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  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Vagabond
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About Me

Russia: 1986 - 1995
Canada: 1995 - 2009
Portugal: 2009 - 2010
Germany: 2010 - 2014
USA: 2014 - 2016
Japan: 2016+

Moving to Japan in July 2016! My goals: learn Japanese, get a black belt in karate, learn to play go, watch some anime, learn to cook, scuba dive, travel around East Asia (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea)

Philosophy: Happiness, freedom, and new experiences


Sleeping in unusual places:
- on a mountain side, at an altitude of 2200 m
- on a bench in downtown Madrid
- in a cave, with some hippies
- at a mountain village in Morocco
- on a beach next to the Atlantic
- on a beach next to the Pacific
- on a hostel roof and in a hostel hallway
- at Wellington's fortifications against Napoleon
- in a restaurant kitchen

- Costa da Morte from A Coruna to Padron (Spain)
- The Rhine from Bingen to Cologne (Germany)
- Estonia

Hiking: Pyrenees (Spain), High Atlas (Morocco), Bavarian Alps (Germany), Rockies (Canada)

Sailing: Lefkada (Greece), San Francisco (USA)

Hitchhiking: Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria

  • architecture
  • dancing
  • cheese
  • chess
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • history
  • languages
  • hitchhiking
  • new experiences
  • cognitive science
  • go

Music, Movies, and Books

Music that possesses you, books that you have to put down and think about, movies that you reflect on long after you've watched them
Catcher in the Rye, The Fountainhead, 1984, Kreutzer Sonata
Into the Wild, Office Space, Cashback, Crash, Perfect Sense

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Granada, Toledo, Fira, and Venice
Lava pouring into the ocean (Hawaii, USA)
The ruins of a civilization (Delos, Greece)
Bulls in the street and Forcados (V. Franca de Xira, Portugal)
Time travel to the middle ages (Fez, Morocco)
Koelsch, costumes, and Karneval music (Cologne, Germany)
Masked gremlins with confetti (Basel, Switzerland)
Freshly baked bread and stinky cheese (Haute-Savoie, France)
Medieval monasteries with monks (Athos, Greece)
Eighteen hours underground (Paris, France)

Teach, Learn, Share

We could have a conversation in every language we have in common (one sentence in one language, the next in another...)
I'd really like to learn how to sketch portraits, play the harmonica, and dance forro

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Morocco, Netherlands, North Korea, Peru, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, United States

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