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*My fiancé, our dog and I live in a cosy apartment close to the centre of Kaunas and right by the train and bus stations. Since we have an extra room with a couch we enjoy hosting some travellers and adventurers. We are happy meeting new people and sharing experiences. Both of us spent multiple summers working and travelling around the US. We did this as a summer exchange program and we were working there selling educational books for American families with Southwestern Advantage company. We made many cool friendships travelling around the world and also hosting people, so we are glad to continue this experience in our homecountry. We also hope that you love dogs, our mallinois boy Eko is a friendly and lovely compagnion *
Summer 2020 we got back to our home country after living 8 months in Spain (Denia, Alicante) where I was doing an internship in a Lithuanian school.
I am a Spanish teacher and from September I am working in two secondary schools in Kaunas as well as teaching private Spanish classes online.
Myself I am in love with exploring and travelling. Summer 2021 I visited Ciudad de Mexico and then spent my 5th summer in the Texas, US selling educational books door to door with Southwestern Advantage program.
I also have spent two semesters studying in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spajn) and in a little paradise called Càdiz (Andalucía, Spain).
My BIGGEST PASSION though is WALKING. I walked St. James Way (Camino de Santiago) in Northern Spain of 840 km in a month!
*LITHUANIA * Kaunas Technology University * Vilnius University * Universidad de Cadiz * Universidad de Santiago de Compostela * lituano, ingles, español, italiano* bookgirl * wanderlust * vagabunda * salsa * people person * music * concerts * nature * mountains * hike *
I value education and love being a student:
* Currently doing a second year of Master's of Educology, Kaunas Technology University, Lithuania
* School Pedagogy diploma, Vilnius University, LT*
* Bachelor's in Linguistics: Spanish and English, Vilnius University, LT *
PROUD OF: Have done 5 summers in the USA as an exchange student with Southwestern Advantage selling educational books door to door to American families. This experience has made me more tough mentally, more adventurous and gave me a lot of confidence and courage to do big things in life.
I have lived and worked in different places in US: Albuquerque (New Mexico State), Birmingham (Alabama), Austin (Texas), El Paso (Texas), McAllen (Texas).
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I live with a desire to travel and explore the world . Mi casa està en donde estè yo. Mi hogar està en donde estè mi corazon.
Discovering new things in life, seeing new places. I love nature, forest and everything around me.
- roller skating
- enjoying life
- live concerts
- cuban salsa
- acoustic music
- writing letters
Music, Movies, and Books
Rock/indie/alternative music, rock, hard rock, pop rock.
I love watching good movies as well as listening to good music. I really prefer live music and love going to concerts!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Jumping off with ropes from Trijų mergelių tiltas (The Bridge of The Three Virgins) in Kaunas, Angels Landing hike in Zion's national park, selling educational books door to door in the USA, Northern Camino de Santiago, doing a Air Balloon flight in Vilnius city.
Teach, Learn, Share
Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.
It is ok to be scared. DO IT SCARED.
Action cures fear.
Ask for what you want.
What I Can Share with Hosts
My TOP recommendations for visiting Kaunas:
First, go to Tourist info center and get the map for the street art in Kaunas (you can see quite a few pieces of amazing graffities all around the city center and oldtown!).
An amazing composition of street art: Kiemo Galerija
Graffiti The Pink Elephant:
Then you can go up the big church to see the city from the rooftop: https://goo.gl/maps/Y2FV69Aq5oraycks8
A super cool museum "Atomic Bunker" of Russian KGB spies and the World War II and The Cold War (you only can come booking a tour in advance):
Also, a very cool ride with old-fashioned Funicular in Žaliakalnis (a neirbourhood just right by the center): https://goo.gl/maps/sVXV4AtTJEK8QtN69
Finally, Santaka (The Neris and Nemunas rivers croos together). You will find it by the Castle at the end of the oldtown: https://goo.gl/maps/FdvPJJwj7hmVr4At7
During spring or summer, I reccomend visiting beautiful VDU Botanical Garden:
For Lithuanian food (try CEPELINAI and SALTIBARSCIAI) and drink GIRA: Berneliu Uzeiga (they have a couple different locations in town): https://goo.gl/maps/JUNRJj2bRMnEWTQSA
(more recommendations in the description of the house)
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Lithuania, Spain, United States