Maria Sokolova

Krasnodar, Krasnodarskiy kray, Russian Federation

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  • freelance translator and blogger
  • traveling is the best education// some university
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About Me


Work and travel, mission complete


Struggling digital nomad, avid traveler and a geek.

Check out my ig: meutererin

I work online, mostly doing translations, and it allows me to work from anywhere in the world, so I've discovered the beauty of slow travel, staying in one place for a long period of time, discovering personal favorite places and making meaningful connections.

I prefer meeting people over sightseeing, and I believe in learning about culture and history of countries through people rather than books. I love cinema, going to concerts (a bar is always better than a club), trying and cooking new foods, going out, long conversations after 2am with a bottle of wine, curling up with a good book, running, having long leisurely breakfasts, watching movie marathons, playing boardgames.

I have a travel blog that I occasionally update, but usually it's all Instagram.


I believe in the freedom of the open road, and I believe in kindness of strangers.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Showing people around my hometown, providing a place to stay, spreading the word. I'm also a moderator of Krasnodar group and organize CS events.


Surfed in all over Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Korea.
Hosted many times in Russia.


Cities, urban architecture, food from around the world, music, European cinema and Sundance flicks, street fashion, contemporary art, geeky things, live music, wine, slow travel.

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES: Batman trilogy, Watchmen, Love Actually, Lost in Translation, V for Vendetta, Im Juli, Before Sunrise/Sunset, Soul Kitchen, Liberal Arts, Francis Ha, Pan's Labyrinth, Le premier jour du reste de ta vie, Garden State, The Breakfast Club, My Blueberry Nights, Almost Famous, Once, Across the Universe, Jeux d'enfants, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

TV-SHOWS: Game of Thrones, Black Books, Spaced, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Mad Men, Friends

BOOKS: Lord of the Rings, Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, Master and Margaret, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Zeitgeist, everything by Neil Gaiman.

MUSIC: Amy Winehouse, The Beatles, Beirut, Blur, Cat Power, Die Antwoord, The Doors, Florence+The Machine, Gogol Bordello, Imogen Heap, Manu Chao, Matisyahu, Mgzavrebi, Morcheeba, The National, Norah Jones, Portishead, Regina Spektor, Wolfsheim, Lana Del Rey, Lily Allen, Mumford & Sons

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bought a one-way ticket to South East Asia and went traveling for 5 months straight. Saw many sunsets in Bali. Surfed in the Philippines. Cycled around Angkor Wat and saw sunrise there.
Hitchhiked in Georgia, Armenia, Serbia, Bosnia.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you stuff about Russian language, culture, literature, social media marketing, best places to go in Russia and Russian Black Sea coast.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Russian Federation, Thailand

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