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  • 12 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Romanian; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Flutter Developer
  • University „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Iași: 2010-2013 (undergr...
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About Me


Understanding the world. A goal that I want to reach by reading any book that gives some insights about the world that we live in, about why things are the way they are. That's why I focus now a lot more on History, although I was reading a lot of literature before that. Travelling is not a goal for me. I rather read a book about a city or a country that visit it - I get more insights that way.


I'm not a very outgoing person. It takes a little time before a person gets under my skins, but once it's there, it stays there. I want to thing of myself like the kind of person that other people can depend on. I'm the one that helps you with your luggage and other things like that.


„Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm only willing to host verified members. Or those that have references.

Hosting sometimes. I'm participating by reading as much as I can about the city I currently live in (Bucharest) and spread the knowledge that I have among the travels that I meet.

I will sound arrogant, but please keep in mind some things before messaging me:

1. My name is not Lulian, it's Iulian. With a capital 'i'. Who writes their name in lowercase?
2. Don't randomly ask me for info about the COVID restrictions in Bucharest. Check the official sites - the site of your embassy in Romania, for example.
3. I might host you, but I'm not your vacation planner. Do your own research on what you want to visit. Texting me asking for recommendation before you even arrived says to me that you are not willing to do any research. I can give you recommendations, but in person. I don't enjoy giving recommendation to people that I haven't even meet and I don't know what they like to visit.
4. If I reply that I'm too busy to show you around, then I'm too busy to show you around. Sending me another message will not change that.
5. I would appreciate if you can speak more than the basic English. I don't want to feel that I'm stuck with a stranger in the house with whom I can't communicate with.


Mostly meetings with other Couchsurfers.


Culture, philosophy, literature, history, movies, old buildings, historical centers, music, biographies.

  • culture
  • literature
  • news
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

I mostly listen to rock; old school like Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, but also new gothic metal bands from across Europe, american psychedelic and blues rock bands - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Angels, The Black Keys. I read philosophy, Russian novels, Lucian Boia (a romanian historian); I also like contemporary authors like Haruki Murakami, Kauzo Ishiguro. About movies, I'm a fan of the european cinema. Usually I watch old movies. My favorites are those from the italian neorealism movement that influenced my way of seeing the world. I also like the french cinema, Jean Renoir and Godard are my favorites.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When the snow was pretty big in January, I brought myself a shovel and start clearing the snow from the pavement's in Bucharest. I did this for more than 10 days. I was on the news for days with this initiative. And still now I don't think it was much of a big deal. I just finished my exams and didn't want to stay in my dorm room.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My secret recipe of mango and sweet potatoes salad.

Countries I’ve Visited

Croatia, Hungary, Moldova

Countries I’ve Lived In

Romania, Spain

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