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To pause my life, drop everything & travel the world!
I don't put labels; I never judge, nor classify.
I believe that the best way to travel the world is to be consumed by the culture and way of life of the people rather than to be an irrelevant spectator.
Also, don't believe everything that those crazy people below say about me. Lets start clean, no expectations, just pure unadulterated human interaction. By the way, I'm Chester, and would be nice to meet you!
And if you haven't noticedu yet, I tend to write loooong references!
I cant help it! :D
TODAY will only happen ONCE!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Share my home, my country, and spread friendships one couch at a time.
One piece of advice, never leave your couch status on 'Available' when traveling, you will still get requests that you won't be able to reply or too late to reply. Of course, this will result in an awfully low reply rate. And yes, I learned it the hard way!
I have had the pleasure of meeting and staying with some very beautiful and amazing people, either by myself or with my other CS friends/ non-CS friends (which I dragged to be members already).
It would not be right to stand out some and leave out others. But some of the CS experiences turn into dear friends who i do my best to keep bumping into as much as possible.
Thank you to all!
I enjoy the outdoors. I like adventure sports. I'm a mountaineer and a surfer. I learned to surf & climb before I even learned to walk.
When not sitting in the boring office, nor exploring the world, I run. I do marathons and trail running. So, when everything else fails, I run!
I love all sorts of music, from heart-warming ballads, to ear-breaking hard rock, from the jiggy r&b to nonsense rap and booop whoop music, I love'em all!
My non-breathing best friend is my iPod, no doubt about it. I could just turn it on, shut the world and run until the road can follow us!
I also love to read, philosophy, science, travel and history books. I am always fascinated in history of the world, the mysteries and uniqueness of each culture. I also find pleasure reading current events, and see how the world is constantly changing, even if I lazily lie on my bed all day...In other words I'm such a Geek! Whatever! :D
In doing all these things, I always bring my camera, be it the simplest disposable camera or the usual compact point-and-shoot digicam or the latest dslr. I never leave home without them. A moment gone is gone forever, so I have to capture life and moments as much as I can.
Music, Movies, and Books
Please see above...I'm too lazy to enumerate!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Just One? Oh come on!
-running with the bulls in Pamplona
-standing on the edge of Pulpit rock in Norway
-swimming in a river of tomatoes in Tomatina festival
-sitting on the edge of the a big rock in Machu Pichu when everyone else has gone homeomk
-Octoberfest, hell yeah!!
-Marrakech & Atlas mountains, just awesome
-Burning in hell in Las Fallas in Valencia
-Sunsets in Jericoacoara in Brasil
-Salkantay trek in Peru
-road trip from zadar to athens, luxembourg to san sebastian
-Semana Santa in Sevilla
-simple sunday family lunch
... to be continued
Teach, Learn, Share
Surprise! Surprise! I will leave this portion out, let's have some spontaneity!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In