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Iceland-Michigan-NYC, here I come!
I'm a bit of geek. I do think math, biology, computer science are fun. But I also think drinking is fun. Especially beer. Or wine. Or vodka. Or gin. Even tequila sometimes. New people are also fun. And sugar gliders. And traveling. And bar hopping. And good food. And parties.
I'm from Serbia originally, studied in the US, lived in Switzerland and now in Paris. Mmmmm... cheese :)
Personal philosopy sounds so official... lets see, maybe "live and let live"?.... "you can do anything if you try hard enough"?... "beer before liquor, never been sicker, liquor before beer, you're in the clear"?.... "red means stop, green means go"?... oh, I have no idea, but I tend to get by anyway :)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've organized, or helped organize, several CS events in the past year or so, including:
- The Decemberists Concert, April 2007, Fribourg
- CS party at my place, September 2007, Zurich
- Fondue dinner at my place, November 2007, Zurich
- Karaoke party at my place, March 2008, Zurich
- 4th, and 5th Zurich Monthly CS meetings
- Cocktail party at my place, May 2008, Zurich
- game-watching meeting, EC08, June 2008, Zurich
- Zurich CS Halloween Party, October 2008, Zurich
- Crêpe Party at my place, July 2009, Paris.
- Paris Rendez Vous 2009, July 2009, Paris
- Poker, poker, poker, 2010, Paris.
- Paris Rendez Vous 2010, July 2010, Paris
- More poker, 2011
- Pétanque afternoon, Canal Saint-Martin, Paris, April 2011
It's been fantastic... so many cool, different, interesting, kind people. Hate to say it, but restores your faith in humanity a bit. As of the beginning of August 2010 the "official count" is:
total number of people who I hosted: 104
total number of hosting-nights: 165
total number of people I surfed with: 18
total number of surfing-nights: 43
And no, I have no idea who the 100th surfer was :( Wish I would have kept a better count, if I had known, would have at least taken then out for dinner. Oh well, I guess I'll have to wait till 200 ;-)
Interests? Many, random, all over the place..
Love going out, movies, clubs, bars, parties, coffee shops, good food... read a lot, listen to music, used to sing in a choire for years... ski when i get a chance, travel (doh!)... hang out with friends... whatever is fun
Hmm... I do love traveling, but I think I need to start planting some trees to offset all that carbon. But hey, when you add it all together i'm nearly 3/4 way to the Moon and that's kindda cool!
Music, Movies, and Books
Artsy/independent/small/european cinema... some Hollywood.. favorite movie of the past few years: "Shortbus", by a mile.
I read a lot... mostly contemporary 20th century authors, some classics. currently reading "House at the End of the World", quite good, if a bit depressing. Most fun word in the book: rubensesque!
About music... well that's even harder to answer... tons of it sitting on my comp, more than I could listen in a lifetime it seems. Last thing I listened to (this morning, over milk and cerial): "Boy Least Likely To", "Bright Eyes", Joshua Radin... indy/pop/rock/electronic/etc/etc
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Cheesy I know, but when i think back, the most amazing things have actually been the people. So many different, crazy, fun, strange, new ones you can meet nearly every day. That said... there were a few place/events that I'll never forget: seeing dozens of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, skiing at about 3000m in the Swiss Alps, sitting at the main podium of the UN hall in Geneva, seeing the end of Tour de France, watching tennis at Roland Garros, happy hour at Drum & Bell in Beijing...
Uh, oh, and I nearly forgot.... may not have been amazing, but amazingly funny for sure. Cristian, my awesome host in Verona, was telling me about this cool article he read about CouchSurfing, and how he really liked what this one guy said, how having people stay with you is "like traveling in your own home". I started laughing, and it took some time to explain to him and his friends why. Well, the funny thing was, without knowing, he was actaly quoting me right back to me! Few months before my trip to Italy, my friend Sam wrote that article. He managed to make some sense out of my ramblings about CouchSurfing during the Paella 2007 party and included it in his story. I felt like a celebrity, if ony for about 15 seconds :)
Teach, Learn, Share
I can do tricks with my zippo. It's easy, really :-)
Countries I’ve Visited
France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Serbia, Switzerland, United States