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make people smile, inspire and get inspired by others
Hi everybody! My name is Radek, I have recently returned from 18 months long journey around the world and after few zig-zags in Europe I ended up in Hamburg:)
So bigggggg big big and exciting chapter of my life has almost closed, the journey is almost over (although deep inside of me I hope the journey will last forever and that the desire to see the world will never burn out). I wanted to see what's out there in the world , how is it different, better or worse. I wanted to experience a culture shock, I wanted to be surprised by people, countries, by the nature - surprised as never before. I wanted to experience backpacking with all it's carelessness, fun, nuisance.
Something about myself? I like people, I like to see the smile on the faces of those I meet, I like to learn from people, I am looking for inspirations, I believe that everybody has something amazing to share!
I try make people smile, inspire and get inspired by others.
I try to listen to myself and follow "the inner voice" as much as I can no matter whether I in or out of the zone of comfort.
I would never impose or force any way of life, any approach or method - I'd rather facilitate and encourage the search (individual quest)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Over last couple of years I mostly surfed with CS and hospitalityclub due to constant live on the move and lack my own nest. But hey, it's soon time to pay back the debt. I hope to finally settle (in London) and as soon as I have my own space to share, my doors will be wide open to genuine couchsurfers!
Wonderful ever since I joined CS !!! And now during the around the world trip the couchsurfing friendships in Bejing, Shanghai, Guilin, Mumbai, Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington were one of the best:) CS adds so much extra value to the journey! I always tell people in the hostels that they must try CS experience for a change to see how backpacking and travellig can be more diverse, "substantial" , how much more you can learn and see and experience/ I love you CS!
Mountains , hiking , Munro-bagging, cycling and wind-in-my-hair having, World in general- places, people,cultures, politics, history,,, poetry of Julian Tuwim, ska punk rythms, rock climbing,
Music, Movies, and Books
Some of the best books I read recently with Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn's "Cancer Ward" being most remarkable and striking.
1. Michael Pallin – Himalaya …Wroclaw
2. John Irving – Last night at Twisted River … Irkuck
3. Michele Huelbeck – Posibility of an Island … Chengdu
4. Albert Camus – Exile and the Kingdom … Kathmandu
5. Maurice Hercog – Annapurna … Kathmandu
6. Barack Obama – Audacidy of Hope … Kathmandu
7. Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn – Cancer Ward … Varanasi
8. Paolo Coelho – Devil and Miss Prym … Varanasi
9. Paul Carter – Don’t Tell My Mum I Work on th Rigs … Mandrem
10. Thomas Laird – The Story of Tibet … Arambol
11. Herman Hesse – Siddhartha … Baga
12. John Irving – 158 pound marriage … Baga
13. Paolo Coelho – Witch of Portobello … Anjuna
14. Jaroslaw Kret – Moje Indie … Palolem
15. Barack Obama – Dreams from my father … Palolem
16. Paolo Coelho – Valkiries …Hampi
17. Charles Bukowsky – Ham on Rye … Mumbai
18. Sarah MacDonald – Holly Cow … Jaselmer
19. Aravind Adiga – White Tiger … New Delhi
20. Hans Fallada - Alone in Berlin … Krabi
21 Rusty Young - Marching Powder
22. Denise Chong - Girl From The Picture … Hanoi
23. Gregory Roberts - Shantaram … Hanoi
With the music ... well somehow since high school times punk rock, ska punk and indie rock still make me jump and excited:)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I was riding a yak in Tibet
Teach, Learn, Share
I sold most of my belongings, quit my job and together with my girlfriend set off for 18 months journey around the world. After visiting over 20 countries on 4 continents I have found out that the world today is safe and friendly place, that backpacking in most of the countries is easier, cheaper and more comfortable than anyone back at home would think. It turned out that things that may seem verry difficult to achieve (like high altittude trekking in Himalaya) or places that may feel inaccesible (like Tibet) are actually within the reach of any traveller. I am happy to encourage those who hesitate to travel to faraway lands.
Countries I’ve Visited
Angola, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, United Kingdom