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Hi everyone! My name is Max and I accidentally became a traveler. I was born in Russia, grew up in Canada, got married in Mexico, worked in Guatemala, and now I live in Thailand! I love meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. I speak Russian and English fluently. Canada tried teaching me French and I tried learning Spanish, but I’m still working on that one (hablo un poco de español). Right now my wife and I are living in Chiang Mai, and we’re both doing our best to learn Thai on the fly. We’re exploring South East Asia and would love to meet locals and expats who can point out cool places and hidden gems. We’d love to share our travel stories and hear yours.
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Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite Music: A healthy mix of Lana Del Ray, Dark Funeral, Kendrick Lamar, Audioslave, Jun The Jewels and many, many others. Honestly, if I hear a song that I like, I listen to it. Right now I'm digging Doja Cat, and my wife is making fun of me hard for it :)
Favorite Movies: Black Death, Moon, War Dogs, Pan's Labyrinth, Trainspotting, Ex Machina. Like the music, I'm always looking for something new that I haven't seen. I tend to like darker, sadder movies. I often find myself liking overlooked films that slid under the radar when they first came out. I rarely like big Hollywood hits, and have yet to see any of the Star Wars films (I understand that's sacrilege to some).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I walked away from a 7-year military career mid-contract to travel the world with my wife living out of two backpacks. It was the best and scariest decision I've ever made.
Countries I’ve Visited
Guatemala, Mexico, South Korea, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Russian Federation, Thailand