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backpacking across North and South America
Since this is couchsurfing.com, I guess I don't even need to mention that traveling is my great passion. Can't stay at one place for too long, always have to move. Always need to see and experience something new.
I recently returned from a 2-year trip across North, Central and South America.
Everything is working out...somehow
No matter where you are on this planet - it's hard to get lost
Try never to say 'no' and you will end up in all sorts of interesting places
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I started couchsurfing quite early, about 5 years ago. Since then I surfed couches in Amsterdam, Basel, Baltimore, London, Paris, Sydney, Riga and Tallinn and was amazed by the hospitality of my hosts. I tried to give back a little of that by hosting people at my place ...
travel, international politics, cinema, graphic design & video editing, filmmaking, computers, beer, travel...
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSIC: lounge, trip-hop, a bit of electro & others e.g. Air, Archive, Gorillaz, Goldfrapp, General Elektriks, Metronomy, Moloko, Mono, Morcheeba, Portishead, Quantic, Radiohead, Röyksopp, Trentemøller, Thievery Corporation, TM Juke, the Nordic Lounge & Jazzflora series
MOVIES: Love movies by directors David Fincher, Christopher Nolan & Coen Brothers. Some favourite movies include: Memento, Fight Club, Lost in Translation, Dr. Horrible and his sing-along blog, Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Matrix, District 9, The Fall, Cube, some Anime and other asian movies
BOOKS: Seth Godin, Haruki Murakami, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Richard Dawkins
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Backpacking overland/sea from Japan to Germany in 2004
Hospitality Club/Couchsurfing Winter Camp 2005 in Riga!
Bungee jumping from a 220 m dam in Switzerland.
Skydiving in New Zealand
Bribing a border guard to get across the Belarus-Lithuania border without visa
Teach, Learn, Share
PhD in computational biophysics. Now freelancing as a designer: 3D & 2D images and animations, motion graphics, video post processing and editing, flash, webdesign...
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In