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  • 55 references 34 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Greek (modern), Spanish; learning Russian
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Thrill-Seeker, Explorer, Adventurer
  • Restoration of Monuments and Art, University of Athens
  • From Athens, Attica, Greece
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About Me

Maintain a healthy mind in a healthy body.

I practice sports, read books and travel a lot. I find everything interesting, so I am trying to learn all I can.
I want to experience everything this world has to offer.

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.

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 recognize 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!
-Be strong enough to change what you can. Be patient enough to accept what you cannot change. Be wise enough to understand the difference.
-The greatest wealth is to be satisfied with few things.
-Be kind, because every person you meet is fighting a difficult battle.
-Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


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.
3 days in Izmir, Turkey.
4 days in Kyoto, Japan.
Full of great experiences!

I stopped CS for a few years, but now I am back!


Foreign languages, Long-distance Running, Chess, Mountain Climbing, Archeology, Mathematics, Literature, Strategy games.

  • literature
  • poetry
  • running
  • partying
  • chess
  • traveling
  • skydiving
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • archeology
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • study abroad

Music, Movies, and 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

Alkinoos Ioannides
Within Temptation

Legends of the Fall
V for Vendetta
Jade Warrior (Finnish-Chinese)
Romanzo Criminale (Italian)
Captain Alatriste (Spanish)
Pullet aux Prunes (French-Iranian)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Traveled from Shanghai, China to Athens, Greece by land.
100+ hour non-stop train ride!
Completed Ironman 140.6!
Became fluent in Mandarin Chinese!
Visited 100+ Greek Islands!
Climbed a 6.000+ metre peak!
Erasmus in Poland!
Traveled to 101 countries (and counting) ;)

The sunset behind the volcano of Santorini.
The northern lights in the Arctic Circle.
The starry sky in all its' magnificence in the Moroccan desert.

Teach, Learn, Share

Well, I travelled to many countries in a 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, 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, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Poland

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