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I recently came back from a 9-month trip around the Balkans and Asia, which ended in Japan.
My plans for the near future are Romanian Carpathian mountains, Iran and north-west Spain.
You can check out some pictures I've taken during my travels: https://vandelay.noblogs.org
"Here's to our lives being meaningless.
A brick through every window.
And how beautiful it is because freedom doesn't have a purpose."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Some of the best experiences in my life come from CS.
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 love hammocking! :D
- baking bread
Music, Movies, and Books
Writers: Kurt Vonnegut, J.D. Sallinger, Albert Camus, Marek Hłasko, Max Stirner, Gilles Deleuze.
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.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Backpacking/hitchhiking across Europe.
Playing guitar in front of an audience for the first time.
Experiencing a -30 degree winter.
Having my first photographs exhibited.
Running a half-marathon.
Walking the Santiago de Compostela.
Visiting the exclusion zone(Chernobyl) in Ukraine.
Staying with the Berbers in the Sahara, riding camels and witnessing a hailstorm in the desert.
Visiting a marijuana plantation in the Rif Mountains and making hashish by myself.
10-day silent meditation retreat in Cambodia.
I did a tour in 'Nam.
Feeling the tremors of my first earthquake in Japan.
Volunteering in Tokyo.
Having the opportunity to attend a real Geisha banquet in Tokyo as a photographer.
Learning butoh from Yoshito Ohno-sensei in Tokyo.
Camping in a summer tent at the top of a mountain in Japan in winter.
Spending a few days with the deer in Nara, Japan.
Seeing Fuji-san at sunrise!
Teach, Learn, Share
teach: photography, post-processing(photoshop and lightroom), baking bread, basics of guitar, most things related to computers
learn: piano, guitar, Spanish, Farsi, Romanian, vegan cooking, anything DIY related to farming and building stuff, juggling
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, Vatican City State, Viet Nam