1st Couchsurfing Meeting

Still somehow in the topic of unexpected situations 😉  Last weekend I had a chance to meeting with some members of Couchsurfing community. For those, who don’t know what is Couchsurfing, here’s a short description about this community and I’d recommend visit the website couchsurfing.org.

“Couchsurfing began in 2004 as a small passion project by founders Casey Fenton, Daniel Hoffer, Sebastian Le Tuan and Leonardo Bassani da Silveira. An email to a group of students in Iceland gave birth to the idea that people anywhere would want to share their homes with strangers (or, as we like to call them, friends you haven’t met yet).  Couchsurfing is a global community of 6 million people in more than 100,000 cities who share their life, their world, their journey. Couchsurfing connects travellers with a global network of people willing to share in profound and meaningful ways, making travel a truly social experience.” (source: couchsurfing.org)

As I am quite an active member, I really enjoy meeting people living in the places I visit, so I couldn’t wait to see with people from Ulyanovsk for the first time. Unfortunately, not a lot of people came but I guess next time will be better. And still we had a great time talking and sitting in a French-style cafe with a delicious hot chocolate and a cheesecake made of special type of cottage cheese you can get only in Russia 🙂 Yummy! So we were sitting and talking about the realities of Russian everyday life, when one guy, Sasha, suggested we should go together to the concert. And of course, you don’t have to repeat me twice, I’m always up for everything that’s connected to music.

And our nice and cosy meeting unexpectedly changed into a metal core concert! To my amazement, there were a lot of people, and the concert was a big event in the city. The band’s name is Stigmata and is one of the most famous metal bands in Russia. At the beginning I was a bit confused, I didn’t expect such music but minute after minute I was becoming more and more into it! The music was really good. It reminded me of my teenage years when I wouldn’t miss such gigs 😉 And when I saw how people behave, they came especially for this concert, they knew all the songs, sang them and cheered the band non stop. I missed such events in Warsaw, where now it’s good to show up even if you don’t like something, which creates very artificial (and superficial) atmosphere. So here are a few photos  😉




Alexander, THANK YOU!!! 🙂



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