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

EN: When I travel, I focus on meeting people and going to nature (mostly mountains). If you would like to host me, but you are busy during the day and you have lots of work, please, tell me. I found out that the best hosts for me are students and unemployed people, who has time :). When I go to town, on 99% it is for meeting people and talk to them. I would like to learn and to know about your culture, about your traditions, how you live and how you think. Going and showing around the town (if you mean museums and buildings) is not interesting for me. To talk with you and your family is the most important.

Oh, and 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 :).

In last years I started to be addicted to acroyoga, so if you wanna fly, just let me know ;)
Also I love hiking... So if you have some mountains or forest near by, I am in! In summer 2019 i hiked Pacific Crest Trail, 4000+ km in 6 months ;) My trailname is Fly :) I can highly recommend to do it! :D

My phone/whatsapp number is +421 908 172 159.
My whatsapp: 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 from past: https://get.google.com/albumarchive/118244824332186553489
Photos on shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/michalknitl
Travel festival which i organise: https://www.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 :). Ahora primero voy a ir a Colombia para 1-2 meses y despues depende de la situacion. Ojala, que nos vemos en rato :).
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 :)

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

Music, Movies, and Books

Slovak music:
- 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

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 :)

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

Favourite book: Shantaram

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

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

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: acroyoga, snowboarding, how to pack light
Learn: there are so many things, that i will leave this on you :)
Share: everything 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, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

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

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