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Mark Fisk

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 189 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Spreading peace and love
  • Degree in politics and philosophy, b...
  • From Piture-esque little village in classic rural England.
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About Me

I woke up. I got bored of trying to adapt to the culture of 'the system' and rejected all the false limitations and labels I could find. Those deceptive, destructive, hateful snares we have, en mass, allowed to fester in our consciousness, perpetuated by the powerful. It's still somewhat a work in process.

In February 2012, I gave away all my possessions (be careful, they'll posses you!) and emptied my bank account of 200 pounds. Walking east. My physical reality began to catch up to my metaphysical reality ;)

Six months in, I met a wondrous free spirit (https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/janakowalski). Two months later she was walking with me. Now she is my closest friend, my lover and my twin planet in this cosmic dance.

Winter compelled us to stop walking and migrate south for the winter. Our 'plans' kept changing as we zigzagged across the map, backwards and forwards, round and round in circles, never quite reaching our next dream of India.

Now we are taking a three month 'nomads holiday' here in Halensee. I have a thousand dreams of the possibilities that lie before us before we leave in July (maybe August), when we will travel down to Djibouti and hitch a boat to Mumbai.

Countlessly, we've been blessed by acts of breath taking kindness, hospitality and generousity. We have always given back as much as we could, but have been eagerly awaiting our new roles as hosts. We are renting an intimate studio of 27m2 and there's not much space for any kind of judgement, especially self-judgement, the sneakiest of them all ;) We want you to feel free, be totally relaxed, as if it is your own home. Which it kind of is, I'm not really convinced by the current property rights. We have a double bed, but you would have to bring your own sleeping stuff and share the floor, maybe with other guests, but we'll always check this through with everybody. We're trying to get some stuff that is more comfortable for everyone but lack the necessary start-up capital for such a venture :(

Oh, and like most hosts in Europe's colossal cultural capital, we are getting dozens of requests a week and might be hosting a few people at a time, so it helps to read both our profiles first - even the boring parts.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

For the people. I met so many truly amazing individuals, many whom I became friends with via this website. This is the reason I am still here, despite the following bullshit in the terms and conditions:

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After I read that, I decided I prefer to recieve requests on non-corportate hospitality networks like these:

http://www.bewelcome.org/members/markfisk1 https://www.trustroots.org/#!/profile/markfisk1

Interests

Adventures, new ideas, politics, philosophy, being the fool, gardening, nature, intoxicants of all kinds, the universe, the planet, maps, modern history, traveling, live music, science, conspiracy facts, dinosaurs, dragons, cricket, camping, sharing, new food, new drinks, new places, new people, anything new, life, anarchism, pancakes, falling over, ancient civilizations, getting lost, avoiding the monetary system, hugs, zombies, pokemon, cryptozoology, yoga, learning, economics, spirituality, world religions, table-tennis, table-football, tea, hiking, evolving as a person, dancing badly, listening, dumpster diving, chilling, football, laughing, trying to play the harmonica, sacred geometry, plants, animals, vegetarian cuisine, tolerance, painting, binaural beats, debating, reading, alternative economic systems, jogging, 420, deep discussions, moss graffiti, protests, festivals, naturism, sleeping, dreaming, being alone, being in the moment, being inspired, feminism, revolutions, stupid jokes, meditation, peace and love, you.

And being the fool again.

Music, Movies & Books

I made enough of a list in the last section, we can discuss this when we meet.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

In all the places I've been, I've never seen anything as incredible as human beings. Connecting with some of them has been, by far, the most amazing thing I've ever done.

Teach, Learn, Share

Whatever it is that you love, that gets you excited, interested and enthusiastic, whatever your uncommon knowledge or specialization or talent is, I would love to learn about it. It's just so beautiful to see someone's passion for something shine through, regardless of the subject.

I was given a harmonica while travelling, I tragically do not possess rhythm, timing or any sort of coordination, but if you possess patience, maybe you can teach me something simple. Practicing yoga or meditation together by the nearby Halensee would be beautiful too.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I try not to get to stuck on the idea of something being 'mine'. Whatever I have, we can share it.

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Republic of, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Wales

Countries I've Lived In

England, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Wales

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