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Overview

  • 104 references 78 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Hebrew (modern), Russian, Spanish; learning Arabic
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • teacher
  • language teacher / yoga teacher / activist
  • From Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian Federation
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

No view is wider than the eye

ABOUT ME

As well as all couchsurfers I love travelling - to places round the globe and the inner world too. My hobby is reading, learning languages, going to gigs and checking out new music. I take pride in being well-organised and reliable although it might sound immodest. I love learning and teaching. I'm not used to sitting around doing nothing, but sometimes I feel that's exactly what I need. I'm gay. I love making friends!

PHILOSOPHY

Learn from every little thing that happens.
Life is a teacher.
Observe.
Make sure you live your life the right way without hurting others but making them happy and curious about the world and themselves.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've surfed couch and hosted people at my place, I'm trying to show people what my country is like so that they could have a bit more than a regular tourist view. When I travel, I learn from what I see. I sometimes like sharing what I've learnt.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

most positive!

Interests

Couchsurfing. Iyengar yoga. Walking. Psychology. Languages. Reading. Sightseeing

  • yoga
  • walking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • snorkeling
  • teaching
  • languages
  • psychology
  • sightseeing
  • queer

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: And Breathe Normally, The Worst Person In the World, CODA, Samsara, Away We Go, Dead Man, Revolutionary Road, Stealing Beauty, Nowhere Special, Land, There Is No Evil, Los amantes pasajeros, La Luna en Botella, Om Gud Vill, 5 Senses, Fugitive Pieces, Science of the Dream, Once, Ensemble C'est tout, Les chansons d'amour, Happy-Go-Lucky, The Brand New Testament, Amelie, Children of Men, Slumdog Millionnaire, Italian for Beginners, and loads of others.

Music: Sigur Ros and Jonsi, Oh Wonder, Ane Brun, The XX, Idan Raichel, Fever Ray, Skye, Kings of Convenience, Coldplay, Alanis Morissette, Lykke Li, Jose Gonzalez, Fous de la mer, REM, Pet Shop Boys, Emiliana Torrini, Royksopp, Ghostly Kisses, and many others

Books: The Beach by Alex Garlend, Erlend Loe, Shantaram, The Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have moved to a totally new place, blended in and stayed. Learned the language and got a wonderful job.

I've had my heartbeat recorded for archives. From what I know, it's going to be kept in Japan as part of an art project. I feel part of the world history my heart being eternal.

The glacier lagoon Jokulsarlon in Iceland is probably the most beautiful place in the world I've ever seen!

Teach, Learn, Share

well, I am a teacher!

What I Can Share with Hosts

cooking
board games
life and travel stories

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, Russian Federation

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