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Overview

  • 11 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Lithuanian; learning Chinese, Danish, Russian
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Event Manager
  • Master in Business, Language (Chinese, Mandarin) and Culture
  • From Klaipėda, Klaipėda County, Lithuania
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Aim for the dreams which are so big that they can scare you

ABOUT ME

I am a Lithuanian student currently studying Chinese and Business in Denmark. Why Chinese? Why not?

I love working behind the scenes and have organised couple TedxCopenhagen events.

PHILOSOPHY

-Who, if not you? When, if not now?
-If you can't change the situation, you can change the attitude
-Everything will be ok at the end. If it's not ok, then it's not the end.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I enjoy expanding my network, so I am interested in both in hosting and surfing as well as joining events.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have encountered truly interesting people because of CS, I have collected fun adventures with other Couch Surfers on road trips. It's a brilliant platform to meet like minded or totally different people!

Interests

I like outdoor activities: hiking, canoeing, biking. The last 3 years I have been training kickboxing. I also took a chance to learn the basics of Kung-fu (Mantis Boxing style) when I was in China.
I LOVE food! Due to a busy schedule I usually don't cook at home, but I am always open for new flavors, combinations and textures.

  • dining
  • cooking
  • breakfast
  • coffee
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • canoeing
  • boxing
  • business

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite movies:
"La Dolce Vita", "Siberian Barber", "Snatch", "Fightclub"
I also have to admit that I am a huge fan of animated movies, such as "Finding Nemo", "Bolt", "Shrek" - it is fascinating how domestic things or animals can turn into eye-catching characters WITH great sense of humor.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Ran over live coals
-Hitch-hiked 4000km in New Zealand
-Trained Kung-fu in on of the oldest Buddhist temples in China for a month
-Delivered breakfast to Stevie Wonder, a vegetarian club sandwich to Prince and coffee to Whitney Houston.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, China, Estonia, Germany, Indonesia, Latvia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Denmark, Lithuania, United States

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