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Overview

  • 27 References 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Polish, Spanish; learning Russian
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Freelance Software Developer (www.jtom.me)
  • Computer Science on Poznan University of Technology
  • From Poznań, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland
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About Me

A public speaker, solo traveller, a bit of blogger, ballroom dancer and a drummer. Past IT geek.

Basically, I dropped out from my university to explore the world on my own.

I've been travelling around the world since mid-2015, when it had been the moment I had decided to completely move out of my beloved country Poland. Since then I'm fully "on the road", living only with my backpack. I was hitchhiking around most of the Europe for a couple of months; and also used to live for a bit in Spain, Thailand and Vietnam.

Currently I'm staying in Poland, where I decided to settle down for a moment. Not for long propably, though, as I'm definitely a traveller spirit now ;) always trying to do sth interesting or meet new people. That's why I'm here. From my experience I can already tell: it's always crazy time with other couchsurfers, heh.

Professionally I'm working remotely as a freelance web developer ( www.jtom.me ). I also maintain a life/travel/psychology related blog , www.jackthenomad.com .

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To get to know other places, people, and their cultures, obviously! To keep the life exciting. To learn that every person is a bit wild and has its own cool habits. To learn, that everyone of us is equal and actually very similar to each other.

So far, every experience I had on CS was a blast. Let's keep it rolling!

Interests

- public speaking. (I used to attend a public speaking club in my hometown for a long time; and I have experience as a speaker at some IT meet-ups and conferences)

- learning languages: Spanish and Russian for now

- self-development & education

- humans history; politics; wars; psychology; but also: recent fun-facts; popular reddits; music; sports - don't worry, I'm a normal person ;>

- ballroom / latino dances

- drums. i'm still a beginner though.

- meditation & spirituality - I started to 'pursue' those subjects quite well since my trip to SE Asia. Sadly I rarely have occasion to continue it, but it's always fun to talk a bit about it

  • meditation
  • politics
  • technology
  • drums
  • history
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • travel
  • dance
  • self-development
  • public speaking

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: a lot of them. Just a couple from memory which I watched a couple of times: "Donnie Darko", "The Butterfly Effect", "Limitless", "Into the Wild", "Requiem for a Dream", "Scarface", "Scent of a Woman" and TV-series like "Weeds", "South Park" and "Californication", which totally raised me up.

Music? Anything besides pop & rap, really. Alternative rock - been listening to it for years. Electronic music? also. I'm also a bit of music festivals veteran: so far I've been 7 times at Woodstock Festival, Jarocin [3x], Open'er [2x], Audioriver [1x], and soon, more to come.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In May 2015 I participated in "Auto Stop Race", which was a hitchhicking race from Poland to Greece. More than 1500 people started in one place at the same time just to hitchhike all the way to a beach in Greece.

Since then, I do hitchhiking in every country I'm in. It's as awesome as couchsurfing (did someone call it "carsurfing" already? ;] ). You've got to try it if you hadn't already!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can tell you how to correctly say "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" in less than 2 seconds.

Or "Nazywam się Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz a moje ulubione przysłowie to Chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie w Szczebrzeszczynie" (that's in Polish - so beware, we might need some vodka to make you master that).

If you're not interested in those useful skills, don't worry. We'll figure out to do something interesting in your/my location, maybe meet some other people, and basically, have a freaking good time. Most of the time, I'm up to whatever.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland, Spain, Thailand

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