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Being happy :-) Life should be as simple as that...
Hi there, I'm Michal.
music and concert freak, occasional reporter, translator, traveler, hiker, beach volley and table tennis player and much more.
I used to like to keep to myself and I might be a bit shy at first, but I can open up easily if I feel the connection. I love music and talking about it, as well as tea, traveling and sports!
I would love to host same music, hiking and tea enthusiasts as I am :)
Subham astu sarvadžagatam - Let all beings to be happy.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Many great experiences already and there will be more!!!
Music, music and music again :) I describe myself as a concert freak. I've already seen hundreds of gigs, concerts, festivals, performances etc. I used to be a metalhead but as I'm getting older, I'm much more of prog and jazz enthusiast nowadays.
Films - Lately hardly watching any movies... but I used to love non-mainstream stuff, especially Scandinavian and Korean movies. It depends on the mood and occasion. On the plane I might even watch a Hollywood blockbuster :D
Tea - one day I will have a proper tea room :P I enjoy all sorts of teas, but particularly I like oolong teas and darjeeling
Hiking - I love to go hiking on any occasion so most of the weekends I am busy doing that. See? That is why I prefer not to host on weekends, unless you are a keen hiker and come specially for that. In that case if you contact me enough in advance, we can even arrange some pretty cool weekend in the mountains!
Climbing - Quite recently I have started to climb as well and would be happy to meet ppl to go climbing with!
Sports - at the moment I am active beach volleyball player, I play ping pong and occasionally do other sports, if time and energy allows! I tried surfing and would like to improve more and learn it properly, but lately I have kinda put it aside. I am also interested to try other surfing sports like kite surfing and wind surfing one day.
Traveling - Of course! That's why I've registered in here :) I decided to leave Czech republic and I moved to Scotland. Not only to get to know the new country, but also to explore new culture and try to make my life better :)), but also to gain some amazing experience, improve my English and to see and be in Highlands. Later on I've settled in Glasgow. As the life flows and years pass by, I have realised that Scotland is amazing country to visit, but not to live in. For the moment I am finding happiness and new language challenges in Barcelona.
- wine tasting
- live music
- table tennis
- craft beer
- beach volleyball
- via ferrata
- live concerts
- progressive rock
- specialty coffee
Music, Movies, and Books
Prog rock/metal and jazz as I already mentioned - to name just a few bands I like - Marillion, Rush, Pink floyd, Queen, Porcupine tree, Savatage, Tool, Anathema, The Who, Forgotten Silence, Cynic, Exivious, Santana, Pat Metheny, Return to Forever, Weather report, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin and many many others. Better to check my last.fm profile, there you'll see everything http://www.last.fm/user/mmikk
Movies - Into the Wild, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... Spring, Dogville, Man on the moon, American Beauty and many more, of course
I'm not really a big reader, but I've read quite a few books about eastern philosophy - buddhism, hinduism etc. This helped me a lot and influenced me for my journey...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Seen Roger Waters - The Wall 2011 tour - the most amazing audio/visual experience ever!
Been to three Marillion weekends
Seen and been to Highlands
Moved to Scotland
Moved to Spain
Travelled to Oman
Driven a tank, done bungee jumping, paragliding, parachute jump...
Discovered eastern philosophy and wisdom
Learned to appreciate and enjoy good quality tea, coffee, beer, wine
Survived massive pulmonary embolism
... and there's much more to come! Definitely
Teach, Learn, Share
I can show you how to prepare good quality tea in many different ways
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can share my company, experience, energy, opinions, knowledge...
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Czech Republic, Spain, United Kingdom