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Ciprian Tutu

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 47 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French, Romanian; learning German, Italian
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • No occupation listed
  • Education never ends
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Living!

ABOUT ME

Always looking to discover new things, new places, new cultures, new perspectives. I love observing, people-watching, guessing or learning their stories and finding what makes everyone tick. Also love good food, good drinks, good stories, being silly, having fun, reading, walking, dancing, etc. So... let's do something fun together?

PHILOSOPHY

Somewhere between:
"You never regret the things you do, only those that you don't" (or as the poet better says it: "For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been'.")
and
"Winners never quit, quitters never win, but if you never win and never quit, you're an idiot!"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting in a small apt in NY can be tricky, but I try to welcome those that are looking for more than just a place to sleep (there are hostels for that) and are genuinely interested in making their trip to NY the best time of their life and discovering NY, beyond its obvious tourist attractions and want to experience some of the real NY life. If it's your first time in NY, you'll surely want to see Times Square, WTC, Empire State, Central Park, etc.. But I really hope you'll be interested in discovering a lot more than that. If you want to see a live (jazz, blues, cover) band, discover crafty cocktails in a "secret" speakeasy, wander "off the grid" in West Village, experience the pulsating night-life in East Village or LES, relax in smaller parks, but with as much personality to fill two Central Parks, enjoy a great cup of coffee, discover Williamsburg or other quirky neighborhoods, use Starbucks only for their restrooms and wifi... then I'll be really happy to host you and show you around. I can also show you famous filming locations from Sex and the City to Friends, Men in Black, Seinfeld, When Harry Met Sally, Girls, You've Got Mail, etc, etc or help you find new filmings going on during your trip so you can stalk your favorite stars at leisure. I also have memberships to MOMA and Guggenheim, so if you want to check out two famous museums you can do it for free, avoiding the crowds from the regular weekly free museum hours.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

So far mostly hosting. But as I always love to discover the "real" places that I visit, beyond just the obvious tourist attractions, I'm looking forward to surfing!

Interests

Travel, photography, theatre, movies, reading, poker, good drinks (cocktails, wine, whisky) and good food... Geocaching! But these are only some of the things I got the chance to discover and become passionate about so far. I'm always interested in what other peoples passions and interests are, as I can always discover something new.

Music, Movies & Books

One day, I will list some titles here. Let's just say I have over 400 dvds in my collection, I always try carrying a book with me if there's a chance I'll find some downtime; and while I love "real" books, electronic books make it much easier to have something to read with you all the time.

As for music, I can go from classical music, to classic rock, heavy metal, to trance and electronic music, to alternative and there are rumors that I've nodded my head to a few pop/disco songs too, but I can neither confirm nor deny them ;)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

This will sound cheesy, but one should find something amazing every day. Just to pick some, some of the most memorable experiences came from my various hiking trips. Being in a tent, in the mountains in a flash flood the night after the solar eclipse. Hiking alone in the Swiss Alps, getting somewhat lost while watching small avalanches on the nearby slopes. Also, going to the World BodyPainting Festival was pretty awesome.

Teach, Learn, Share

This is probably what everyone writes here, but "never stop learning" is something I believe in. There is always something to learn from anyone. Unless you believe that your knowledge and opinion are the ultimate truth on a topic, in which case I probably don't have much to learn from you; except perhaps how to avoid becoming the same way.

As for teaching, if you think there is something you can learn from me, I'm more than happy to share what I know or what I think I know.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I'll introduce you to a world hidden at your doorstep you may have not known about: geocaching! Haha. Or happily share any experience from my travels, life in New York, talk about philosophy, life, the universe, everything ;)

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Russian Federation, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Romania, Switzerland, United States

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