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Polina Kocheva

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Overview

  • 28 Positive References
  • Fluent in Bulgarian, English, Spanish; learning Catalan, Valencian, Dutch, Italian
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Student
  • No education listed
  • From Kyustendil, Bulgaria
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Stay in Barcelona.. at least until July

ABOUT ME

I'm currently living between three countries - Spain, the Netherlands and Bulgaria. Altough Bulgaria is starting to fall behind a bit, which is sad. Other than that...

I'm kind of like the typical art-student (although right now I'm studying a weird kind of art).

You know the type... chaotic, very spontaneous, kinda loud, not a stay-at-home person, easily addictive (biggest addictions being concerts, travel and art), likely to go partying on a weekday and then straight to class/work in the morning, etc. etc.

You know what, everything I write here seems to sound completely cliched (and I am kinda lazy anyways), so why don't you just meet me and find out the rest? :)

PHILOSOPHY

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfing + Hosting + Occasionally going to meetings

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed:
- Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Manacor, Inca)
- Italy (Rome, Venice, Naples, Pompei, Genova, Palermo, Catania, Trapani, Rosanno, Termoli, San Momme)
- France (Montpellier, Marseille, Nice)
- Czech Republic (Prague and Brno)
- Belgium (Gent and Antwerpen)
- Netherlands (Eindhoven)
- Greece (Thessaloniki)
- Ireland (Dublin)

Over 30 couches surfed!

Did 6 weeks of couchsurfing around mediterrainean Europe in summer 2012!

I've also done one-week CS trips to Czech Republic, Sicily and Ireland.

When I came to Barcelona I started hosting, and I have had about 10 surfers so far (not just from CS though).

Interests

I enjoy painting and I hope to turn it into more than just a hobby soon. I've had one exhibition in the past and I am preparing for more.See my paintings (and other stuff) here.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: I really enjoy live music, concerts, festivals. I listen to many many different genres, but here are some artists in particular: Manu Chao (LOVE him in all his bands), Tricky, Thievery Corporation, Skunk Anansie, Deftones, Straight Line Stich, Machine Head, Soulfly, Sleepy Sun, Eyesburn, Jaya the Cat..... Pink Floyd are my biggest favoriteBooks:Not to sound too nerdy but I enjoy old school science fiction authors like Roger Zelazny, Ursula LeGuin, Arthur Clarke. My favourite such author is Clifford Simak, my favourite novel - The Man in the Maze by Robert Silverberg. On the more "serious" side, I like On the Road, The Great Gatsby, Things Fall Apart, The Name of the Rose.Movies:I watch movies very rarely. I am really not into that. (Although I love filming and editing things myself)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Travelled for two months along the Mediterranean coast of Europe, couchsurfing all the way.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'll always do some art for you if you provide me the materials. I can also try to teach it but for me it's mainly inuitive, and hard to explain.

Once I spray-painted whole murals in a friend's house and I've been ITCHING to do it again... So if you'd like some free wall paintings I'm always up for that (if I'm not too tired that is).

And of course I love learning new recipes from different countries :)

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

Bulgaria, Netherlands, Spain

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