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currently making a round the world trip no planes going West, a traveling project called "Endless Road"
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Hello folks, Alex Wilson here, I'm a 22-years-old traveler who lives and loves the ROAD, I was born and grew up in Italy. I started traveling when I was 18, in 2010, I was tired of being in the same place, so I took a globe and after spinning it I closed my eyes and randomly pointed on with my index finger, then I finally found myself traveling all over the United States, 8 months in 2 years, and a big dream became real. The choice I made changed my life! Since the very first traveling day I'm a very total different person, I started being full-time positive, optimistic, happy, curious of everything around and I've got to know that traveling is the best thing I can do so far. I fell in love with LIFE and I understood that I love meeting people, experiencing and having adventures together, so now I've got a lot of good friends from all the 5 continents.
All the travels, the jobs, the things that I've done so far were just for one reason, a life project: my traveling project "ENDLESS ROAD" - A ROUND THE WORLD TRIP NO PLANES. I'm going to start bicycling my mountain bike from Faenza, my hometown, to the great West on MARCH 1ST 2014. I'm planning to travel in more than 80 countries for about 6/7 years straight, going slowly, meeting locals, integrating into new cultures, learning languages, working on the way, staying only with my feet on the ground and crossing the oceans, using every different kind of vehicle, no cheating with planes at all, and at the end coming back to the same initial point. I will keep a journal during this big adventure and after the project is done it will become a book. Know more about on:
my FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/AlexWilsonTraveler
my BLOG http://alexwilsontraveler.wordpress.com
My friends told me I'm "a people person, open-minded, easy-going", some others said I'm "a cheerful young & poor lil hobbit", "a peace 'n' love happy hippie", "a funny free spirit with a huge heart". I consider myself as a Happy Hippie Hobo Hobbit (if we meet I'll tell you why I chose this funny sentence for myself). Since I was a little kid I play piano, guitar, drums and percussions, I compose my own music and I sing too, so I can say I'm also pretty sensitive and I love to express my emotions and feelings through the music I play, I love and respect everybody, everything around me, mostly little things.
Your Personality is Somewhat Rare (ESFP)
Your personality type is playful, charming, open minded, and energetic.
Only about 7% of all people have your personality, including 9% of all women and 5% of all men
You are Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving.
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I believe "sharing is caring", what is mine is yours, so "mi casa es tu casa". We all are brothers and sisters wandering in this beautiful and wonderful Life, "Life's a big Journey". I believe in the Great Journey, the Road is truly endless and every person you come by is really important. I believe in serendipity, "finding things you weren't looking for", I believe in friendship, love and joy. I believe that "if you want something in life reach out and grab it", "happiness only real when shared", "seize the day", "live at the fullest", "peace and love", never stop smiling, never give up, follow your dreams, try new things and see a new sun every day, be full-time optimistic. "Be a traveler, never a tourist".
Travelers, there's no path, paths are made by walking. (Antonio Machado)
Walking alone is possible, but the good traveler knows that the great journey is life and it requires companios. (Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara)
Leaving home is a kind of forgiveness, and when you get among strangers, you’re amazed at how decent they seem. Nobody smirks at you or gossips about you, nobody resents your successes or relishes your defeats. You get to start over, a sort of redemption. (Garrison Keillor)
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost: that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. (Henry David Thoreau)
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. (Paul Theroux)
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!" (Jack Kerouac)
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. (Jack Kerouac)
"Sal, we gotta go and never stop going till we get there." "Where we going, man?" "I don't know but we gotta go." (Jack Kerouac)
What's your road, man? holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow. (Jack Kerouac)
The first sip [of tea] is joy, the second is gladness, the third is serenity, the fourth is madness, the fifth is ecstasy. (Jack Kerouac)
Most people are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path. (Herman Hesse)
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again, to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more. (Pico Iyer)
And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. (T.S. Eliot)
Quiz: What Kind of Traveler Are You?
You scored 27, on a scale of 1 to 40.
Here's how to interpret your score: 21 - 30
You're a Curious Traveler! You never know exactly how a trip is going to end, and you like it that way. Whether you go to a secluded resort or a bustling city, you're always open for new experiences. Try Lago Atitlan in Guatemala.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
My american brother told me about this wonderful website in spring 2011, so I joined in and started hosting travelers in his house in Denver while I was traveling, I have had amazing experiences like getting to know really open-minded people and their cultures, learning languages from them, cooking meals together, having crazy and unbelievable adventures together on the road. Here in Italy I hosted many new friends, travelers and students from all over the world in my parent's house and in their apartment close to the sea, we had so much fun, memories I will never forget!
I actually can say I have had hundreds of Couchsurfing experiences without even using Couchsurfing at all, because when I go hit the road I easily make friends, we suddenly hang out, party or travel together and then they decide to host me for a night or two or even more.
These are all great people; in crazy ways I met them on the road!
(Here you can see the names of people which gave me their couch/bed/floor/chair, where they're from, which city they hosted me in)
I was hosted by:
Brett H. from USA (Flagstaff/Denver/Ruidoso)
Loren R. from USA (Flagstaff, AZ)
Brady R. from USA (Denver, CO)
Carissa W. from USA (Denver)
Laura H. from USA (Denver)
Timothy F. from USA (Denver)
Elayna L. from USA (Denver)
Mike S. from USA (Denver)
Travis S. from USA (Denver)
Cassandra R. from USA (Denver)
Brenda Z. from USA (Denver/Ruidoso)
Raymond, Bevan & Ladd from USA (Ruidoso, NM)
Jack O. & Michelle & family from USA (Helena, MT)
Fritzi W. & Dean B. from USA (Casper, WY)
Amanda C. & family from USA (Bullhead City)
Becca, Chad M. & family from USA (Denver/Las Vegas, NV)
Nellie S. from USA (Phoenix, AZ)
Jessica M. from USA (Phoenix, AZ)
David & Julie H. & family from USA (Cedar City, UT)
Leonard K. from USA (Salvation Mountain, CA)
Daniele A. from Italy (Bologna, Emilia Romagna)
Gaia V. from Italy (Bologna)
Eleonora B. from Italy (Bologna)
Giovanni E. & 50 mutual friends from Italy (Bologna)
Stefano G. & family from Italy (Fano)
Fede & Gianluca B. & family from Italy (Pisa, Tuscany)
Rosanna S. from Italy (Ravenna)
Carlos D. from Spain (Erasmus Ravenna)
Alba C. from Spain (Erasmus Ravenna)
Roberto C. from Spain (Erasmus Ravenna)
Ozgun K. from Turkey (Erasmus Ravenna)
Noèmi P. from Hungary (Erasmus Ravenna)
Murat T. & Gulfiye K. from Turkey (Erasmus Ravenna)
Edit D. & Bàlint S. from Hungary (Szeged)
Kata S. from Hungary (Erasmus Ravenna/Szeged/Eger)
Annàmaria V. from Hungary (Erasmus Ravenna/Eger/Boldog)
Kattalin V. from Hungary (Boldog)
Bence Z. from Hungary (Boldog)
Csilla T. & family from Hungary (Boldog)
Csilla K. from Hungary (Budapest)
Szilvia K. from Hungary (Budapest)
Laci S. from Hungary (Budapest)
Tunde L. from Hungary (Budapest)
Anna K. from Czech Republic (Praha)
Lubos T. from Czech Republic (Praha)
Spela T. from Slovenia (Praha)
Daniela V. from Czech Republic (Brno)
Filip J. from Czech Republic (Brno)
Petr V. from Czech Republic (Opava)
Petr C. from Czech Republic (Opava)
Katarzynka C. from Poland (Krakow)
Karolina M. from Poland (Krakow)
Justyna S. from Poland (Krakow)
Tatiana P. from Colombia (Erasmus Ravenna)
Dorota K. from Poland (Erasmus Ravenna)
Joanna K. from Poland (Ravenna)
Joanna K. from Poland (Ravenna)
Joanna S. from Poland (Ravenna)
Bàlint K. from Hungary (Budapest)
Istvàn Z. from Hungary (Budapest)
Andràs E. from Hungary (Budapest)
Li Na E. from China (Budapest)
(Here you can see the names of people which I gave my couch/bed/floor to, where they're from, which place I hosted them in)
Amanda G. from USA, in Denver
Michael S. from Germany, in Denver
Stephan E. from Germany, in Denver
Stephen B. from Germany, in Denver
Truls S. from Norway, in Denver
Anna K. from Czech Republic, in Denver
Verca P. from Czech Republic, in Denver
Lubos T. from Czech Republic, in Denver
Magdalena, Witold, Jaszmina, Julec from Poland,
in Faenza & Lido di Dante
Gabriel B. from Brazil, in Lido di Dante
Kata S. from Hungary, in Lido di Dante, Ravenna & Faenza
Annàmaria V. from Hungary, in Lido di Dante, Ravenna & Faenza
Edit D. from Hungary, in Lido di Dante
Bàlint S. from Hungary, in Lido di Dante
Laci S. from Hungary, in Lido di Dante
Kattalin B. from France, in Lido di Dante & Faenza
Ozgur Y. from Turkey, in Lido di Dante & Ravenna
Justyna S. from Poland, in Lido di Dante, Faenza & Bologna
Karolina M. from Poland, in Lido di Dante, Faenza & Bologna
Asia K. & Gosia from Poland, in Lido di Dante, Faenza & Bologna
Katarzynka C. & Agata from Poland, in Lido di Dante, Faenza & Bologna
Simona L. from Sicily, in Pinarella di Cervia, Ravenna & Faenza
Evie K. from Slovakia, in Faenza
Lenka P. from Czech Republic, in Faenza
Julia L. from Germany, in Faenza
Stephanie E. from Germany, in Faenza
Elisabeth P. from Belgium, in Faenza
I love traveling without planning where to go exactly and what to do, I just go with the flow, where the wind takes me. I love being in the outdoors, walking, riding my mountain bike, hiking, backpacking, camping and getting into the wild, listening to the silence, the wind, the peace, with my arms wide open up to the sky, I love watching sunsets and sunrises, to live the night like crazy, I love the nature and the animals, cats are my favorite pet, though I'm super allergic to, I love hitching rides and driving the car on the big roads, I love road trips. I love meeting new people, making new friends, helping them, making them happy, talking and listening to them, understanding their cultures, learning their languages, living with them, sharing things, stories, travel tips, experiencing, cooking and drinking together. I love to chill and relax, I love to chillax. I love to cook food and make "experiments in the kitchen". I love to listen to any kind of music, to compose music, to busk in the streets and on the beach with my guitar and some percussions, to play music, jam and make improvvisations with people around. I love to read books of any kind, mostly about real traveling stories, to write about my thoughts and adventures happened to me, poems and short novels. I love watching movies of any kind, expecially those ones where I can find myself in. I love talking about travels, music, books and movies with other people for hours.
Music, Movies, and Books
Into The Wild (the movie)
Into The Wild (the book)
Into The Wild (the soundtrack)
Other movies: Gran Torino, American Beauty, Dead Poets Society, Patch Adams, A Beautiful Mind, On The Road, King of California, Little Miss Sunshine, Hook, Jumanji, The Shipping News, Bicentennial Man, Big Fish...
Other books: On the Road (Jack Kerouac), The Road (Jack London), Vagabonding (Rolf Potts), Siddharta (H.Hesse), Walden (H.D.Thoreau), Le Petit Prince (Antoine De Saint - Exupéry), Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach), The Dharma Bums (Jack Kerouac), Robinson Crusoe (Daniel De Foe), Mondoviaterra (Eddy Cattaneo)...
I love any kind of music, lately I'm listening to some amazing post-rock bands like God Is An Astronaut, If These Trees Could Talk, Maybeshewill, Sleepmakeswaves, The Polar Dream and Explosions In The Sky. Also I'm often listening to artists like The XX, Radical Face, Kaki King, Brian Crain, ODi and Agnes Obel...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I was 19 and alone in Montana, U.S.A, I bought my first car in less than one hour, traveled all over the states for 3 months and made 23.000 miles on my own in just 48 days visiting 36 states! Better than Kerouac!
Once after sleeping only 4 hours in my car I drove 19 hours straight and made 2000 km from New Orleans to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, crossing all Texas like a bullet!
I drove almost 10.000 km in 6 days, because I fell in love with my car, how spending a week into your car like a mad person!
I hitch-hiked 3500 km by myself in 3 weeks between Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria.
One night I made and cooked home made ravioli burro and salvia in 3 hours for 10 friends from all over the world.
On a cruise on the mediterranean sea I didn't sleep for almost 5 days straight and I saw 5 wonderful sunrises and 5 wonderful sunsets.
visited 15 states (6.66%)Create your own visited map of The World or Triposo world travel guide for Android
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Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you how to play piano, guitar, drums and percussions, how to whistle, to juggle, to do card tricks and illusions, I can teach you italian, english, the american slang and the american accent, the hungarian pronunciation, italian and english tongue-twisters, my dialet from Romagna and its differences from town to town.
I love learning new languages, about new cultures, new recipes of traditional meals. Always learning from the others because I love listening to people, I'm a good listener.
Sharing is caring! I'm a good teller of stories, I love to entertain with my funny stories and jokes, making laugh and smile.