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brinerustle Brian RUSSELL KRUEGER

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About me

I am a peace activist, I work for the Centre DeLàs in Barcelona, working for world peace for one of the generations to come, hopefully the next!

I've always sought freedom and adventure. At 17 i went to Australia for a year as an AFS exchange student (1990, Melbourne) - www.afs.org. That began a 15 year love affair with travel and languages. I worked teaching the language of the empire in Mexico, Cuba, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Oman, Czech Republic. I spent years traveling via "Pasporta Servo" (www.tejo.org/ps/) - BeWelcome for esperantists! Tired of working, I wound up in Barcelona, where i spent several years stealing buildings and land and putting down roots in an community of 25 people mainly involved in activism and environmentalism. Check out the website: www.canmasdeu.net. I am fascinated by workshops on love, intimacy, and sex with a group in california: HAI.org/

Spoken languages

  • English Mother Tongue
  • Spanish Expert
  • Esperanto Expert
  • Polish Intermediate
  • Turkish Intermediate
  • Catalan Intermediate
  • Russian Beginner

My interests

Hobbies:

massage, organic gardening, cycling, DIY, fixing stuff, copyleft, open source, atheism, anarchism, vegetarianism (though i'm rather impure), polyamory, documentary films, making soy milk and soy yogurt, community living, and translating BeWelcome to Esperanto.

Books:

Michael Ende MOMO, derrick jensen A LANGUAGE OLDER THAN WORDS; CULTURE OF MAKE-BELIEVE, jeannette winterson WRITTEN ON THE BODY; aldous huxley ISLAND; BRAVE NEW WORLD, ursula leguin THE DISPOSSESSED, octavia butler DAWN; RITES; IMAGO, _Anything_ by Noam Chomsky,

Films:

Lavorare Con Lentezza, Short Bus, Darwin's Nightmare, Slam!, La Haine, Tillsammans, The Corporation (canadian documentary), Century Of The Self & Power of Nightmares (BBC documentaries)

Organisations I belong to:

CS: www.couchsurfing.com/people/brian%20RUSSELL/

Belongs to the following groups

Group

bewelcomevolunteers

I translate to Esperanto

Group

Volunteers

here to help with translations to esperanto.

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Accommodation

maybe
Max number of guests:
1
Maximum length of stay:

1 week minimum - 2 weeks max, but can be extended to one month.

I Live With:

6 adults and 1 baby

I can offer my guests:
A guided tour, A dinner.

a firepit, hot showers, highspeed internet, free telephone to many landlines worldwide (voipcheap.com), and can lend you a bike and a guitar.

I can offer my hosts:

cooking, language lessons, massage, translations,

Public transport:

FGC VALLDOREIX (take the s1 s2 or s5 train from Plaça Catalunya) and a 10 minute bus ride.

House Rules:

no smoking inside the house

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from mawx - 2008-11-06 00:29:47

Brian is very open and friendly and a really inspiring person to talk to. He is taking care of the visitors at his space and showed me around and made me feel really welcome. The place he lives at - can mas deu - is amazing. I wish i could have st... more


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