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Overview

  • 26 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, Russian, Ukrainian; learning Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • I am a human being, who also likes to do things
  • No education listed
  • From Poltava
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Let the inner fire burn and be the driving force

ABOUT ME

I like people. It is also the meaning of my name. I like to see the differences and similarities and those special little things. Although it is my name and I like people I also appreciate some alone time.

I love swimming against the current. And swimming in a pool also.I like very long walks in a forest or on a beach. Being in the nature makes me feel very grounded. As well as yoga, dancing and just moving.

I had amazing experiences with dance, where I went to a state of peace, but the one I could do things out of. It also helped me to step back and see people more clearly, without my projections and judgement.

Beauty and Honesty are important for me. Appreciating beauty of people, colors, nature, feelings, events, anything. Being honest about how I feel, what I think and what I have to say to another person.

I am curious about spiritual things, ideas, movement practices.

PHILOSOPHY

"To do is to be" - Nietzsche
"To be is to do" - Kant
"Do be do be do" - Sinatra
When I originally wrote this it was more for fun.
But as the time shows it works well for me.

My personal philosophy is like this, trusting your feeling and intuition is the best way to go. Doing what feels good, what feels right, following the gut feeling.

I feel when people call me weird that they just don't see a wider picture. We are all "weird" for each other because we are different, because we are individuals.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have hosted. Had great experience.
I have surfed Aug-Sept 2009. And November now.
And occasional annoying dating spam.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

It was the best trip I have ever had. It was an eye-opening experience full of joy, breathtaking moments, wonderful people, beautiful sceneries and lots of walking

I have met people on CS, who are very dear to me now. I never knew that world has so many warm, caring,good, full of life and light people. I have also never expected CS experience to be so incredible.

My experience with couchurfing is also like a discovery of trust. The trust that people give to each other without knowing one another.

Interests

Music, people, travelling, nature, literature, drawing, contact improvisation, dancing, conversations, food, my precious people, cycling,yoga, trees, leaves, wind, storms, understanding, supporting, appreciating, passion, connection.

  • literature
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • walking
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • painting
  • drawing
  • music
  • cycling
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

Sunsay, Queen, Jeff Buckley , Sunsay, 5'nizza, Gogol Bordello, Nizlopi, Habanot Nechama, Rock 4, Mumford and Sons, Avishai Cohen, Jamiroquai, Bon Iver, Justin Vernon, Beirut, Rina Mushonga, The Cinematic Orchestra, Tina Karol

Cairo Time, Samsara, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, Mermaid, Things we lost in the fire, Most, Everything is illuminated, Filth and Wisdom.

Kundera I like a lot. Ethel Lilian Voynich.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Rolled on the floor with laughter!
Stayed up till early morning drawing and painting.
I have jumped around, in and steped on the pile of yellow autumn leaves on the road.
I have swam in the river Jan 18 -10C

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: helicopter, to say I love you in Ukranian(sounds beautiful), appreciate small things, catch someone in a cool way

Learn: tricks, how to do this or that, anything.

Share: great moments, cooking together, conversations

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food, time, ideas, conversation, something useful i can help with.

Countries I’ve Visited

Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, Ukraine, United States

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