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Overview

  • 7 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian; learning German, Spanish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • living my life :)
  • applied mathematics system analyst blah-blah-blah
  • From Kyiv, Kyiv city, Ukraine
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

live!

ABOUT ME

Love to listen to the silence, see trees growing and raindrops falling and snowflakes floating and sunlight changing everything.

PHILOSOPHY

Be conscious, live now. Accept all that comes and goes, listen carefully, give help when needed.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Communicating with CouchSurfers who were hosted by my flatmates. CS in Turkey - brilliant experience. I could not imagine it could ever be so nice - that people you meet may bring so much joy and music into your journey.

Interests

Natural way of living, growing plants and trees in permaculture, dreaming of my own house & backyard. Yoga, qigong, trekking, slack-lining, footbag - all ways of healthy living and making body and mind act joyfully together.

Also I like to perceive the music and play percussion a little.

Backpacker traveling is another huge interest. Love to stay in a tent in some quiet place in the nature, away from people and civilization (though technical things like a warm sleeping bag, a waterproof camping tent and clothes, gas stove etc. help a lot to enjoy nature ;) Traveled a lot through my beloved Carpathian mountains, some in Crimea & Caucasian mountains - and try never miss a chance to get into the wild again.

Snowboarding (first, skiing) is also great interest, esp. freeride runs in places where no one is riding regularly. Trekking and camping in winter mountains is another very special thing. People that you meet there are unique.

Used to play ultimate frisbee and liked it. Liked skuba-diving (got a PADI certificate), but freediving even more - for overwhelming feeling of freedom in beautiful underwater world.

Generally more interested in personal communication with local people and visiting nature sites than seeing archaeological ruins from-inside of tourist group with guides :)

  • yoga
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • skiing
  • mountains
  • nature
  • spacex

Music, Movies, and Books

I rarely watch films (excl. live SpaceX webcasts :) ). From the last - enjoyed both Bladerunners (old & new one), always in favor are BBC "Planet Earth" series & some music videos, also could be up to some sci-fi or cyberpank like Startrek, dr. Who or even Star Wars ;)

Indian music - fantastic, Turkish music - high-spirited and soul-touching, European early music - delicate and beautiful, African "one-stick-two-strings" compositions - so positive :) Depth & journey by VddG, Rush, Yes. Freedom by Sigur Ros. Drive by Iron Maiden. Amazing concerts of Możdżer, Danielsson, and Fresco.

Used to read a lot of books, mostly sci-fi. Now I read less, usually professional reading. Recently enjoyed Iain M. Banks with his "Player of Games" and plan to continue his Culture series. From past reading - Hesse, Dostoevsky, Remarque, Lorca, Marquez, Pavich, Durrell, O. Henry, Krishnamurti, Tibetan Dalai-Lama, Osho.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Giving birth and then looking into my newborn daughter's eyes :)
Jumping with parachute
'Flying' on snowboard downhill through fresh deep powder

Teach, Learn, Share

Can teach how to cook Ukrainian borsch :) Would like to learn anything from local life of local people.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, India, Switzerland, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ukraine

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