Rina Shapiro Lamsal

Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal

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  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern), Russian; learning Arabic, English
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • tour operator
  • MA, BSW
  • From Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russian Federation
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About Me

Russian-Israeli who lives in Kathmandu, Nepal. Married to Krishna (missionhimalaya).
Now we are in Russia after being evacuated from Nepal by Russian Ministry of Emergency with our 1.2 years old doughtier. I'm planning to spend this summer in Russia and then to travel back to Nepal.

I lived in Russia, Israel and then moved to Jordan but found myself in Nepal. I'm a political and social activist and feminist, trying to balance peaceful life in Kathmandu with thoughts about resistance and world-changing.

PHILOSOPHY: Never to say never

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


When I have a space I'm hosting couchsurfers and surfing couch myself. I'm traveling with cs members and can't imagine any travelling without the CS project anymore


I met trough CS very good friends and even more than that


Social change projects, intenational development and community work, feminism and other subjects of social justice and equality
Middle east culture, turkish and arab music

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: sufi, turkish, arabic and other ethnic and world music, specially Omar Faruk, Anouar Brahem, Dhafer Yussef, Mercen Dede, Magida el Roumi and many others...
I like Pedro Almodóvar`s films and far east directors such as Kim Ki-duk`s Empty House (3-Iron) and directed by Kar Wai Wong 2046 and In the Mood for Love

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Everest. actually it's ugly... There are many other really beautiful mountains around there. Is it all about how high it is?

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, Nepal, Russian Federation

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