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  • 24 References 19 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Swedish; learning German, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Writing
  • Bits and pieces
  • From Linköping, Sweden
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About Me

ABOUT ME

I'm quite an easy going person. I'm flexible and very rarely get angry or upset. I like to think I'm intelligent, but sometimes I really doubt it. Really at times I can doubt anything. The only thing I never doubt is that belief is the foundation of our reality. The weirdest and often hardest times I live through are times of doubt.

I believe that people are basically good. There is always a thousand ways to see the same thing.

Don't take yourself too seriously. Actually, in general, you shouldn't take life too seriously.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love the idea of sharing like this. I always try to couchsurf when traveling, and offer my own couch when I can

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Been surfing in India, Iran, Armenia and a good deal of western Europe.
Been hosting mainly in and around my hometown Linköping.

Interests

I'm at the moment trying to write a novel.

I'm also notoriously starting new instruments. Last two years I've spent time with the recorder (flute). I very seldom had the motivation to carry around a guitar while traveling, but a recorder can be carried at all times. I'm in a folk music group, playing mostly scandinavian folk music.

Traveling of course. Why? It's ultimate spontaneity, which I guess in some sense is ultimate freedom, which is something I'm striving for. Actually traveling is not really the right word for it. Moving might better explain my feeling towards it. That could be both physically and mentally. Restless? Perhaps.

People. What makes a person. What makes a persons view on the world. What makes a persons world. What makes a group of peoples mutual world. People are interesting.

  • writing
  • books
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • hitchhiking
  • people
  • flute
  • society
  • humans
  • recorder

Music, Movies, and Books

Recent books I read and liked:
Catcher in the rye, The man in the high castle, Asfalt - Ivar Lo Johansson, The Idiot

I don't watch a lot of movies. I don't mind, I just don't get around to do it.

Music I listen to recently: Jazz like Duke Ellington, Chet Baker, Miles Davis. Reggae like The Congos, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Burning Spear. Other stuff like Mulatu Astatke.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitchhiking Teheran to Berlin

Spending a week in silence in the monastery of Taizé in France

Skydiving and bungyjumping in New Zeeland

Doing a ten day Vipassana meditation course in Hyderabad, India.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm always up for practicing my german.

I myself have experience working as a guitar teacher. Know some other instruments too fairly well.

I have quite a lot to say about time. Also about hitch-hiking..

Writing. Writing together. Reading. Talking about it.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Austria, France, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Italy, Lithuania, Mozambique, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Thailand, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, New Zealand

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