Lana Gurtovenko

Sankt-Peterburg, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

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About Me


I don't want to be ant, you know?


truth lovER, hard-one -to -amazER, believER, listenER, talkER,but not a cookER


"What are these barriers that keep people from reaching anywhere near their real potential? The answer to that can be found in another question and that's this: Which is the most universal human characteristic: fear, or laziness?"

"Happiness is not by chance, but by choice." Jim Rohn

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." G.B.Show

You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it.
You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining.
You say you love wind, but when it comes you close the window.
So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.
Bob Marley 1945 -


Why I’m on Couchsurfing




Surfed a couch:September 2010 - Las Vegas for 3 daysJune 2011 - Moscow for 1 dayAugust 2011 - Moscow for 2 daysJanuary 2012 - Berlin for 9 days
January 20212 - Dresden for 2 days
April 2012 - Rome for 2 days,Venice for 2 days,Bologna for 1 day, Florence for 2 days
December 2012 - Koh Phangan for 1 day
May 2013 - Shanghai for 4 days
May 2013 - Chengdu for 4 days
Hosted:October 2010 - Laurent (France) November 2010 - Liliya (Russia) January 2011 - Manon and Adrien (Austria) March 2011 - Anna (Spain)
June 2011 - Alex(Austria)
February 2012 - Chris (UK)
March 2012 - Irakli (Georgia)
March 2012 - Petruk (Russia)
June 2012 - Jere (Finland)
July 2012 - Larissa and Isabella (Austria)
October 2012 - Kos and Daniil (Kazakhstan)
October 2012 - Irina (Russia)
January 2013 - Tatiana and Pasha (Russia)
January 2013 - David and Eva (Spain)
January 2013 - Jay (USA)
July 2013 - Yana (Russia)
July 2013 -Benoit (France)
July 2013 - Isabella and Nicolas (Denmark)
August 2013 - Gabriela (El Salvador)
August 2013 - Clem (France)
September 2013 - Manu (Germany)
September 2013 - Marta and Lucasz (Poland)
September 2013 - Dave (USA)
October 2013 - Marie (France)
October 2013 - Craig (Autralia)


people, visual art, african dances,mountains,learning new things,lauching loudly,giving and receiving a love

Music, Movies, and Books

Music:Damian Marley,the Killers,old Jazz, Blues, Bjork,Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones,Lenny Cravitz, African drumms, Soul, Funk, experimental music,sounds of nature, world-music (brazil,gypsy,latino), Jamaica music, Nino Katamadze, folk, Black Gospel music, Reggae, some rock bands and etc...Movies:1. Arthouse2. cartoons3. comedies4. psychological movies5. sometimes, when i am tired to think - just stupid comediesBook:Bulgakov,all russian classic literature,books about psychology and personal growth

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- swam in the ice-hole, when it was -25C outside
- made a big trip around USA with only 20$
- ate only rice during 2 weeks (1 time in a day)
- was in the world's largest strip club(Las Vegas)
- have saved one girls' flip flop in very stormy river in Abhazia, after that all people clapped was funny)
- was in the crazy party in Las Vegas with cops in helicopter
- have done the hike trip to Seid Lake
- found the bottle with letter in Venice
- was madly dancing for 9 hours non-stop....don't ask me what happened with my legs and ass in the next morningt
- living in China by itself - its already crazy enough
- inspired some people
- saw my knee bone after scooter accident

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, China, Russian Federation, Thailand, Turkey, United States

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