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Stu Mentha

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Czech, Italian
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Writer
  • Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
  • From Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

Hello! My name is Stu. I grew up in Warrnambool, a small coastal town on the South West coast in Victoria. Now I am living in Prague and working as a freelance writer and playwright. I have a specific passion for theatre. I've written four original stage plays. Currently working on a novel :)

PHILOSOPHY

When I am traveling I have learnt not to make too many plans because I think the world has a way of directing you to interesting experiences if you just let yourself go with the flow. I remember a couple of years ago I was in Den Haag in the Netherlands (I had originally wanted to spend my weekend in Amsterdam but I had left booking a hostel to the last minute and they were all booked out) and it turned out that at the reception was a long lost friend from Melbourne. A perfect example of serendipity :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

To meet friends and to visit new places :)

Interests

Writing, theatre, art, literature, traveling, languages, friends, music, guitar, percussion, cooking.

Music, Movies & Books

I listen to everything from Michael Jackson, to David Bowie, to Jeff Buckley, to Irish folk music, to Italian pop music, to Blues music, jazz music ... well, you get the idea. My favourite novel is The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas. I also admire the writings of Milan Kundera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Franz Kafka to name a few. I enjoy all types of literary genres, but especially anything from the Magical Realism, Surrealism, or Comedy genres.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

My favourite experience in Europe has to be Carnevale in Venice. It was such a magical experience. Everyone dons masks, people throw confetti in the streets, and music is playing in every square and on every street corner. I'll never forget it!
In the Czech Republic my favourite experience has been writing and acting in my own original theatre play at the Prague Fringe Festival. It was an amazing experience to not only go to a festival like the Prague Fringe but to be an actual participant as well.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am happy to teach what I know about writing, english, acting, visual art, and whatever else. I know some Czech, and some basic Italian and would love to improve my language skills.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Unfortunately I can't offer a couch where I live at the moment :(

Countries I've Visited

Austria, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Czech Republic, Italy

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