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  • Fluent in English, Polish; learning Dutch, German, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2013
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About Me

📆 2023 Update

I've spent nearly a year on the road, and now, I'm nestling into the sun-soaked embrace of Malaga.
As I pause to soak up the local culture, I'm eager to engage with fellow travelers and locals.
Let's explore the vibrant hues and rhythms of this city together! 🌊🏄🛴

📚 My Philosophy

Dreams, for most, seem far-fetched - like wanting to trot the globe without financial constraints.
But for me, it's not just a dream; it's my life's mission.


Because time is the only real commodity. Everything else, from cars to brands, feels superfluous.

🌏 Wanderlust Ways

Spontaneity is my travel compass. You won't find me lounging all day on the beach. Instead, imagine sunrise yoga sessions, Segway city tours, or hitchhiking on local advice!
But I also cherish moments of quiet reflection, soaking in the world's beauty with some delightful food for company.

🏨 My Couchsurfing Journey

This community is my global family. Even when I'm not traveling, it offers a portal to diverse souls and shared memories.

As someone with intense travel aspirations, Couchsurfing helps me bridge connections with locals worldwide.
If you're reading this, I hope our paths cross in some beautiful corner of the world - over tea, wine, beer, or just refreshing water.

💭 Parting Thoughts

The keys to life are running and reading... - Will Smith
Pushing through challenges, in travel and life, has shaped my resilience.
Every hurdle is a lesson. Every encounter is a story.

💹 What I'm About

I'm deeply passionate about the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement. Imagine channelling 80% of your income for 5 years toward gaining financial freedom!

That's dedication, and that's my goal: freedom to explore, learn, and connect.

💌 Connect with Me

Read through my profile? Let's make our conversation fun!

Send me a message with the secret phrase: Good Vibes only in Malaga 🌴

This lets me know you've truly connected with my story.

📸 Catch My Adventures

Instagram: @michaellikesfreedom

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Imagine a portal that opens doors to every corner of the globe.

Through this platform, you can connect with locals, share laughter, exchange tales, and tread paths unknown. Just pondering over such possibilities thrills me! 😲

For me, the world is one vast home, transcending borders and boundaries. It's why I believe in the essence of truly getting to know diverse souls.

Why limit ourselves to the confines of hotel rooms when the entire planet awaits our exploration?

Couchsurfing, it's not about just a place to sleep; it's about stories that last a lifetime. Genuine emotions, local secrets, shared smiles — these aren't commodities to be bought. They're earned through genuine connection, mutual respect, and shared experiences.

And that's why I'm here: to expand horizons of joy, to forge memories with wonderful souls, and to truly live the world! 😎


🌌 My Multifaceted Interests
From the dynamic world of cryptocurrencies to the allure of road trips in a van, my passions span a vast spectrum.

Here's a glimpse
• 📈 Diving deep into cryptocurrencies and the world of investing, from stocks to ETFs and REITs.
• 🌏 Exploring diverse travel modes – backpacking, freeriding, or stop races.
• 💪 Prioritizing health with occasional workouts. (calisthenics mainly)
• 🔄 Optimizing life with productive habits and tech tools.
• 🚐 Daydreaming of a van life adventure, perhaps turning it into reality someday.

If any of these resonate, we'll have tons to chat about!

🚫 What Doesn't Resonate with Me
While I value diverse perspectives, there are certain mindsets I find hard to connect with:

• The relentless 9-5 grind without purpose or passion.
• Chronic negativity. Everyone has off days, but perpetual pessimism is draining.
• Prejudiced views. Open-mindedness is key; let's not judge a book by its cover.
• Mindlessly binging on mainstream media. I've been TV-free for a decade and haven't looked back.
• Fixed mindsets that resist change and growth.

🚧 My Current Endeavours
Growth is a continuous journey, and here's where my current paths lead

• 📚 Committing to a book a month. (I'm failing here :D)
• 🌐 Polishing my English (want to get on another level, one of my dreams)
• 🚀 Crafting projects that align with my vision of freedom. (freelancing, agency)
• 🥗 Focusing on holistic health and steering clear of harmful substances. (trying my best)

  • books
  • red wine
  • vegetarian
  • working out
  • walking
  • investing
  • music
  • soccer
  • business
  • languages
  • beaches
  • art
  • youtube
  • football
  • gym
  • long walks
  • bitcoin
  • enterpreneurship
  • cryptocurrencies
  • sweet weather

Music, Movies, and Books

🎯 My Favourites Spanning Different Senses
From the soothing notes of Chopin to the majestic landscapes of Siargao, here's a sneak peek into what captivates me

• Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
• The Millionaire Fastlane - A blueprint on accelerating wealth
• The 4-Hour Work Week - Redefining productivity and life design

• The Shawshank Redemption - A tale of hope against all odds
• The Godfather - Delving into the depths of organized crime
• Schindler's List - A poignant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit

🎵 Music
• Chopin's tranquil Nocturne op.9 No.2
• The vintage charm of Creep by Postmodern Jukebox ft. Haley Reinhart
• The magnetic beats of JUNGLE by TASH SULTANA
• The rhythm fusion in Tadow by Fkj & Masego

🍷 Drinks
• The elegance of Celeste Reserva 2018 - a wine that lingers in memory

🏝 Destinations
• The serene island paradise, of Siargao in the Philippines

🔣 Apps
• Habit Bull - My go-to for cultivating habits
• Evernote - Keeping my thoughts organized
• Asana - Structuring tasks seamlessly
• ChatGPT - Engaging AI interactions
• Semrush - A tool that supports my digital endeavors

... and a plethora of others that aid in my daily life.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Unforgettable Moments & Revelations
Every individual has moments that shape their perspective, change their path, or simply make life richer. Here are some snippets from my journey

The Life-Saving Turn
Once, while abroad to leverage currency advantages, my friend had a dangerous fall from a seven-story building. Being the only one close, I played a crucial role in ensuring his safety, handling formalities, and realizing the fragility of life.

Diving Deep into Financial Waters
My foray into the US Stock Market, trading intraday, taught me resilience and patience. The world of finance was a turbulent one, but with dedication and perseverance, I realized anything is possible.

A Bold Leap of Faith
One introspective day led to a life-altering decision - relocating to the Netherlands. Despite initial uncertainties, this turned out to be one of my best decisions. Sometimes, it's all about listening to your inner voice and taking the plunge!

Echoes from Underground
Hailing from Silesia Voivodeship in Poland, where many work as miners, I too experienced this intense, physically demanding job for a year. Keen to hear more about this underground world? Let's chat!

The Vegetarian Chapter
Living with two vegetarians inspired me to embrace a plant-based diet. The transformational experience lasted a year, teaching me about nutrition, health, and conscious choices.

A Tale for Another Time
There's a personal story I'd love to share when we're sipping tea or wine, and the vibe feels just right. Some tales are best-shared heart-to-heart. 😊

A Night with a Couchsurfing Maestro
Had the honour of staying with the renowned Couchsurfing legend, Hans van der Knaap, boasting over 1700 glowing references. Cheers, Hans!

The Unwritten Chronicles
There are countless other adventures, insights, and moments that have enriched my life. I promise to return and share more, so stay tuned!

Teach, Learn, Share

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now.

Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.

Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Let me do it and I will learn.

What I Can Share with Hosts

There is so many things that come to my mind, but let's give a try:

🎤 You want to practice basic beat box sounds/tricks? Been doing it many years ago, but still have some skills and tips to offer

🥟 Maybe you want to impress somebody with your Polish language skills? There is a great sentence to learn : W szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie. When you master this, doors are open everyone and it could be extremely funny to know only this sentence. (yes, this is a dumpling 🥟)

💻 I'm quite tech savvy, so anything related to software/hardware problems should be known to me, however i also value my private time, so first try to reset your PC before asking any questions 🙏😂

🃏 I've prepared some aces up my sleeve for a special occasion! :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Spain

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