Yiannis Niniatsoudis

Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece

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  • used to be civil engineer. used to be civilized.
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About Me


self-sufficiency. live in an ecovillage. to reinvent the wheel.


I moved some months ago outside the city of Thessaloniki in Anchialos village searching for a way of life closer to nature and people. I live alone and I have my 4 years old son some days of the week in my house. I'm planning to grow up some vegetables and chicken and unite with other people in a community.


Travel? One need only exist to travel. I go from day to day, as from station to station, in the train of my body or my destiny, leaning out over the streets and squares, over people's faces and gestures, always the same and always different, just like scenery.
If I imagine, I see. What more do I do when I travel? Only extreme poverty of the imagination justifies having to travel to feel.
Any road, this simple Entepfuhl road, will lead you to the end of the World. But the end of the world, when we go around it full circle, is the same Entepfuhl from which we started out. The end of the world, like the beginning, is in fact our concept of the world. It is in us that the scenery is scenic. If I imagine it, I create it; if I create it, it exists; if it exists, then I see it like any other scenery. So why travel? In Madrid, Berlin, Persia, China, and at the North or South Pole, where would I be but in myself, and in my particular type of sensations?
Life is what we make of it. Travel is the traveller. What we see isn't what we see but what we are.


fairy tales
free camping
playing tzouras
provincial roads
walking barefoot
food preservation
becoming vegetarian
changing ways of life
adding tabs on mozilla
staring at my home's wall
smelling the soil after rain
exposing the hidden magic
cooking with friends, especially outdoors
putting bags on my bike and going around
trying to get rid of the governmental traps
finding ways to honour things that worth it
sleeping down from the stars, on a beach, on a mountain
playing, talking, screwing, cooking, exploring with my child
walking, biking or driving without target meeting the unexpected
finding homemade products; potatoes from the field, cloths made by a grandma, an omelet made by a friend or even better a stranger

things i can’t mention here, I’ll be banned

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES. America America, Being John Malkovich, Fight club, Goodfellas, Lemony Snicket's, Life of Brian, Memoirs of a Geisha, Monsieur Verdoux, The Matrix, The Prestige, V for Vendetta, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Paprika, The Wind in the Willows, Boyz n the Hood, Corpse Bride, Dogville, Dreams, Howl's Moving Castle, Mulholland Dr., Underground, 1984

MUSIC. rebetika, bossanova, waltz, folk, funk, gypsy violins; Reinhardt, 17 Hippies, Mehdi, Pink Martini, Taraf de Haidouks, Rosenberg Trio, Schifrin, Tekbilek, Papakonstantinou, Yannatou, McKennitt, Hatzidakis, Preisner, Jobim, Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares, Perlman, Reboutsika, Chopin, Sadolikar, Gotan Project, Gasparyan, Trio Los Panchos, Hainides, Fitzgerald, Vamvakaris, Tsitsanis, Mpagianteras, Pagioumtzis.

BOOKS. Momo, 1984, Askitiki, The Book of Disquiet, Le Droit à la paresse, On Liberty, Walden.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In


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