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Ondrej Koscik

Vranov nad Toplou, Vranov nad Toplou, Slovakia

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Overview

  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in Czech, English, Slovak; learning German, Polish, Ukrainian
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • I am an art/music lover, I occupy my...
  • I have commited myself to be a lifet...
  • From Vranov Nad Toplou, Presovsky Kraj, Slovakia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To make the out most of every day. It is harder than it seems, but it gives you relief and a lot of energy to pass on.

ABOUT ME

I am currently under construction. But you are welcome to look around and see what others wrote about me.

"Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. "
W. C. Fields

PHILOSOPHY

I love the gift of life, liberty and freedom - but your freedom ends, where the freedom of others begin. So I try to be nice to all people. I always give a second chance.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Since I have been introduced to the idea, I grew to love it. I have met some wonderful hosts, experienced life abroad as a local. I can't wait for the time to host someone myself and pass on the great time.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My first CS experience was in Spain in time of September fiestas and I loved it. The people, the atmosphere, sangria, summer nights, hot days full of white stone and magical Spanish Gothic architecture. Friendships that hopefully will last. My second couchsurfing were a surreal three days in Warsaw, with a Franz Ferdinand concert involved. Eclectic! My third CS Experience has connected my both great loves: love for exploring and love for Pearl Jam concerts-I have followed them through Western Europe through countries I always admired, but never before got a chance to explore on my own. My humble thanks to all my wonderful hosts - in Lille, Gent, Rotterdam, London and Prague. Such were also the days in Berlin. And the loves and friends gained in Northern Italy and elsewhere. What a journey it has been so far!

Interests

British and American studies- reading amazing books, watching amazing movies, tv shows, listening to incredible music, gigs, listening to podcasts, interships, traveling, photography
http://picasaweb.google.com/valmovedder

GENERAL-, meeting new friends, gourmet budget cooking, hiking, cycling, swimming, seeing Pearl Jam anywhere in Europe, painting, drawing, helping others, cd/dvds/poster art and many others

Music, Movies & Books

I am an avid fan of a band called Pearl Jam - been to many of their concerts, met a lot of great friends through the band. Otherwise I listen to a HUGE amount of music, try to be up-to-date with the new albums and gigs wherever I am. I have always been a rock fan, but my definition of rock music is very loose. To see, what is in my playlist right now, I heartily invite you to:

http://www.last.fm/user/valmovedder/

I love books, especially American and English novel, postmodernism, magical realism, and a huge variety of writers from Cervantes through Mark Twain to JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Kurt Vonnegut to Salman Rushdie and Umberto Eco. There is a lot to talk about and you and I will hopefully meet somewhere in our tastes.

Movies, a lot of different movies. From comedies to art films. From Star Wars to Lars Von Trier - I love both Europeand and American cinema. I have seen almost all movies by Woody Allen and Marx Brothers ;)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

SEEN/HEARD
-Pearl Jam 13 times in amazing locations (Prague 2x, Vienna, Munich, Katowice, Rotterdam, Berlin 4x, Manchester, London, Gdynia) - caught Mike McCready's guitar pick countless times. Met best friends.
-seen British Sea Power playing among the dinosaurs, the Frames playing an amazing version of "Where Is My Mind" an hour after The Pixies left the stage, rocked a boat on a PPE concert in Bratislava, bounced the stage with a 21 minute improvised solo with Neil Young, have met amazing people in Slovak music community, heard the best czech poet/signer sing on a largest castle ruins in middle europe, while sun was setting under the Tatra Mountains..
- seen several of the best Shakespear's plays in The Globe

DONE - endless walks in shore of the Thames river by moonlight, being chased by Bulls in Tordessillas, jumped on trains in Poland, got lost everywhere
- Worked and lived in Southwark (London), one of the greatest places on the planet Earth.

Teach, Learn, Share

I do work as an English language teacher, but for the two of us, it's just one means of communication ;)

I could teach you some random interesting basics of a guitar, painting, or my own version of art science. My mind is an unorganized pile full of random amusing facts, some might help you some might entertain you.

I am also a very creative cook, especially on budget, and maybe you will find some of my tricks on healthy and tasty international cuisine inspiring.

Countries I've Visited

Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

Poland, Slovakia, United Kingdom

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