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Eliska Dudkova

Cambridge, ENG

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in Czech, English; learning French, Korean
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • MA Student
  • Political Science, but mostly self-e...
  • From Hrabyne, Czech Republic
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To fearlessly explore the world

ABOUT ME

I love learning new things, maybe too much, maybe too quickly, always being distracted by the endless possibilities around us. I am now on my second student exchange (first Belgium, now South Korea), which is probably my last because I am getting too old for this. So currently I am undergoing sort of "quarter-life" crisis when I'm deciding what to do next. I hope exploring the world a bit will help me sort myself out..

PHILOSOPHY

Whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stronger

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I started with couchsurfing by going to meetings in Brussels, then started to surf. Since then I always try to find a couch when travelling, because I like to make friends all over the world. Recently we hosted a few people in our apartment in Seoul and I realised I maybe enjoy that even more than surfing. But I'll try to find some balance in future :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

CS helped me to meet interesting people, took me places to which I would have otherwise never wandered and (last but not least) it brought Neil into my life

Interests

Travelling, learning languages, literature, philosophy, hiking

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Mainly East Asian cinema, favorite directors: Kar Wai Wong and Kim Ki-duk. Music: Anything around Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers, Gutter Twins), Glen Hansard, Pearl Jam, Interpol, The National, Bob Dylan, Hot Chip, Tom McRae.. Generally rock music is fine, but I also enjoy live jazzBooks: Joseph Heller, George Orwell, Ayn Rand, Virginia Woolf, Dostoyevsky, Charles Dickens, Guy de Maupassant, Ray Bradbury, David Gemmell, Viktor Dyk etc etc

One Amazing Thing I've Done

It might sound strange that I am proud of this, but a year ago I left my family and hometown in a very tense situation to go study abroad. To go my own way after I felt I had done everything I could to help. It changed me a lot and, surprisingly, the issues at home somehow solved themselves. This time selfishness helped me to get closer to happiness and going home now, though only for a short time, is something I always look forward to.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Czech Republic, Korea, Republic of, United Kingdom

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