Gianluca Pardelli

Livorno, Toscana, Italy

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  • Fluent in English, German, Italian, Russian; learning Arabic, French, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • photojournalist, nomad
  • University of Udine, University of Leipzig, Humboldt Univ...
  • From Livorno (Italy)
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About Me


Etiamsi omnes, ego non


Traveller, linguist, photojournalist, amateur entomologist, Italian.


Every night and every morn
Some to misery are born,
Every morn and every night
Some are born to sweet delight.

Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.

We are led to believe a lie
When we see not thro' the eye,
Which was born in a night to perish in a night,
When the soul slept in beams of light.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


My first CS experience was in Chisinau, back in 2010. It was dirty, wet and muddy, but all in all it was positive. Since then surfed in Transnistria, Russia, Kazakhstan, Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, Tatarstan, Republic of Mari-El, Mordovia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Palestine, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Austria, Wales, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Abkhazia, Circassia, Kabardia, Ossetia, Ingushetia, Dagestan, China, Korea, Japan, Oman, England, Luxembourg, Czech Republic ...


The references are there to tell this part of the story.


Former Soviet Union - Geopolitical backwaters and unrecognised countries - Arthropods, Amphibians and most of the rest - Cinema - Literature - Old smelly books, antiquities and paraphernalia - Languages and sometimes even linguistic - Photography and photojournalism - Writing - Drawing - Architecture and Urban planning - Tasty food - Tasteless Vodka - Babushkas' tales - Gypsies - Ethnology - History - Ahnenerbe.

Music, Movies, and Books

a film: Underground, Kusturica.
a song: Night, Kino.
a book: One hundred years of solitude, Marquez.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I'm almost living the life I wanted to have, even if sometimes I am not aware of it.

Teach, Learn, Share

Travelled around quite a lot. Stories to be told.
Visit for a foretaste.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Freshly cooked Italian food.

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mali, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Italy

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