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Riz al-Rakhmat

Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

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  • 133 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Indonesian, Javanese, Malay; learning Arabic, Dutch, Nepali, Thai
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Journalist, Assistant professor and ...
  • B.A in Indonesian/ Malay Languages a...
  • From Mojokerto, East Java, Indonesia
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

नमस्ते / Namaste/ Ciao

"I stopped renting a flat 2013, and sell some of my stuff I dont need. Out of the comfort zone. Quit from the job in Indonesia. Now I don't have a job and a place to stay, just a tent which I brought. Today I dedicated my life just for traveling with hitching and camping. I want to learn from this trip and the wonderful people I was met"

Me: I such as other Indonesia people, very friendly and always smile to everyone Single backpacker, Hitchhiker, Nomad, Journalist, Free diver, The walking freeman, Helper, Indonesian, Simple, Socialist, Tolerance, Handsome !-_-

2010: Hitchhiking + camping around Indonesia

2011: Finished with university

2012: Became a journalist in Indonesia and Singapore

2013: Leaving Indonesia for work holiday in Oz and hitchhiking + camping around Asia

2014: Teach in Thailand (on the road)

2015: Europe hitchhiking (on Augustus 2015)


I hosting and surfing with people from www.trustroots.org hospitality for hitchhikers coz I'm hitchhiker. You can see about me at my trustroots profil https://www.trustroots.org/#!/profile/rizalhunter

What its www.trustroots.org

MANIFESTO We want a world that encourages trust, adventure and intercultural connections.

Our unselfish willingness to help each other should not be monetized. Trustroots is completely free to use and will remain so forever.

We believe in beauty, simplicity and transparency.

We emphasize community.

See you!

""This is an early prototype of a travellers' community for sharing, hosting and getting people together. Built with hitchhikers in mind. Travel anywhere and easily find great people who want to meet you as well. See where other travellers are and help each other out, whether through welcoming them to your home, sharing your stories or becoming friends.""

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I'm flexible when it comes to sleeping arrangements. I’m not picky and will happily sleep on a floor. I’ve slept in some funny places, for example: In a bush, in a field, in an abandoned building, on a park bench, in a garage, under a staircase, on a staircase, or just in a train or bus station. So keep in mind that whatever sleeping arrangement you have to offer is much appreciated. " Never pay to sleep, People don’t pay for sleep, they pay for comfort"


I'm interested a local food and cooking. As a low budget traveler I interested about street food, I never have problem. Also interested vegetarian food, but do know that I appreciate when a host can recommend me a vegan-friendly place to eat.


-I'm a coffee junkie. I love having a coffee everywhere I go. Before traveling I worked at a coffee shop and now I'm addicted. If you have a favorite coffee shop, let me know! -I also enjoy cheap beer. I'm on a budget though, so going to da club and spending a lot of money isn't my thing.




friends, coffe, beer, juice, vegan, animals, zoo, pool, sea, Jack Johnson, Singapore, volunteer, fish, tiger beer, bintang beer, backpacking, partying, www[dot]backpackerindonesia[dot]com, run, hitchhiking, guys, beach, camping, camfire, relationship, East Lesser Sunda Islands, Alor Island, Nepal, Himalayas, and you ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Music, Movies & Books


talking about movies that I like is the movie about a family, because the film which tells about the family will give us the inspiration to build the warmth of our family, Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)Juno (Jason Reitman) , Biutiful (Alejandro González Iñárritu) , Into the Wild (Sean Penn)


Music is a calming energy to me, the music is light and tell about my journey and of my life. easier and simple Jazz, Pop (James Blunt, Jack Johnson, Mika)


On The Road/ Jack Kerouac The Geography of Bliss/ Eric Weiner Seven Years in Tibet/ Heinrich Harrer Lost Horizon/ James Hilton Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy/ Douglas Adams Rihlah Ibnu Bathuthah/ Muhammad Bin Abdullah Bin Bathuthah Trilogi book from author Agustinus Wibowo



One Amazing Thing I've Done



- The world's oldest rainforest. Taman Negara, Malaysia [DONE]

- The world's holy river. Ganges, India [DONE]

- The world's beautiful mountain range. Himalayas, Nepal [DONE]

- The world's hottest desert. Sahara, Morocco [2015]

- The world's amazing place. Alaska, USA [2015]

- The world's wild rainforest. Amazon, Brazil [2016]



Teach, Learn, Share

How to make sign and magic thumb as hitchiker, also how to survivor in jungle like nomadic.



What I Can Share With Hosts

Hitchhiking together

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Countries I've Visited

Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Poland, Russian Federation, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Indonesia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand

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