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Overview

  • 116 references 68 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Italian; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Traveling, learning new languages, writing, drawing, prog...
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About Me

Couchsurfing in one paragraph:
"Anyone hosting a Couchsurfer got an earful of intense and unforgettable stories, which weren’t likely to happen to anyone spending their nights in a comfortable, yet painfully boring hotel room. After all, the goal of a hotel was to make the guest feel at home even abroad; but that was the last thing a real traveler wanted! The experience of different customs, hearing the host’s own stories, immersing yourself in a new culture; these are the real reasons to travel. Otherwise why bother getting off your own couch?"
(from "Brave Old Europe" - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0822MBDMF)

I love traveling (surprise!), drawing, writing and learning new languages.
I'm rather creative and sociable even though I have a degree in Computer Science. Another great hobby of mine is music, I couldn't live without it! I love playing the guitar (classic and electric), I learned harmonica and one day I will start with piano!

I also wrote a book about couchsurfing and Erasmus
In English: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0822MBDMF
In Italian: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0822N7WR3
In German: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0822M28KB/

Some wise sentences that inspire me when hosting, being hosted or travelling:

"A foreigner is just a friend you haven't met"
[Unknown]

"Travel is the best education a clever man can find"
[J. W. von Goethe]

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
(Oscar Wilde)

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there"
[L. Carroll]

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it."
[John Steinbeck]

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couchsurfers are the last hope to save our planet from wars, ignorance and hate. I try to do my best hosting people when I can, showing the city I'm currently living in to other CS and trying to be a good guest when hosted.

I couchsurfed a bit everywhere in Europe and I had generally great experiences so far! The lowest (yet good for my self-esteem) moment was probably a male host trying to hit on me... So this is probably a good point to mention that, though I have nothing against people using Couchsurfing for dating or (consensual) random sex, I am 100% hetero.

I also hope couchsurfing can help recovering from the negative effects of covid lockdowns. It was hard to see more than a year passing by without traveling much.

Interests

Except the usual and trivial "travels, open-minded people, different cultures", I like everything which involves creativity, science or technique. I also like to talk with interesting people and listen to their opinion or experience in the most diverse topics. As a consequence of that I am not a party guy, but I enjoy much more a relaxed evening, sipping some good wine, maybe playing games or music together.

  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • education
  • wine
  • partying
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • computer science
  • teaching
  • history
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • science
  • study abroad
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:
Isaac Asimov, Galileo Galilei, Oscar Wilde, Herman Hesse, Alessandro Baricco...

Comics:
Keno Don Rosa, Karl Barks, Herge, XIII, Jean Van Hamme, Ted Benoit, Quino, Schulz, Vittorio Giardino...

Movies:
Casablanca, Star Wars, Marx Brothers, Aliens, Blade Runner...

Music:
J. S. Bach, Pink Floyd, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, Steva Vai, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Fabrizio de Andre', Francesco Guccini

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Couchsurfing
Erasmus in Linz (Austria)
Dawn on the Dolomites
Diving in Dominica island

Teach, Learn, Share

I know pretty much of graphics, programming and mathematics.
I'm always keen to learn new things, especially history and languages.
I have some issues with practical things and I'd like to find a solution to this big problem :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Music. Travel stories. Weird questions about their country/culture.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Italy

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