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Overview

  • 17 references 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Sign Language - International; learning Catalan, Valencian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2023
  • Clinical Research Associate II
  • Nursing Degree / Marine Sciences Degree (on hold)
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Welcome!

This is my second time creating an account in CouchSurfing, and before I go further, you can freely check my old blocked profile after 2020's pandemics here: https://archive.fo/SypGa.

My name is Ferran and I am originally from a small countryside town located in Spain. Currently working in the clinical trials field, background in nursing and started marine sciences degree in 2014 (never finished). Quitted my job thrice, to explore the world by road and sea, with no regrets. My first experience in CS was back in 2009 and since then I have surfed +40 countries and hosted many globetrotters too.

My main reason to come back and remain in this place is for connecting with other solo-backpackers, free-spirits, wildcampers, hitchhikers and sail lovers that makes you remain alive. Love exploring new places, cultures and making new friends along the way.

Defined as laidback guy, down to earth, open-minded, easy-going and good-natured. Interested in outdoor activities, long talks, challenges, environmental consciousness and to learn/understand different lifestyles. Can speak 5 languages, none of them well. Things I enjoy the most: eating, cooking, hikking, discovering and flying.

Mostly into solotravels (sorry I really love to hitchhike alone), but as you all know, happiness is only real when shared, so if you dive we can be buddies.

Can be found on:
- BeWelcome: https://www.bewelcome.org/members/dntwstxrtm
- Couchers: https://couchers.org/user/dntwstxrtm
- IG: https://www.instagram.com/dntwstxrtm/

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Coming back to why I'm back is also about the purpose in which this community was built, all the friends I've made on the way, and all the gratitude I've felt.
Always open to learn, discuss and create support connections all over the globe. At the end, we are all just passing through, so be kind, loyal, trustworthy and let's enjoy the walk.
No better place to feed your inner explorer spirit.

Interests

  • architecture
  • gardening
  • restoration
  • cycling
  • backpacking
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • hitchhiking
  • volunteering
  • trekking
  • techno
  • diving
  • climbing
  • watersports
  • globetrotting
  • hikking
  • zerowaste
  • wildcamping
  • warehouse
  • extinction rebellion
  • classicalconcerts
  • coralreefrestoration

Music, Movies, and Books

What I listen: https://www.last.fm/user/dontwasteurtime
https://open.spotify.com/user/dontwasteurtime
by genre: #postpunk #postrock #techno #trance #eurodance #8bit #punk #shoegaze.
by peace of mind: Fred Again, The Blaze, Kiasmos, Dj Heartstring, Funk Tribu, Butschi.

Films: Basically into thrillers but also like japanese/corean films. Past Lives (2023). Even if this love disappears tonight (2022). Oldboy (2003). Poor Things (2023).

Books: 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, The magic mountain by Thomas Mann.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Mt. Toubkal (4167msnm), May 2024.
- 860Km hitchhiked in Laos (Dansavan-Dien Bien Phu), Oct 2023.
- Carros de Foc Trek (65km, 3days, D+9800m), July 2023.
- Sants-Montserrat Trek (64'2km, 14h, D+3800m), May 2023.
- Changed to a remote job in 2021.
- Teide Peak (3715msnm) from Socorro's Beach (0msnm). Ruta 0-4-0, Jan 2020.
- Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895msnm), Oct 2019.
- 4.249Km hitchhiked in Central America, 2½ months, 2018.
- Atlantic Crossing on a 40ft sailing vessel, 3.420NM, Dec 2017-Jan 2018.
- Aneto Peak (3404msnm), July 2017.
- 21.066Km hitchhiked in South America, 7 months, 2017.
- Advance Open Water Diver Certificate at Red Sea (Sharm El-Sheikh), 2016.

Teach, Learn, Share

Countries visited: +75, but not into catching them all for a bucket list.

When I was younger I used to travel not to scape but as a retreat for long terms taking advantage of my seasonal position. Right now, due to I'm back at 9to5 job, I only make two trips yearly.

When doubting to book a trip always remember: If not now, when?

What I Can Share with Hosts

Insatiable curiosity to learn, flexibility and adaptability, and always willing to help with tasks.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

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