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Born in Ukraine, grew up in Russia and UK, and now ended up in Zürich - discovering the rough magik of physics.
Travelling and meeting new people is one of greatest pleasures this world's got to offer. I hope one day to share a pot of tea with you too, and maybe play some music together?
'There's a crack in everything -
That is how the light gets in'
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Ten brilliant days couchsurfing in springtime Paris - and then once again in the summertime! A wicked free-wheeling trip to Czech Republic with Oz. A dreamy and surreal Christmas trip to Catalunya with Brigi. Short hot date in Riga with Brigi: cats everywhere! One night in San-Francisco, the home of Poderosa. Greece with Ozzy: divided my life into 'before' and 'after'.
Hosting: every person was a revelation.
Music, tea, gliding, open roads, strangers, poetry, chess, girls who wear green, Paris, abandoned cemeteries, ellipses, languages, pretending to be Bob Dylan, postcards, proverbs, scat singing, saxophones, annoying alliterations, C# minor, looking up photos of unknown bands and trying to identify the drummer, horizons, donkeys...
Music, Movies, and Books
Gibran - 'The Prophet'
Kundera - 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being'
De Bernieres - 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'
Wilde - 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'
Kesey - 'One flew over...'
Hasek - 'The adventures of good soldier Schweik'
Saint-Exupery - 'Little Prince'
Akunin, Brodsky, Tsvetaeva, Zoschenko, Murakami, Guberman and many many more...
Beatles, Tom Waits, Miles Davis, Cohen, Lou Reed, Marillion, Van der Graaf Generator, Zappa, Simon & Garfunkel, Can, jazz and Chilean folk allsorts, plus a whole lotta Russian crap :)
Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Amelie, La vita è bella, Life of Brian, Woody Allen's creations...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've once landed my glider on a strictly closed military airfield in UK. You should have seen those guys panic when they learned I'm Russian - turns out the Cold War spirit lives on! :)
Teach, Learn, Share
I could teach you the beautiful Russian and Ukrainian languages, a bit of ukulele, Russian card games, the 'invisible gnome' joke and how to draw imperfect circles.
I'd love to learn anything that's especially close to your heart...