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Overview

  • 67 references 63 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Chinese, German, Spanish, Turkish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • English Teacher
  • Various
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About Me

Currently travelling with my husband Pavel https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/paveldanilov

Free spirit and passion for deep knowledge made me a permanent traveller. Learning languages and exploring new cultures aren't my hobbies but a lifestyle. Visiting new cities, countries, meeting people, listening to their stories became essential like air to me.

On my way, I like exploring cities, cultures, wilds, people's philosophies. I do my best to make every experience as meaningful as possible. Exchanging knowledge and skills, joint sports activities, discussions and brainstorms, hiking keep my heart going.

I explore life and myself in continuous travelling, bumping into unexpected adventures and passing incredible lessons.

My aim is a healthy life, I maintain a body with sports, a plant-based diet. Medicine is my background, I'm interested in it and alternative medicine as well, always up to exploring new practices.

Links to social networks:

https://m.vk.com/nnm_person
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100024588855716&ref=bookmarks
https://www.instagram.com/handy_english8/

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I like to share my life with wonderful people. When you touch somebody's world it becomes a part of yours and you both become better. Couchsurfing helps me to meet many new friends. I hope to carry some of them throughout my life. Every new acquaintance is a pleasure for me.

Interests

I strive for unity with nature, restoring the innate skills of surviving in nature or in the urban jungles. Music is my another passion, especially different kinds of metal, rock, folk, instrumental, and classical music.

  • fitness
  • yoga
  • business
  • english
  • jogging
  • language learning

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Kiss, Arch Enemy, Joe Cocker, In Extremo, Clutch, Mando Diao, Akira Yamaoka, Doro, Pain of Salvation, Yngwie Malmsteen, Evanescence, Septic Flash, Haggart, Tenacious D, Halford, Mando Diao, and many others!

Movies - I rarely watch them. The last ones were Idiocracy, Interstellar, Beautiful green, Storm (Shakespeare), What the bleep down the rabbit hole, Black Books' series, The Holy Mountain, The Ballad of Narayama, Kingdom: Ashin of the North. I like Asian movies and anime.

A lot of books helped me in my life. The last ones are Shaman's laughter, Dream hackers, Osho books, Animal Farm

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

For me every day is incredible! Every day I change myself, sometimes naturally, and sometimes with titanic efforts.
Some of my daily adventures are winter swimming in the sea, or summer in the ice mountain rivers, winter hikes, sleeping in a sleeping bag in the open air.

In 14 months visited more than 80 cities in 22 countries, some of them many times.

Spent 10 days with a tent in the Sahara desert.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you some English, some practice how to swim in ice-cold water and stay warm, hold the breath for over than 3 minutes, do yoga, or we can find the best fitness program for you!
I can give you some medical lessons on how to put injections, droppers or how to perform surgery, as well as give you naturopathic recommendations.
I learn how to make videos; If you need to shoot something, we can do it together.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My positive energy and fun.
I can teach you some English, perform English Discussions meeting for you and your friends.
I can share everything I know - stories about interesting places which I've visited and about the wonderful people I've met, life hacks on how to travel on a budget, find cheap flights and other transport.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, Russian Federation

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