Karl Smerecnik

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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About Me

For the time being, I'm living on the island of Maui. I'm here for a personal retreat, solitude, silence, meditation, and simple living.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I joined a number of years ago during my time of wanderlust to meet people around the world and host travellers that were in my city. I was quite active with the local CS community in San Diego, California when I lived there. I've met so many wonderful people through this site, I'm most grateful for all the opportunities it has provided me. I'm not very active anymore though.


Mountains. Panoramas. Smoothies. Films. Nonduality. Silence. Introverts. Really authentic conversations.

Music, Movies, and Books

Films: All of Wes Anderson's films. All of Hayao Miyazaki's films. The Green Beautiful. I Heart Huckabees. Cloud Atlas. Man on Wire. The New World. Groundhogs day. Sound of Music. Being There. Beginners. Hector and the Search for Happiness. Song of the Sea. Et al.

Music: James Brown. Louis Armstrong. Kings of Convenience. Stan Getz. Django Reinhardt. Efterklang. Jose Gonzalez. Of Monsters and men. Riley Lee. Mumford & sons. Et al.

Books: Seven years in tibet. Lost horizon. Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance. The Upanishads. Billy Collins poetry. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (by Evald Flisar). The Zhuangzi. Et al.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, United Kingdom, United States

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