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  • 35 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian, Spanish; learning French
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Student, Artist
  • B.A. in Russian, Master's Candidate in Russian Studies
  • From Washington, DC, USA
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About Me


I travel to learn something new and remind myself that the world is small, and that we are all the same. I go to ponder the question, "What can I leave other than my footprints on the ground?'
I am very opinionated, so I will usually find some way to contradict what you have to say. Don't take it personally, though.

I love cooking. I am quite orderly and usually clean whenever I find the time and means to do so. If I stay with you, I will probably wash your dishes for you after dinner... If you stay with me, I expect to be clean.
I am currently working on a novel.
My preferred method of exercise vacillates between the following: running, swimming, yoga, walking, martial arts.
I thrive on coffee and dark chocolate.
I am a firm believer of living without borders. I am more comfortable when I am outside my comfort zone than within it. Actually, I am not even sure anymore where the boundaries of my comfort zone lie. I am never satisfied, and I believe there is always something else to learn, to give, to believe in.
I am a perfectionist, therefore, I make mistakes.


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I was hosted by CSers in:
Prague, Czech Republic
Padova, Italy
Florence, Italy
Rome, Italy
Yaroslavl', Russia
Krasnodar, Russia
Potsdam, Germany

I have hosted:
Jan 02 - 05 2012: Jeff Cutler (AZ, USA)
Jan 16 - 24 2012: Gerard Pitt (Manchester,UK)
Oct 12 - 13 2012: Ashley Gonzalez (Jackson, USA)
Dec 20 - 23 2012: Alice Beck (Potsdam, Germany)
Jan 04 - 08 2013: Rachael Huang (China)
Oct 28 2014: Maciej Dolzycki (Toronto, Canada)
Nov 2014: Aude Le Normand (Brittany, France)
Nov 9 - 10 2014: Eva Escoda (Toronto, Canada)
Nov 19 - 23 2014: Kyle Godin (New Jersey, USA)

Soon: You (Somewhere, World)

I attend and organize CS meetings around my town, cook for my surfers and hosts, and things like that.


Couchsurfing is my primary connection to the world. It is a means by which I make ideas of impossibility, distance, and strangers conquerable and meaningless notions.


Culture: Literature, visual and performing arts, jazz and classical music.
Sports: Running, swimming, yoga, biking, hiking.
Preferred method of transportation: Walking
Favorite foods: Cheese ravioli, coffee ice cream and tiramisu.
Hobbies: Blogging, poetry, gardening: www.littleculturedpearl.blogspot.com.
Favorite place: Underneath a willow tree.

  • arts
  • culture
  • books
  • literature
  • poetry
  • performing arts
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • cheese
  • coffee
  • exercise
  • yoga
  • running
  • walking
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • classical music
  • jazz
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sports
  • martial arts
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens; The Gift, by Vladimir Nabokov; The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca
Movies: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Music: Classical, Jazz, Folk, Opera

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My perspective on this changes perpetually.

Teach, Learn, Share

Seek and you shall find yourself.

Presumption is our natural and original malady.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A human connection and a peek into my creative side through a reading of my poetry.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Russian Federation, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Dominican Republic, Russian Federation, United States

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