I was born and raised in Ukraine and then moved to the US when I was 16. I have lived in six different states, finished college and graduate school and after that worked as avionics systems engineer.
Then in September 2011 I quit my job to travel around the world for seven months. I ended up traveling for three years before moving to San Diego to start my current job (also as an engineer in aerospace industry).
When I travel, I enjoy staying away from tourist groups and tour guides and instead exploring the city the local way. Because of that, I couchsurf a lot, stay in many hostels and guesthouses and occasionally get a hotel room or split a room on AirBnB if I travel with a group of friends.
I speak English, Russian, Ukrainian and working on my Spanish.
Thanks for reading! :)