Ruth Gafko's Photo

Unverified Profile

  • Payment not verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Wants to Meet Up

  • Last login 22 days ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Ruth’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 53 References 32 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Swedish; learning Dutch, French, Icelandic, Russian
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • back in vienna, studying parttime, working parttime, livi...
  • BA in scancinavian studies, now teaching German as a fore...
  • From mühldorf
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION - - teaching german in perm/ russia and learning russian

fake it till you make it.


After one year spent in the lovely city of gothenburg I returned to vienna to dedicate my time to a masters degree. even when the longing to move on, move somewhere else, move up north again is a constant friend of mine.

I'm easily fascinated by something/anything and would say that I'm into quite a broad range of things. I like to flee reality - meaning duties - and keep myself busy.
snow. coffee. beer. music live or out of my headphones or on vinyl. flea markets. spending money on old cameras. b/w photography. forests. fog. blueberries. mind-blowing books. dancing. concerts. dreaming my life. talking. buying flight tickets. dim bars. morning light after going out. record stores. did I mention coffee? laughing. people in general. drawing. scribbeling. art galleries. risotto. foreign languages. cinemas. kladdkaka. grand-grandma's applepie. sunsets on the north atlantic seaside. mittons. spectacles. polaroids. pillows. melancholy. rainy days spent at home. midnight sun. mum's quiche lorraine. lakes. cakes. architecture. cycling. exploring. I hate saying goodbye


never say never.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


wanting shelter - seeing new surroundings through locals eyes.
giving shelter - when not able to travel myself, I liked to host people. my last living circumstances made that no easy unfortunately.


overall great up to now!


well pretty much what I mentioned above.
foreign languages
conversations of all kinds with all kinds of different people
craft beer

  • arts
  • books
  • architecture
  • photography
  • concerts
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • beer
  • coffee
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • drawing
  • music
  • cycling
  • languages
  • hitchhiking
  • lakes

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: control, garden state, science of sleep, blue velvet, dancer in the dark

Music: name dropping....the velvet underground, joy division, the smiths, tocotronic, the cure, sin fang, eels, seabear, sigur rós, the jesus and mary chain, exitmusic, austra, samaris...

Books: the unbearable lightness of being by milan kundera, momo by michael ende, anna karenina by tolstoi, salka valka by halldór k. laxness

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

hitchhiking around Iceland - in 3 days, where one of the guys taking us with him was a fishermen driving a huge truck - never been so high above ground in a car driving over a tiny one-way bridge.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share a little bit of my world with you.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I do cook nice austrian strudel, either sweet or salty. and kaiserschmarrn! though I have to look up how many eggs to use every single time I do it!
I can knit headbands.
I have to think of some more useful qualities of mine...

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Iceland, Russian Federation, Sweden

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
    1 Vouch

Join Couchsurfing to see Ruth’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups