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  • 44 References 31 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Lithuanian; learning Russian
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Scientist
  • Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh
  • From Klaipėda, Klaipėda County, Lithuania
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel to every country in the world...

ABOUT ME

I am a Lithuanian PhD student in New York. I'm one of those people who is crazy about travelling and enjoys meeting unique people from different cultures. I love exploring new places and I am absolutely mental when it comes to hiking. For me, hiking is the best thing that was ever invented. I always count my money in terms of how many miles I can travel with it, or how many places I can discover. Also, I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to rock climbing. And I mean proper addiction... :D I'm always open to a variety of things. Partying till morning in Vegas, exploring the architecture in Salt Lake City, trying some amazing seafood in San Francisco, or hiking in Scottish Highlands. I love trying things I've never tried before. I think every place in a world is unique in it's own way and is worth visiting. Apart from travelling, I like discussing various life issues, philosophies, ideas with other people. I love discussing science related to human behaviour and consciousness. Although recently I switched to cancer research.. As I said, always trying new things. Currently trying really hard to juggle gradschool and travel... I have to go somewhere whenever I get a free day, can't stay put in one place for a long time :)

PHILOSOPHY

-Try everything!
-Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear...
-I was lucky to be born in a developed country, and have access to education. I am privileged, so who am I to complain about anything?
-Be inspired is great, to inspire is amazing.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Had some amazing surfing experiences in the US, and then hosted some really cool people in Edinburgh. While travelling in the US I have met many people who know what couchsurfing is all about. People who had so much couchsurfing experience, that one day I want to be one of those people. I want to promote a community, where people use couchsurfing not for free accommodation, but for having the best time with their hosts or their surfers. Currently I cannot host, but I'd love to meet fellow couchsurfers. I do not live in the city though, I live on Long Island, but sometimes I might have time to come to the city and maybe we could explore it together since I'm not a local myself :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

There is no way I can describe this in a few words there. My experiences were simply amazing, I made life long friends and had most incredible experiences... I surfed myself in US mostly, and a few times actually ended up going back to the same hosts again. Although those times it was more like I was visiting friends. I guess the most interesting case is when my host and now a great friend in Vegas ended up hosting my mom too when she was in Vegas! I have couchsurfed with my mom a few times in California, which was a great experience.

Interests

Rock Climbing
The Human Mind.
Hiking.
Dancing.
Board games...
I really like walking too and I'm a fast walker, so have that in mind.

  • board games
  • hiking
  • rock climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

Jane Austen, Dostoevsky, Paulo Coelho, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Astrid Lindgren (from when I was little...).

Tim Minchin, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Billy Joel, Chet Baker, Nina Simone, BB King, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Beatles, Queens, Aerosmith's, Bon Iver.

Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight, Waking Life, Silence of the Lambs, The Pianist, Green Mile.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Visiting *The Wave* in Arizona.
The Narrows in Zion National Park.
Travelling back in time to the 30's period.
Pyramids in Egypt.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could share the mysteries of the human mind, teach some Lithuanian and some swing dancing. Also I always carry my rock climbing gear with me, so we could go climbing together if you're a climber or if you'd like to try it out :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Laughter and good times.
Lithuanian culture.
My travel and couchsurfing experiences.
Some jazz dance moves.
Some rock climbing techniques.
Simply friendship... :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Monaco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Lithuania, Scotland, United Kingdom, United States

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