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Maadalena

Zabierzow, Lesser Poland, Poland

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Overview

  • 17 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Polish, Spanish; learning Russian
  • 44, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Doing various things.. being a mothe...
  • Never enough ;)
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
To change the world ;)

ABOUT ME
I'm a mother of a lovely 17-year-old girl, care taker of 2 cats and a 2 dogs (although the number of animals isn't steady as I offer temporary shelter to some stray dogs and cats), a translator and an animal rights activist. I love good food, good music and good books :)

PHILOSOPHY
I went vegan in July 2011 and from the ethical point of view this is the best thing I've ever done.
I was vegetarian for years... but like many other people I thought that going vegan would be too difficult etc... I wish I had done it muuuuch earlier.

The idea of veganism is much more complex than people tend to think. It concerns animal rights, human health, world hunger, ecology, economy and the general well-being of our planet.

"I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals."
Henry David Thoreau
I have no doubt, either!

I recommend this brilliant lecture:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vWbV9FPo_Q&feature=BFa&list=PLD2B10B43DBA99218&index=16

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I host as often as I can.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
Only positive :)

Interests

My and the world's well-being
Health, nature, life... food! ;)
Animal rights (as they still have very few and only in theory :( )

My youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/EwolucjaMoralnosci/videos

Music, Movies & Books

I love good (!) comedies and in general books and films that leave this wonderful "cheer up" effect :)

My favorite writers: Isabel Allende (strong and brillant woman) and Elisabeth Gilbert (she really knows what words are for ) - I've read all their books and can't wait for more.

I love songs with meaning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8LnxSjWWD8&feature=player_embedded#!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v699phBmr_c&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evk3iEMI9w0

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Giving birth to a child was certainly the most amazing thing I experienced (poor men :P). And taking care of 10 motherless puppies was the most challenging one :D The other adventures are still ahead :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Learn? Everything!

Teach?
Why it's SOOOO worth to go vegan :)
English (if you aren't too advanced ;)
Polish? hmm... but who wants to learn it? ;)

Learning foreign languages sometimes may not be enough though :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUK6Gcn54NU xD

What I Can Share With Hosts

Delicious vegan recipies.
Interesting facts about Polish culture and history.
Funny animal stories :D
Smiling, talking, cooking :)

Countries I've Visited

Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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