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It's difficult to talk about oneself, but in short, i'm very much into art and culture, my ideal way of spending free time includes traveling, learning about other cultures and histories, meeting people, visiting all sorts of cultural events, exploring new places, roaming on off the beaten tracks, going to jazz concerts, going to art cinema/cinematheque, reading good literature, walking in the nature/mountains...
''Music is deeper than philosophy''
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
hosting, surfing, coffees, showing around, CS meetings...:)
even when i'm not able to host, i always like to meet travelers in my city and share the travel stories :) and meet locals in the places where i'm traveling, i think it's essential part of travel experience.
lot of experience, including the ones outside ''official'' CS, coz i often host/visit my international friends.
arts, literature, film, music, photography, philosophy, history, politics, social activism and human rights, human society in general, languages, nature and ecology, some sports (skiing and cycling)...and most of all, traveling and discovering new places and cultures:)
- human rights
Music, Movies, and Books
movies - i like european auteur cinema/modernism, and directors like Godard, Resnais, C.Marker, L.Bunuel, J.Losey, Visconti, Antonioni, Rosselini, Makavejev, Z.Pavlovic, P.ÃâÃÂorÃâÃâevic, Kubrick, Kieslowski, B.Wilder, E.Rohmer, A.Wajda, Chabrol, M.Jancso, M.Haneke, Fassbinder, Kiarostami, Makhmalbaf, Wong Kar Wai, K.Zeman, Yuri Norstein, N.McLaren, Tarkovsky, brothers Coen, Almodovar, Woody Allen, Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Murnau...
music - jazz, classical, klezmer... and all that amazing music which happens outside the strict genre boundaries:) I like artists (in random order) like John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Cecil Taylor, Bud Powell, McCoy Tyner, Roland Kirk, A.Shepp, Brad Mehldau, Bill Frissell, Fred Hersch, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Tierney Sutton, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Patricia Barber, James Carter, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, J.Redman, Felix Mendelssohn, Bach, D.Scarlatti, Mozart, Satie, Mahler, David Krakauer, Giora Feidman, Cracow Klezmer Band, Naftule's Dream, Uri Caine, John Zorn, Kroke, Chava Alberstein, The Klezmatics, Anthony Coleman, Sephardic Tinge, Jobim, Bonfa, Ruben Gonzales, Paquito de Rivera, Leny Andrade, Gal Costa, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Neil Young, Joan Baez, Tom Waits, The Beatles, The Doors, the Kinks, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Incredible String Band, Victor Jara, Fabrizio de Andre, Vinicio Capossela, Paolo Conte, Georges Brassens, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, Boris Vian, Townes van Zandt, Vic Chesnutt, Vladimir Visotsky, Bulat Okudzhava, Mark Murphy, Mose Allison, Blossom Dearie, Kurt Elling, Frank Sinatra, George Gershwin, Philip Glass, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Astor Piazzola, Antony and the Johnsons, Sixto Rodriguez, Charlie Haden, Kenny Barron, Eric Dolphy, Ahmad Jamal, Abbey Lincoln, Baden Powell, Jonathan Kreisberg, Carla Bley, Edin Karamazov, Miroslav Tadic, Amira Medunjanin, Mostar Sevdah Reunion, Darko Rundek, Caetano Veloso, Hampton Hawes, Horace Silver, Michel Petrucciani, Keith Jarrett, Melody Gardot, Mercedes Sosa, Anat Cohen, Avishai Cohen, Richard Galliano, Joanna Newsom, Tigran Hamasyan, Eldar Djangirov, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto etc etc :)
books - Paul Celan, Bruno Schulz, Gombrowitz, Faulkner, Nabokov, Beckett, Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Paul Valery, Osip Mandelstam, Rilke, Borges, Fowles, D.Kis, J.Donne, Isaac Babel, Anne Michaels etc
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
traveling is always amazing:) Here are just few of the amazing places i've visited and from where i have wonderful memories: https://picasaweb.google.com/116048162924671098359
Teach, Learn, Share
i can teach you how to peel the pomegranate in a most effective way :P
Countries I’ve Visited
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In