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Hello. My name is Pavel. I have been living in Western Europe for the last 4 years, originally from the great Balkans, and with keen interest for the Oriental world, especially Turkey and Irán.
I work as a waiter in restaurants, soon to enroll as a student of Philosophy and Classics. When I am not working I tend to have very long coffee breaks at home or on a sunny square, reading books. I am very drawn to Socratic philosophy, Jungian and Freudian psychology and Islamic sufis, especially Hazreti Jelaluddin Balkhí Rumí and Hazreti Hafez.
I tend to be adventurous in my decisions in life, but otherwise very laid back and quiet, even lazy, not at all a party animal as people of my age are supposed to be. I like meeting people, but not just for a hanging-out and time-killing (as Mr. Omid Safi of California said, time is too limited and precious to be obscenely "killed"), but for meaningful conversations. And most importantly, while conversations help my mind function as it needs to, my heart needs laughter, wine, dreams and beauty.
Western Philosophy, Psychology, Islamic mysticism, persian poetry, writing, love, wine-drinking.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Lili Ivanova, David Bisbal, various Balkan, oriental and latin music, Niyaz.
Movies: Dead poets society.
Books: Nikos Kazantzakis.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Discovering Nikos Kazantzakis and Alexis Zorbas.
Discovering Islam and Tasawwuf.
Catching fire from the cupbearer's cheek.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Perplexed thoughts, laughter.
Countries I’ve Visited
Countries I’ve Lived In
Bulgaria, Spain, United Kingdom