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Overview

  • 1 Reference
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 58, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • retired planes and helicopter pilot
  • aeronautical construction
  • From Novara, Piemonte, Italy
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

After aeronautical bachelor I've been in the Italian Air Force as a pilot, my duty has been mainly in search and rescue in alpine environment, retired after 37 years of career.
I'm married with a fantastic wife and together have a couple of marvelous son and daughter.
I'm always been a sport lover, a traveller and a reader.
First thing at retirement I went to Santiago de Compostela running and walking, now I want to cycle around Europe and more.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

My idea of travel is not only satisfy eyes and brain but meet people and the way of living in different countries, so what's best of Couchsurfing? exchanging information, ideas maybe cooking for my host a juicy italian dish. And more, traveling by bike on long trips, sometimes it becomes hard to find a place where to camp near towns, last but not least economy.

Interests

  • photography
  • reading
  • sports
  • travel
  • nature
  • motorbikes

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

a 240 km long running in the desert in 4 days, alone and in auto sufficiency apart from water
You can see something more in my blog: ilsimoningiro.blogspot.it

Teach, Learn, Share

teach not much, learn a lot and share honesty and italian friendliness

What I Can Share with Hosts

energy and enthusiasm to life

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy

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