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  • 74 references 59 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, Turkish; learning Azerbaijani, French, Greek (modern), Lithuanian
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2019
  • ▪︎Existential Migrant, Global Nomad, Experience Seeker, W...
  • ▪︎From School: Philosophy, Sommelier, Bachelor's Degree i...
  • From World 🌏 Мир Monde 🌍 العالم Mundo 🌎 世界 ...έρωτηθεὶς πόθεν εἴη, “κοσμοπολίτης,” ἔφη...
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About Me

व सु धै व कु टु म्ब क म्

v a s u d h a i v a k u t u m b a k a m
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Good day
S:.S:.S:.
नमस्ते
السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ
שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם
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N.B.:
No panic, you don't have to read all my profile (though you can), there are no secret hidden codes to be used in requests, but you should at least have a look to have an idea of who this guy is. Everything that is said in my Couchsurfing profile is true. On my honour it is so.
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♠️ I am a Homo viator, a human being who travels, a World citizen, though if you're curious and need to locate me behind a border, I was born and raised in Andalusia, Southern Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. I have lived in 6 countries, travelled in around 35 and speak 4 languages. I've studied Philosophy, Wine, Tourism, Art, Sufism, Languages and Language Teaching, among other topics. I've worked as a barista, bartender, sommelier, food trucker, crêpier, laguage teacher, as well as a handful of random jobs like bellhop, salesman, clown, grape picker, postman,... Nowadays I'm a flight attendant ✈

LIFESTYLE 😊
I like reading, listening to music, pub crawling, both city and nature walks, swimming, hiking, having deep conversations on all topics as well as light and fun chatting...

I am a Friend to all the World, to both children and animals, though pets are unfortunately not permitted in my home. Children are more than welcome! I was lucky to have the opportunity to host some families and I loved the experience. I don't have any dietary restriction or allergy (I just don't like bananas 😔), though I like to adapt to others when I'm with them and try to eat vegan, (lacto)vegetarian, halal, kosher, i-tal, etc.

I support and practice Effective Altruism (EA) by being a Blood and Organ Donor, through www.zidisha.org (P2P microlending to entrepreneurs in the Global South) and www.thelifeyoucansave.org (high-impact cost-effective actions against extreme poverty). Please check these possibilities, you might as well have something to offer 👍🏼

In the mornings I have time I do Meditation. I love having new experiences and trying things that challenge my mind. I believe in self-development by experiencing the unknown, although I also appreciate some simple pleasures of life, like a glass of Wine and a pleasant conversation with a friend, reading the newspaper or just people-watching with a coffee on a café terrace under the sun, the Beauty of flowers, cooking with someone, sharing a meal, night out with friends,... I have lived, Loved, lost, learnt, walked through ice and fire, made mistakes (still making a lot of them), fallen and stood up again, and met many wonderful people on the path 👣

The ones who know me and have met me* usually describe me as honest, respectful, open-minded, easy-going, empathetic, generous, loyal to friends, sociable, funny, curious, scatterbrained, daydreamer, life lover, bohemian, unconventional... but you could always judge for yourself, couldn't you? :-))

* Cf. CS references.

WHERE IS MY MIND? 🧠
According to the MBTI, my personality type is ENFP, which means being (sic) "Enthusiastic, creative, spontaneous, optimistic, supportive, playful. Value inspiration, enjoy starting new projects, see potential in others". I quite agree with that.
If you're interested in astrology, I'm a Virgo rising in Gemini.
I'm also left-handed 🙃

MISSION
To live Life as a daring Adventure.
To see the World and meet its people.
To have many different Life Experiences.
To meet people from all walks of life.
To keep myself open to Learn, change and grow.
To die thinking that I have lived my life fully.
Also, to have some Fun in the process 😁

PHILOSOPHY
Experientialism, cosmopolitanism, egalitarianism, philogyny, nihilism, Ⓐntiauthoritarianism, Ⓐnarchoindividualism, legal interpretivism, hedonism, optimism, existentialism, deconstructivism, poststructuralism, altruism, gnosticism, agnosticism, sufism,... probably quite fine with some more -isms and quite pissed off with some others.

MAXIMS
• Γνῶθι σεαυτόν
• Si fveris Romæ, Romano vivito more
• Audentes Fortuna iuvat
• Carpe diem
• Ara Bul Bil Ol
• La bonheur ne te fait pas Sourire; c'est Sourire, qui rend heureux
• Ce que tu Donnes, ce à toi pour toujours; ce que tu gardes, c'est perdu à jamais
• Be Prepared
• Sempre un po' più in là
• Do Good, Feel Good

CONTACT/CONNECT
For an easier communication, I share my phone/WhatsApp number once a Stay is confirmed (also in Viber, Telegram, Signal and Line). I don't have any Facebook, Instagram, Twitter accounts or any similar social network. I've never used any of them and I'm happy living without them.
But please feel free to visit and share...

• My BeWelcome profile:
Jose.Ramirez
www.bewelcome.org/members/Jose.Ramirez
• My TrustRoots profile:
@jose.ramirez
www.trustroots.org/profile/jose.ramirez
• My LinkedIn profile:
Jose M. Ramirez, BTS.·.
www.linkedin.com/in/josemramirezbts

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

BECAUSE I WANT TO...

• Open my mind and help others to Open theirs

• Have many different Life Experiences and share them with Friends

• Make my Guests feel like at home

• Travel, learn, connect, feel, grow up, live

• Be Free

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HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

• When it's possible, I try to get involved in my Local Community through HANGOUTS (with both locals and travellers), MEETINGS, EVENTS and GROUPS

• I am actively trying to give something to the Global Community by HOSTING fellow travellers in my area

• When I travel I always try to find a Host and do some SURFING as well. Unfortunately I haven't been very successful in this, but I hope I'll get there and I'll be able to do it more and more

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MY COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Up until now I can joyfully say that I've Hosted people from all walks of Life, from all continents other than Antarctica:
• solo males, solo females, couples, single-parent families, nuclear families, friends;
• from 2 months old up to 50 years old (more than open to widen this range of age!)
• christians, muslims, hinduists, buddhists, taoists, jews, irreligious;
• vegetarians, vegans, celiacs, straightedges, cannabis smokers, pub crawlers,...
I've met just lovely people with interesting stories to tell, all wishing to give and share and enjoy life as much as I want to...

• M: Meeting, Event, Hangout
• S: Surfer that I've Hosted
• H: Host that I've Surfed with

M 2019-02-13: 🌐 I created MY COUCHSURFING ACCOUNT. I couldn't understand it immediately but... boy, what a great thing to do!!
Today is the Day of al-Khiḍr, the Verdant One, the Eternal Wanderer 👳🏽‍♂️🌿👣

M 2019-03/06: 👥 Intensive use of CS HANGOUTS: Exploring the city I live and learning about its history, meeting both travellers and locals, surfers and hosts, learning about CS EXPERIENCES first hand. During this time, I also browsed thoroughly the CS WEBSITE, tried to follow every advice in order to "be a great Couchsurfer", fully completed and built up MY PROFILE, read articles and essays about the CS PHENOMENON,...

M 2019-03-15 (approx.): 🇱🇹 Mykolas Juodele, Vilnius, Vilnius County, Republic of Lithuania
* My FIRST HANGOUT

M 2019-05-09: 🇱🇹 Let's Talk Kaunas, Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania
* My FIRST EVENT

M 2019-06-20: 🇫🇮 CS Helsinki weekly meetup (Summer Picnic), Helsinki, Republic of Finland
* My FIRST purely COUCHSURFING EVENT

M 2019-06-21: 🇷🇺 🇫🇮 Svetlana B (Светлана), Kuopio, Finland
* My FIRST COUCHSURFING FRIEND

I STARTED HOSTING!

S 2019-07-09/10: 🇨🇿 Michal Franěk (and Monika Nováková), Benešov, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic 🍺
* My FIRST GUESTS, but also I was their first Host!! Some months later they were my first Hosts when I started Surfing (Cf. 2019-11-21/23)

S 2019-07-14/15: 🇨🇺 🇭🇺 Leo Esperanto, Erd, Pest, Hungary
* My FIRST CARIBBEAN GUEST 😎🌎

S 2019-07-24/26: 🇷🇺 U are brilliant (Катя и Алессиа), Moskow, Russian Federation
* Алессиа Brilliant is, with just 2 months of life when I met her, the YOUNGEST GUEST I've had till now 🤗

S 2019-08-06/07: 🇫🇷 The Nomad Family (Maxime, HiuYing and Darien), Bourg-lès-Valence, Aubergne-Rhône-Alpes, French Republic 🗼
S 2019-08-06/07: 🇭🇰 HiuYing Leung (曉盈), Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of The People's Republic of China 🏯
* My FIRST ASIAN GUEST 🌏

S 2019-08-13/15: 🇵🇪 🇷🇺 Carlos Cavero, Lima, Republic of Peru 🦙
* My FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN GUEST 🌎

S 2019-08-19/22: 🇫🇷 Harriet L, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

S 2019-08-23/25: 🇦🇺 🇬🇧 Maddy Simmonds, Merredin, Western Australia, Commonwealth of Australia
* My FIRST OCEANIAN GUEST 🌏

S 2019-08-28/30: 🇨🇦 Alexandra Bergeron, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
* My FIRST NORTH AMERICAN GUEST 🌎

S 2019-09-05/06: 🇨🇷 María Cecilia Valera, San José, San José Province, Republic of Costa Rica
S 2019-09-05/06: 🇲🇽 Jacome Durand, Bacalar, Quintana Roo, United Mexican States

S 2019-09-09/10: 🇵🇪 🇷🇺 Carlos Cavero, Lima, Peru
* This was the FIRST time a Guest has a SECOND-TIME STAY with me :-)

S 2019-09-13/14: 🇵🇱 Jadzia Wyrwińska, Drużyna, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Republic of Poland
S 2019-09-13/14: 🇺🇦 Oleh Boitsun (Олег), Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
* This was the FIRST LAST-MINUTE REQUEST that I was able to accept

S 2019-09-16/17: 🇬🇪 Lasha Gagoidze (ლაშა), Tusheti, Georgia

S 2019-09-17/18: 🇷🇺 Lana Sator (Лана), Moskow, Russia
S 2019-09-17/18: 🇷🇺 Arseniy Kotov (Арсений), Moskow, Russia

S 2019-09-21/23: 🇯🇵 Akiko Fukumoto (晃子), Osaka, Osaka, Japan 🌸

S 2019-10-07/08: 🇮🇱 Lior Caspi (ליאור), Rehovot, Center District, State of Israel
* My FIRST MIDDLE EASTERN GUEST 🏜

S 2019-10-08/09: 🇺🇸 Alie Salazar, Queens, New York City, United States of America

S 2019-10-09/10: 🇮🇹 Daniele Corradini, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italian Republic

S 2019-10-10/11: 🇩🇪 Sebastian Roth, Hamburg, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany

S 2019-10-20/21: 🇸🇮 Bor Petrovčič, Nova Gorica, Goriška, Republic of Slovenia

S 2019-10-31/31: 🇨🇴 Miller Bernal, Bogotá, Bogotá, Republic of Colombia

Today is Tarowean, the Day of the Surprises, Day of All Saints, 1st November 2019
S 2019-11-01/02: 🇨🇵 🇰🇭 🇧🇪 Julie TO, Anderlecht, Bruxelles, Kingdom of Belgium

S 2019-11-10/12: 🇵🇱 Patrycja Polewska (and Wojtek Samolewski), Leszno, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland

S 2019-11-15/16: 🇳🇬 Nanle Gusen, Mushere, Plateau, Federal Republic of Nigeria
* My FIRST AFRICAN GUEST

S 2019-11-20/21: 🇱🇹 Agnė Mickevičiūtė, Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania
* I've Hosted her many other times before and after our registered CS stay 😁

I STARTED SURFING!

H 2019-11-21/23: 🇨🇿 Monika Fraňková (and Michal Franěk), Benešov, Central Bohemian Region, Czechia
* My FIRST HOSTS, but also I was their first Guest!! Even more, the first time I Hosted was with them, and that was the first time they Surfed as well (Cf. 2019-07-09/10). A Cycle of Friendship that will hopefully repeat again elsewhere 🌻

S 2019-12-29/30: 🇧🇷 Michel Saab, Jardim Irajá, São Paulo, Federative Republic of Brazil
* The SHORTEST STAY till now, just 4 hours!

S 2020-01-08/09: 🇷🇺 Inna Strinadkina (Инна), St. Petersburg, Russia
S 2020-01-08/09: 🇮🇳 🇷🇺 Abhi Dionysus (अभि), St. Petersburg, Russia

S 2020-01-11/12: 🇩🇪 Philine Föster, Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

MULTIPLE STAY:
S 2020-01-18/20: 🇹🇼 Hengo Lo (漢果), Taichung City, Republic of China (Taiwan)
S 2020-01-19/21: 🇺🇦 Mariana Miakush (Марьяна), Lutsk, Volyn, Ukraine
* This was the FIRST MULTIPLE-GUEST STAY that I was able to accept and organise (together with my previous Guest, Hengo)

S 2020-01-27/28: 🇧🇾 Tanya Gavrish (Таня), Minsk, Minsk Region, Republic of Belarus

S 2020-02-05/06: 🇧🇪 Kris Verhofstadt, Lede, East Flanders, Belgium
S 2020-02-05/06: 🇧🇪 Simon Verhofstadt, Lede, East Flanders, Belgium

S 2020-02-10/13: 🇳🇱 Coen de Jong, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

M 2020-02-13: 🌐 First anniversary of my CS profile. Statistics: 43 Surfers from 29 countries, 1 Host from 1 country

S 2020-02-15/16: 🇩🇪 Ben N., Münster, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany
S 2020-02-15/16: 🇩🇪 Johannes Achten, Kleve, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany

S 2020-03-13/15: 🇬🇧 Jenni and Jason Tame, Chippenham, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The following two stays were registered in the CS system under the quarantines that isolated Humanity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The real stays happened before that in repeated occasions.
H 2020-04-01/02: 🇹🇷 Selen Düzgün, Istanbul, Istanbul, Republic of Turkey
S 2020-04-16-17: 🇮🇹 Marco Stellavatecascio, Bari, Apulia, Italy

H 2020-06-12/14: 🇪🇬 🇱🇻 Raghda Tharwat (رغدة), Riga, Latvia, together with Marūta and Janis

S 2020-07-02/04: 🇬🇷 🇫🇮 Ida Tsatloglou, Inari, Lapland, Finland

S 2020-07-12/13: 🇪🇪 Kätriin Loss, Tallinn, Harju County, Estonia
S 2020-07-12/13: 🇪🇪 Kaisa Peegel, Tallinn, Harju County, Estonia

S 2020-07-17/20: 🇪🇬 Raghda Tharwat (رغدة), Cairo, Egypt

S 2020-07-21/22: 🇪🇦 Gloria Pascual, Huércal de Almería, Andalucía, Kingdom of Spain

S 2020-07-29/30: 🇸🇰 Patrik Jankulic, Šintava, Trnava Region, Slovakia

S 2020-07-30/08-03: 🇫🇷 Cyril, Lorient, Brittany, France

S 2020-08-06/07: 🇦🇹 Stefan Stummer, Königstetten, Niederösterreich, Austria

S 2020-08-09/12: 🇩🇰 🇮🇷 Tahmas Shiraz (تهماس), Herlev, Denmark

S 2020-08-23/24: 🇪🇦 🇱🇹 Sergio Rubio, Madrid, Spain

MULTIPLE STAY:
S 2020-08-29/09-01: 🇮🇳 Shrey Gupta (श्रेय), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
S 2020-08-30/09-01: 🇨🇭 Yannic Graber, Lucerne, Switzerland, together with Angela

H 2020-09-13/14: 🇪🇦 🇱🇹 Sergio Rubio, Kaunas, Lithuania

S 2020-09-14/16;
2020-09-29/30;
2020-10-06/08;
2020-10-12/14: 🇱🇹 Patricija Mingėlaitė (Patty), Panevėžys, Lithuania
* The LONGEST STAY EVER!!! A total of 7 nights spread along 30 days 🤗

H 2020-09-23/25: 🇵🇪 🇵🇱 Peru, Warsaw, Mazovian Voivodeship, Poland
H 2020-09-23/25: 🇵🇱 Olga Zagraba, Warsaw, Mazovian Voivodeship, Poland

H 2020-09-25/27: 🇪🇬 🇵🇱 Mohamed Hosafy (محمد), Kraków, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

H 2020-09-27-28: 🇵🇱 Red_Dish (Kinga), Kraków, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

H 2020-09-29/10-01: 🇵🇱 Marcin Raatz, Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

S 2020-10-09/11: 🇦🇿 🇱🇹 Ülkər Eldarqızı (Ula), Baku, Azerbaijan

H 2020-10-22/24: 🇦🇿 🇱🇹 Ülkər Eldarqızı, Marijampolė, Lithuania

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Interests

Apart from all the topics stated here (they appear circled or squared), I might be interested in all sort of topics that you know about and that you're interested in talking about or sharing with me... You can never learn too much, right? ;-)

  • arts
  • culture
  • humanities
  • books
  • folklore
  • street art
  • photography
  • beauty
  • tattoos
  • lgbt rights
  • environment
  • human rights
  • womens rights
  • philanthropy
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • coffee
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • flying
  • motorcycles
  • flowers
  • movies
  • chess
  • reading
  • traveling
  • volunteer work
  • cars
  • socializing
  • magic
  • survival
  • music
  • alternative music
  • world music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • extreme sports
  • anthropology
  • archeology
  • cartography
  • teaching
  • freelancing
  • geography
  • geopolitics
  • history
  • international relations
  • journalism
  • languages
  • philosophy
  • sociology
  • hitchhiking
  • language exchange
  • volunteering
  • solo travel
  • cultural immersion
  • wwoof
  • travel
  • travelling
  • nature
  • adventure
  • tea
  • cultures
  • wanderlust
  • survivalism
  • survival skills
  • wilderness
  • trekking
  • laughing
  • horse riding
  • adventures
  • africa
  • sea
  • sufism
  • zen
  • self improvement
  • exploring
  • mindfulness
  • local food
  • kindness
  • exploring new places
  • driving
  • dreaming
  • tantra
  • self-development
  • latin america
  • hospitality
  • middle east
  • geocaching
  • traditions
  • humans
  • antropology
  • asia
  • cultural exchange
  • local history
  • peace
  • maps
  • sustainable development
  • smiling
  • workaway
  • climate change
  • orienteering
  • humanity
  • wisdom
  • local culture
  • rainbow gathering
  • independent cinema
  • cigars
  • world peace
  • critical thinking
  • nature walks
  • open mind
  • forex
  • women empowerment
  • gratitude
  • the unknown
  • poverty alleviation
  • first aid
  • effective altruism
  • autostop
  • lifelong learning
  • altered states of consciousness
  • gift economy
  • altruism
  • queer theory
  • fair trade
  • global issues
  • open minded people
  • driving car
  • firefighting
  • arabic culture
  • gypsy culture
  • world citizen
  • free thinking
  • fernweh
  • egalitarianism
  • worldpackers

Music, Movies, and Books

Once again, you don't have to read everything, just browse on the categories you like...

M U S I C

• WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC 🎼
Vivaldi, Bach, Händel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Liszt, Wagner, Brahms, Verdi, Puccini, Rimski-Korsakov, Tchaikovski, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Falla, Albeniz, Gershwin, John Cage, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass,...

• ...ALL THAT JAZZ 🎺
Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dina Washington, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Hank Mobley, Clifford Brown, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Dexter Gordon, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Martin Denny, Lex Baxter, Walter Wanderley, Errol Garnel, Chet Baker, John Mayall, The Blues Brothers, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen,...

• SEX, DRUGS,... AND ROCK'N'ROLL! 🎸
Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Doors, Eric Clapton, Kiss, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Genesis, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Guns'n'Roses, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Iggy Pop, The Cure, Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays, Dead Can Dance, Frank Zappa, Queeen, David Bowie, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Dead Kennedys, PJ Harvey, Nina Hagen, Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Madness, The Skatalites, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Arctic Monkeys, Massive Attack,...

• DE LA PIEL DE TORO 🇪🇦
Joan Manuel Serrat, Joaquín Sabina, Boikot, Reincidentes, Carlos Santana, Rosendo, Extremoduro, Platero y Tú, Amparanoia, Paso a Paso, Violadores del Verso, SFDK, 7 Notas 7 Colores, Morodo,...

• FLAMENCO Y COMPAÑÍA 💃🏻
Manolo Caracol, La Niña de los Peines, El Agujetas, Camarón de La Isla, El Lebrijano, Enrique Morente, Lole y Manuel, Triana, Radio Tarifa, Los Delinqüentes, Muchachito Bombo Infierno, Juanito Makandé,...

• ANADOLU YOLLARI 🧿
Aşık Veysel, Mahsuni Şerif, Neşet Ertaş, Yansımalar, Kardeş Türküler, Câvit Murtezaoğlu, Mikail Aslan, Ahmet Aslan, Şiwan Perwer, Aynur Doğan, Ahmet Kaya, Grup Yorum, Kazım Koyuncu, Duman, Grup Vitamin, Mercan Dede, Fairuz Delin Bulut, BaBa ZuLa,...

• ÉIRE AND THE CELTS ☘
The Dubliners, The Wolf Tones, Planxty, Luke Kelly, Christy Moore, Saw Doctors, Dropick Murphys, The Rumjacks, Mutefish, Omnia,...

• BELLA ITALIA 🛵
Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare, Alla Bua, Carlo Faiello, Carlo Domeniconi, Fabrizio De Andrè, Francesco Guccini, Lucio Dalla, Modena City Ramblers, Sud Sound System, Caparezza, 99 Posse,...

• LAS VENAS ABIERTAS DE AMÉRICA LATINA🦜
Chavela Vargas, Buena Vista Social Club, Silvio Rodríguez, Víctor Jara, Bob Marley, Noël Rosa, João Gilberto, António Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque, Guardia Vieja del Tango, Carlos Gardel, Mercedes Sosa, Tequila, Los Rodriguez, Andrés Calamaro, Ariel Roth, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Bersuit Vergarabat, Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota,...

• RROM, BALKAN, KLEZMER et al. 👣
Taraful Haiducilor (Taraf de Haïdouks), Fanfare Ciocărlia, Shukar Collective, Šaban Bajramovič, Esma Recepova, Goran Bregovič, No Smoking Orchestra, Besh o Drom, Dikanda, Kultur Shock, Zdob si Zdub,...

• WORLD, TRADITIONAL, MISCELLANEOUS 🕌⛩🗿
Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Charles Aznavour, Demi Russos, Serge Gainsbourg, Sylvie Vartan, Keny Arkana, Zaz, Nouvelle Vague, Najwa Nimri, Mano Negra, Manu Chao, Amália Rodrigues, Mariza, Dulce Pontes, Belle and Sebastian, Markos Vamvakaris, Roza Eskenazi, Björk, Ugnėlakis, Kūlgrinda, Žalvarinis, Fela Kuti, Sierra Leone Refugee All Star, Die Antwoord, Yemen Blues, Ali Farka Touré, Tinariwen, Orchestra Baobab, Mohamed Rouicha, Ravi Shankar, Pizzicato Five, Djivan Gasparyan, Zumbaland,...

Well, that should do the trick 😂 I'll be way less comprehensive about books and movies, so here you have three selected films and books, mindblowing all of them ;-)

B O O K S
• Odyssey, by Homer
• The Karamazov Brothers, by F. Dostoievski
• On the Road, by J. Kerouac

F I L M S
• El ángel exterminador, by L. Buñuel
• Dersu Uzala, by A. Kurosawa
• Persona, by I. Bergman

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

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• When I was 15, I hitchhiked from Málaga (ESP) to Paris (FRA), 1,800 km
• Harvested grapes in Bordeaux (FRA)
• Took a river ferry in Jamaica across marshes and mangroves
• When I was 23 I moved solo to Istanbul (TUR) with no acquaintances there, no accommodation arranged and not a single word of Turkish. I ended up living there for 3 years
• Swam across the River Tigris and shared their tea and my raisins with a nomad clan on the riverside
• Saw a traditional Kurdish wedding with machine gun shooting in the air
• 2-month journey all over Ireland (ROI + NI) on a 1970 food truck making crêpes
• Road trip in Iceland, 4,000 km
• Lived for a year in Camden Town, London (GBR)
• Visited a nazi concentration camp (it wasn't amazing at all, but it was a heartaking and unique experience, not to be repeated though)
• Urbex: Sneaked into the ruins of an unfinished Soviet-made 14-floor hotel
• Slept in a Bedouin camp in the desert
• Rode the 500km-length and 1,200m-slope Bergensbanen (Oslo-Bergen Railway), Norway
• Given blood more than 20 times
• Served more than 1,500 flight hours as a Cabin Crew in operations of Civil Aviation, including repatriation and rescue flights during the COVID-19 pandemic
• Travelled, moved, rode, driven... on foot, donkey, mule, horse, camel, bike, car, motorcycle, truck (hitchhiking), bus, zip-line, cable car, tram, both passenger and cargo trains, raft, boat, ship, paragliding, skydiving, helicopter, airplane,...
• Seen the Rock of Gibraltar (GIB), Munich's Oktoberfest, the Berlin Wall (DEU), Mount Ararat (TUR, ARM), the Alps (ITA), the Sahara Desert (MAR), the Blue Mountains (JAM), the Alhambra (ESP), Petra (JOR), geisers, volcanoes and lava fields, the midnight sun, whales swimming free in the Arctic Ocean,...
• Visited some of the Global Cities in the World 🌐 like London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Rome, Jerusalem, Istanbul,...
• Being an active Couchsurfing Host
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Dreaming is free, so here's a list of
SOME AMAZING THINGS
I HAVEN'T SEEN OR DONE YET
(helpers and advicers are most welcome):

• Attend a Rainbow Gathering
• Camino de Santiago
• InterRail in Central Europe
• Balkan Journey from one music festival to another :-))
• Trans Siberian Railway, fully
• Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
• Journey across South America
• Machu Pichu (PER)
• The Amazon rainforest
• Road trip along any of the classical routes in the USA (routes 61, 66,...)
• Cross the Sahara Desert, or at least, a good part of it
• Sailing the Ocean, any, fully
• The Great Wall of China
• Buddhist monastery retreat
• Get a tattoo in the traditional Maori method
• Still, visit many other Global Cities 🌐 like New York City, Tokyo, Singapore, Amsterdam, Seoul, Hong Kong, Sydney, Beijing, Osaka, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, Shanghai, Mecca,...
• Horse riding, hot-air baloon, bungee jumping, rafting, scuba diving,...

Teach, Learn, Share

• I can TEACH you any language I speak, some basics on wine tasting and pairing, maybe some recipes, how to build a fire, how to play poker and tavla/narde (Middle Eastern/Caucasian board game), how to iron a shirt 😂, First Aid and Firefighting,... Also, ask me anything you're curious about the world of Aviation, I might have some answers for you ✈

• I'd love to LEARN something about your culture, wherever it is that you come from, your worldview, your adventures... on the other hand I'd also like to learn how to prepare sushi, ride a horse, change a tire, make useful knots, sew, dance tango, improve my chess, make cocktails, and many many more things 😁

• We could SHARE from just the space under one roof to some nice drinks, coffee, walks, experiences, anecdotes, adventures, .......... Feel free to fill the blank :-)

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* But I want to SHARE SOMETHING WITH YOU NOW, some verses by Mevlânâ that I find so inspirational that I can't keep them for myself:

come come whoever you are
wanderer worshipper lover of leaving
it doesn't matter
ours is not a caravan of despair
come even if you have broken your vows
a hundred times
come yet again come come

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* I've pledged to give at least 5% of my income to organizations effectively helping people in extreme poverty.

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What I Can Share with Hosts

First of all, my Respect and endless Gratitude 🌻🙏🏼

Kindness, flexibility, help with the houseworks.

If time and space permit, you can count on a bottle of wine, endless conversations, cultural exchange,...

BONUS: I don't snore!

🇬🇧 You can practice your English with me (L2-C1)
🇪🇦 Puedes practicar tu español conmigo (L1)
🇮🇹 Puoi praticare il tuo italiano con me (L2-C1)
🇹🇷 Benimle Türkçe pratiği yapabilirsin (L2-B2)

You'll also have my Friendship if you accept it :-)

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Wales, Åland Islands

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

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