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Alessandro Rafanelli

Yonkers, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Italian; learning Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Freelance Cameraman
  • Pre-school, Grade school, Middle Sch...
  • From Westchester, NY. USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Have the best ski season ever

ABOUT ME

I Live and work in the NY area and I use this great metropolitan center as my gateway to the rest of the world. I travel so often I probably need the excuse of hosting a CS to explore my own city again. I work as a Freelance cameraman and use that to my advantage to make my own schedule and focus on what I really love..traveling.

PHILOSOPHY

As a New Yorker, I sort of buck the trend of the "live to work" philosophy. I tend to like the more European Idea of "work to live". Life is here to be enjoyed and its the people you meet and experiences you have during this precious time that makes things interesting. If more people took advantage of the learning experiences that travel can offer, we'd live in a more peaceful and happy world.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I live in a unique area right outside of NYC where the city is close, but other beautiful areas of the lower Hudson valley are easily accessible.

I often meet a lot of great people working in NY and many of them are usually from other countries. It's great showing NY to people that can really appreciate it with fresh eyes.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've heard that CSing is like traveling without actually getting on a plane...not bad! I have a few friends that do it and I'm happy to finally join up.

Interests

Traveling, Mountain Biking, great food & vino, SCUBA diving, Photography, meeting new and interesting people, learning about new languages and cultures, camping, hiking, swimming, skiing, skiing, skiing. Skiing.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Skied the Gran Envers du Plan run at the Valley Blanche in Chamonix, France.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can make ravioli from scratch.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Italy, United States

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