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Monika Kosmalska

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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Overview

  • 48 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Polish; learning Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Spanish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Student
  • European Law in Maastricht and now S...
  • From Grodzisk Maz., near Warsaw, Poland
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To take the most of every single moment by living life to the fullest

ABOUT ME

Trying to figure on the best way to go through this thing called life.I usually want to try everything that is out there what makes me start new things and abandoning the old ones. Hoping that ultimately I'll get to know what I really want.I love to travel and on the way meeting new, inspiring people. Born in Poland, studied in the Netherlands, Singapore, and Austria, lived for a while in Brussels and Bangladesh. Working on what's next :) Future dream travel destinations: South America in general, esp Brazil (and learning Portuguese) and Argentina (tangooo!); Australia & New Zealand (and learning how to surf). Once i'll be bored with heat and sun (riiight), then snows and ice of Canada and Iceland. And fjords of Norway. and then Tybet, Nepal and Japan. China. And then Russia. and then everything else!

PHILOSOPHY

`In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away`

Be true to who you are and to what you believe in.

Learn from the others, spread love, find happiness in here and now, keep broadening your horizons

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

First of all, CS camps and CS meetings. I also couchsurfed several times all over Europe. I host whenever I can.

visited 45 states (20%)Create your own visited map of The World or Brazil travel guide for Android

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I started with a trip from Barcelona to San Sebastian with some other couchsurfers. Then I couchsurfed in Brussels, Bratislava, Lisbon, Israel, and finally the Balkans. I also found my travel mates across Israel, Palestine and Jordan via CS. Finally, joining the CS camp at the Sziget festival in Budapest was one of my best experiences ever. Other parties and gatherings followed and I know there's many more ahead! I love the CS spirit!

Interests

Photography (ok, it's no longer an interst, I'm a MANIAC :D), dancing (various kinds of dances... incl. tango, ballroom, salsa etc etc), travels (also a bit obsessed about it), sustainability, meditation, movies, books

Music, Movies & Books

ugh, I dont think im gonna even start going into this. Just some examples. Movies: Into the Wild, Dancer in the Dark, Velvet Goldmine, Howl's Moving Caste, ZeitgeistMusic: Pink Floyd, Glen Hansard, Rodriguez, Mumford and Sons, Beirut, Noah and the Whale, LaBrassBanda, U2Books: Master and Margharet, 1984, Lord of the Rings, Cien años de soledad

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I see amazing things every day. I don't think Ive done anything 'amazing' though ... I was travelling quite a lot. All these travels had some very unique, amazing elements that I will never forget. From the one-line-description things that I have done I guess I can mention: jumping from the world's highest bungee place in Macao; climbing Mount Kinabalu, Borneo, 4000m; an internship in Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and meeting Muhammad Yunus, the peace Nobel Prize winner; teaching entrepreneurship in Uganda; dancing many dance styles, forgeting them one by one and starting with tango; teaching myself photography, going from the best student in town to the biggest party-animal in the area...and finding the right balance after all

I travel like St Christopher ! You are the hardest of hardcore travelers, and may one day be our patron saint. There is no challenge that is too much for you, but don't get crazy, because you are not immortal...yet. What type of traveler are you? Take BootsnAll's Travel Quiz to find out.

Teach, Learn, Share

dance in general... mainly argentinian tango Polish and English I guess I can share some travel stories, and there's many:)

I'm keen on learning maaany new things. E.g. playing guitar, cooking, surfing, languages, and more:)

I'm looking for new ways to reach a higher level of self-consciousness and to live more in harmony with nature; yoga, meditation, permaculture etc.

Countries I've Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Montenegro, Palestine, State of, Portugal, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, United States

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