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Taavi Taros

Tallinn, Harju county, Estonia

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Overview

  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Estonian; learning German
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Student
  • BSc Engineering - Product developmen...
  • From Tartu
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To find what's missing.

ABOUT ME

I enjoy active lifestyle and "just do it" kind of an attitude. This spring I finished 11 months of compulsory military service and made my first academic degree at the same time. This fall I am going to start studying Masters on Design and Engineering in Tallinn University of Technology. I also love hiking, especially on a bicycle or motorcycle. I like to take my tent spontaneously spend a night somewhere in the nature. I like to cruise on the small roads I have never been, find out what's behind the next curve or next hilltop. I like to keep away from tourist attractions and meet local people. Those are the things I love and the reason I like travelling. When I am not travelling I like to host surfers. For me getting to know them is almost as good as travelling by myself.

PHILOSOPHY

Life is great, now it is your turn!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surf and host. If I am not able to host, then I am glad to share tips and information to surfers. Share and introduce the idea of CS to all of my friends.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

In 2011 I visited USA with a J1 student visa for 2 and 1/2 months. That is how I got into CS. I experienced a lot of good things through CS. Though I worked for the most of my stay, I would call this trip a CS trip. I had 3 great hosts who all made a chapter for my memories of my life.

I am really grateful to all of my NY hosts! Thank you!

Later on I have been going to CS events in Tallinn enjoyed hosting some surfers.

Interests

It is easier to make a list of things that I am not interested in - gossip, computer games, TV serials.Things that I have not jet discovered are worth discovering. Some of my intrests: Travelling - share and gather information. Sports - biking, swimming, running, skiing, snowboarding, fitness etc. Cooking - just mixing the available stuff usually makes a tasty meal in my case. Formula Student - I was a team member in 2012 and now I like to see how our small Estonian team is one of the top teams in the world.

For people travelling to Estonia I would recommend to visit southern part of Estonia http://southestonia.nuattitude.ee/eng/gallery.

Music, Movies & Books

Good music - I think there is good music in every genre, some genres just seem to have more than others.

Books - I love books. I wish I could find more time to spend with them.

I like good movies but most likely I find myself reading a book and listening good music.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Pulling off my trip to USA in the summer of 2011. Gaining BSc while serving in the army.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am able to teach, learn and speak about technical stuff, working out, travelling or just about life.

I'd like to learn is how to relax. My NY host Tony taught that to get something done, you need to concentrate. To concentrate you first need to relax. I need to improve my ability to relax.

Some info for CS travellers visiting Estonia(I'll be adding stuff here from time to time) The complex history of Estonia and other general information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonia I recommend http://www.traveller.ee/ good tours to get the general idea of Tallinn in 2 hrs. Must see 1 http://www.lennusadam.eu/en/ . Close to an old prison that has been turned into a museum http://www.patarei.org/en/ Must see 2 http://www.teletorn.ee/en Estonian museum of art called KUMU (just a really nice building if you are not into art) http://www.kumu.ee/en/ The impressive Estonian song festival http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonian_Song_Festival. Near the last two there is a nice park. You can do a google search on "Kadrioru park" and look the images. Information about the park http://www.turismiweb.ee/en/company/KADRIORU_PARK/8543/ My grand parents grew up in a place like this http://www.evm.ee/keel/eng/

All the Tallinn Oldtown is worth visiting in the evening/night. Small enough to visit all the pubs in one night. And after all the all the pubs there is a place to go round 2.00-3.00 AM. http://localvortex.net/vorties/5/levist-valjas-aka-levikas

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden

Countries I've Lived In

Estonia, United States

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