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Adventurer, musician (www.sleepsignal.org), photographer, story teller and story listener, language collector (12 languages).
After having spent 7 years traveling by bike and living in different places outside of EU, I have hard time to adapt to occidental civilised world. So, in the summer I still prefer to live outside. This summer I hiked from Catalunya to Basque country along the Pyrenees. My base is in Berlin, where I work on my music project.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I would like to be part of this network to exchange information, sometimes accommodation.
I like ancient stuff - languages, stones, old writings.
If I could make magic with time, I would want to go to China during the Tang dynasty (618 - 907), to Bactria (Kushan empire, present day Afghanistan) during the reign of Kanishka (ca. 150), and Europe when in Iberian peninsula Basque language was widely spread....
I also like to cook, look at the art, to think, to have a smart conversation, hike, learn languages, photography
- adventure races
Music, Movies, and Books
I make music, so I like it best: www.sleepsignal.org
Music: Coil, Eliane Radigue for experimental stuff, Mojo Club funk music, Jorge Ben Jor
Films: Brother Where Art Thou; Fargo, other films by Coen brothers, by Lars von Trier
Books: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, historical books on Caucasus, Middle East, Bactria
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Grew up in a bohemian underground environment of Lithuania under Soviet occupation; lived as a refugee in a monastery in Poland; crossed boarders in Europe without visas in the early '90s; lived as a nomad for years, traveling by bike and living in a tent for several years; cooked Thai food for Cuban peasants; was taken hostage in Georgia; lived a winter in a remotest mountain village in time and space in Adjara; made people laugh in Damascus answering the question where i come from with "ena shamye"; made Turkish ambassador in Lithuania angry by publishing an article about Kurdish people in Turkey; reclaimed public spaces in Vilnius; did a one-woman subversive action within a neo-nazi demonstration in Vilnius; taught Turkish girls to ride a bike; was robbed in Greece; carried on bikes an entire recording studio through South East Asia recording music; tried to live a sedentary normal life in Berlin for 2 years, but proudly failed
Teach, Learn, Share
I can give you advice about how to learn languages quickly.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I like to cook improvised meals and exchange adventure stories
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, Brazil, Georgia, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic