Maria Szeliga

Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil

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  • Fluent in English, Polish; learning French, German, Portuguese, Russian
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • English Teacher
  • English philology
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


To laugh so hard until it hurts


Fun-loving, travelling-loving, photography-loving Polish girl. Fun to be around, never boring, ready and open for new things.

Right now I am living in Recife, Brazil, before that I was in Moscow, I also have been doing summer camps UK and Erasmus in France. I have itchy feet and I'm planning to change locations as often as possible working as an English teacher, for as long as I can and for as long as my boyfriend is willing to accept it :)

As a textbook extrovert, I am all about people. No matter where I live: in the dark and old Moscow, or hot and sunny Brasil, or France with its beautiful cities and language, people are the ones who define the place for me. I love talking to people, meeting them and discover different ways of living and thinking. very person can teach me something new.


Laughing so hard until it hurts.

'You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world'

'I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.'

'The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.'

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host as much as possible and recently I have been travelling using only couch surfing.


I use Couch Surfing as a social network where I meet people who have the same interests. Whenever I travel, I try to be hosted and make this an unforgettable experience. I also try to host a lot although I might not be the best entertainer.

(My address is not verified because I keep changing locations)


I love travelling but since I also want to explore cultures, I decided to live in various countries to have good understanding of people there. I love photography and have my camera with me all the times.
Music is definitely a big part of my life as well and I always look for something new.

Music, Movies, and Books

I think I am a film freak. I watch a lot. I absolutely adore Wes Anderson and if I meet you, I am going to bore you to death but recommending his films to you. I also like Quentin Tarantino for his sense of humour.
I watch various movies, of various genres and of various nationalities.I would really appreciate if you can recommend me some films. I am on a constant quest to find a good film so if you can help me, please do :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Finally having enough courage to follow my dreams.

Teach, Learn, Share

As I listen to a lot of music and watch a lot of films, I can share with you some of my favourite ones. I can share my teaching experience with people who would like to become English teachers or those who have already started their teaching career. Of course, I can also share my knowledge of English (and Polish) if needed.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, France, Poland, Russian Federation, United Kingdom

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