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To work, learn, grow.
I'm a bit of a different person than most. Intelligent, inquisitive, I LOVE to learn about almost anything. I like to get to know people, all kinds thereof. I'm the kind of guy who talks to people on buses and other public places, rather than remaining silent and missing out on countless great opportunities. I keep an interesting and quite varied circle of friends here at home.
I tend to think a lot and ponder the great questions, seeking to figure out the meaning of life, or at least the meaning of my own life, as that would be sufficient for me. In the meantime though, I'm more or less content just living my life to the fullest as it pains me to see people who do not.
I'm rather difficult for myself to describe, so the best way to learn more about me is to jump right in and join me for a tea somewhere!
Live, love life, be tolerant of others and try not to exclude them when possible, don't attach one's happiness to anything, become comfortable in all situations, be adaptable like water, enjoy the ride!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I surf couches. I also attend meetups and spread the word, what more need I say?
I've only ever officially couchsurfed in the Russian Federation, the Ukraine, and Canada. All of these experiences have been fantastic.
The Russian language, Russian culture, pretty much anything to do with Russia for the last few years. I also like studying languages (which one depends on mood :-P ). I'm a culture vulture interested in almost anything cultural or artistic (though I do not produce any art myself). I take a strong interest in religion and philosophy; the way they so greatly impact the lives and decisions of so many people and cultures in the world making me see them as quite relevant.
I like meeting new people and walking around city streets and parks in the nice areas of the Lower Mainland. Chatting with friends in cafés or pubs here over good food is also really nice. I've many interests and you're sure to hear about them if we ever come in contact with each other.
Music, Movies, and Books
ДДТ, Земфира, Война и Мир (От Сергея Бондарчука), Москва Слезам не Верит, Кинооооо!, Властелин колец (книги и фильмы), и т.д.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
At the suggestion of one of my couchsurfing hosts from Moscow, I hitch-hiked from Moscow to Vladimir. Quite the endurance test. I eventually reached it, though the getting there was rather interesting.
Taking a Turkish bus from Ezurum to Hopa near the Georgian border was pretty wild as well. White-knuckle speed with the bus kind of swerving while going 40km/h over the speed limit.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Mexico, Russian Federation
Countries I’ve Lived In