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Bryan Levandowski Ilari

London, London, England

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Overview

  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Writer, Artist, Creator, Traveler, T...
  • College, Fairleigh Dickinson Univers...
  • From Kingston, PA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To get to know the whole world, meeting each new place like a new friend.

ABOUT ME

First and foremost, I'm a thinker. I see the world through a very unique set of eyes, a perspective that comes out through the various ways I express myself, from writing to performing (various comedy routines) and even my new venture--glass mosaic making. I love people watching--I think I missed my calling as an anthropologist--and seem to notice the little things that most people tend to overlook.
I am fun, spirited, ambitious, yet easy-going and I live for the adventure of everyday life. I learn something from everything I do simply by observing. That is what makes life worth living. Meeting like-minded people gives me the chance to share stories and exchange experiences, inspiring future trips and meetings.
I love the outdoors. I'm a traveler, never a tourist. My only true home is the world, and I feel most at home when I'm waxing philosophical with a group of friends at a dinner table sharing a meal that either my husband or myself had cooked.
I love colorful foods--I eat the rainbow! I love red wine (Shiraz and Malbec) karkade, beets, spinach, blueberries, tomatoes, etc.

PHILOSOPHY

We are all here on this earth for a reason. Take the time to get to know, and love, yourself. Observe the world around you. Feel your connection to everything and you'll see your place. Take your time to feel.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We've hosted a few CSers in NYC, been to a ton of CS parties like Chaos Cooking, and currently traveling through Eastern Europe, one incredible surfer at a time. Once we settle in London, we plan on opening our couch to as many surfers as pass through the town.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I am seriously amazed at what CouchSurfing can do--linking together people with completely different backgrounds, ethnicities, locations, likes, dislikes, favorite colors--you get the point--but that all share one very important thing in common: a passion for loving life. I've met some of my best friends on CouchSurfing, and I can't wait to visit/host them again soon!

Interests

Reading (everything from modern day David Sedaris, Junot Diaz, Andre Aciman and Gregory Maguire to the classics, like Ernest Hemingway, JD Salinger, James Joyce and Jane Austen), writing (short stories, essays, humor, pop culture and fiction), comedy (stand up, improv), yoga, meditation, acting, painting, singing, theater, dancing, watching long form documentaries.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Naked, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Winesburg, Ohio, The Sun Also Rises, Franny and Zooey, Call Me by Your Name, The Romanian, The Four Agreements, Wicked, The Catcher in the Rye, The Namesake.

I loooove pop up books!

Movies: Pedro Almodovar, The Royal Tenenbaums, Cabaret, The Dreamers, The Craft, Romy & Michele's High School Reunion, The Queen, Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Addams Family, Fahrenheit 451, Love Actually, Across the Universe, All About Eve, Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, John Waters.

Music: Lady Gaga, Elton John, Madonna, The Beatles, Classical (Beethoven, Mozart, Bach), Opera (La Traviata, Rigoletto), Empire of the Sun, Aerosmith, Showtunes (Wicked, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera), Saint Etienne, Rasputina, Scissor Sisters, 10,000 Maniacs

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hitchhiked from Budapest to Prague. Amazing.

Teach, Learn, Share

Yoga! I can't start the day without my sun salutation, and the only thing I love more than yoga is doing it with someone else. There's no better way to bond than while getting a good stretch, right? I also love to read, and some of the best books I've read have been suggestions from others. If you're a fellow reader, let's create a book club while I'm in town? ;-)

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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