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Max R

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Vagabond
  • No education listed
  • From Moscow, Russia
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live in the Present

ABOUT ME

Russian/Canadian guy, back in North America after travelling around Europe and collecting languages

PHILOSOPHY

Happiness, freedom, and new experiences

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I did a lot of surfing during my four years in Europe and now I finally have a place to host and can give back the kindness that has been shown to me by strangers. If you'd like to visit, you are welcome but please read the couch description and please note: I can only host one person!

Interests

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

Cycling:
- 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

History, cognitive science, architecture, theology, skiing, chess

Music, Movies & 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)
Life during 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 in the catacombs of Paris

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

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

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

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