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  • 9 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Icelandic; learning Danish, German
  • Unspecified age, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Student, bookseller and freelance journalist
  • MA in Creative Writing, BA in Literature, Finishing a MA ...
  • From Akureyri
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About Me


Got notebook, will travel


Akureyrian ... lastborn ... stunning ... modest ... literature student ... movie buff ... bookseller when needed ... leo... wanderer...

Right now: Travelling through Eastern Europe, once again.

The future: Writing, teaching, travelling. Hopefully. But first I'll have to pay off the debts of this trip.


Pick your battles carefully

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Have hosted a few people and went out for coffee with even more, so far only excellent people and I do hope that continues ... but right now travelling, looking for couches ...

(Currently too broke to do any real travel, but I do have a little used couch that good people may be able to crash on. But when the debts are paid I'll be on my way analysing the couches of the world.) Previous description, will become valid again soon enough ...


Films, books, travelling, writing, pretty girls and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Sör Dreher I presume?

  • writing
  • books
  • literature
  • coffee
  • movies
  • traveling
  • journalism

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Damien Rice, Morphine, U2, R.E.M., Nick Cave, Gary Jules, Elliot Smith, Tori Amos, Leonard Cohen, Suzanne Vega, Joni Mitchell, Francois Hardy, Lisa Ekdahl, Norah Jones and my compatriots Emilana Torrini, 200.000 Naglbitar, Nydnsk, Maus, Sigur Ros &; Mugison. And Hraun, obviously.

Movies: Der Himmel Über Berlin, 12 Monkeys, Bringing Up Baby, Vertigo, Fight Club, American Beauty, The Hustler, Truman Show, The Sixth Sense, Dirty Pretty Things, The Constant Gardener, Beautiful Girls, Heat, Schindler´s List, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Braveheart, The Matrix, Casablanca, Almost Famous, Memento, Donnie Darko, The Maltese Falcon, Pump up the Volume.
Directors like: Richard Linklater, Peter Weir, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Michael Mann, Spike Lee, Terry Gilliam, Wim Wenders, Christopher Nolan, Frank Capra, Lukas Moodyson, Richard Linklater, Dagur Kári, Cameron Crowe, Wes Anderson, Ang Lee, David Fincher, M. Night Shyamalan, Alfonso Cuaron, Stephen Frears, John Huston

Television: Parker Lewis Can't Lose and The Simpsons will of course forever rule television. Also worth mentioning are My-So Called Life for a serious crush on Claire Danes, The Lost Cities of Gold for the nostalgia factor, ditto Shogun, Dexter for being the best show on right now and Scrubs for being the best show to waste a weekend devouring a whole season - and Survivor for the coolest essay ever written - so far

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Got arrested at the Serbian border by a Hitleresque border guard near the end of the war and sent back to Greece via Macedonia. But I had to wait for five hours at the Serbian train station, which was also used for prison. I wonder if I was the only one there who hadn't a killed a man? Oh, and on the way there, through Macedonia, a mad man visited my train cabin, chatted for a while and then grabbed the emergency brake and jumped out the window. For whatever reason the train guards looked at me funny after that.

Teach, Learn, Share

Get lost. It's the only way to travel.

Find whatever romance you can in trains, buses and planes - the destinations are just a bonus.

If nothing goes wrong you'll have no stories when you come home.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Czech Republic, England, Iceland

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