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Learn, Help others, Share, Be a good human Being, Enjoy days as they come, Learn Romanian!
I've seen a lot, lived in a number of places, gone through different phases. I'm the collection of all experiences I've been through and all people I've met until now and the sum of all things I've seen. A continuous work-in-progress!
I'm a small things person, if that can qualify as a type of person. I appreciate things, treasure things, all things, the simple ones mostly, the non-material things mainly or the material with a non-material value if that makes any sense at all.
PLEASE NOTE: I'M NOT INTO PARTIES and I DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL so if that's your kind of scene, Please find another host! I'm normally home by midnight and I like getting up early in the morning, I don't want people getting back at 3 am.
I don't have a target or a plan, I see my life as a collection of experiences, people, images, flavors and all I can find along the journey keeping in my mind that it is a journey to nowhere. I believe in honesty, truth, Human Kind, loyalty, beauty, life. I'm passionately against capitalism, consumerism, political and cultural imperialism, prejudice and a vast list of other things ;-)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I`ve met a lot of people around the World through Couchsurfing, mostly hosted lots of travellers and took the chance to see some of them again in their countries.
Travelling of course!
Jazz, Blues,folk music, cinema, art, politics, poetry, human rights, cultures, people, cooking, sushi, making experimental chutneys and jams, sightseeing, architecture, languages, people, talking to strangers and listening to their stories..I have a Balkans obsession also
- human rights
- folk music
Music, Movies, and Books
La fille sur le ponte, The return(Russian), After life(Japanese), Persepolis, I am love, Ed Wood, Bombon el perro, Le diner de cons, Belleville Rendez-vous, Wings of desire, Paris je t`aime, Adaptation, Caro diario, Amores perros, Babel, Les entouchables, Monsieur Lazar, Departures(Japanese) All Wes Anderson's films, my favourite is The Royal Tenembaums, The King's speech, There will be blood, The secret in their eyes, Downfall, Goodbye Lenin, The lives of others...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
My life in London, Teaching in China and in Cambodia, the Great Barrier Reef, living in a hostel for a year,showing my London pictures to my grandma before it was too late, sunset over the Himalaya, sunrise over Borobudur(Java), sushi dinner in Tokyo, Wandering around Sultanhamet in Istanbul, Barranca del Cobre railway(Mexico), the Transmongolian railway, the Kremlin, the Gobi desert(Mongolia), Flamsbana railway(Norway), Lenin(Red Square), Atacama desert and its lagoons(Chile), Uyuni salt flats(Bolivia),smoking shisha in the middle of London, the Grand Canyon, Swedagon pagoda(Yangoon, Myanmar), wandering around Jerusalem, floating in the Dead Sea, 2 nights spent listening to folk music in Jordan, all of Ecuador! And more and a lot more and even more to come
Teach, Learn, Share
I`d love to learn how to cook any sort of food, how to make things, any sort of things, I`m studying Romanian so whoever can speak it is welcome to stay until I can handle a basic conversation which means virtually forever. What I can teach, well, not sure, I don't have any incredible talent or skill but I can share my perception of the many places I've seen and cultures I've come across and I'm in the meantime just as keen on other people's perspectives. I can cook lots of dishes from all over the world too.
I can cook British dishes to a decent standard which may be quite a surprise for some people wrongly convinced there's no such thing as Good British food.
What I Can Share with Hosts
My flat, my tea, my realtively limited Edinburgh knowledge, my stories, my friends, my life works on a What is mine is yours basis.
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Cambodia, China, France, Guadeloupe, Italy, Peru, United Kingdom