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Paul Ray

Rīga, Rīgas pilsēta, Latvia

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Latvian, Russian, Ukrainian; learning Polish, Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Travel Consultant, Tour Manager and ...
  • more by books than in schools
  • From Dnepropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to be creative, free and harmonious

ABOUT ME

I like to meet various people, I like listening to stories of their lives, I like to tell stories (that i™s why I work as a tour guide). I want to travel all around the planet (and space), get acquainted with new places, cultures and new possibilities to put myself in harmony with the world.

PHILOSOPHY I live eternal life where death is not possible. So I do things not only for the next 50 years, but for eternity.

My photos: http://picasaweb.com/paulisstars

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I am a member of hospitalityclub.org for many years, I have had guests in Riga, and when I travel I try to meet people like me in all the places. I have stayed in many homes for some time and have got many friends in such way. When I had a flat in Riga, people were coming to me from time to time, even some musicians from the street, who had nowhere to stay.

Interests

the most important = to eat, to sleep and be in warmth; ok, I have also some more interests, actually = everything possible; that is = my spiritual life (druidism, Sufism, shamanism, Hinduism ect.) and other esoterics, as a practice -- Zhong Yuan Qigong. Culture (literature, music, cinema, art, architecture, folklore, hippy movement, and so on); history (especially = of religion and culture), philosophy, psychology, geography. Also = love, inspiration, smiles, stars, sex, God, eternity, silence, fresh & crazzy ideas, bright colours, sun shining in the sky.

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES: Emir Kusturica, Peter Greenaway, Bernardo Bertolucci, 'Forrest Gump', 'Seven Years in Tibet', 'Amelie', 'Zabriskie Point'

MUSIC: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Jethro Tull, Slade, Кино, Машина времени, Peter Gabriel, Engelbert Humperdinck, Gorky Park, Dead Can Dance, Goran Bregovic, lot of ethnic music.

BOOKS: Ray Bradbury, Richard Bach, Vladimir Nabokov, Viktor Pelevin, Umberto Eco, Ivan Jefremov, Carlos Castaneda, Ursula Le Guin, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

ART: Salvador Dali, Nicholas Roerich, Mauritius Cornelius Escher

One Amazing Thing I've Done

* The most amazing is that I AM ALIVE * One thing people say being amazed about: it was in August of 1998; we = 6 persons = were going to Rainbow family gathering in Russia. We had not money for visas so we crossed Latvian-Russian border going through swamps hiding from border guards, then we hitch-hiked to Petersburg. Being there was also full of adventures, because we did not have anywhere to stay and had no money for food. But in the end everything turned out very well...

Teach, Learn, Share

I have been a teacher of computer skills, and if someone needs that - I am at your service. I am pleased to share any knowledges and experience I have.

Since 1999 I'm guiding excursions all over Europe. I have gathered a lot of information about many countries and I can share it. I would like that people would know more about my country - Latvia. So, I will be pleased to answer any questions about it. You can read info about Latvia here: www.aroundlatvia.lv

I want to learn to live more colourful life, to be more productive and cheerful.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Everything I have Everything I know Everything I am

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Belize, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

Belize, France, Latvia, Nigeria, Ukraine, United Kingdom

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