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  • Fluent in Bulgarian, English, Icelandic, Spanish, Swedish; learning Bislama, Danish, Faroese, Indonesian, Macedonian, Persian (Farsi), Russian, Samoan
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • PhD student
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About Me


my PhD, learn how to take better photos and videos


*******I heard that CS now charges for requests. This is a shame. Feel free to write to me through my BeWelcome profile below. It is free, open source and better than CS*******

My name is Tihomir (which means serenity) but most people seem to find it easier to call me Timo.

Travelling and languages are my passions. I grew up in Bulgaria, butI lived in Iceland or on the road for the past 12 years. I recently came to live in New Zealand to do my PhD in Linguistics.

I like people and nature - climbing mountains, biking and doing long treks. I like to camp in places with beautiful views - nothing beats a million-star hotel. Good company is always a plus.

I try to write on my blog once in a while: http://www.carelesswhistler.wordpress.com


"The greatest prayer of man is not for victory, but for peace" Dag Hammarskjöld

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


It is better to contact me on BeWelcome.org: http://www.bewelcome.org/members/teeshirt.----****----


I expect my guests and hosts to be sane and relaxed people, respectful and open minded.
I don't like it when people use CS to make money.


science, geography, cycle touring, linguistics
I am documenting an endangered language in Vanuatu
Open source machine translation: www.apertium.org

Music, Movies, and Books

Dead Can Dance, Lisa Gerrard, Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Huun Huur Tu, Portishead...Ingmar Bergman, Andrey Tarkovsky... I watch documentaries.I also spend time on:
-TED talks
-The Teaching Company lectures
-Modern Family
-Little Britain
-Wikipedia, Wikitravel, Hitchwiki

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I jumped off an airplane (while in flight), survived a fall down a waterfall, travelled overland from Nepal to Iceland, witnessed a sema ceremony (whirling dervishes) in Konya, Turkey, biked over 15000 km in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, New Zealand, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Iran and Iceland, paddled down the Sepik river in Papua New Guinea, traveled down the Amazon river to go to Carnival in Brazil...

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to conjugate Icelandic verbs and .... yeah, that's about it.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Croatia, Ecuador, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bulgaria, Denmark, Iceland, New Zealand, Sweden

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