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I like different kinds of people (but some not for long :P ), party animals, thoughtful people, young and old... I like to be suprised or shocked, so whatever weirdo you are, don't be shy! I have a very broad range of interest so I can party with you until sunset, go for a cycling trip, cook a dinner, debate about politics or public transportation... But, don't ask me about my favorite music :)
I like to party - but that does not mean waiting until midnight for girls to get dressed up and go to a touristy dance club. It means jumping into a garbage truck and getting out the other end, it means swimming in river naked at 4 am, it means sniffing extra hot chilli powder, it means being pulled down the stairs in sleeping bag out of building into snow without keys.
I love all kinds of technology (trains, transportation maps, military vehicles and systems) IT (people often ask me if I am paid to evangelize on Google products :D ), my work (I really do like to work and don't have an urge to check FB at all the whole day), JIRA, AutoCAD. SDL Trados and other weird stuff :D
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I've hosted ~200 people in Prague, surfed for two months in the US, three weeks in Middle East and a bit in Brazil, Southeast Asia and Europe, amazing :)
CouchSurfing changed my life as few other things did. I would not be what I am now without it. I met the most amazing people, and had the most crazy and enriching moments of my life with CSers :) I've been CouchSurfing for two months straight, I've hosted 7 people at once, spent countless days and evenings with visitors... But I am not one of those people that do nothing but CSers, I still do have my social live outside of CS community. I only paid for, and used, hotel once one travelling for pleasure, and I am still ashamed of it :)
I like to take my time sitting on the toilet, relaxing and replying to CS requests there :)
I hate debating "where shall we go" for hours - I will rather sit on that toilet while everybody agrees on something :)
Music, Movies, and Books
When I was younger I was reading at least one book a week, now I read a lot on the internet, but not many books anymore, I don't know why. I don't watch movies much. You are welcome to suggest one, or better watch it with me :)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Two months of CouchSurfing in NY. One host was a musician, drug addict, bisexual, mentally ill and living with his mom - a rabbi. And then I met my last host literally while walking on the street :)
I walked one whole day through Judean desert from Hebron to the Dead Sea.
I got illegaly into Lebanon coming from Israel, avoiding all soldiers and policemen (and there were a lot!) and then ended up CSing in a room overlooking a military base with soldiers on every corner.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can tell you all the useless facts about public transportation, share drunk stories or get angry over politics. Maybe I have a lot of knowledge, but I miss the experience, the wisdom of a mature man (or woman :P). Can you teach me that? :)
What I Can Share with Hosts
Czech president's recent toast: "Death to teetotalers and vegetarians!". Prague is a place where you will most likely drink more beer then ever (for about one Euro for half a liter) and eat pork everywhere. But don't worry, I hosted many Muslims too and we had fun nevertheless :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Palestine, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Czech Republic, Slovakia, United Kingdom