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  • 27 References 19 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Bulgarian; learning English, German
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
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  • From Vidin (Bulgaria)
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About Me


learn and learn and learn


I am Svetlomir, currently living in Vienna, but originally from Bulgaria. Now I am starting to study German and probably next year I will start to study in the TU Wien.
I really enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. Also making new friends around the globe :)


If you meet the right people, the place it doesn't matter at all!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have been surfing only once, but I have hosted around 10 people so far. I have always spent great time when I was hosting or surfing somewhere.


My main interests are in the following fields:
Music, Cinema, Video, Environment, Art, Traveling,
Nature, Photography, Books, Internet, History...

  • arts
  • books
  • photography
  • music festivals
  • festivals
  • environment
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • history
  • journalism
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

It is a bit difficult to explain what music I am listen, because there are many different things which I like, and also the music genres are mixing all the time, and this is why I cannot say it with one-two words.
From the electronic music scene I like the experimental artists, also ambient, trip hop, dubstep, drum and bass, acid, IDM. Also some hip hop, etno/world music (in this category also gypsy music), jazz, pop, INDIE, psychedelic rock, dreampop, acoustic, folk, some alternative and rock bands, industrial, funk, soul...etc and etc.

I prefer watching some European or Asian movies. I like the movies of Tony Gatliff, Jean Pier Jeunet, Luc Besson, Fatih Akin, Wong Kar Wai, Kim Ki-Duk...
I like also movies from the middle east.
Some of my favorite movies are: Turtles Can Fly, Bin Jip, Chunking Express, Geggen Die Wand, Gadjo Dilo, Exils.

To read is something which I also like a lot. I am reading fiction, non-fiction literature, some novels and stories. Also it is very interesting for me to read historical books. Some of my favorite books are: Chuck Palahniuk - Lullaby, Haruki Murakami - Sputnik Sweetheart, Einar Mar Gudmundsson - Angels of The Universe, Joe Simpson - Touching The Void, H.A.Tompson - Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Viktor Pelevin - Chapaev i Pustota.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

--Hiking in the late night in complete dark (after midnight), during a huge storm, to one hot river in Iceland and swimming there.

--Hiking for about 20km, alone, between two glaciers in Iceland without any compass or gps. I know it is stupid but now I am proud of it.

--Hitchhiking around Iceland - making a cirlce around the country for 10 days. Meeting great people on the road, listening funny stories and enjoying the landscape as much as possible.

--I have done EVS (European Voluntary Service) and I think one of the best time of my life so far.

--I spent the summer of 2007 visiting many music festivals around Europe.

Teach, Learn, Share

hmm, I have studied music journalism, so I am very interested to talk about music to someone. I can share my music and my movies.
Maybe teaching you some useful bulgarian words which will help you to travel around the balkans and some other slavic speaking countries. Also I can teach you cyrlic alphabet.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Macedonia, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Iceland

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