, everything in the universe! I love fun facts and I'll happily share with you all the knowledge I possess on the sociology, psychology, Russian and English languages, and more. And at the same time I'm here to accept all the knowledge you're ready to share. Especially on photography, videography, documentary making and ethnography.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My knowledge of the different cuisine from all around the world, tasting included (maybe) :P
A talk, a discussion, a share of thoughts, a walk, a getaway to the woods, a dance

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Estonia, Georgia, Ireland, Russian Federation

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