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Earth is an overcrowded mental hospital where fake meanings to life are handed out like an candy.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am not into touring/overlanding, I do prefer "urban jungles", plus I want to make Tatrania (i.e. the land outside of Bratislava) visible for outlanders, because visiting just the capital, people do by-pass Slovakia proper with its Carpatho-German gothic towns, skiing slopes [in winter like Donovaly, Selce, Oščadnica, Vrátna, Jasná, Malino Brdo, Martinské Hole etc.], hot-mineral water spas (Bardejovské Kúpele, Piešťany, Bešeňová, Lúčky, Kováčová), 6 wine regions (including our part of Tokaj wine region) or they would really miss an unique Andy Warhol's Gallery in Medzilaborce.
And if you had not encountered a brown bear - our national animal - while visiting forests of Central and Eastern Slovakia then you were not in our small country at all!
Baseball, Pushkin (poet, not vodka), political economy, pop-art, reality shows (Ice Road Truckers, MTV's Real World, Big Brother UK), German CSI series Tatort, FIFA World Cup, Franco-German TV station ARTE
Music, Movies, and Books
Music of 1990s, Ennio Morricone, Elan(Slovakian Stones), NDW (New German Wawe, 1970/80s), FM4 (Austrian radio), Tripple J (Australian radio), Miss Saigon and Les Miserables (musicals in London), A Night at Karlstejn Castle (by Karel Svoboda, the best Czech musical), The Damned United (by David Peace, an freudian look on soccer manager), Oswobozhdenye (an Soviet 1960s answer on the D-Day movie The Longest Day), Asterix et Obelix + Corto Maltese cartoon books, the 1880's tzarist Russia police investigator Fandorin (by B.Akunin:) in Azazel, Turkish Gambit or Councilor of the State.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Teach, Learn, Share
Bratislava (Pressburg), the capital of [the Kingdom of] Hungary from 1536 until 1787 as well as of Slovakia since January 1919 is situated just 55km east of Vienna (Wien), Austria - our former capital (until October 1918 we were part of Hapsburg monarchy). And Budapest (the capital of Magyarorszag) is just down the river Danube.
Just above Bratislava there are Small Carpathian mountains, the royals like John Sobieski of Lithuanian Commonwealth or Maria Theresa von Hapsburg did enjoy the crispy wines from.
My personal choice for outlanders would be KC Dunaj in the historical centre of Bratislava, king Charles Stuart's tapestry (Primate's Palace), Pressburg royal castle with prince Svaetopluk's equestrian statue (with its ueberdick), VW Touareg joyride at Volkswagen assembly plant (Bratislava-West) and experimental Ancient Roman archaeology site Petronell-Carnuntum (in province of Lower Austria) just 12km west of Bratislava.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Ordinary apartment in Bratislava-East (see the pics) in the borough called Ruzinov (Rosenheim).
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Belarus, Germany, United Kingdom