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Learning and experiencing life while reaching harmony
Update: After almost a decade 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 are running a quite popular travel blog where we upload our travel photos and stories. There you can find out more about us and our travels http://www.nomadtravellers.com/
I already quit my job 2 times to go travelling for a long time, and since last time in 2009 I've never gone back to a conventional life. Since 2011 my better half Oti joined me in my peregrinations, and we spent amazing time together exploring our planet. This is her CS profile https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/oti88
I experienced community living for several months in two big projects in Arcosanti (Usa) and Sadhana Forest - Auroville (India) trying to live in frugality avoiding consumerism, plus a series of smaller projects.
I'm quite active, I can't stay without doing anything, and while I don't get to practice too many sports while travelling, in the last years I practiced acrobatics, tennis, soccer, Capoeira, Yoga, Rock Climbing, judo, etc.
I'm addicted to nature and hiking and my longest trek was 3 consecutive weeks in the Nepali Himalaya walking for 300 km with a max altitude of 5500 m.
"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 whenever I stop for longer time somewhere and I have the possibility to host, I'm happy to exchange the favour and to receive happy guests.
Travel, Sustainability, Spontaneous Art and Architecture, Photography, Sports, Reading, Music, Alternative lifestyle and ways of living, Nature, Trekking
Music, Movies, and 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, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Indonesia, Italy, Romania, United States