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  • 33 references 20 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Bosnian, Croatian, English, Serbian; learning Czech
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Quality, safety and environmental manager at spring factory.
  • I'm an IT expert, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 aud...
  • From Daruvar, Bjelovar-Bilogora, Croatia
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About Me


To go where I haven't gone before... :)


My name is Aleksandar and I come from a beautiful little city in continental Croatia called Daruvar...


The Dude abides...
Beside abiding, I try to do things in a honest and righteous way, helping whenever I can. There are many quotes that I could list here but I'm not going to do that... :)
Be good
Be happy
Have fun

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


If someone needs any help, pointers, advices, whatever.. I'm always at your disposal, and will try my best to help you in any way.
I have also done my share of hosting and surfing. Everyone I met I enjoyed so I can't say that I had some bad experiences. Everyone I met were great individuals, and I'm really looking forward on future CouchSurfing adventures.


I've had my share of Couch Surfing experience... During the 7 years that I spent in Zagreb (college, education...) the flat which I shared with two roommates was home to many of our friends who were CouchSurfers without even knowing it. Some stayed for a night, some for couple of days, and some even for couple of months (...a friend came to stay for two days until he could find a place of his own; two days became two months hehe). Someone was always there.. It was pretty lively and I liked it a lot. Great times great memories!! :)
But I surfed as well. Whenever I had to go somewhere where I had friends, their couch was mine!! :) I hitch-hiked through Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia and was relying on CouchSurfing while traveling.
All in all, every experience I had, being the host or surfer was positive!


"Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback." :) Besides being happy and living a life I enjoy...Music, CONCERTS, movies, nature, Sun, Aikido, riding my bike, tea, traveling, meeting new and interesting people; hearing their stories helping if I can, running, SF, Star Trek, working in my lavender plantation, amateur astronomy...

  • concerts
  • festivals
  • education
  • running
  • crossfit
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • blues
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • trail running
  • astronomy
  • teaching
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Listening to music comes to me as breathing... I really enjoy all kinds of music and am always happy to hear something new. Actually, what am I listening depends on the way I feel at the given moment. At one time I could be head-banging to Iron Maiden, spaced out with the Pink Floyd, being mellow with Norah Jones... You get the drift! :)
I'm a huuuge Kubrick, Hitchcock and Lynch fan! But enjoy all kind of films!
Not a huge reader though, but the things I've read; I enjoyed.. Carl Sagan, Aldous Huxley, Stephen Hawking...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was on stage with Iron Maiden, in front of 30.000 people, singing a song with them; "Heaven Can Wait". My childhood dream came true.. :)
Hitch-hiked over the Alps to visit Montreux Jazz festival.
Bungee jumped from Maslenički most in Croatia.
There a lot of stuff, but this tops it!

Teach, Learn, Share

1. While surfing, I learned that is very important to be respectful of the place you are staying, people who live there and their beliefs and culture.
2. It's alway polite to leave a reference to your guest/host. And beside the adjectives people often use, you can write of a moment that happened, feeling you had. Tell people by what you remember that person! :)
3. Hitch-hiking! While traveling I found out that the best way of catching a ride with truck drivers is to hold a tachograph over your head! Not the device, but the paper on which the data is written. It tells the driver that you are a driver in need of a ride. So, something like solidarity amongst truck drivers. You can explain later that you are not.. :) Tested! :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Croatia, Indonesia

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