Ovidiu Palcu

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

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  • Fluent in English, French, Greek (modern), Romanian; learning Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • 113, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Journalist - Greek Association of Foreign Journalists
  • Master in Political Sciece, Univ of Athens
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About Me


Searching for the road to success!!!


Here are few pieces of information about me.

My name is Ovidiu Palcu.
I was born on June 10, (I guess this means I'm a Gemini, but I don't care about it, 'cause I don't believe in horoscopes) in Brasov city (considered in Romania the most beautiful city and the gate of entrance in Transylvania) but I lived mostly in Alba Iulia and few years in Cluj Napoca.
After studying different things in Romania and going through several jobs, I settled in Athens city, Greece where I am living permanently since 1995.

Have I mentioned that I love to travel? Oh …and I love to travel often!!! Oh …and I love to travel CHEAP!!! I travelled since today in 49 countries!!!
I studied in the best school in Greece at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and probably in the Balkans ( I guess I am not overdoing?) (http://www.uoa.gr/) where right now I am doing a PhD in Sociology.

While being close to the people in the community facing immigration challenges, I realized that most of them had a story. Being an immigrant myself, I could easily understand and empathize with the situation. But I did not just want to listen to their stories and do nothing. I decided to take a corrective step, however small, like this I enrolled with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens for a PhD program in Sociology of Migration. The key for success is education and once you pursue that then there will be many other opportunities. My commitment to learning and volunteering with several Greek organizations has helped me to integrate easier in the Greek society.


I call my long experience in Greece amazing, and I am incredibly grateful to Greece, the Greek people and in special to my new friends for this period of my life.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am active in Athens, participating to Athens CS group activities or posting and proposing events.


I hosted during the last years around 25 people, and personal I've been hosted in Poland, Romania, Belgium and France.


• Extensive reading and writing, watching movies
• Traveling
• Discovering people’s cultures
• Stimulating conversations and also learning on any subject

Music, Movies, and Books

I like watching movies, listening music or reading books, but I don't have a specific movie, song or book which I can say is my preferate.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I travelled in 49 countries
As I became more active in the community and participated more in activities during my free time, I met new great people.

Teach, Learn, Share

Share my experience in Greece, Greek cultures from the eyes of an expat and Romanian culture to Greeks

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Greece, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

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