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Serbian by origin. In 2005 moved to Greece, legal resident from 2011. So I can tell you both how it is to be undocumented as well documented immigrant in Greece. Santorini was my home from day one, more precisely picturesque village Oia. What an unique experience! Small island but so multinational!
Tourism grow rapidly in recent years and now Santorini is absolutely the most overcrowded greek island by tourist with 7-8 months long summer season while more and more tourist choose to come in winter too so more and more hotels, shops, bars and restaurants stay open all year around.
While it is gambling with weather if you choose to visit Santorini in winter you will for sure escape overcrowded roads and villages of summer time.
Buildings and infrastructure in Santorini covers some 11- 15% of total land compering to 1-2% in other islands including touristically popular ones.
As it is hapening with more and more locals, I have also arrived to the point to don't have my own place anymore. It is simle impossible to found the appartment with monthly rent as airbnb is far more profitable and many locals and families are forced to leave Santorini. So at first I decided to add few stars to my 'hotel'. That was last year in 2018. I moved to tent on the beautiful, favorite of my, beach. Very discret, quiet, but very attractive and wild.
Tent was very spacious, with two matresses beside other usefull things and I think it was amazing in summer to live in tent and be able to wake up, make few steps and simple drop yourself in the blue sea :)
Now, I am back in Oia from 2019. The place I am staying now is very cozy and unique but it is not the best for hosting as entrance is literaly over wall (yes, you have to climb the wall) so I will mainly be available for hangout but here and there may host as well. There is only one bed which can be shared, otherwise there is space on the floor so I guess it is not for everybody.
P.S. I have gotten small yoga mat size matress for floor.
On the possitive note, I am not the worst person to meet with, hang out or to be hosted here in Santorini! :D
Below is my old introduction, writen back in 2009
I am a Serbian living in Greece (Santorini - Oia) since 2005. I always wanted to live in some beautiful place, next to the sea and I am happy that I discovered this place!
One of my favorite things to do is to wake up early and go to swim in the deep sea inside the island (caldera). I also love to stay up late into the night watching over the caldera in the dark mixed with stars. The Nights in Oia are so silent and relaxing that you can stay for hours just enjoying that.
I love traveling and meeting new people from around the world. My idea of traveling is to live real life wherever you go.
My friends describe me as generous and honest person. Me?... I am just trying to enjoy a simple life and to live in harmony with myself.
A glass of beer, spliff and good company are always welcome!
Less philosophy - better life!
don't be afraid to be different., be aware of your actions, don't be ignorant - think twice & research before you make any conclusion & reject different opinion, be open for new ideas, don't act emotionally but rationally
and ultimately - don't leave your life in others hands!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
It has been 11 years since my first CS experience, mainly hosting people. It has been great experience that allowed me to meet so many people with different background, and different life stories. Experience, that gave me new friends and made me understand better the World but also and CS project in practice. People are not the same and experiences are not always what we expect to be. While there are many couchsurfers that gave you back a lot for your couch and hospitality there are always some who don't have understanding for real meaning of couchsurfing and are taking everything for granted. If you want to be hosted than you have to be ready to give something back, and first among it, you should be willing to share your time with your host. No one want to host just because to offer free couch to traveler, just because to help traveler and made his traveling less expensive. Nobody want to be misunderstood for hotel service. Nobody give something for nothing, everybody expect something in return, it is about sharing, giving and receiving.
So and me, I expect from travelers who send to me couch request to first of all read this section and to understand it.
If you want to write me, you can greet me with writting "Namaste" or "420" or in another way let me know that you are human and not copy machine and that you bothered to read mine profile first.
Positive, educational, interesting and life changing
In life generally, humanity, geopolitics and sound economics, history, nature, traveling...
Harmony, spirituality and oneness are ideals my alienated soul tends to. Life is like a river, if you find the way and overcome the obstacles you may find the ocean aka happiness! My life mission is to learn to live in presence, the threshold of happiness.
Music, Movies, and Books
movies & books: stories with deep personality, true stories, educational books
music: jazz, blues, lounge, electronic, pop, rock, oriental, classic, more less everything that has value
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Moving to Greece
Friendship with 2 street dogs Skidi & Koukla
Meeting my now ex wife Inese
Entering the world of Ron Paul
Studding sound economics and history at Ludwig von Mises Institute (mises.org)
and Liberty Classroom (libertyclassroom.org)
Living unusual life
Learning things we supposed not to learn
Doing things we supposed not to do
Experiencing psychedelics (mushrooms)
Teach, Learn, Share
Everything I can, in both ways, but more precisely, teaching how understanding free market economics leads to better understanding of our rights and our liberties and ultimately - to better understanding world itself and ourselfs!
I am definitely not an interesting person for people to who partying and getting drunk is lifestyle. Nor to those supper cool urban dudes and chicks, we just have different lifestyle. Or perhaps that's some complex that I have, I guess thats why some people cause anxiety in me.
I may be interesting to people with interest in various things, from nature and outdoor lovers, life wanderers, to those interested in deeper meaning of life, to dreamers, to those feeling different or to those willing to question everyday norms, rules and laws. To rebels, to black sheeps, to children and to those who stay child forever. To people who care for others and to those who are able to learn and are able to accept that they can be wrong.
I also dare to say that humanity need psychodelics more than ever!
As Terence McKenna, somebody I still know nothing about, said:
"Psychodelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of third story window.
Psychodelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behaviour and information processing.
They open you up to the possibility that evertyhing you know is wrong."
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In