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  • 15 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Russian; learning Italian, Spanish, Turkish
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • finding a new interesting way in an old place to become w...
  • MA
  • From Dresden, Saxony, Germany
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


On spring tour with my choir Junges Ensemble Dresden visiting Lviv (5.6.), Drohobytsch (6.6.), Ternopil (8.6.), Kiev (10.6.)

Being is becoming ... finding a balance between motion and stability


I love learning languages for meeting and talking with people all around the globe. My studies at Dresden as a teacher for German as a foreign language took me to France, Russia and Belarus so far and I'm looking forward to the next places to go to teach and learn.


The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Met a life time friend on a free walking tour in Istanbul (Thanks, Necmettin!) that turned to be from Belarus as well. So we met there after summer had long gone.

I also learned what it means to go to Turkey as "Maria from Minsk" and found a nice shared appartment with a very relaxed flatmate through CS.

Back home I just started hosting people and that's just fabulous!


cooking, laughing, dancing, reading, joyful music, languages, new people, going to bed a bit wiser every night

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm a robot but that's okay, La fille sur le pont, Caro Diaorio ... Pink Martini, Putumayo label, Musikalny Kollektiv Pyotra Nalitcha ... Das perfekte Glueck (Michael Augustin), Der Hals der Giraffe, Dictionaries

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

witnessing the election of Miss Arctic Circle at Kotzebue, Alaska

Teach, Learn, Share

finally understand why Germans can't live without der, die, das ...

Getting closer:
Péter Esterházy über das Glück
"Den richtigen deutschen Artikel zu erraten ist eine Glückssache."
Sonntaz vom 20./21.7.2013, S.32

What I Can Share with Hosts

fun stories and traditional German and Belarusian cuisine, a tiny introduction to Salsa dancing and lots of advice when it comes to life long language learning and teaching

Countries I’ve Visited

Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belarus, France, Germany, Italy, Russian Federation

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