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  • Fluent in Russian, Ukrainian; learning English
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • living my life :)
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About Me




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


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

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


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.


Natural way of living, growing plants and trees in permaculture, building house from ecologically pure materials. Yoga, qigong, trakking, slack-lining, footbag - all ways of healthy living and making body and mind act joyfully together.

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

Backpacker traveling is another huge interest. Love to stay in camp in some quiet place in the nature, away from people and civilization (though technical things like warm sleeping bag, waterproof camp and clothes, gas stove etc. help a lot to enjoy nature ;) Traveled a lot through my beloved Carpathian mountains, and try to 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 :)

  • cooking
  • yoga
  • flying
  • clothing
  • traveling
  • music
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

"Lost in translation", "Hero", "Samsara", "Wild strawberries" by Ingmar Bergman, "Straight story" by David Lynch, "Spring, summer, autumn, winter, spring again" by Kim Ki-Duk, "The Fall", "The Fountain", BBC "Planet Earth" series.

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

Used to read a lot of books, but lately only ones about ecological agriculture, natural way of living etc. From recent - Orhan Pamuk's "Istanbul" and Nikolay Vavilov's "5 Continents". 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, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In


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