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To live an intense and passionate life, to make all my crazy ideas reality, to infect others with my travel bug and feel alive every single minute!
When I was about 5, my parents pinned a world map above my bed. After spending my entire childhood glued to it I decided: one day I'm going to visit every corner of the world. Every country - at least once. Back then I lived in communist Russia and all I could do was dream. But now I'm making this dream come true. Bit by bit. It gradually replaced all normality I ever managed to have in my life, and to my travel bug I've sacrificed my career amongst other things - best crazy irresponsible decision I've ever made.
Los vagabundos saben mucho
Porque nunca descansan
(Atilio Jorge Castelpoggi)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
host, surf, meet, show around and convert the non-believers!
Most of my couchsurfing experiences have either been great, amazing, or sensational! I've made life-long friends both hosting and surfing.
travel travel travel!!! there isn't a single place in the world I don't want to visit. Apart from that: travel photography/reading/writing... ok ok I do have other interests: good -timeless - books, hiking, collecting art from around the globe, dancing - latin, african, dancehall, any dancing really..
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Marquez, Cortazar, Paolo Coelho, Kundera, Pavich, Russian writers whose books are yet to become world famous. Films: old Russian movies.. Italian.. 2046. Music: grew up on The Beatles. At the time I moved to Australia my whole vocab came from their songs:) I'm a massive fan of Caribbean music, from soca to bachata to reggae to zouk...Coop, Paris Combo, So Frenchy so Chic and the two Congolese musicians playing next to the Roman Agora in Athens.. I love buying music on the streets...there is so much talent in the world!! I don't do radio or TV. I don't like being spoon-fed anything, be it manipulated news or mass-produced-calculated-expertly marketed 'art'.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I try to do amazing things all the time or at least imagine ordinary things to be amazing.
What I Can Share with Hosts
My zest for life! My crazy travel stories, my either great or horrible cooking skills (depending on the day)
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Western Sahara
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Russian Federation