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Overview

  • 50 References 35 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Romanian, Swedish; learning Chinese, German, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • i keep myself occupied. it's very important for a healthy...
  • i've spent way too much time in school. learnt a few thin...
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About Me

!!! PLEASE no couchrequests for 1-2 weekend nights. I have an intense working schedule for friday and saturday nights (work at a dinner club) and it is very uncovenient for me to host people who want a friday to sunday stay. I enjoy it when people stay longer, so if you plan to stay 3 nights or more, with your visit extending into the weekend, that might be ok.

!!!all requests for 1 or 2 nights on a weekend will be denied. sorry

CURRENT MISSION

look at others, trying to find myself

ABOUT ME

a bit shy, but mostly a fun person, i think. i enjoy the small things in life. i also like to travel a lot. i like to cook. i do my best to live in the NOW, but it seems very hard some times.

PHILOSOPHY

work hard, play harder. there is no truth, if there was one, it would deny itself.
i love philosophy, but not in the traditional sense. i have my own views, i like to share and compare.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

i like to treat my guests as well as i can, i know how much it means after a long journey. and if i surf your couch, i will probably bring a small gift :)
this i said to encourage people to host me :P
perhaps the gift of meeting someone nice is sufficient? hahaha, or maybe not

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

after about 10 amazing years using this website, I guess you can call me a seasoned couchsurfer. the truth is people make couchsurfing what they want it to be, and personally I like it close and personal.
what I mean is, I want to creat true friendships, not one night friends (like in one night stands, but with friends, get it? terrible joke, never mind). so i prefere it if you stay for longer than 2 nights and my favourite people are those that keep in touch :D
however, the truth is that in todays world it has become so easy to travel and meet people, that it can be hard, if not impossible, to stay in touch with all the people that have an impact on your life.

Interests

i'm very interested in what you do. also in playing games, having fun, getting to know small parts of local history, eating an cooking and the list just goes on forever...
There are many people who will say that they like and are curious about everything, however, one of my favourite quotes is "you can't choose what you're passionate about".
so although I can enjoy a lot of things, there are some that trully captivate me and I can't get bored doing them. these are watching movies, learning languages and eating something new. there might be more i haven't discovered but so far I found out I can spent countless hours on these things with no apparent reward :)

  • design
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • sports
  • history
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

i like science fiction, and also other stuff too. i can't pick just a few movies out of the many i really enjoyed. i guess stanley kubric would a favourite. i enjoy many kinds of music.

i like the work of wes anderson. my favourite movie was Whatever Works, now i don't have a favourite movie any more. i read when i have time, and prefer classic literature. Dostoyevski's The Idiot was a recent read a enjoyed a lot.
my music tastes have always been extremly diverse, and i tend to enjoy the slightly unusal. used to be a metalhead as a teen, then I had my electronic music phase (went to love parade in germany), i have always enjoyed hiphop and rap, university years where dominated by indie and diy touring punk bands. today i try to explore kpop and mandarin indie, but the cultural barrier makes it really hard to discover new things.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i was cought in a powerfull snowstorm in the Retezat mountains.
the most amazing thing i can do is spend time in the company of good friends all night long, until a new day breaks, and when i finally reach my bed realise that the time spent was perfect and i actually feel good about myself.

Teach, Learn, Share

design resides inside your head and is built by your environment. i can show you how that works.
i like learning new things. as about sharing, i have many stories. i like to cook, maybe i'll share food.
i can teach you all about the world of e-sports, but nobody really is interested anyway :P

What I Can Share with Hosts

u like sweets? or a bottle of the local brew?

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Romania, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom

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