Karim Partovi

Tehran, Tehran, Iran

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  • cycling.writing.reading.listening to music.socializing.
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About Me


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I am 40 and i like to travel as much as possible but only with a bicycle to see the world differently.
I read fictions and like to write them though i am thinking of travel writing.
I live in Iran but i also live in the uk.
I like it everywhere as long as i have some space and people understand my moods.ie dont jump down my throat after a tiring ride or i will snap.
I have nothing against smokers or soft drug users but please if you are that type(smoke)do it with people that do it themselves not with people that are into sports or dont smoke.


Well duh i guess i dont know.ahe he he.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Id like to meet people from other walks to see what they have to say and also i know that traveling is difficult when you love it and dont have enough cash to spend at hotels so why not share.


I met a cyclist in Turkey on my way to the uk and i invited him to my house in tehran when he was cycling nearby.
He also invited a dutch friend of his while he was here.
a few swedish friends of his also came for some coffee


Cycling, road , mountain and touring.
listening to music
surfing the web
motor bikes

Music, Movies, and Books

I like Stephen kings books.Bios and study books.The best book i have probably read is The Egyptian:A novel by Mika Valtari-I also loved Victor Hugo's books such as The Miserables and Hunchback of Notredame.Another good author i can think of now is Alexander Solzhenitzin which i really enjoyed reading his One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich:).Recently read A thousand splendid suns by the author or Kite runner.
Lots of German teckno and Italian romantic music plus British pop.
and for movies Shawshank Redemtion-Training day-Hostel part 1 and 2-Birthday girl-Seven years in Tibet-Shindlers list-Fargo-The curious case of Benjamin Button-The Illusionist-The colour purple-Crash-Wages of fear-Zorba the greek-Fidler on the roof-Blood diamond-The wrestler-The score-The Italian Job-The untouchables-The taxi driver--Scarface-Apocalypto-Gladiator-The mummy-The mummy returns.....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

10000 km in one trip on my bike.
over 320km in less than a day on a road bike(including a heavy daysack on my back).
Gone around Italy on my bike.
discovered life.

Teach, Learn, Share

What do you do when ten dogs attack you in countries like Iran or Turkey?
What do you need to travel far on a bike?
what shoes would you use on a touring bike.
Can i help.
Do you want to see the poor parts of Iran as well.
Or prefer chinese.
If you reached as far as TEhran and need your bike maintained let me help you.
Another language perhaps.
What can you teach me ?

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Iran, United Kingdom

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