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  • Fluent in Ancient Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Latin; learning Russian
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Creative, Apple inc. 
  • Master degree in comparative literature
  • From Turin, Turin, Italy
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About Me

veg(etari)an, urban cyclist, yoga lover, musician, surfer, photographer, sci-fi addicted, writer (2 books up to now), teacher, traveling-on-my-own, reader, mountain hiker, no facebook, no soccer and no tv (quite unusual for an italian guy), eater of every kind of falafel, cook, sense of humour deliverer and irony machine, Greenpeace activist, digital privacy crusader knight, listener, lover, language geek, minimalist, passionate about literature, history & archeology and art

Just to be clear: i boycott Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, so the only way to write me is CS message board or Telegram (my profileID is @scheinende)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING I started getting involved into hospitality social networks in 2003. Seven years later i landed in CS. Now let's explore it, and then let's spread the word! COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE Well, it was not just a change of social network, CS looks and feels better than anything. I started by visiting Lisbon through CS, and i really can't complain after many other travel experiences


literature (ancient and modern), music (electro, wave, rock), art, history, landscapes, yoga, architecture, travels, people, guitars, synths, having concerts, talking and exchanging of experiences, vegetarianism, environment, nature, wildlife, mountain hiking, martial arts, urban cycling, education, teaching.

  • arts
  • architecture
  • concerts
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • yoga
  • music
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • philosophy
  • mountains
  • cinema
  • universe
  • sustainability
  • ancient history
  • peace
  • synthesizers
  • litrature
  • latin
  • phisics
  • ancient greek
  • gnothiseauton

Music, Movies, and Books

Scott, Weir, Welles, Linklater, Wiene, Godard, Truffaut, Woo, Kitano, Tarantino, Nolan, Zemeckis, Gondry, Jonze, Kaufman, Kurosawa, Kubrick, Spielberg, Wachowski, Cameron, Jeunet, Aronowski, Ozu, Burton, Cuaron, Inarritu, Nolan, Salvatores, Fincher, D. Johnes, Carpenter, Besson.. Méliés.

Cure, NIN, Smashing Pumpkins, Amos, J.Buckley, Sex Pistols, Depeche Mode, Sigur Ròs, Phoenix, XX, R.Johnson, Joy Division, Bowie, Radiohead, Björk, Massive Attack, Cave, B.Harper, Tiersen, Anathema, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin. Electroclash, Industrial, Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Blues, New Wave, Dark Ballad, Post Punk, Grunge, Post Rock

Homer, Sophocles, Aeschilus, Euripides, archaic greek lirical poets (Archilocus, Alceus, Mimnermus, Sappho, etc...), Menander, Plato, Herodotus, Tucidides, then Terentius, Plautus, Propertius, Horatius, Lucretius, Vergilius, Seneca, Lucanus, Tacitus, Catullus, Ovidius.. up to Rutilius Namazianus. Something nearer.. as Petrarca, Dante, Boccaccio, all the european romantic literature (too long to quote); early XX century european literature, especially some german writers like Rilke or the great italian masterpieces of Pirandello. Hermetic poetry, and italian contemporanean poetry (Zanzotto, Raboni, Giudici, Caproni, Sanguineti,...).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I made a very adventurous trip summer 2018 in the Alps: I started the GTA, Grande Traversata delle Alpi, 20 days walking 160km in the forests, with my backpack and my tent, I bought food from little farms in the mountains at 2600mt, and I stayed just a few minutes with human beings for all these 20 days! I was completely into the wild, and I could count only on myself. It was a spiritual travel, before than physical. Sleeping watching the stars every night in amazing landscapes makes you feel in pure contact with your true essence. And obviously, I switched my phone off from the internet for all that time. Nature is really great. I wrote my second book there, my hair turned blonde because of the sun, I was waking up every morning at 5am doing yoga with the birds singing, and even if I felt physically tired to have my 19kg backpack on my shoulders, this experience made me a better person. My spirit was so full that sometimes I just stared at the sunrise crying for such a great beauty. And I was so changed after this experience that I obviously decided to go on and complete it, the next two summers, learning from my mistakes and improving myself in the next 600km until I got to the final destination: the sea.. The best experience of my life, ever.

Teach, Learn, Share

My work is based to engage people's learning, i've been trained to lead people's learning out. So i try to teach everything i know without explaining it, but guiding people to the point.
Trying to be less serious, these are some things you can ask me to teach you: making sushi, using a mac, playing guitar and synth, reading greek and latin, doing iaido and kendo japanese martial arts, repairing bikes, cooking vegetarian recipes, reading Dante's Divine Comedy with an excellent italian accent ;)
By the way: please, no football fans, I don’t care about football, Juventus and shit like this.

I DON’T HOST DIGITAL ZOMBIES. My advice is to cancel your CS account if what you need is just a free bed and a WiFi connection to keep yourself “social” by being mute and isolated into your magic display, without understanding that besides contributing in a long term to create a worse planet you are also contributing to increase the “disfunctional digitally raped personality” world rate. If you did not understand a single word of it, tonight use your amazing digital device to improve your knowledge about something that has been declared more dangerous than global warming. Watch these documentaries: “The Great Hack”, “The Social Dilemma” or “Terms and conditions may apply”.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Yoga, vegan cooking, endless talking, beers, cycling around, massage & pizza (my mother owns a SPA, and I learnt there how to use my hands the same way on bodies and pizza dough!), photoshooting, playing music together, laughing a lot, alpine forest hiking, watching the sunrise in silence, hugging, going to concerts, improving foreign languages, walking on the moon, landing on Mars.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

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