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Overview

  • 72 references 45 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Data Scientist
  • Applied Mathematics and Physics
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Better to do and regret than not to do and regret.

Staying in Radium for the 2021/22 ski season. Welcome!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because I can't imagine my life in any other way.

Interests

Now that I live on the beach, I dedicate my time to surfing 🏄‍♂️, doing machine learning project for my portfolio, studying Chinese brush calligraphy and translations of Classical Chinese poetry.

In a different life and elsewhere, I had also enjoyed sailing ⛵, martial arts 🥋, snowboarding 🏂, motorcycle racing 🏍, whitewater kayak 🛶 and playing poker 🃏. I sure do hope to do all of that again at some point.

Used to be a half-professional ballroom dancer for 7 years, but gave it up in 2012 and probably for good.

  • poetry
  • meditation
  • motorcycles
  • poker
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • martial arts
  • calligraphy
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

I like Erich Maria Remarque, Ernest Hemingway, Victor Pelevin, William Faulkner, Theodore Dreiser.

David Lynch and Cohen Brothers are amond my favorite film directors along with Pedro Almodóvar. I also enjoy Korean cinema. Plus I am a total fan of several TV series like Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Bordwalk Empire, Mad Men, 24 etc.
Most recent cartoon additions include Rick and Morty and BoJack Horseman.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Once I pulled down my pants, set with my bare ass on the ground and took a photo in front of an opera theater. Another time another time I had a motorcycle accident at 120+ km/h, and all I got was a hematoma. I drank black tea with salt and butter, ate mango with vinegar and green kiwi with salt, tangerines and strawberries with raw onion. I ate the bloody durian and enjoyed it!

Teach, Learn, Share

Frankly speaking, teaching and learning in the short period we can usually spend together is difficult. But I can still teach you to swear like a Russian! And NOT to say "na zdoroviye", ever.

BTW, if you want to make me happy, bring me a couple of blank postcards that have nothing to do with your country. Just anything else: ships, cars, music, cosmos etc. I'll send them via PostCrossing and make happy yet another person! Here is my profile https://www.postcrossing.com/user/dmitrytoda

What I Can Share with Hosts

The best and funniest stories of my trips!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Chile, Mexico, Russian Federation

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