Artin Kiassati

New York, NY, United States

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  • From Tehran, Iran
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About Me

I'm constantly on the lookout for the next adventure to appease my everlasting wanderlust. I'm happiest among friends or strangers while sharing an experience, creating a lasting bond, or just making a momentarily connection.

I use poor grammar, and too many commas.


I'm an epistemological solipsist, but socially, I think we should just be excellent to each other.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


By acknowledging that you could use a drink right now.

I'm also going to hug you. Warn me if you're allergic to hairy affectionate middle eastern men.


I have surfed with, hosted and met amazing people everywhere I traveled.

Sean and Alpha inspired me to travel care-free, Maria and Anna became my family in Vienna, and Ryan thought me how to be a lovable dysfunctional drunk.


Traveling, art, creativity, absurdity, ...

I'm addicted to the internet and the constant access to information. I love dark beer and scotch. I enjoy random spontaneous ideas and people who dare to come up with them.

I also LOVE backgammon. If you have a board, set it up already.

Music, Movies, and Books

I can talk about this for hours.

The last movies that blew my mind were "Synecdoche, New York" and "Ex-drummer". My favorite directors are Jim Jarmush, Wim Wnders, Emir Kustarika, David Lynch, Park Chan Wook, Kim Ki Duk, Giuseppe Tornatore, Stanley Kubrick, Luis Buñuel, Darren Aronofsky, Woody Allen, Michael Haneke, Fatih Akin, Charlie Kaufman, Coen Brothers, Dardenne brothers, Tony Gatlif ....

I listen to anything from Jazz to Trip Hop to world music.
King Crimson,Pink Floyd, porcupine tree, Can, Godspeed you black emperor, Mogwai, Klaus shulze, Manuel Gotsching, Kraftwerk, Tim Berne, Bill Frisell, Jagga Jazzist, Medeski Martin & Wood, John Coltrane, Archive, Portishead, Bonobo, Air, Unkle, Radiohead, ...

Kurt Vonnegut, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Charles Bukowski, Brecht, Salinger, Romain Gary, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, Kafka, Murakami, ...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Back in 2013 I quit my job, sold or stored everything I owned, and started backpacking for about 5 months. A

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, United States

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