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  • 56 references 43 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Polish, Spanish; learning German
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • full-stack web developer
  • cognitive sciences
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

* travelling at the moment, so cannot host *

* if you want me to host you, please read the section "my home" *

hi, i'm Szaman.

i work as a web developer remotely and like to travel the world and experience new places while i'm at it. i like to travel on a low budget and meet local people. my most memorable trips include south america (1.5 years), spain (5 months), uk / denmark (2 months), balkans (1 month) and the baltic countries (1 month). for now i'm taking a break from longer trips and would like to spend some time in europe, living in different cities for a couple months each.

i started by going to spain and portugal in january, but had to cut my plans short when the pandemic hit. currently i'm in kraków (my home town), planning my next adventures for when we can safely travel again. 😀

you can usually find my cycling around the city, playing board games in bars, pretending to work at coffee shops or enjoying some local craft beers.

above all, i value freedom (in way of life, relationships, thought) and privacy.

* note to self: update this description! *

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

i like meeting new people, they're my source of inspiration


cinema: surreal, experimental, artistic, visual films
all sorts of games: chess, board games (e.g. 7 wonders, bang), video games (heroes of might and magic 3)
music: rock (psychedelic, indie), electronic (techno, trance, downtempo), jazz
cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, languages
sports: cycling, running, football, squash

  • board games
  • cycling
  • languages
  • neuroscience
  • hitchhiking
  • film

Music, Movies, and Books

favourite directors / screenwriters:

* charlie kaufman
* leos carax
* gaspar noé
* julio médem
* michael haneke
* richard linklater

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

talking to strangers
finding a place to sleep by approaching people on the street
travelling without money

Teach, Learn, Share

i can teach you to juggle and solve the rubik's cube
i can help you with your computer

What I Can Share with Hosts

my time and stories

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain

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