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Find the road to Flowbee
I'm a swedish man, no i'm a boy, living in Oslo. Some people believes that I work full-time as a sales manager in the online media business. Can't understand why - I'm just a life-enjoying flaneur, studying life. A really good friend of mine says that my positive attributes are (too)curious, adventurous, problem solver, easy-going, intelligent, intellectual, passionate, romantic, responsible, reflective, resolute, openminded and that i never give up. But then again, she also says i'm stubborn, restless,(too)ironic, afraid of failure, nostalgic and that i am a dreamer. (you know...you may say i'm a dreamer, but i'm not the only one ;-) )
Life is no 'brief candle' to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment; and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generationsâGeorge Bernard Shaw
I believe in asking questions. Language was invented to ask questions. Answers may be given by grunts and gestures, but questions must be spoken. Humanness came of age when man asked the first question. Social stagnation results not from a lack of answers but from the absence of the impulse to ask questions. Eric Hoffer.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I've shared some of my best moments in my life with my couchsurfing experiences. I've met people that changed my view on life, people who have made me explore parts of myself I didn't know existed. I have created dreams and visions and I have given and received love. I have learnt what hospitality really is, and what humanity is all about. I have fallen in love through couchsurfing and with couchsurfing.
Art, Aurelia borealis, autumn leaves, making an adventure out of everyday life, bicycling, cafés, campfires, candles, cats, chess, cloud watching a summer day, concerts, darkness, dreaming, falling in love with the unpredictable, forests at night, hiking in mountains, history, hugging people I know, hugging people I don't know, jumping on a train without knowing where it takes you, laughing when everyone seems to be serious, listening to fairytales, making love, mind traveling, music, miss a train with ten seconds, and wonder how it changed you destiny, playing the piano, poetry, reading, red wine, running naked outside when it rains, smiling to unknown people, a warm cup of tea, the sound and smell of the sea, thinking, thunderstorms, watching fallen stars, whisky, writing too much in profiles not knowing when to stop :)
- red wine
Music, Movies, and Books
Books...Hmmmm...i'm a big reader, i can't mention everything. Gunther Grass, Jose Saramago, Knut Hamsun is some of my favorites, but i read anything in between Shakespeare and Lonely planet ;). Marquez, Bukowski, Tolkien, Lagerqvist, Dostojevskij, Proust, J.K Rowling, Canetti, Pessoa, Zafon, Peter Englund, Bill Watson ;), Neruda, Szymborska and i'm addicted to all kind of travelling stories from early 20th century.
Almost everything - classical (Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Lizst, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Bach ), pop, world music (Buena Vista Social Club, all kind of folk music), U2, REM, Mike Oldfield, TomMcRae, Enigma, Swedish music (Lisa Ekdal, Björn Afzelius, Lars Winnerback, Stefan Sundstrom, Kent, Bo Kaspers Orkester, Cornelis), actually all kind of music except really heavy metal.
Movies Well - i'm a big fan of Stanley Kubrick. Everything with Johnny Depp, Lars von Trier, Ridley Scott, Hitchcock, A beautiful mind, 24, The English Patient, everything with Juliette Binoche. Into the wild is one of my latest favorites together with Slumdog Millionaire. Last big movie experience was Insterstellar
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've been bicycling from Oslo to China - 10900 km. Participated in building up a school in Incukalns, Latvia in the early 90th, meeting poverty 45 minutes from home was a chock. Spent hundreds of hours with local heroes on local spots around the world, it's always amazing all the stories they tell you. Especially thanks to Hedge on Port Ellen (Scotland) and Jim at Key West. Got partly lost in the woods without any communication or time for six days. Drove a small car from Norway to Mongolia in Mongol Rally. Played poker in EPT with the world champions.
Teach, Learn, Share
Improve your memory. I'm pretty good at this, and could easily teach you how to remember 20 things in a row within an hour or two :) I could also teach some basic trick on the piano. If you have some questions about long-distance bicycling, I'll also be more than willing to help out.
I'm a supercurious personality, so whatever your passion, I'll try to learn from it :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan
Countries I’ve Lived In