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  • Fluent in English, Polish, Russian; learning Spanish
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Advisor, Educator
  • Degree in geography, degree in financial services, market...
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About Me

I am open minded, respectful, sociable and easy person. I like to travel so much and I can't live for a long time without ocean. Sailing is my passion. Every season I try to sail somewhere. Except sailing I love kayaking (rivers, lakes and coastal sea trips) and cycling. Also I am big fan of the wild nature.
I like to tell stories and to listen them as well. I have friends in many countries of Europe and beyond so I'm pretty know what is cross-cultural understanding is about.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I like to meet people from different parts of our planet and I like to share with them my knowledge and impressions, gaining new knowledge and impressions in exchange.

I believe that good people attract good people, and I believe that a good relationship is one of the great values.


  • wildlife
  • photography
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • sailing
  • learning languages
  • biking
  • sharing stories

Music, Movies, and Books

I like music from 60s and 70s as well as some modern musicians.
I can't tell much about movies because I don't sit on a sofa watching TV.
I like books about survival, sailing adventures, leadership.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sailing a 23 meters long wooden oldtimer (a gaffel ketch carrying 7 sails) from Gdansk to Stockholm and back with a crew of 10 novice who had never sailed before.

Teach, Learn, Share

To teach: leadership and team work. Project management in private life. Self-development.
To learn: other languages, local culture, habits, traditions and myths.
To share: what is real Russia about (not politicians but ordinary people, our habits, traditions and myths. Practical tips and trics on how to travel through Russia.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My knowledge, my stories, my food.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine

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