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  • 8 references 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Italian; learning French, Spanish, Thai
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Travel designer - blogger -
  • Laurea in architettura di interni e arredamento
  • From Gela, Sicily, Italy
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About Me

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Facebook www.facebook.com/MirkoBennardowanderluster
Instagram: lontanodaqui_

The concept of “FAR FROM HERE” (www.facebook.com/MirkoBennardowanderluster) it is not limited to geographical distance from mine place of birth, but represents an unstoppable desire to travel towards others destinations as soon as I get where I want to be. It's a nomadic existence, a la constant search for new desires and venturing into uncharted territories. I left Italy seven years ago after having carried on the company together with my brother family's.

In response to an emotional crisis, I embarked on the Camino de Santiago, taking approximately 35 days to complete the journey from Port Saint-Jean to Finisterre, then extending it to Portugal and France, and finally back to Italy. Upon my return I discussed with my family the decision to leave without the certainty of a return. In a period of one month, I liquidated all my available assets, including a car purchased just 13 months earlier that I still owed money on pay off installment payments and all property.
I spent five months in Nepal for volunteer projects, I continued mine commitment to volunteering by moving to Thailand, to Phuket, where I worked for four months at a rehabilitation center for gibbons rescued from illegal trafficking. During the trip, I received a job offer from an online tour operator specialized in Italian customers wishing to visit Thailand. I chose Koh Phangan as my base of operations, a place that had inspired me intense emotions during my first solo holiday in 2016. I spent a year working online and continuing to explore Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, I have suffered a dismissal after a period of time.
I started planning to open my own travel agency but things didn't happen they were as simple as I thought so I needed more time and more funds available. I then rededicated myself to looking for employment until I have received an offer in Bangkok, where I moved in January. During this time, I worked in a travel agency during the day and provided assistance at a hostel in the evening in exchange for accommodation, in order to save on rental costs.

After just three months I lost this new job due to the pandemic and I lived in the hostel for eight months alone with the owner until I accepted a initially employed as an after-school teacher using Lego bricks, and later as a full-time teacher at an international school in Thailand. It was a long wait but less than two years later I returned to Koh Phangan where I founded Phangan Travel Thailand, tourism services and guest houses for travelers in Koh Phangan, throughout Thailand and Nepal.

Today, reflecting on the future, I shared a thought on my Instagram profile @lontanodaqui_, stating that: “change brings with it both fear and excitement.” It is known that to "see the rainbow you have to accept the rain", so if you want it authentically undertaking a change and discovering the excitement that comes with it is necessary face and overcome the fear it entails.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

My best travel memories are about people that i met and i can't stop to do it .


  • design
  • partying
  • movies
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • beaches
  • mountains
  • travel
  • photo
  • food
  • cinema
  • nature
  • beach
  • trekking
  • spirituality
  • hippie
  • travels
  • video
  • sea
  • party
  • exploring
  • exploring new places
  • mountain climbing
  • emotions
  • clubs
  • editing
  • exploring nature
  • sexuality
  • open minded
  • experiences
  • open mind
  • trip
  • mountain hiking
  • food lover
  • open minded people
  • couple
  • swinger
  • hiking in the mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

I love quietness and parties, classical music and psytrance.
I love silence but i love loud music .
I am a bit of everything and i like all the kind of arts .

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Launch with a parachute.
Saint Jacobs way
Everest Base camp
20 days trip alone on the Himalaya ended up rescued by helicopter.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Nepal, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Nepal, Thailand

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