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  • 40 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Macedonian, Russian; learning French, Italian, Spanish, Ukrainian
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Digital product designer
  • Music, philosophy and information technology.
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About Me

Not an easy thing, to write about one's self. So, here is a selection of my favourite maxims which, more-or-less, describe my way of life.


"A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."
— Grace M. Hopper

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
— John Lenon

"When life gives you a lemon, make lemonade!"
— Unknown (or at least I don't know him/her)

“Acquire a peaceful spirit, and around you, thousands will be saved.”
— Saint Seraphim of Sarov

“An eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue had never been erected in honour of a critic.”
— Jean Sibelius

“The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.”
— Blaise Pascal

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
— Mark Twain

“God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in the man.”
— Ibn al 'Arabi


I'm mostly driven by a unique combination of reason, feelings and intuition. You should try that too. I can teach you. It's so powerful!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Why not? It's a friendly place. Now that I have my own flat it's easy and a pleasure to host interesting people from around the world, especially the ones who carry uplifting stories and good feeling in them. Thanks to the CouchSurfing community I've met a lot of unique souls, hmmm… with bodies of course. :)

Also, being a freelancer allows me to have a flexible lifestyle. So I can adapt to the needs and wants of my surfers, whether that is a morning stroll around the city or an evening chill-out at the bar.

In overall, I host more often than surf, but things might change in near future. There are so many places that I long to see and experience.


My CS involvement started very randomly. I and my friend were hosted by a Polish person, not knowing about the idea of CouchSurfing. From that moment onwards, the addiction started. When I got back home, I opened a profile and immediately stared hosting people.

The people I met so far showed me many interesting things, I tried a very delicious food, shared unique ideas and even discovered places in my own city that I never thought they exist.

It appears my childish dream has become a reality—to have friends, although far in distance, but close in heart.


Oh, this would be a long list. But let me share you my major wishes before I die.

– Spend a month in the Altay mountains.
– Learn Finnish and Gaelic.
– Learn the Irish traditional dance.
– Sing in a choir.
– Write an epic book.
– Die consciously.

  • design
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • minimalism
  • piano
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • freelancing
  • cultures
  • spirituality
  • adventures
  • ice-cold adventures
  • aestetics

Music, Movies, and Books

The ones who make me sit in the very same position, reflecting for minutes, even after the movie has ended.

Essentially any kind of music that can give me the goosebumps. I mostly end up listening jazzy sounds, Celtic tunes and pretty much any melodies with authentic feelings imbued.

There are only around 50-100 books that you should not miss reading. You can spot them by the power of the ideas interwoven in them. Those ideas create and shape realities, from ancient age till this technocratic one. The rest is just improvisation. Don't bother reading every best-seller.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Does it need to be just one? Well ok, that moment when I jumped into an almost frozen river in Siberia in mid-winter. Still wondering why I did that. :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Wisdom of living, tasty and healthy food, life experiences and then some more.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine

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