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  • 94 References 74 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Adventurer & Long Distance Touring Cyclist
  • Bachelors degree in Software Engineering from McGill Univ...
  • From Piatra Neamț, Neamț County, Romania
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Successfully cycling across the Americas from Alaska to Argentina.

ABOUT ME

As a collge student, I spent most of my summers traveling around different parts of the world. In 2013 I cycled across much of northern and eastern Europe and in 2014 I hitchhiked from Paris in France to Tehran in Iran. In 2015, I decided to embark on a much more ambitious travel project, that of being the first Romanian to cycle across all continental countries of the Americas, from Deadhorse in Alaska, to the southern tip of Argentina.

PHILOSOPHY

Realising that we are the creators of our own experience - the happiness and the suffering - is the beginning of wisdom and the beginning of growing up.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I participate by hosting, by being hosted, having cultural exchanges and interesting talks with my guests and hosts and attending CS meetings in different cities around the world.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I had participated to the Monthly/Weekly CS meeting in:
Budapest (Sept.23rd, 2009);
Freiburg (Nov.2009);
Bruxelles (Nov.2009);
Montréal (March 6th, 2009);
Cluj-Napoca (June 24th, 2011);

"Les Couchsurfeurs explorateurs" conference on Romania
Montreal (Dec, 2009);

I hosted so far in:

MONTRÉAL,QC,CANADA

Leo Butler and Caleb Robert from Sydney, Australia (4 nights, 2010);
Michael Verdirame and his girlfriend Ellen from Toronto, Canada (1 night, 2011);

PIATRA-NEAMŢ, ROMANIA

Irina Dihori & 2 friends from Bucharest, Romania (1 night, 2011);
Ellise & Jean from Paris, France (1 night, 2011);
Przemek Skwarczyński & his 3 friends from Poland (1 night, 2011);
Fanny & Marine from France (1 night, 2011);
Ulrich from Germany (3 nights, 2011);
Otilia Lefter from Călăraşi, Romania and Davide Vadala from Rome, Italy (1 night, 2011);
Sergej Chapoknysch from Ukraine/Germany (2 nights, 2011);
Marcia Luz from Portugal and Eric Conrath from Germany (3 nights, 2011);
Catherine Leonard and Toby Bond from UK (1 night, 2011);
Jessica London Shields from Chicago, USA (2 nights, 2012);
Matteo Speranza from Italy and his 2 friends from France (1 night, 2012);
Rémi Begassat & David Chédane from France (3 nights, 2013);
Yuri Zavarin (4 nights, 2014);

HERLEV, DENMARK

Timothy Jordan and his friend (2 nights, 2013);
Omri Lahav (2 nights, 2013);

I have been hosted by:

HUNGARY
Gergely Timar (Budapest 3 nights);
Bálint Halmi (Budapest 1 night);
Yannick Lamour(Pécs,1 night);
Csaba Kocsor (Pécs, 1 night);
Árpad Faludi (Keszthély,3 nights);

AUSTRIA
Matthias Albert (Wien, 4 nights);

SLOVAKIA
Kostas Gougas (Bratislava, 3 nights);

POLAND
Paulina Kielar (Krakow, 2 nights);
Krzysztof Leski(Warszawa, 4 nights);

CZECH REPUBLIC
Martin Nedved (Praha, 2 nights);

GERMANY
Peter Ridder (Nürnberg, 3 nights);
Lena Ra (Berlin, 2 nights);
Valentina Pireddu (Potsdam, 1 night);
Judith Winter (Dresden, 2 nights);

FRANCE
Pascal Pernot (Strasbourg, 4 nights);
Christophe Kriscom (Paris, 3 nights);
Julie Prissette (Lille, 2 nights);

BELGIUM
Sébastien Pepinster (Liège, 3 nights);
Vlad Ciocotişan (Bruxelles/Brussel, 1 night);
Sven Van Den Meerssche (Bruxelles/ Brussel, 3 nights);

NETHERLANDS
Irina Cojocaru & Horia Ciochină (Utrecht, 1 night);
Jérémie Robichaud (Den Haag, 2 nights);
Sjoerd Vosse (Haarlem, 2 nights);
René van Rijsselt (Eindhoven, 1 night);

ROMANIA
Ionuţ Radu (Cluj-Napoca, 4 nights);
Răzvan (Craiova, 1 night);
Narcisa Postu (met for coffee in Bucharest);
Iuliana Melțer (met for coffee in Bucharest);

U.S.A.
Lester Black (Boston, MA, 4 nights);
Cameron Walker (Livingston, MT, 2 nights);
Zondra Skertich (Jardine, MT, 1 night);
Jeffrey & Deborah F. (Idaho Falls, ID, 3 nights);
Dylan Schwindt & Mike (Cortez, CO, 1 night);
Madeline Powers (Farmington, NM, 4 nights);

SERBIA
Nenad Bumbić (Beograd, 3 nights);
Artu (Užice, 1 night);

UKRAINE
Oleksandr Kravtsov (Kiev, 3 nights);
Gerard Garcia (Sevastopol, 1 night);
Pavel Parfenchik (Mariupol, 1 night);

ITALY
Valerio Chiurchiu (Rome, 1 night);
Nicola R. (Senigallia, 1 night);

DENMARK
Lily Lee (Odense, 1 night);

SWEDEN
Kristoffer Linde (Helsingborg, 1 night);
David Granqvist (Linkoping, 1 night);
Memo Abbeholm (Stockholm, 2 nights);

FINLAND
Sara Luotonen (Turku, 2 nights);

ESTONIA
Xavier Arnaud (Narva, 2 nights);

RUSSIA
Margarita Zubkova (Saint Petersburg, 2 nights);
Boris Stadnik (Rostov on Don, 2 nights);

GREECE
Yannis Lazanas (Athens, 1 night);

KOSOVO
Attila Nagy (Mitrovica, 2 nights);

IRAN
Shaheidari Shahab (Tehran, 4 nights);
Milad Rabie (Tehran, 1 night);
Saeed Sadeghian (Isfahan, 1 night);

CANADA
Erin Murphy (Whitehorse, 6 nights);
Gelly Mandapat (Fort Saint John, 3 nights);
Cynthia Livingstone (Dawson Creek, 1 night);

EL SALVADOR
David Tajtapepechul (1 night);

COSTA RICA
Walter Rojas (Liberia, 2 nights);
Julio Chaves (Quepos, 1 night);

PANAMA
Andres Alvarado (Panama city, 4 nights);

COLOMBIA
Juan Sebastian (Apartado, 1 night)
Monica Alejandra (Carepa, 3 nights);
Mauricio Mellan (Medellin, 3 nights);
Milo Osorio (Medellin, 3 weeks);
Rene Reyes (Bucaramanga, 3 nights);
Karen Manrique (Pamplona, 2 nights);
Angie Porras (Cucuta, 2 nights);
Eliceo Matapi (Leticia, 3 nights);

VENEZUELA
Esthela/Hady Gomez (El Poblito near San Cristobal, 2 nights);
Chicho Sayago (San Cristobal, 3 nights);
Jeri Lee (El Tigre, 3 nights);
Katherine Hidalgo (Puerto Ordaz, 2 nights);

BRAZIL
Natascya (Boa Vista, Roraima, 3 nights);
Altamiro Vilhena (Boa Vista, 2 weeks);
Anny Caroline (Macapá, 5 nights);
Thiago Antonio Pimentel Ferreira (Manaus, 11 nights);
Ney Nascimento (Manaus, 5 nights);
Janete Crosa (Manaus, 2 weeks);

SURINAME
Abbz Conejos (Paramaribo, 3 nights);

FRENCH GUIANA
Clément Béguet (Kourou, 2 nights);
Meyer Fabrice (Kourou, 1 night);
Franck & Marie Ostermann (Cayenne, 4 nights);

PERU
Gabriel Garciar (Iquitos, 5 nights);

ECUADOR
ALexis Martinez (Quito, 6 nights);

Interests

Adventure, Cycling, Trekking, Hiking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Science, Litterature, History.

Music, Movies, and Books

BOOKS:
*"Zorba The Greek" by N. Kazantzakis;

*"Siddharta" by Hesse;

*"Ion" by L.Rebreanu;

*"The Little Prince" by A. de Saint Exupéry;

*"Cel mai iubit dintre pământeni by Marin Preda

*"Noapte de sânziene" by Mircea Eliade

*"The Shah of Shahs" by Ryszard Kapucinski

*"Women" by Charles Bukowski

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

* Sea diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

* Successfully completing a bike trip of 2500 km between Denmark and Romania via Scandinavia and Russia.

* Climbing Damavand peak (5671 m) in Iran-the highest volcano in Asia.

*Climbing Orizaba peak (5636 m) in Mexico-the highest volcano in North America.

* Hitchhiking from France to Iran.

* Getting started on my biggest adventure yet, cycling the Americas from Alaska to Argentina.

Teach, Learn, Share

It is my pleasure to share with other fellow travelers, cycle tourers, globe-trotters and anyone interested, my cycling adventures and travel stories, as well as learn from them their wisdom words, culture , experiences and their advices.

I could teach you how to travel in a cheap manner, hiking&rock climbing, cycle touring.

Also, I like to share my world history knowledge with whomever is interested in the subject.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Many stories from my previous travels, local tips, food and drinks.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Suriname, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Vatican City State, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Denmark, Romania

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