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Overview

  • 123 References 103 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • traveler, writer
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

2018

Jan - Brasil (SP, Brasilia, Matu Grosu, Amazonia)
1-18 Feb - Rio de Janeiro
20-22 Feb - Foz do Iguasu

1 Mar - 20 May living and HOSTING in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

20 - 30 May - Uruguay
30-31 May - Argentina again (somewhere next to Rosario)
1 June - 10 June - Paraguay.

10 - 30 June - Bolivia.
1 July-1 August - Peru.

1 August - 1 September - Ecuador.

2017

16.01.2017 Moscow - Saint-Petersburg by 2-floor train
17.01 (06-45 - 13-00) – S-Pb - Tallinn
19.01 (22-30) - 20.01 (06-55) - Tallinn - Vilnius
21.01 Vilnius - Oslo
24.01 Oslo - Los-Angeles (arr. 17-10)
28.01 (16-50) - 29.01 (00-20) –
LA – San Francisco
1.02 Sacramento
6.02 – SF - Anaheim
6.02 - 7.02 –Anaheim – El Paso (Texas)
7.02 – 8.02 hitch-hike El Paso - San Antonio (Texas)
8.02-9.02 San Antonio – New Orlean
11.02 New Orlean - Orlando (FL)
12.02 Florida: Orlando - Tampa
14.02 Tampa - Orlando - Miami
19.02 - 20.03 – I am in Cuba again!!!
End of March - Washington, Miami, Texas
April: Mexico
May: Belize, Guatemala
June: Nicaragua, Salvador
July: Honduras, Costa-Rica
August: Panama-Colombia
September: Colombia
October: Venezuela, Guyana
November: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
December: Brazil

New Year- 2018 in Brazil

ABOUT ME

http://ustinov.raskopki.info

https://www.facebook.com/roman.ustinov
I am fan of unrecognized republics (and was at the following which couchsurfing doesn't recognize :) Abkhazia, Mountanious Karabakh, South Ossetia, Transnitsia, Kosovo, Palestina, North Cyprus)

And even wrote a book about one of them - Abkhazia:
http://ustinov.raskopki.info/books/book_abkhazia.jpg

Can tell you about these territories nearly everything.

my pictures from trips are here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RomanUstinov/photos

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

WAS the most famous couhsurfer in Sochi,

during winter - olympic GAMES in 2014

this is report about my flat in Sochi (Russia Today, Olypmic games)
http://actualidad.rt.com/video/actualidad/view/120639-sochi-rusia-hospedaje-aficionados-juegos

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

hosted 100 + guests in 2013-14.
now - traveling and mostly being a surfer (but still hosting, in March-May we rent a flat with my friends in Buenos Aires and invite everyone)

Interests

travels, archaeology, states with limited recognition,
Balkans, former-USSR,
Kamchatka,
Latin America, Asia, Indonesia, Venezuela,
motorcycles, bicycles, indigenous people, trekking, mountaineering, trains, jungles.

  • books
  • traveling
  • olympics
  • teaching
  • mountains
  • archaeology

Music, Movies, and Books

the best books are books which i wrote :)
http://ustinov.raskopki.info/books.html

i am an author of the books about Abkhazia, India, Cuba and lots of articles in Russian languages (about India, Kamchatka, Israel and Palestina, Uzbekistan etc)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

wrote several books (2010, 2011, 2014)

hitch-hiked all over the biggest country in the world
- Russia, from Moscow to Vladivostok (2009)

took part at the organization of the Winter Olympics Games in Sochi 2014

took part in the resque operation on Caucasus mountains (2013)

(report is here http://turbina.ru/authors/ustinov/travels/view/130559/memo/74630/)

climbed up to the highest peak of Europe - Elbrus (2013)
(photos and article is here: http://turbina.ru/authors/ustinov/travels/view/86553/memo/76226/)

cooked the food on volcanic lava =)

taught the children in Russia (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/I0TQXeZsh8QzRXR154aYhtdsdkDQk9UihpQhS19E4kTkoinkFzTsC4OnGvtuCw8rlXfgBWNVS9V4Wro=w1708-h961-rw-no)

and Nepal (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MA9RbsifC-A/UFMhKQ81nKI/AAAAAAAANKQ/rm0SFcG9zmw/w758-h570-no/letter_of_appreciation.jpg)

Teach, Learn, Share

Was a teacher at village school in Nepal:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MA9RbsifC-A/UFMhKQ81nKI/AAAAAAAANKQ/rm0SFcG9zmw/w758-h570-no/letter_of_appreciation.jpg

MY CS-dudes I can teach how to cook Russian soup (Borsh)
and
anything from my language (not for fun, but those who are studying Russian - I am really happy to help, how I already helped my friends from Holand, Panama, Uruguay, USA, etc).

What I Can Share with Hosts

My stories and anecdotes.
How to buy motorcycle in Venezuela and not to be killed.
Teach some Russian if you're not Russian-speaker.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Russian Federation, Singapore, Suriname, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Russian Federation, Tajikistan

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