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  • 40 references 28 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Arabic, English, Russian; learning Arabic (North Levantine), Icelandic, Polish, Ukrainian
  • 28, Other
  • Member since 2017
  • English-tutor, Interpreter
  • Bachelor of International Relations; MSU of Lomonosov
  • From Krasnodar, Krasnodar Krai, Russian Federation
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About Me

Nomads investigating humans and their stories
Instas: @alvereira / @simaginivan 🫶

‏ ‏Long is the time, hard is the road... (Chris Rea)

🔅Currently me and my husband Ivan enjoy life by travelling 🗺️ . Since September 2022 we’ve been living in Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 & Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬, UAE 🇦🇪 & Oman 🇴🇲, then Egypt 🇪🇬 and Jordan 🇯🇴 , finishing with Syria 🇸🇾 & Lebanon 🇱🇧
Still excited to see new parts of the world 🌍
Since April 2024 we’re back home and ready to host some people occasionally)

✅ when CS-ing, we appreciate simple details about staying at smn’s place:
✔️fresh blankets and towel (no more than just a simple hygiene),
✔️honesty about possibility to host us - 2 people at once
✔️and also (!) if you think you have certain rules (whatever)
please inform of that in advance - so it could be a mutual respect!
👍And we in our turn appreciate host’s time, schedule and rules, try not to bother by small things, respect privacy 😇

Only I must mention it here because we already had bad experiences we still hope not to have another time…

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

CS is a good thing for cross-cultural meetings; positive vibes 🕊️, sharing useful information and knowledge 📖; new friends from around the world 🗺️
It is an exciting opportunity to meet not only new places but friendly people living there and to know their lifestyle and mindset. I like such awakening of the CS concept - an approach for travellers and locals around the globe, which is actually a super old one)


Art, volunteering , retro cinemas, antique beauty, multinationalism, mountains, coffee and rain. But its just random words, our interests are widely vast

  • photography
  • hiking
  • sports
  • cinema
  • museums and exhibitions
  • concerts and festivals
  • cooking and eating

Music, Movies, and Books

Vera: Minimalism in design.
Indipendent cinematography.
Cultural anthropology.
Ivan: New techs. Apple innovations. F1. Sport, yoga, meditation

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

💛 Hitchhiking more than 10 000 km
💚 visited grave of one of the most amazing travellers of all times - dr.Przhevalsky (for my birthday😂)
❤️visit Syria❤️

Teach, Learn, Share

cross cultural studies, politics, Arab countries, books, opera…
Italian cinema, architecture, modern design.

would be happy if you help us to learn French, Italian, Spanish, Islandic, Norwegian or just speak with me in Arabic))

Vera studied art management and curation of art projects - deeply in love with it, and if you are so too, we'll find topics to discuss)

Also we can practice some dances like bachata, salsa or tango..
Or chat about economics, inventions, architecture and history

What I Can Share with Hosts

We can find new look on the culture of each other
▫️shooting 📸
▫️We love cooking 🧑‍🍳 especially Italian and Levantine cuisine
▫️We can watch movies, share our music and favourite playlists 🎼, can practice yoga 🧘‍♀️ or jogging together 🏃‍♀️
▫️We can help and provide with some advices or support in the field in which we’re acknowledged 📖
▫️We appreciate when people keep their home clean and we do our best to live and leave it the same or even in better condition 🧸

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Poland, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates

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