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See the world and be happy I've done my best to make it a better place
Firstly.. I DO NOT LIVE IN GALWAY!! It's a glitch.
I'm gathering experience along the way to figure out what the hell I'm doing in this world. I'm a print artist in my spare time and have Russian folk art & lubok fascination, an English teacher and a poker dealer. I'm trying to be a musician, singer as best I can with my mandolin and still persevering.. I also work as a volunteer in different orphanages in Belarus and that's when I feel most in touch with something real.
Treat others as you wish to be treated.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
For a few years in my college home in Limerick we had a really communal vibe (generalpm: paddy shared the profile) in our bohemian party house. We must've had over a hundred visitors/surfers there and made so many life-long friends that I'm still in contact with.
I've surfed = in Spain, Denmark, lithuania, belarus, russia, Argentina and Chile.
In my home town in lahinch I hosted people in the small cottage I rented by the sea.
I lived in Saint Petersburg, Russia for 8 months and met so many people through couchsurfing origins.
I really do think it's a mighty way to learn the ways of a new country and a great opportunity to introduce and welcome travellers to your patch of the world.
Right now it's music. I'm bouncing between irish trad and south american folk and sometimes blending them for the fun of it.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies/TV: Withnail and I, Cohen Brothers, The Science of Sleep, Flight of the Conchordes, Belle ville rendez vous, spaced, princess bride, how to get ahead in advertising, the cottage, Let the right one in
Music: everything.. ska, reggae, sixties (animals, loving spoonful, woody guthrie, neil young, Creedance clearwater revival), rock, classical, hank williams, Victor Jara, Violetta Parra, preferably live music. American folk music; 5 string banjo. charlie poole and pete seeger. I'm going through a trad music flare at the moment now with my mandolin so beware.. Live traditional Irish sessions
Books: The good soldier Svek, Milan Kundera, Kabokov, a brief history of ukranian tractors, a confederancy of dunces, Mikael Bulgakov. ones that transport me within the pages and i walk away from with new friends, a new outlook and a peaceful satisfaction. Books that make me stop everything.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
travelling through Bolivia and I've just performed on national Bolivian television! wow, ha
Teach, Learn, Share
I don't excel at any of the following but I can share a mediocre example of.. Irish language, dancing, and music. Russian odditities, print-making processes, apple crumble, writing backwards,
Countries I’ve Visited
Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In