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  • 41 references 34 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish; learning Russian
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2021
  • Self employed
  • Engineering
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Stars shine on their own light, while planets just reflec it.
I feel comfortable among people who shine on their own light too, and do not reflect others ones, doesn't matter how big or tiny the star is

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ”

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

couchsurfers in general are more open minded, have more interesting stories to tell and a more interesting attitude to travel compared with tourists who only watch but don't feel nor really experience the place they are visiting

I'm fine both with females and males - I DON'T HOST COUPLES /FAMILIES nor TEENAGERS /HITCHIKERS.
Thank you to respect my preferences.

IMPORTANT: in general i don't cook nor stay home to rest at evening, I prefer to grab something around with friends and possibly to attend some small event or live music, still going back home not too late.
Obviously my guests are supposed to join, that's the CS spirit... if you prefer to cook /rest home at evening or have already plans with friends probably I'm not the right host for you :)

My view is that CS is a way to experience the city like a local and not like a tourist, which means to live one day of his/her host and therefore to have the opportunity to watch the city through his/her eyes.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: I enjoy dealing with well organized ppl.
Too often Csurfers make requests for host then disappear then show up again last minute telling that phone died /had no internet etc.. I believe that when that's considered important can easily find the way to keep in touch, in my way of thinking it's a matter of education and respect


  • technology
  • jazz
  • geopolitics
  • history
  • sociology
  • psicology
  • economy
  • start-ups

Music, Movies, and Books

jazz, swing, blues, funky, cuban salsa. Napoleon Hill, Wallace Wattlace, Richard Lewis

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

solo travel over 50 countries

Teach, Learn, Share

everyone is better than me in some respect, i'd like to catch whatever i could by anyone

What I Can Share with Hosts

usually I book an accomodation when traveling because i'm always traveling both for business and pleasure at the same time, however would love to meet fellow members and/or attend CS events

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Italy, Switzerland

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