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Couchsurfing is not a hobby or an interest, it's a state of a soul
🏄♀🏄♂🔆Let's go wakeboarding in the summer! Join me in this fun activity🔆🏄♀🏄♂
🏓🤾♀I play table tennis all year round! Join me! Just gather together and play! Friends have a place and tables! 🏓🤾♂
🎲🧩 I organise tabletop games in winter. Come and play with me! 🎲🧩
I have very strict rules in my house.
And you must follow them if you want to be my guest.
1 You can come and leave whenever you want.
Early in the morning, late at night
2 When I sleep, you can do whatever you need.
Sound isolation in my house is pretty good
And I sleep pretty sound
3 If you break something, I care not
4 If you need to sleep a lot and you are really tired, just relax and sleep as much as you need
5 If you need a company to explore the city, my friends and I can hang out till we drop dead
6 You may or may not hang out with me around the city or you can just have a shelter and a sweet evening talk
7 You can smoke and drink
8 Cook, please, your products
My fridge is mostly empty. I bother not to buy something.
If there is something, I will share. But don't expect me to cook (I can if I am in mood)
9 I give and share bedclothes, blankets, towels, some clothes, pieces of advice, interesting ideas
10 My house is for hospitality, friendliness, positive emotions, cultural exchange if you have something else on your mind, don't even try bothering me
11 W-Fi: norway password: cocacola
12 If you wanna live do not disturb me from 12.00 at night till 10 in the morning! 💣💥 I am not available in this period (unless other was discussed)
I usually show the city with some friends or other couchers
It's a link on a pdf file with my excursion around Kharkov
My second excursion around museums of Kharkov
A Vova Tanya B Coffee Museum C Historical Museum (Sumskaya 14 - Alley of umbrellas) D Planetarium E Buzok F Municipal Gallery G Art Area DK H Aza Nizi Moza I Artist's house J Hudpromlof
near - a Gallery of Decoration and Art
A Hudpromlof (continue our journey) B Kharkov museum og literature C Kharkov centre of culture and art D My Gallery E Ermilov centre F Art of Sloboganshina and a Scientific department of Historical museum G Art Gallery named after Semirnadsky (Karazin) H Come-In I Sculpture Workshop J Music Mascots of Kharkov
Breaks for meals and snacks in Fresh Line
I can show you an abandoned airdrome near Kharkiv
OTHER PLACES TO SEE
Museum of Sex
The museum of Railway road http://kh.vgorode.ua/news/dosuh_y_eda/230870-chto-pokazyvauit-posetyteliam-v-obnovlennom-muzee-yuzhnoi-zheleznoi-dorohy
and a cafe Lokomotiv - food is served on moving toy trains https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TwbCU-o3Ns
A museum of photo illusions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_wIzBOSAOU
If only you could help me with purchasing some board games, I would really appreciate that. I would really-really love to have cards Apples to Apples for Kids, Truth or Dare 18+ or anything you can advise!!! I will pay the price they cost if you manage to buy them for me. And we can play them with you and my friends or students. I would also appreciate some cool advice!
I love collecting coins and if you share with me one or two coins from your country I would really appreciate it. I also collect postcards, I have already old black and white ones.
Ach ich will so viel Deutschland Flagge Hawaii-Lei (Schmuck). Tschus!!!
Some instruments like a rainstick)))
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I love meeting new people, discovering new and interesting things. I love showing my beautiful beloved city and telling about Ukraine. And I agree with a quote "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page". I am also here https://www.warmshowers.org/user/195407 and I am also here https://www.geocaching.com/play/search 🔦🔑🔭📜💍💎💰👑
I love animals and nature and spending time outdoors. I love giving gifts. I like swimming in the sea or lake, going to the swimming pool or waterpark, making barbecues. From time to time I can go out to cafes, cocktail bar, pizzarias, sushi bars. Sometimes I go to concerts and festivals. In winter I like going to sauna and ice-skating. I like driving carts.
- outdoor activities
Music, Movies, and Books
~~~~MY FAVOURITE BANDS~~~~
Within Temptation, Lindemann, Rammstein, The Prodigy, Die Antwort, Little Big, Sia, Lana Del Rey, Linkin Park, Placebo, Muse, Pixes, Tiamat, Picnic, Bi-2, Agatha Christie, Vyacheslav Butusov, Nautilus Pompilius, U-Piter, Krematorij, Smyslovye Gallyutsinatsii, Zemfira, Mumiy Troll, DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), Leningrad, Brutto, Lyapis Trubetskoy
~~~~MY FAVOURITE UKRAINIAN BANDS~~~~
Тартак - Мене Вже Немає
КАРНА - В обіймах сплячого сонця
ТІК - Люби ти Україну
ТІК - АЛЬО-НА
ТІК - РОБОТ
Скрябін - Місця Щасливих Людей
Скрябін - Добряк
Скрябін - Лист до Друга
Скрябін - Наш Перший Медляк
Скрябін - Руїна
Скрябін - То Є Львів
Скрябін - Говорили і курили
Антитіла - Люди як кораблі
Антитіла - Одинак
Антитіла - Танцюй
ONUKA - Vidlik
ONUKA - Time
Нумер 482 - Добрий ранок Україно
МЕРІ - Незнайомий мій брат
Віктор Винник і МЕРІ - Я з України
ВВ - Весна
ВВ - Юра! - YouTube
Green Grey - Солнце и Луна
KOZAK SYSTEM - Taka Spokuslyva, Така Спокуслива
Dakh Daughters "Rozy / Donbass" (live acoustic)
My favourite book is "Solaris" (Stanislaw Lem) .
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude, No One Writes to the Colonel
I absolutely love Pelevin
"Some Like It Hot" , "Alien" , "Heart of a Dog" and "High-Rise" are my favourite movies.
Virus (1999 film), The Abyss, Sphere, Event Horizon, Solaris by Andrey Tarkovskiy, Stalker, Mr Nobody
Groundhog Day, The Naked Gun, films with Jim Carrey his comedies and his romantic movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, "Scary movies", "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood", Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool, films with Sacha Baron Cohen
thrillers and horror movies
Mirrors, The Other Side of the Door, Dead Silence, Orphan, The Others, Darkness, Pulse, Forget me Not
Quentin Tarantino films (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight)
Fight club, Mad Max: Fury Road, Trainspotting, The Acid House, Gaslight, The Student (2016 film)
~~~~SERIALS AND SHOWS OR PODCASTS~~~~
What We Do in the Shadows 🦇
IT Crowd, Childrens Hospital, Anger Managment, Two and a Half Men with Charlie Sheen, Key and Peele, My Crazy Ex-girlfriend, Parks and Recreation Zones
Police procedural series
Cold Case, CSI, Law and Order
I love documentaries
Youtube channels: RWJ, CollegeHumor, Weird Al Yankovic, 5secondfilms, ERB (Epic Rap Battles of History) sometimes, Creepy Text Theatre, Ultra Spiritual Life and JP podcasts and HB (Harlamov and Baturdinov show)
I like cartoons Family guy, Futurama, South Park, American Dad, Rick and Morty, Robo Chicken, Brickleberry, Angry Beavers, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Bob's Burgers and some animes (Vampire D, Devil May Cry, the PC game is also OK), Happy Tree Friends (Lia-lia-lia), Disenchantment, Big Mouth 😄
My favourite actresses are Sigourney Weaver and Sasha Grey (I like her acting in comedy shows as "Sexy NSA Commercial" and movies like "Open Windows" and "Would You Rather ... ". I like all Leonardo DiCaprio movies, films with Simon Pegg, Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Once I was traveling with a tent around Crimea for 4 months starting from May and till the end of August. I went to different festivals during the travel. Had a camp in different cities, near the sea, in the wood and in the mountains. It was really cool!
Teach, Learn, Share
~~~~FOOD AND DRINKS I advise to try in Ukraine~~~~
Salo is a traditional pork fatback. Tasty with brown bread with black pepper and a slice of fresh onion
Okroshka is a cold soup. It is a mix of mostly raw vegetables (like cucumbers, radishes and spring onions), boiled potatoes, eggs, and a cooked meat such as beef, veal, sausages, or ham with kefir, whey or kvass, which is a beverage made from fermented black or rye bread. Okroshka is usually garnished with sour cream (smetana).
Seld (Seledka) pod Shuboy (Dressed herring)
Kvass is a traditional Slavic and Baltic fermented beverage commonly made from rye bread
Kompot - stewed fruit juice
Juice from birch (we love it)
🌻 Sunflower seeds
Condensed milk boiled for several hours to become homemade dulce de leche
Tula pryanik (origin in Russia)
but very popular here
Gozinaki is a traditional Georgian but famous in Ukraine confection made of caramelized nuts, usually walnuts, fried in honey, two varieties are famous with sunflowers and sesame seeds
Halva is a Middle East sweet also famous in Ukraine, ingredients are sunflower butter and sugar or honey, can be with pieces of nuts inside. It is very sweet. So it is good to eat it with strong black tea without sugar
Sweet Puffed rice bar
As a souvenir I would advise to buy a box of candies called Ukraine. This cute sweet can be bought in any supermarket
As a souvenir I advise to buy a traditional Ukrainian towel. It ia a bright and handy gift
or candies by Roshen
????? I want to improve my pronunciation by practicing a little English with you by Skype. Can you be of my assistance?
:::::::I am afraid I can't. I literally don't have time for that. I am seldom alone, always working, walking or hanging out with somebody or relaxing.
To improve your pronunciation try singing lyrics after your favourite singers, sing together with them. Watch a lot of youtube podcasts, repeat their intonation, copycat them. Watch TV shows and serials with lots of talking. Good luck with that!!!
?????How can I improve my performance on couchsurfing, get more references and receive more offers from hosts?
:::::::You must have full and positive information about yourself on your profile. Share with people what you want them to know about you.
And get references. It's always preferable to get in touch with people who have certain presence on couchsurfing
It is always difficult to start for the beginners but be positive!
Well for me couchsurfing is a very serious enterprise, my love, my hobby and my style of living.
I started getting references from my friends (personal references), then from people from couchsurfing meetings, I asked them to write me personal references too. Then I met up and showed the city and got more personal references. Then I started hosting people. Now I stay a bit at other people's houses and also choose according positive references and interests.
There are also public trips. So one can write personally to a person or create a public trip. It will help you to increase the number of offers from hosts.
So good luck with surfing couches!!! Cheers!!!
?????I am looking for a pen pal. What shall I do?
:::::::I am afraid I can't be your pen pal. I literally don't have time for that. I am seldom alone, always working, walking or hanging out with somebody or relaxing. And I don't really like chatting online and much typing just annoys me. So it's not my cup of tea. I prefer meeting people face-to-face and hanging out. A little chatting is of course necessary. But I am not a pen pal material.
But you can create a discussion in the section DISCUSSIONS on your Dashboard. So just give it a try and I am sure you will find a desirable pen friend who is willing to improve English speaking skills and just have a decent interesting conversation with you.
So good luck to you in enjoying all the positive sides of using the magnificent world of couchsurfing!!!
What I Can Share with Hosts
Info. I can share info and bright colourful emtions!
This is a great video about Kharkiv my students advised me
Countries I’ve Visited
Russian Federation, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In