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I like candle light, the sound of waves, pomegranates, yoga, sushi, red wine, walking barefoot on the grass and sand, claimbing mountains, fire in the chimney and comfortable chairs.
I dislike television, noise, crowds, shopping malls, tourists, commercials, trash on the streets, mosquitoes, flies and souvenir shops.
I'm surely not the most sociable person in the world, but not the least one either. I'm rather reserved and thoughtful and sometimes absentminded and so it makes me wander, how did I get to travel so much? I guess I prefer to listen than to talk but I don't mind talking, preferably about interesting subjects, but I sometimes talk bullshiet to I'm (almost) always ready for trying new things.
Here You have a couple of catchy quasi-philosophical sentences that I saw somwhere and liked:
Life shouldn't be measured by the number of breaths you take, rather by the number of moments that take your breath away.
If a voice inside is telling you that you can not paint, then above all paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
As for an ex philosophy student this question is kind of an irritating one.
I love to discover and learn new things but I do feel a great urge to do something more than just that...
I doubt that there is anything undoubtfull in this world (including the undoubtfullness itself) and therefore, one way to deal with it, is irony.
I would prefer not to believe in anything but I realize that is rather not easy.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
It's a great, easy way of getting to know people from the places that one is about to visit. And since people are actually what makes us experience a place differently and more richly, then the CS is a way to make travel richer. It's a bit like hitchhiking and a bit like starting a conversation with a stranger, only, since there is a profile, it's not a complete stranger and that's a way of getting the more reserved and preoccupied people to open.
You can't bore an anthropologist :) I am interested pretty much in everything but in some things, like tv serieses or sport, much less.
Music, Movies, and Books
"1984", "100 years of solitude", "Master and Margarita", "The conversation in the Cathedral", "Shadow of the sun", "Christ with a rifle on a shoulder", "Wind, sand and stars", "The glass bead game", "Mr. Cogito", "Ubic", "Cat`s cradle", "Workers", "Blue dot", Steven Pinker, Antonio Damasio, Ha-Joon Chang, , Sontag, Borges, Cortazar... many others.
Ther is pleanty of music I like, but I'm no expert on any of it, I'm open for new things to try, I like: Rock, Electronic, Classical, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Choro, Trip Hop, Arcade fire, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Lobo Marino, The New Pornographers, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Queen, Depech Mode, U2, Tim Buckley, Lao Che, Kazik Staszewski, Strachy na Lachy, This Mortal Coil, Holy Minimalism, Górecki, Paart, Richter, Mozart, Bethooven, Samuel Barber, Edward Grieg, George Gerschwin, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak, Bonobo, Amos Tobin,
I simply love cinema! Krzysztof Kieślowski, Billy Wilder, Akira Kurosawa, Alfred Hitchcock, Carlos Saura, Charlie Chaplin, Michaelangelo Antonioni, Werner Herzog, Stanley Kubrick, Kusturica, Almodovar, Allen, Tarkovsky, Fellini, Bergman, Altman, Tarantino, brothers Cohen, "Soy Cuba", "Bacheha-Ye aseman" ("Children of heaven"), "À bout de souffle", "Der Siebente Kontinent", "Le Voyage dans la lune", "Viskningar och rop", "Zerkalo", "Singin' in the Rain", "La grande bellezza"...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Ooo man, oo man. I don't know where to start... ok, here I am being ironic :) I studied philosophy and Latin American studies/anthropology and I have happily graduated. I've been living in a self-style Buddhist monastery in London and didn't loose my mind. I worked in a seafood factory in Alaska and processed over 20 000 cans of salmon (they even gave me a diploma for that). I hitchhiked probably about 60 000 kilometers in some 50 countries... Well, some people find that quite amazing.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States