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to learn about life by constantly sharing it with different and diverse people!
I'm a very easy going individual, happy to spend time and learn from anyone! Have a passion for film, watching and making, love to be intrigued, educated and inspired by film.. love it. Try and film atleast something whilst i'm travelling and when I'm not travelling work on creative projects at home (ohmycreativestudio.com). Also naturally a big fan of traveling, no surprises there, nothing more exciting then being in new surroundings with new company, what life is for.
To always strive for happiness and to make others happy in the things that we do... and to always keep laughing.. always.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Couch surfed for the first time in 2008 whilst backpacking Europe with a friend, have nothing but awesome experiences, meeting some great and exceptionally kind people that we've stayed in touch with. Have since couchsurfed in Mongolia, with experiences that completely made my trip, it wouldn't have been the same without couchsurfing and the people I met through it!Have made a film about just how awesome couchsurfing is...http://www.couchsurfing.org/news/alternative-travel/video-uber-hosting-in-ulaanbaatar/
Have had various sofa sleeping experiences in the past, I once slept on a sofa that was on a roof ...other than that, on the sofas of people who have given me rides on my travels, on hostels sofas when i've arrived at full hostels, CS sofas and also at home on my own sofa when I haven't been able to make it to my bedroom..
Very interested in film and filmmaking, particularly documentary and personal films. Like everyone, interested in music, love listening to something new and something different, especially local sounds from the places I visit. Interested in running, try and get out on runs a couple of times a week, have done a few half marathons and one full in Warsaw last year which was surprisingly good fun. Love any sort of adventure/extreme sports including surfing (trying to), wakeboarding, waterskiing, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, scuba diving, mountain biking.. and even just going for a walk around somewhere new, ..can't beat it!
Music, Movies, and Books
I hate list making, its impossible, but here's some films on my head, so I must like..
Bastardy, Mongolian Bling, The Cove, Anvil, Etre et Avoir, Sans Soleil, La Jetee, One Day In September, Battle of Algiers, One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Rear Window, Vertigo, Life Of Brian, Airplane, Spinal Tap, Full Monty, Riff Raff, Crumb, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Punishment Park, Thin Blue Line, Gray Gardens, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, California' Dreamin, Goodbye Lenin, The Lives of Others, This Is England, Third Man, One Upon A Time In The West, Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, Dr Strangelove, The Shining, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Bonnie and Clyde, Don't Look Now... and more and more and more...
[I made that list in 2009, so excuse any awesome post-09 films that are missing!]
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hanging out in a Mongolian ger, following a Filipino politician around and witnesses the opening of Guatemala's first comic book shop ...all in the name of documentary filmmaking!
Teach, Learn, Share
Would love to learn any languages, the trumpet, how to dance without looking like an idiot, sports, cooking speciality meals, drinking speciality drinks... basically would love to learn anything!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Italy, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, United Kingdom