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  • Fluent in Czech, English, Slovak, Spanish; learning German, Portuguese
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Snowboarding instructor, travel writer, speaker and organ...
  • Faculty of management, Commenius University, Bratislava, ...
  • From Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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About Me

EN: Hi :) I am Michal, in Spanish countries Miguel or you can call me also "Fly" :). That is my trail name from PCT, where I was asking everyone, if they want to fly - to do acroyoga :).
I am addicted to hike in the mountains, acroyoga and chocolate :).

If I am going to town to meet people on couchsurfing, it is for socialization, talking, to do acroyoga and to resupply for next hike :). I like cultural and music festival, traditions and stories, how you live. Normally i am trying to write to local surfers long time in advance and i ask for whatsapp/signal/telegram/line number, so when i know exact date of arrival, i can write message directly. As i love nature and hiking, sometimes weather can change plans, so i dont plan many days in advance. I know that then you might have another surfer or have other plans, but this is the way as it is...

I travel almost everywhere with my tent and sleepingbag, so if you dont have lot of space, I will be thankfull for sleeping in garden, on terrace or on the roof. I will be not for the first time :).

If you at home and you are planing to come to my place, you are welcome. I have extra bed, mattress, blankets, pillows, hammock, towells and some food :). People are around the world were great to me, so I would like to be great to you too :).

My phone/whatsapp/telegram/signal number is +421 908 172 159.
Whatsapp direct link: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=421908172159. Please, as I stutter and especialy on phone it goes pretty slow sometimes, just sent me messages, including link to your CS profile (for example like this link: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/michalknitl).

You can check my website: http://www.michalknitl.com/en/
My photos (most are on shutterstock): https://www.shutterstock.com/g/michalknitl
Travel festival which i organize: https://online.cestounecestou.sk/

Map of my travels: https://www.travellerspoint.com/member_map.cfm?user=michalknitl
Map of my hikes: https://www.outdooractive.com/en/author/michal-knitl/111452084/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/michalknitl/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/michalknitl/


Espanol: Hola :) Soy Miguel y me gusta viajar, encontrar buenas personar, hacer acroyoga y caminar por las montanas :). Bueno, caminar mucho :). Cuando viajo, voy a ir donde hay gente con couch y donde son montanas :).
Estoy escribiendo libros sobre mi viajes y tambien estoy organizando el festival de viajes en Eslovaquia (ahora tenemos presentaciones sobre viajes online). Entonses si trabajas en turismo, eres un guia y te gusta, que voy a escribir sobre tu, hacer fotos o offrecer alguna tour buena, me puedes avisar :). Muchas gracias :) Mas sobre mi es en Ingles: http://www.michalknitl.com/en

Algo sobre mi en Espanol de anos atras: http://es.rsi.rtvs.sk/clanky/personalidades/74836/viajamos-con...michal-knitl

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet locals is the best way to travel


Be happy :) Smiling :) Hiking :) Acroyoga

  • concerts
  • chocolate
  • yoga
  • massage therapy
  • hiking
  • snowboarding
  • snowshoeing
  • mountains
  • intentional communities
  • contact improvisation
  • rainbow gatherings
  • love
  • acroyoga
  • traditions
  • treking
  • community
  • indigenous people
  • tribes
  • travel presentations
  • acro yoga
  • ski touring
  • splitboarding
  • thru-hiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Slovak music (friends):
- Capre: https://soundcloud.com/capre/sets/capre-ethno-fusion-2013
- La3no Cubano: https://soundcloud.com/la3nocubano
- Martin Geisberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBK55GrTRN0
- Duhove Eminencie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZokGA7OUN4Q
- Maok: https://soundcloud.com/maok-nusein
- Buchajtramka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQWTLtO1rqw or https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1276405989087242
- Neha!: https://soundcloud.com/nehavision

I was lucky to hear those musicians live:
- Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar3nlmGkIhw
- Royal Jelly Jive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDxNGOlYIts
- Lola Marsh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kzhLgDmgzg
- My baby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hWVJAcWaKM
- Bukahara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBa86wQ2hX0
- Sixto Rodriguez (check movie Searching for Sugar man): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL5TffdOQ7g
- Pamyua: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoeTd0rzbFgh-RWgFohWsKg
- Ukila/Byron Nicholai: https://soundcloud.com/ukila
- Manu Chao :)
- Keyaki Narusava: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ujOOvclmy0
- Vlčí Mág: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cf6EJEnHcU&t=170s
- Too Many Zooz: https://youtu.be/IMyqasy2Lco

Other foreign music, which I would like to see one day live:
- City of the Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIdKbSeAueY
- Anoushka Shankar & Norah Jones : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEJSWIftX98
- Rie Chinito: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aIuna5a8Dc

Favourite book: Shantaram

Video from friend about Slovakia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSXE_8-4qWs

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

To fall in love, again and again :)
Pacific Crest Trail, CBT, WRHR, GDT

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: acroyoga, snowboarding, how to pack light
Learn: cook better vegan/vegetarian dishes :), improve dancing :)
Share: massage and what comes :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Smile, chocolate and acroyoga :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Finland, Portugal, Slovakia, United States, Uruguay

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