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Kirill Smolkin

Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk, Russian Federation

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Overview

  • 72 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Russian; learning German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • I'm a language teacher
  • Got a degree of a language teacher h...
  • 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. 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

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Samsara and Baraka, Away We Go, Dead Man, Revolutionary Road, Stealing Beauty, The Hours, La Luna en Botella, Om Gud Vill, 5 Senses, Fugitive Pieces, Anna Karenina, Science of the Dream, Once, Ensemble C'est tout, Les chansons d'amour, Happy-Go-Lucky, Genova, Amelie, Children of Men, Slumdog Millionnaire, Italian for Beginners, and loads of others.

Music: The Radio Dept, Sigur Ros and Jonsi, St Vincent, Fever Ray, Skye, Kings of Convenience, Coldplay, Alanis Morissette, Lykke Li, David Bowie, Kate Nash, Jose Gonzalez, Fous de la mer, REM, Pet Shop Boys, Emiliana Torrini, Royksopp, Yoav, Atoms For Peace, White Lies and a lot more

Books: The Beach by Alex Garlend, Erlend Loe, Shantaram, non-fiction - books on yoga mostly

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have started teaching yoga. There's no stopping me now!

I've been to Pune and learnt from my Guruji BKS Iyengar

I realized I can fly in my dreams - this is the most amazing feeling ever!

Seen a geyser in Iceland as well as a volcano crater filled with water, a spectacular sight!

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

Snorkelled with dolphins in Israel. Watching them made me smile so broadly and happily. With a snorkel in your teeth it isn't exacly nice. The whole thing was fantastic, though.

My landing in Copenhagen was so spectacular. It was oh so sunny and I enjoyed the view of the islands and the new bridge between Sweden and Denmark.

Now I think I'm able to find the peace and quiet inside my own self. It's a welcoming feeling.

Teach, Learn, Share

well, I am a teacher!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Iceland, India, Russian Federation

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