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Ryan Bartek

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Overview

  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Writer/Musician
  • Some College
  • From Detroit, MI, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Eastern Europe, The Balkans & Greece

ABOUT ME

I am travelling Europe currently (July-October 2013) in order to gather face-to-face interviews for a new book on the European Counterculture. I am also travelling for personal enjoyment and to record tracks with session musicians for my grindcore band VULTURE LOCUST. I spent summer 2011 and 2012 travelling Europe and wrote a book about it that you can download for free at www.bigshinyprison.com -- I am seeking any and all help with my current TRAVEL ROUTE by autostop/carpooling/busses --> Praha, Wien (Vienna), Bratislava, Budapest, Transylvania for Cluj-Napoca, Bran and then Bucharest. Then to Sofia (Bulgaria) and Thessaloníki which will start a month long mega-tour of Greece stretching to Athens, Crete and up the West Coast of Greece. Then to Tirana, Skopje, Beograd, Zagreb, Ljubljana, and finally Trieste before setting off on the final leg of this journey through Italy, Spain, Southern France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium and elsewhere.

**IT IS BEST to email me doctorbartek@hotmail.com

You can download all my books and music for FREE at this link: http://www.bigshinyprison.com

Check out my new band @ http://www.vulturelocust.com

PHILOSOPHY

Groucho Marxism

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am a seeker of truth and listen when spoken to instead of just talking to hear myself talk and I am also a fanatic of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) ethos. Try me.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Please help me build this thing up with references. Normally I just show up to a city and meet people, find a squat or community center, etc. Others have had great luck with CS -- I'm still building it with minor luck.

Interests

Download my entire music discography & book collection 100% FREE @ http://www.bigshinyprison.com -- This includes 7 ALBUMS from VULTURE LOCUST, SASQUATCH AGNOSTIC, A.K.A. MABUS & JACK CASSADY and also the books "FORTRESS EUROPE," "THE BIG SHINY PRISON" & "THE SILENT BURNING."

Music, Movies & Books

http://www.scribd.com/ryanbartek

One Amazing Thing I've Done

http://www.scribd.com/doc/113936069/Ryan-Bartek-Interview-2011

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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