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MIKELANGELO

Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France

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Overview

  • 116 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French, Polish, Spanish; learning German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • teacher, student, traveler, hitchhik...
  • studying
  • From Chicago
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

In a world gone mad, we will not spank the monkey, but the monkey will spank us. - So I say: kill the monkey!!!

ABOUT ME

I'm a member of a secret organization scheming to destruct mankind thru CS. On a more serious note, I'm striving to become an interpreter. I'm a Polish American Applied Linguistics graduate teaching English, doing guided city tours. I wanna travel around the world. So far I did a Trans-Mongolian trip and I want to explore South America :D"

PHILOSOPHY

Think positive no matter what happens to you! I believe that in life, we get what we think about. So if you're moaning and griping, you're not gonna change a thing!!! Our thoughts have the power of coming true sooner or later. It depends, of course, how intensively we think about the positive outcome. I believe I can attract positive situations, people and opportunities into my life.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I surf a lot, and whenever I have a chance I host CSers and Non-CSers. I used to live in a dorm so I used to sneak people inside.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

All of them owned, whether in Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, the Balkans, the US or Canada! Still wanna CS in South America, Australia and Asia!

visited 49 states (21.7%)Create your own visited map of The World or Free iphone travel guide

Interests

paintball, bodyboarding, camping, hiking, skateboarding, graffiti, internet, cell phones, gadgets (tho I don't consider myself a geek - just my girlfriend does - that's what she says ;D) filesharing, clubbing, attending crazy fiestas, checkers, backgammon, magic, poker.

Music, Movies & Books

I love all kinds of movies. I really pay attention not only to the plot, but also the imagery, sounds, and music. UPDATE: Vicky Christina Barcelona, Aeon Flux, Minority Report, Spirited Away, Greem Mile, Boyz N the Hood, Iron Man (for the soundtrack), Dogma, The Big Fish, Amelie, Y tu madre tambien, Amores Perros, Crimen Ferpecto, Wayne's World, The City of God, Scarface, Before the Rain, Juno, Vanilla Sky, About Schmidt, Human Traffic, Trainspotting, Requiem for a Dream

Golden Age Hip-hop: grandmaster flash, sugarhill gang, BDK, Jurassic 5...and Wu-Tang Clan.

Good ol' rock tunes: Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, the Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, AC/DC, FOB, Dream Theater, The Beatles, RHCP, RATM, Sweet (Fox on the Run), Queen, Born Ruffians.

French Electronic music - Justice, Daft Punk, David Guetta

Electronica, bigbeat, electropunk - The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Fake Blood

When it comes to books, I enjoy spy stories, thrillers, and such. My favorite authors are Chuck Palahniuk, Ken Follet, and Rene Goscinny. UPDATE: Brave New World, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have a list of things I wanna do before I die. So far, I managed to:

I ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. It gave me such an adrenalin rush!

I participated in the World's largest food fight - La Tomatina in Buñol, near Valencia in Spain.

I went to the Foam Party @ Amnesia and the Water Party @ Es Paradis in Ibiza, as well as see David Guetta live @ one of the most famous nightclubs - Pacha.

I walked the Camino de Santiago!!! Met amazing people along the way!

I went to Valencia for the world-famous, spectacular Las Fallas festival of fire.

I was hitchhiking with my friends from all over the world and we split up to increase our chances of thumbing down a ride. I was in a team with a friend from India. At one point, we got stuck far after midnight at the Polish-Slovakian border. The closest motels were miles away, and it was so freezing we wanted to crash just anywhere. I noticed an empty immigration officer's booth (since Poland and Slovakia are in the EU, borders virtually don't exist and you don't have to show passports) with a little window left ajar. We decided to crash there on a concrete floor. Creepy and freezing cold!!! After four hours of sleep, we woke up, teeth grinding. I thought my balls would turn into ice cubes, but fortunately, we survived and got a ride straight to Budapest half an hour after getting up =)

I've seen a historic event in Madrid when Atletico won the first Europa League title! To celebrate the victory at Neptune's square - priceless (well actually, it just cost a metro ticket and some booze).

I saw the semifinal game of the Euro2012 cup at the National Stadium in Warsaw (Germany vs Italy). That was the match when Balotelli scored two goals and took his jersey off to show off his six pack :)

I also saw the final games of the World Cup and the Euro Cup in soccer in Spain!!! Amazing experience to celebrate the victories in Spain!!!

I crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Cadiz (where Christopher Columbus set off) to the New World.

I survived the Bermuda Triangle.

I was on top of the tallest building in the World in Dubai - Burj Khalifa in Oct 2014.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to travel based on Denny's buffet model.

My guests have to play darts to determine who gets to sleep on the couch. :) Not as brutal as the infamous CSer, Massimo from Venice.

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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