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Russ Golyak

Glen Rock, NJ, United States

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Overview

  • 126 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Ukrainian; learning French, Italian, Polish, Russian
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • make a little money so I can travel
  • few degrees, ironically unused...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Fighting obesity... one delicious exotic meal at a time :) Yum!

ABOUT ME

I have been very fortunate to have found CS because it has enabled me to do so many things that involve travel whether I am on the road or meeting visitors at home.

To learn more about me you really need to meet me. I tend to get along with people nicely though through CS I have discovered that I don't necessarily agree with everybody about everything. CS has allowed me to learn much about myself, which surprised me.

Lately (as in the past few years) I have been traveling quite often in order to volunteer for motorsport events. It is a hobby I picked up while living in Singapore and so far it has taken me to some amazing places on most continents. I love the fact I get to experience new cultures whether traveling abroad or domestically, and I never stop learning new things.

Thank you to all my hosts that have given me the opportunity to surf their couch, all those wonderful people that showed me around their part of the world and introduced me to very delicious cuisine on our foodie adventures. And here's to many more experiences like that with CS in the future. Cheers!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Go to meet ups and show people around :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have started using CS actively on my trip to SE Asia. In fact I have met my best friend in Singapore, attended a number of events and participated in a bunch of activities that I didn't do while on a similar trip to Australia a few years earlier. While in Asia I surfed in every major city I visited, even if I didn't get a chance to use someone's couch I met with people for coffee or dinner literally in every place I went. It was amazing. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way, this has been an incredible journey!

Interests

Frequent Flying, my travel log is here: http://www.ba97.com/ba97/calendar/report.asp?handle=JerseyVics and the world map: http://www.openflights.org/user/JerseyVics

Music, Movies & Books

I'm a big fan of the Bourne trilogy, especially the scenes from around the world - some places I've been to and others I wish to go. Also like some stuff with Nicolas Cage: Lord of War and Gone in 60 Seconds.I enjoy books about flying... like Richard Brandson's Losing my Virginity autobiography that I finished in a few days... never had I read so quickly. I listen to all sorts of music.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

...its all pretty amazing

Teach, Learn, Share

Some very useful CS wiki links that may help you in your travels:

USA - NYC: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/New_York_City Singapore: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Singapore Hong Kong: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Hong_Kong Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Kuala_Lumpur Malaysia - Penang: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Penang Indonesia - Jakarta: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Jakarta Taiwan - Taipei: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Taipei Japan - Tokyo: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Tokyo Australia - Sydney: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Sydney Australia - Melbourne: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Melbourne Australia - Brisbane: http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Brisbane

Countries I've Visited

Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, France, New Zealand, Singapore, Ukraine, United States

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