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Olga Kusmina

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 43 Positive References3 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, German, Russian, Ukrainian; learning Indonesian, Spanish
  • 28, Other
  • Member since 2009
  • studying: accordingly to my interest...
  • exploring LIFE, what can be better?
  • From Lwiw/Ukraine
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

"Let us be realistic. Demand the impossible!"Ernesto Che Guevara somewhere between exploring the jewish identity in Israel, enhancing agricultural skills in Italy and activism in Berlin. and as always, no idea where I will end up tomorrow!

ABOUT ME

I am a world citizen. I dont believe in boundaries. Im crazy and colourful, interested in multiple issues and eager to learn from every experience. I call myself a butterfly. I believe that travelling is the best life school and can change us forever. the crazier the experience is, the more it changes us and everything we have been before my dream is not only exploring other cultures but also making my contribution to those who are abandoned by their destiny and their community and have no possibility to enjoy life and naturally unfold, doesn´t matter in which way. I want to work in international development cooperation later on.

I just came back from a long stay in Indonesia where I was not a tourist anymore but decided to give something back for all the hospitality and warmheartedness I have received in Southeastasia. as I felt sometimes, what I gave could not even compete closely compared to what I received. I was volunteering with the poorest people in Flores, Indonesia and felt disappointed by a big mass of tourists who hunt the best must-see places and the first class entertainment without wanting to perceive the sader sides of the place. the most simple places and poor farmers being the most unique, touching and beautiful experience I have had by far and could not compete with Monas or other tourist staff at all. they were the once who tought me about life, who made me realize its not about "look where I have been!" or "have you been to that party yet?" when it comes to the things that really matter in life, when it the touring around turns to the life changing experience of an adventurer.

As we all know, a minor strike of wings of a butterfly can cause a Tsunami. any kind of help enriches us with love and returns to us in a multiple form. I believe that we can write history through our love.

PHILOSOPHY

my faith is very important for me I have so many thoughts and ideas that it would probably take a book to describe my personal philosophy. it gets richer and bigger every day, cause every day, every single interaction and can be a part of a learning process. Every single enounter can be magical and make us realize that we are all human beings, interconnected with each other in a mystical, unexplainable way

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

going to meets, hosting/surfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

hosting, surfing a bit, organizing, visiting events.

Interests

world happenings, particularities of other countries, cultures and religions, Salsa, Southeastasia, Latin America, development theories,languages, dancing, literature and poetry, movies..

Music, Movies & Books

Slumdog millionaire (India), Havana Blues(Cuba), Amores Pierros (Mexico), Letters to God (USA), Dirty Dancing2 (Cuba), The First Grader (Kenya), Rainbow Troops (Indonesia), Motorcycle Diaries (ArHentina), Madeinusa (Peru), The Quiet American (Vietnam), Paraiso Travel (Columbia), Pare Zameen Dar or sth (India), Pay It Forward, Accepted (USA; some of the few really good deep Hollywood movies that are NOT just about shopping, partying or romance, but really about sth that can change our lives), Kundun (Tibet), The Human Experience (global, about our activity), The Revolution will not be Televised (Venezuela), Paraisos Artificiais (Brazil) lucky you if you have made the work to read all of it: now you have a list of quite a few recommendable movies to watch! and the best videos ever are Wear Sunscreen and Where the hell is Matt! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb0G6grbr6s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY (check how many views it got!) documentaries and books analyzing different mentalities and situations in countries, global connections and entanglements, world poverty etc. Books Clash of Civilizations, Understanding Global Cultures and many others

One Amazing Thing I've Done

hmm, I would say the whole stay in Indonesia.. I experienced soo many crazy and unexpected things there(every day was a new adventure), thats it difficult to pick something as especially extraordinary..

Teach, Learn, Share

The main thing I hope to share is how our travel experiences, what we watch and talk about can become our own reason to change and enrich ourselves and our perspectives. I can tell you a lot about other countries and cultures, and my knowledge grows every day, also by learning from you!

What I Can Share With Hosts

many crazy and fascinating stories, unexpected and depending on the host adventurous time spent together and an interesting experience!

Countries I've Visited

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Nepal, Russian Federation, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Ukraine

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