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Trying to make the world happier... :-D
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
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.
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.
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).
- ballroom dancing
- outdoor activities
- solo travel
- round-the-world travel
- long-term travel
- budget 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
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 37 countries so far - Brazil, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Herzegovina and Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Malta, Mallorca, Menorca, Cyprus, Israel, Greece, China, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, Sweden.... I had a wonderful visit to Taiwan (Taipei) and 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
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
Countries I’ve Lived In
Czech Republic, United States