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major points of my current journey:
started november 2016, Warsaw -> Valencia -> Barcelona -> Porto -> Lisbon -> Lagos and others -> heading back to Lisbon soon -> Azores
I'm a permanent traveler at the moment.
I am happy to try new things and to accept life for what it is. I've slept on floors, hitchhiked, dumpster dived, camped on a mountaintop during Winter and rode a crowded bus in rural Georgia with 2 kids on my laps. Willing to help people when I can, and glad to accept help sometimes too. I've done a few interesting things in my time and met some totally awesome people too.
I don't believe in a piece of paper that supposedly grants me "rights". I don't believe, that because I was born in a particular geographical location, your special contract applies to me, and my family. I don't vote. I believe there are no good politicians or policemen. I try to take care of myself. In my opinion the biggest problems in the world right now are: climate change, misogyny, speciesism, racism, meritocracy and class discrimination.
My main focus for the next 5 years is to live in more rural areas, not the big cities as I did before.
My photoblog: https://vandelay.noblogs.org
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I think the idea of helping people for free and getting to know other cultures is INCREDIBLE!!! I didn't have a single negative experience so far!
I've hosted more than I've surfed.
I don't surf because I need free accommodation. I could stay in a hotel nowadays. I surf because I want to see how you live and hear your opinion about your place and the world.
Although if you surf just because you need free accommodation, I will host you, If I have a place, because I think, we should all share what we have.
My home is your home.
There are few more eye-opening things, than walking and camping alone in the mountains.
I'm not really a vegan, but I'm trying to eat less products of animal origin, because of the environment and taste.
I'm into some strange music genres like spectral, shoegaze, noise, minimalism, fractal, drone, etc. Would like to know more good things.
Music, Movies, and Books
Writers: Kurt Vonnegut, J.D. Sallinger, Albert Camus, Marek Hłasko, Max "The Destroyer of Worlds" Stirner, Gilles Deleuze, Henry David Thoreau, Yeezy, David Foster Wallace
Directors: Richard Linklater, Jim Jarmusch, Wong Kar-Wai, Kim Ki-duk.
Music: Built to Spill, The Smiths, GY!BE, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Anthony and the Johnsons, Bonnie Prince Billy, Scott Walker, The Replacements, Glen Hansard, Broken Social Scene, The Refused, Jackson C. Frank, Johnny Hobo, Crass, Pavement, Gerard Grisey, Genesis(Peter Gabriel), Nick Cave, Arvo Pärt, Burial, Madrugada, Neil Young, XTC.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hitchhiking from Poland to Spain.
Playing guitar in front of an audience.
First photography exhibition.
Walking the Camino de Santiago.
Visiting the zone(Chernobyl) in Ukraine.
10-day silent meditation retreat.
First earthquake was cool.
Working with geishas in Tokyo.
Learning butoh with Yoshito Ohno.
Camping in a summer tent at the top of a mountain in Japan in winter.
Hiking, camping, taking pictures of Fuji-san.
Danced in a butoh duet with a Japanese master in the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland in front of hundreds of people.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can help you with buying a domain name, webserver and setting up a simple Wordpress website or whatever. I can also show you how to get all those things for free (freenom+000webhost or github pages or heroku). I can give you tips if you want to learn web development or pure programming.
teach: photography, post-processing(photoshop, lightroom, rawtherapee), artisan bread baking, basics of guitar and bass, most things related to computers. I can teach you how to solve a Rubik's cube without complicated algorithms.
learn: I would like to learn more guitar/bass or some percussive instrument and music theory. I'm interested in learning new languages and any musical instruments.
What I Can Share with Hosts
my home, tips about countries I've been to, knowledge about Warsaw
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam