Sonia Szczesna

Zonguldak, Zonguldak, Turkey

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  • Fluent in English, Polish; learning Russian, Turkish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • currently an english instructor
  • Rutgers University, NJ, USA: Bachelors in Geography
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About Me


find a nice big map of Zonguldak &
try to walk every street in the city.


People watching and climbing mountains can keep me entertained for hours. I am currently an English and Yoga Instructor in the lovely coal mining town of Zonguldak. The Black Sea is wonderful; I'm the kind of person who needs to live near a big body of water to feel like a normal. Sometimes I'm talkative, sometimes I'm not--I'm the person trying to balance on the bus while holding a bunch of crap and reading a book. Generally disheveled and lost in thought, but in the best way possible.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is a way to combat the damage done by borders to people and cultures. It's system that helps build trust in our broken and fearful society that I'm glad to be apart of. The kinds of people and the communities I've met through CS give me home for the future.


I'm on an urban planning kick at the moment. I like listening to the radio--whether its news, music or story telling. I thrive in art saturated environments, but try to bring the feeling with me wherever I am. I like writing letters and giving the post office something to do.

Music, Movies, and Books

writers: Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Jane Jacobs, Haruki Marukami, Virginia Woolf, Dave Eggers, Herman Hesse, Anna Akhmatova, Richard Brautigan

artists: Ai Wei Wei, Helen Frankenthaler, Kandinsky, Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Duchamp, Alma Thomas, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Malevich &&

music: Nicholas Jaar, Gogol Bordello, Baba Zula, Beirut, Devil Makes Three, the Doors, Tool, Amy Winehouse, Balkan Beat Box, Beats Antique, The Misfits, The Cramps, Daft Punk, Erkin Koray, Goran Bregovic, Fleetwood Mac, a perfect circle, Sonic Youth, etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Most amazing thing I've done-interned at NASA.

Most amazing thing I've seen--each day.

Teach, Learn, Share

Yoga- vinyasa & hatha styles
Painting- all types

anything! but especially technical skills & crafts (anything to do with your hands)
how to drive manual is unfortunately still on my to-do list

Recipes, Cooking/Baking adventures

Countries I’ve Visited

Egypt, Estonia, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, Sweden

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland, Russian Federation, Turkey, United States

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