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mirekm

About me

Hospitality exchange is what I enjoy most about traveling. I love connecting with open-minded people and having deep discussions about anything and everything.

Some things that I've been interested in lately:
- Assertiveness
- Effective altruism
- Intentional communities (ecovillages and the like)
- User experience design (my job and passion)
- Open-source software (and UX design in FOSS communities)

Spoken languages

  • Czech Mother Tongue
  • English Fluent
  • French Beginner
  • German Beginner

My interests

Books:

Reading a bunch of non-fiction now.
Would recommend:
- "When i say no, I feel guilty" for learning about assertiveness and communication (don't judge it by its title -- it's really good)
- "Our Mathematical Universe" -- mind-boggling book by a physicist that completely changed my view on the universe
- "The Moral Landscape" -- argues for approaching ethics scientifically, summarizes my feeling well
- "Write to Sell" for people getting into copywriting
- "Designing for the Digital Age" for hardcore UX designers (it's a huge book)
- "Sprint" for people interested in design or quick idea validation

Music:

Depends on my mood. I really like Cage the Elephant, sometimes play Debussy on the piano; Punch Brothers, Sufjan Stevens, Goldfish, ...

Films:

Really enjoy Charlie Kaufman's scripts -- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Synecdoche, New York, Anomalisa.

Non-fiction: Project Nim, Blackfish, Vegucated (I watched a lot of animal-related documentaries when I helped plan a film festival)

Organisations I belong to:

Part of a local animal rights organization, trying to get fur farms banned here. I used to be vegan, now I'm more or less lactovegetarian but labeling myself flexitarian.

Travel experiences

Past trips:

Lived 5 and a half years (aged 11-16) in Albuquerque, New Mexico with my family.

Had a fantastic experience at Ecolonie -- a Dutch ecovillage in France -- though just for two weeks.

Generally couldn't care less about the touristy part of traveling; what I enjoy is getting to know the people -- their way of life, their life philosophies and attitudes.

Planned trips:

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Accommodation

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Max number of guests:
3
I can offer my guests:

I have two extra mattresses here -- one is the not-too-comfortable springy kind and one is just a rectangular block of foam (like one of these: http://preciseethiopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/foam-mattress.jpg). I can also offer a sleeping mat. I could probably also offer a pillow and a blanket, but that's not always a given, so ask in advance.

I might be able to give a quick tour of Prague, but I don't always have the time.

Other information for guests:

I can't lend keys, so we'll need to work out the schedule in advance.

Safety is a priority for me, so I reserve the right to not host you at any time (even once you've arrived) without specifying a reason. (I almost hosted a member who turned out to be abusive and would like to avoid hosting one in the future.)

Public transport:

Yes, within walking distance of a subway stop

House Rules:
No smoking, No drugs.

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