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Costas Yiannaras

Piraeus, Attica, Greece

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Overview

  • 51 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Greek (modern)
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Thrill-Seeker, Explorer, Adventurer
  • Restoration of Monuments and Art, Un...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Find the poetry to eradicate the routine of the everyday

ABOUT ME

I practice sports, I read and travel a lot. I find almost everything interesting, I am trying to learn all I can.
I want to experience the perfect, complete mosaic of experiences and cultures our world is comprised of. And I know that, sooner or later, I will succeed.
I believe that everyone must have one target: to improve themselves, in mind, body, and soul. Nothing is off limits if we believe in ourselves, so stop wasting your time, and act!
I like meeting new people and have a nice time with them - from deep, philosophical conversations to crazy parties and everything in between.
I am member of AEGEE (European Students Forum) and ESN (Erasmus Student Network).

PHILOSOPHY

To die everyday. To be born everyday. To refuse all that you own everyday. Be always uneasy, unhappy, unsettled. When a habit becomes convenient, crush it.
We have but one moment. Let's transform this moment to eternity. There is no other immortality.

Love responsibility. Say: I, me alone have the duty to save the world. If it is not saved, it is my fault.
Dont ask: are we going to win? Are we going to lose? FIGHT!
Never recognise the borders of humanity! Break all borders! Refuse what you eyes see. Die saying: there is no death!

By Nikos Kazantzakis

-The things that didn't happen, are the things we didn't desire enough.
-Pain is temporary, victory is forever!
-Change what you can. Accept what you cannot. Be wise enough to understand the difference.
-The greatest wealth is to be satisfied with few things.
-Be kind, because every man you meet is fighting a difficult battle.
-Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

2 days in Oslo, Norway.
2 days in Oulu, Finland.
1 day in Kemi, Finland.
1 day in Sodankyla, Finland.
3 days in Helsinki, Finland.
2 days in Warsaw, Poland.
3 days in Lublin, Poland.
2 days in Kezmarok, Slovakia.
2 days in Trencin, Slovakia.
2 days in Thessaloniki, Greece.
3 days in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2 days in Utrecht, Netherlands.
2 days in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
1 day in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
3 days in Bucharest, Romania.
2 days in Prespa, Greece.
4 days in Lisbon, Portugal.
1 day in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
3 days in Bratislava, Slovakia.
2 days in Hamburg, Germany.
2 days in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Full of great experiences!

Interests

Foreign languages, Long-distance Running, Chess, Cave Descent, Mountain Climbing, Archeology, Mathematics, Literature, Horse-riding, Strategy games, Theatre.

Music, Movies & Books

SOME BOOKS
Gates of Fire - Steven Pressfield
The Dark Angel - Mika Valtari
The Song of Ice and Fire - G.R.R. Martin
Anything from Plato, Agatha Christie, Nikos Kazantzakis or the great Lord Dansany

SOME MUSIC
Alkinoos Ioannides
Within Temptation
Indica
In Flames

SOME MOVIES
Legends of the Fall
Braveheart
V for Vendetta
Memento
Hero (Chinese)
Jade Warrior (Finnish-Chinese)
Romanzo Criminale (Italian)
Captain Alatriste (Spanish)
Pullet aux Prunes (French)
Touch of Spice (Greek)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

DONE: Crossed Russia and Mongolia with the Transiberian Railway, and arrived to China after 37 days trip and 11.000 km crossed by train & bus.
Skydiving!
Studying Chinese language and civilization in China.
Horseriding in Sahara desert and in the Mongolian Steppes.
Climbed mountain Olympus (2919m) in one day, descent at night using the moonlight.
Erasmus in Poland!!!
Travelled to > 50 countries :)

SEEN:
The sunset behind the volcano of Santorini.
The northern lights in the Arctic Circle.

Teach, Learn, Share

Well, I travelled to many countries on the budget so I can give you travelling information.
I know Greece especially well, having been almost everywhere (and I mean everywhere - it is not so big a country!), so if you plan to visit (even neighboring countries) and you have questions, just ask for advice!

I speak Chinese Mandarin, and practice is always something good, so I would like to practice with you if you are a native speaker.

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

China, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Poland

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