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Davide Vadala'

Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Special Region (Java), Indonesia

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Overview

  • 157 Positive References2 Neutral2 Negative
  • Fluent in English, Italian; learning French, German, Indonesian, Romanian, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Traveler, BioClimatic Architect-Engi...
  • Degree in Construction Engineering a...
  • From Born in Reggio Calabria, Grew up in Rome
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learning and experiencing while looking for armony

ABOUT ME

After 7 years of happy usage of CS, I had to leave my first 2 bad references to mum and daughter (and unfortunately to receive in return as a revenge). So please, if you are planning to lose control of yourself after getting drunk or using drugs, you are totally free to do it, but please don't host me, I prefer to sleep on the road rather than dealing with unpleasant situations.

Now my ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: I'm a pretty relaxed guy, more of a tea person than a party animal, spending most of my time travelling and learning as much as I can about life. I'm vegetarian and I usually move by bicycle. And yes, I usually impress people because despite I'm Italian I don't eat anything that has inside even a tiny little bit of...tomatoes! Me and my girlfriend made a website about our travel stories, where you can find out more about us and our eternal Nomad Travel! I already quit my job 2 times to go travelling for a long time. The first time I resigned, I was three months in Arcosanti, Arizona's desert, where I attended a workshop in the first arcology prototype, where a community life is set up and people try to live in frugality avoiding consumerism. The second time I travelled for 9 months through India (where I also lived in another ecological community Sadhana Forest - Auroville), Nepal and Turkey before going back to Italy hitchiking through Balkans. I also attended a MSc dealing with BioClimatic architecture and I worked for an architectural firm that projects passive houses. I like very much sports, in the last years I practiced acrobatics, tennis, soccer, Capoeira, Yoga, Rock Climbing, judo, etc. I like everything I can do, cycling, volleyball, hiking on the mountains or just running in the middle of the desert with bunnies and roadrunners! :) I'm becoming addicted to nature and trekking thanks to my last experiences in Nepal (3 weeks trekking for 300 km with a mx altitude of 5500 m) and Turkey (Valleys in Cappadocia)

PHILOSOPHY

"There is no happiness for those who never travel, Rohita! By dint of staying in the men society, Even the best man gets lost. Go on travel. The traveller'€™s feet become flowers, And his soul grows and gives fruits And his vicious are washed up by the effort of travelling. The fate of the one who stays still, doesn'€™t move. It sleeps when he falls asleep and it gets up when he wakes up. So go, travel, Rohita" Brahmana

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Mainly surfing, since I'm always travelling around, but in the rare occasions that I stopped and I had a place by myself, I enjoyed also hosting and having people at my place.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

After 7 years of happy usage of CS, I had to leave my first 2 bad reference (and unfortunately receive in return my first one). So please, if you are planning to get drunk and lose control of yourself, please don't host me, I prefer to sleep on the road rather than dealing with unpleasant situations.

Interests

Travel, Sustainability, Spontaneous Art and Architecture, Photography, Sports, Reading, Music, Alternative lifestyle and ways of living, Nature, Trekking, Juggling (spinning poi balls)

Music, Movies & Books

I don't enjoy watching movies, I feel like I'm wasting time doing nothing, but my gf is trying to teach me this unknown art to me :) I enjoy reading and listening to music, despite often I don't have time while travelling. My favourite authors are Tiziano Terzani, and Herman Hesse. I listen to a little bit of all kind of music, but i definitely prefer rock-ska-gipsy-folk oriented music.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-Hiking in Nepali Himalaya, 3 weeks trekking, 300 km long with a max altitude of 5500 m -Living in Arcosanti, Arizona Desert and watching the clearest sky ever at night -Hitchhiking from Rome to North Cape and back, over 10000 km - Scuba diving in Cuba - Receiving as a gift some mangoes from one of the poorest man we met, while we were stuck hitchiking without food and water. He gave us everything he had without even thinking about it. - Attending Kumbh Mela in Haridwar - India, the biggest meeting in the world, with millions of people - Seeing some very strong Northern lights in the perfect night

Teach, Learn, Share

I think that sharing is the direction to be taken: sharing experiences, sharing knowledge, sharing structures. Sadly the world doesn't seem to go this way... Without sharing there is no human progress

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Italy, United States

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