Orestis Zyrinis

Athens, Attica, Greece

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  • Fluent in English, French, Greek (modern), Hebrew (modern), Italian, Spanish; learning Turkish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2005
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About Me


lead my life in an unplanned way---improvisation is the quintessence of life!


can anyone describe himself in a few letters in an electronic profile? i ll give it a try anyway...

i got an obsession with what interests me and total lack of motivation to dedicate myself in what is not interesting to me---i suppose that (unfortunately?) each one has to understand life and form his/her own personal, very personal relationship with truth(s)---i love art and self-expression---I try to evolve and change, but then again this is a big task to undertake. Anyway, big challenges are the ones that are really worth it.-----i certainly believe in miracles, in magic and the unbelievable beauty of life that always has its special way of presenting us situations, things and people we couldn't even believe they existed---Serendipity has always pushed my life forward....
I believe in pure love, free of dependencies and possessive feelings, pure love made of passion sincerity beauty warmth understanding magic.--- I love meeting people that are different from me but share the same basic values of respect, directness, sincerity, good will and a will to share and teach and learn and give and offer warm feelings and good vibes---i haven't watched tv for more than a decade years, tryin to prevent my brain from getting contaminated---

oh, come on, i don't know it s too difficult for me to do this self-description....


I would rather be a failure on my own terms than a success on somebody else's...

Most of the time the dream is sweeter than the taste.

every phase in life is, by its very nature, transitory....

traveling is living in an eternal present...

freedom, conscience, autonomy, happiness, god, are all words that point to the same direction, without really reaching it or being able to define it.And somehow i feel that these things are all that is really worth in life.

living according to plan means alienating yourself from your own life.

love and warmth is meant to be shared and expressed...

money is just a piece of colored paper with a certain price but no value, cause it can´t buy anything of real value at all...

i never plan anything, but i do like dreaming a lot...

dreaming and planning are two completly different things, but still most people confuse them and do only the planning part-bad choice

shouldn´t confuse power and violence, value and price, dingity and pride, respect and fear, love and dependence

fuck the right to work, we got far more important things to do!!!!!!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


con muchas ganas
with L-O-V-E


I don't remember anymore how many couchsurfers i 've had or how many couches i ve surfed. both numbers should be around 30-40


Love, only love actually, the only thing that is

then, there are some minor interests: music, music, music, music, music, cinema, books, travel.....LOVE, communication, nature, meeting people, philosophy, politics, love, anthropology, history, art, self-expression of all kinds, politics (in the very broad sense, don't misunderstand me), sexuality, sociology, psychedelic experiences and psychedelic substances, making love, making love, making love, exploring making love, making love as a game, making love as a ritual, capoeira, cooking, LOVE, guitar, sax, humor and jokes from all over the world, habits and world views, practical skills, herbal healing, magic...

Music, Movies, and Books

it goes without sayin' that the people that have mostly influenced me are my friends and beloved ones, and people i 've met and loved and got to know on the road. Apart from them, others that have (unknowingly, of course) made me what i am include eckhart tolle, dr carlos de leon de witt, michael ende, bill hicks, marko and boban markovic, billie holiday, john coltrane, cornelious castoriades, tom waits, michael ende, bud powel, portishead, gong, john frusciante, j.s. bach, walter benjamin, charles mingus, cat power, radio birdman, carl sagan, the guns and roses, sonic youth, luis Bonfa, p.d. ouspensky, joan miro, ben harper, heraclitus, television, air, heitor villa-lobos, ali farka toure, the arcade fire, ulver, jeff buckley, elvin jones, carl craig, can, kyuss, blonde redhead, philip glass, immanuel kant, amadou & mariam, astor piazzolla, pythagoras, the velvet underground, syd barret, patrice, tortoise, beck hansen, ui, wayne shorter, lee morgan, leo brouwer, the stooges, josé gonzalez, neil young, toumani diabate, toots and the maytals, charlie byrd, aphex twin, emily remler, gurdjieff, MC5, john zorn, miles davis, max roach, mano negra, james brown, bill evans, compay segundo, charlie haden, cinematic orchestra, the bell rays, karl marx, john lurie, the clash, the clash, the clash, the clash, the clash, django reinhartd, the minutemen, manu chao, bessie smith, james redfield, guillermo arriaga, stan getz, queens of the stone age, ida cox, red hot chilli peppers, manuel maría ponce, beth gibbons, led zeppelin, sia fuler, gustav mahler, grant green, the pixies, giorgos batis, tom jobim, wes mongtomery, ojos de brujo, pj harvey, ma rainy, keith jarret, serge gainsbourg, jim morisson, silver mt zion memorial orchestra, madeleine peyroux, george clinton, rory galagher, max richter, jay jay johanson, enrico mancini, nick drake, godspeed you black emperor, captain beefheart, thanassis papakonstantinou, jim hall, caetano veloso, bix beiderbecke, the doors, neu!, radio birdman, louis armstrong, keziah jones, jimi hendrix, markos vamvakaris, the gathering, amalia rodrigues, frank black, funkadelic, duke ellington, donald byrd, bob dylan, bonnie prince billy, johnny cash, john cassavetes, nina simone, death from above 1979, daniel lanois, charlie haden, bob marley, jim jarmusch, lars von trier, michel foucault, emiliano zapata, alan parker, sophia coppola, woody allen, the big lebowski, david lynch, emma goldman, jimmy page, milan kundera, murray bookchin, antoine de saint-exupery, david graeber, jack keruack, akis gavriilidis, christos giannaras, lauryn hill, italo calvino, tom robbins, aldhous huxley, hermann hesse, herman hesse, herman hesse, four tet, eduardo galeano

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was born and then started living

(ok, I was living before too, but that's another story...)

Teach, Learn, Share

i m willing to share anything i know with people that are willing to learn it, but i m not in a position to name things i feel i am really proficient at.

well, ok, I am familiar with some fields inside the vast territory of music but music is to big to be grasped. Anyway, knowledge in the world is meant to be shared, even if it is not complete!

I d like to learn more about music, guitar, sax, oud, bass, musical structures of the world and new harmonies, instruments, god, cooking, natural sciences, art, views on life, natural medicine, psychoactive substances, capoeira, religions and L-O-V-E

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Greece, Spain

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