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Being positive, learning, grasping the moment, getting to know people and places.
I love being active, I am trying to challenge and change daily routine by doing different things every day. I am quite positive, I would say, usually I am surrounded by a bunch of friends, colleagues and couchsurfers with whom we spend great moments talking, cooking, hiking, traveling, just having a drink or watching a good movie...I find that quite exciting and enriching.
I have quite a lot of volunteering experience in the NGO sector, in international and local youth projects, I am always interested in meeting new people, communicative and sociable, easily adaptable to different circumstances and multicultural atmosphere.
I saw this sentence some time ago and I think I identify myself with it: "A ship is safe in harbor but that is not what ships are for".
"Use your brain and (to) follow your heart" - Georgi Lozanov, the author of the teaching method "suggestopedia"
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
It is a great way to meet people from all over the world, share moments, stories, opinions...I love both hosting people and showing them around my city, and surfing, getting to know other places and couchsurfers. I became pretty active on CS and I can say it is a great part of my life, I got so many amazing experiences and friends thanks to this community, so I can definitely say that it is AWESOME :)
Traveling (of course), getting to know local people and cultures, history, International Relations and politics, youth work and NGOs, reading, swimming, music (rock'n'roll, jazz, Balkan music, etc.), independent cinema, hand-made art stuff, meeting people and going out with friends, theater, hitch-hiking, mountain hiking, cooking, salsa, bachata, rock'n'roll dances, photography, languages, board games (Dixit, Carcassonne and all those nice ways of spending time with nice people... :)
- board games
- international relations
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: "12 Angry Men", "The Boat That Rocked", "Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain", "The Pianist", "Shawshank Redemption", "The Green Mile", "Forrest Gump", "The Good Will Hunting", "The Legend of 1990", "The Wave", "Life is Beautiful", "The Life of Others", "Zorba the Greek", "The Seventh Seal", "Dead Poets' Society", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "Mr. Nobody", "I Served the King of England", "Time of the Gypsies", "Promise Me This" (Kusturica in general), Nikita Mikhalkov movies, etc.
Books: Both classic and contemporary, both books for grown-up people and for children, as some of them really have a deeper meaning, plus they remind me of childhood, so some examples: "The Little Prince", "Winnie the Pooh", "Master and Margharita", pretty much everything by O. Henry, Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, Haruki Murakami, G.A. Becquer, Pushkin, Bulgakov, Remarque, Khaled Hosseini...
Music: rock'n'roll, jazz, swing, ska, Balkan music, latino... (Dubioza Kolektiv, SARS, Wickeda, Hladno Pivo, Buena Vista Social Club, Manu Chao, 5nizza, Scorpions, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Guns'n'Roses, AC/DC, Metallica, Molotov, Soda Estereo, Mon Laferte, etc.)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Spending a night under the stars on a cliff above the sea; hitch-hiking around Mexico; A Balkan road trip...OK, now it is more than one
Teach, Learn, Share
I could share my experiences while traveling, living abroad, hitch-hiking, working as a volunteer...some languages, cooking and dancing as well :) I am open to learning anything about other cultures and countries.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Bulgarian and Balkan culture; trips and adventures; some traditional food and recipes from Bulgaria; ideas about international projects and volunteering; conversations about history, politics...anything they would like to learn or talk about with a person from another country/city :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Bulgaria, Mexico, United States