Stanyslava and Alex Bernstein

Mombasa, Coast, Kenya

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  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern), Russian; learning Spanish
  • 33, Other
  • Member since 2009
  • Travel Journalists, Diving Instructors, IT brain (Alex), ...
  • MIT, SMFA, Tufts... higher education is a necessary check...
  • From Kiev (Ukrain), Minsk (Belarus)
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About Me


two lifetimes, one world - so little time, so much to see


Stanyslava and Alex, nice to meet you!
Our trip around the world began in November 2005 and were not able to stop ever since.

We have traveled all over South and Central America via a variety modes of transportation, became PADI Diving Instructors, and decided to do all possible to continue life on the road. We spent July '08 to May '09 on an ethno-zoological expedition to Africa and wrote a Russian language naturalist's guidebook to the continent.
After a short (3 month) visit to a far corner of Southeast Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia), and an even shorter business trip to Russia and Ukraine, we went back to Africa, where we now live.

See for a blog about our adventures!


Live and let live!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Before we surfed, and now it's time to equalize our CS karma :) - so we host.


We were always afraid a CS experience is a "Jack-in-a-box" - you never know what or who you'll get. But after joining kvashonka on a few CS invites we opened our own CS account


Travel ;)
diving, travel writing, photography, wildlife, people

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

spent new year on top of the volcano watching lava lake in the crater below

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belarus, Israel, Kenya, Ukraine, United States

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