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Overview

  • 119 References 93 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Czech, English; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • student
  • I went to school in the United States.
  • From Denver, CO, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Trying to make the world happier... :-D

ABOUT ME

I'm smiling a lot... :) if not all the time! :-D
...I love living, traveling and getting to know other cultures, making friendships, I love listening to people's stories...

My name is Jan. I was born in the Czech Republic but ever since I was little - I lived in the United States (in Denver, Colorado). I have returned to my home country and now live in Brno, Czech Republic. I have always helped travelers to Denver who were in need of accommodation. I assisted them with finding a job and many times even lend them my car so they could travel around the United States. I guess I'm just too nice (that's what my friends say anyway) :o)

I am very curious and feel an intense desire to travel the world and see places, meet new people. I am on a constant look out for a deeper connection, but also learning to appreciate the brief encounters and basic human kindness - we take what we can get, right?

Checkout my personal travel website for more info: www.JanMares.com

You can add me on Facebook - just click here: www.facebook.com/babetak

My WhatsAPP/Viber number: +420774525577

My phone number when traveling: 0042 704089654

My SPANISH mobile number: +34697809198

My DUTCH mobile number: +31659197770

PHILOSOPHY

keep smiling :) ...don't take things so seriously - life is fun! :-D

My passion is traveling :o)

To speak another language (or to get to know another culture) is to possess a second soul...

"all of your dreams come true, one way or the other"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

hosted, hosting, helping with hosting...

I love the idea of staying somewhere like a local. Sleeping in a non-touristic place, eating breakfast from wherever they'd get it, and wander the streets of their neighborhoods. Locals always have great tips, even if they can't spare the time to show you around, and it's awesome.
I am not a very demanding person, nor do I seek a lot of care or attention. Just point me where to go, and I'll follow your advice.

I've organized a few CS meetings.
I think that local CS events have a great potential to get people together in the areas they are living in or visiting so there may be a group of like-minded, drama-free, fun-loving friends to hang out with :)
If I can not host you for whatever reason, I look forward to meeting with you.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have met some wonderful people though Couchsurfing. I had people from Russia, Turkey, Canada, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Denmark, Menorca and Poland stay with me recently. I hosted people through Hospitalityclub.org before.

Interests

smiling, laughing, dancing (standard and Latin dances), singing, travel, learning new things, sports - just to say a few - skiing, swimming, I love the nature so hiking, canoeing, I love hot springs, discovering new places and meeting new people :)
lounging, social drinking, sunshine, making new best friends, movies, sitcoms, cocktails, wine, Europe, spicy foods, small towns, locals, organizing super-awesome parties, planning trips!

Also a fan of walking around, aimlessly (well, it usually ends up with a hot chocolate). There's nothing quite like soaking up the vibe and energy of a city when you just walk through it, and really look around (and listen).

  • arts
  • culture
  • singing
  • theater
  • dancing
  • ballroom dancing
  • breakfast
  • chocolate
  • wine
  • cocktails
  • walking
  • partying
  • drinking
  • news
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • canoeing
  • snorkeling
  • skiing
  • catholic
  • sports
  • swimming
  • languages
  • solo travel
  • round-the-world travel
  • long-term travel
  • budget travel
  • beaches
  • mountains
  • travel

Music, Movies, and Books

The Art of Travel, What's in a name, Pride and Prejudice, Meet Joe Black, 50 First Dates, Chocolat, P.S. I love you, Catch me if you can, Dirty Dancing, Dirty Dancing 2, A walk to remember, Amelie, Before Sunset, Itinéraire bis, Room in Rome (Habitación en Roma), Kites, Paris, je t'aime (Paris, I Love You)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've loved - without any reason why or what for.

I made a lot of people smile :)

I traveled all around the United States and the Czech Republic. I have visited 35 countries so far:
Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Macedonia, Rep. of
Malta
Netherlands
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Vatican City

I spent 3 months in Australia! :-)

I went to the World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid :-)
I had a wonderful visit in Israel and swam in the Dead Sea! :-)

And I see amazing things every day :)

Teach, Learn, Share

teach: smiling' n' laughing , English, Czech
learn: Spanish, Russian

I am always willing to learn if you've got something to teach..
and I share memories, knowledge and random thoughts as well as my space, my time, and my personal belongings with quite a lot of ease. I don't get attached to material things much.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My time and space, any piece of knowledge they might need at the moment....oh and I have a lot of funny stories from traveling the world... :-)

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Czech Republic, United States

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