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Learning, but not only from books.
I am an Oxford tour guide (The Oxford Tourist) and a Classics (Latin, ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation, ancient history) teacher by profession.
I am a little curious self with an uncontrollable yearning for novelty and a decent amount of respect for both the known and unknown.
I like being outside of my comfort zone. No cruelty. No war. No slavery. No abuse. No lie.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I have been hosting and been hosted many times and I cannot even imagine how culturally poorer I would have been without Couchsurfing.
I am genuinely interested in everything. I have certain special inclinations towards education, human rights, eradicating poverty.
I enjoy reading books, listening to music, watching films, doing yoga, jogging, and improving myself every moment: καλοκαγαθία.
- latin language
- ancient greek
Music, Movies, and Books
Jacek Kaczmarski, Jan Krzysztof Kelus, Mozart, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Astor Piazzolla, Dionne Warwick, Fiolka, Erik Clapton, Ivri Lider, Czeslaw Spiewa, Kristin Hersh,
Jacek Olter, Edith Piaf, Lisa Minelli, Ewa Demarczyk, Bulat Okudzhava, Ofra Haza, Jaques Brel,
Niobe, Nine Inch Nails, Muse, Puccini, SDM, Pati Yang, Morcheeba, Dredg, Bjork, Janis Joplin,
Cicero's letters (I hate a feeling that I read the other's correspondence), Latin and Ancient Greek grammars, Jerzy Pilch, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Elfriede Jelinek, Fiodor Dostojewski, Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), Tomasz Mann, Wojciech Kuczok, Michal Witkowski, Thomas Harris, Hesse, James Joyce.
Cabaret, The Silence of the Lambs, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, Hotel Splendid, The Piano, The Lost Souls, Coffee and Cigarettes, Rear Window, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Romance and Cigarettes, Shallow Grave, Breaking the Waves, Cube, the Cell, Boondock Saints, 21 Grams, Gattaca, Rainman, Forest Gump; Run, Lola, Run, Sailor Moon,
Dawson's Creek, Pocahontas, Lion King, Winnie the Pooh, Sweeney Todd, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Obietnica, The Pledge, The Piano Teacher, The Red Violin, Dead Poets Society,
What dreams may come, Shrek part 1, Tres Colores, Ogniem i mieczem, Verical Limits, A Home at the End of the World, Time to Die, The Straight Story, The Bubble, Nigella Lawson gotuje,
Sprawa dla reportera, Taxidriver.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Conquered my fearful self!
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you Latin and ancient Greek, British English, a bit of yoga and pranayama.
I am an ardent conversationalist and enjoy intellectual journeys with people.
Some of the things I want to learn:
*Languages: Hindi, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese.
*Lucid dreaming (oneironautics)
Countries I’ve Visited
France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
India, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom