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DOCTORDAVE

Pula, Istria, Croatia

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Overview

  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Croatian, Italian
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Chiropractor
  • Ithaca College, Logan College of Chi...
  • From New York
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

see and experience the world

ABOUT ME

I moved to Pula, a city on the on the coast of the southern tip of Istrian Peninsula in Croatia (right across from Venice, Italy) in 2007. Then back to New York. Then back to Pula. I first moved from my hometown of New York with my dog Riley (we were living in the East Village[Manhattan] - as beautiful as it is here on the coast of Istria, I missed NY... it was in my blood).

I have seen a lot Istra and can't wait to explore more. I keep finding more and more places right near me that I didn't even know existed. I had a lot of fun touring around with couchsurfers back in 2007 and 2008.

I used to miss city life in the Pula winter but found that there are things to do as well. You just need to get creative.

Now I have really come to appreciate life on the coast of Croatia. It's beautiful.

I work as a chiropractor and have being doing so since 2000. I work a lot with development. I have a specialty with children and an pregnant women.

also see: "Amazing Thing Done/Seen"

I have been trying to update this profile - so much has changed since I joined couchsurfing

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Just thought I'd help out. It has been a lot of fun hosting but, now that I have a full family I no longer have a couch to surf. If you have any questions about the area please ask. I will try and help in anyway I can.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have couchsurfed once & have hosted 8 times and each has been a great experience. What started me was in the summer of 2000. I backpacked through Europe for a couple months & made a bunch of friends in Florence. They put me up, showed me around and, we all partied together(added some photo's of it). It made my trip so much better. I invited them to come visit me in NY....a few months later they were there.

Interests

Travel and culture.
Istria, Croatia
Chiropractic and a holistic mindset.
I'd like to eat my way through the world with the locally harvested food and drinks of the region (what ever it may be) with my wife.
Being with my family and teaching the kids about everything.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: The Meters, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Clash, The Cult, White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Ella, Billie, Sarah, BuddhaBar albums, Buena Vista Social Club, O'Brother Where Art Thou?soundtrack, Thievery Corporation, Randy Weston, Tom Waits, John Lurie, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Lenny Kravitz, Portishead, Morcheeba, Meshell Ndegeocello, N'Dea Davenport, Bebel Gilberto, Cibelle, Marlena Shaw, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Prince, The Roots, Digable Planets, Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Bjork, The Brand New Heavies, Massive Attack, Tricky, Violent Femmes, Ramones, Gorillaz, Manu Chao, Gogol Bordello, Live Bands as well as funky DJ's...

Movies: I go for dark and offbeat comedies.
Here's an old list: Star Wars, Donnie Darko, Down By Law, Wild at Heart, Airplane, Fight Club, Secretary, Being John Malkovich, Everything Is Illuminated, Napoleon Dynamite, Dogma, Old School, Superbad, The Blues Brothers, Monty Python and The Holy Grail, The Graduate, Leaving Las Vegas, Sleeper, Life is Beautiful, Lost In Translation, Memento, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Volumes I & II, Garden State, Kitchen Stories, Little Miss Sunshine, Hot Fuzz, Thank You for Smoking

TV: I've got my few shows i"m hooked on.

Books: Just finished "Anastasia” the first book of The Ringing Cedars Series.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Moved to Croatia from New York City on a whim. Just me and my dog. Kind of a spin-of-the-globe thing. Took over a chiropractic office on the coast soon after that I met my wife to be, we moved back to NYC and then realized we like it more on the coast of Croatia and moved back once again.

Amazing things happen with travel

Teach, Learn, Share

http://www.tasteofcroatia.org/
the best site to find good non-touristy food
(they even have a free iPhone/Android app)

www.croatiatraveller.com
(for all around info - planes, trains and automobiles and so much more - frequently updated as well)

www.istra.hr
(follow the links within this site - a lot of good info including festivals)

http://www.histrica.com/
(check out the event calendar)

http://www.pulainfo.hr/en
(Pula's Homepage)

http://www.istra360.com
(some virtual tours through Istrian towns)

http://www.istrianet.org
(another Istrian site)

http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/croatia/pula/
(for hostels and apartments)

http://www.istra.hr/en/planning/accommodation
(hotels, apartments, private accomodations & campsites)

Blogs:
http://croatia.valamar.com
http://www.croatiaonline.blogspot.com

http://www.gastronaut.hr/restoran.asp?id=1945
(Pizzeria ASTERIX, Pula - one of my favorite pizzeria's in Pula. Go there - get it right out of the oven [they deliver but, it's not as good that way]) or Nina's in Banjole

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

Croatia, United States

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