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Overview

  • 273 references 178 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning French, German
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Traveler - Teacher
  • Master in Spanish and Latin American Literature
  • From Losone, Ticino, Switzerland
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

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To be able to discover, learn and enjoy. I love to meet new people, to dive into different cultures and places and to have fun (even if my Party Animal Soul died years ago)!

🌍 I'd love to visit every country of the World, but I also go back to countries I have already visited to discover new regions.

🫂 I'm also trying to host CSurfers from as many different countries as possible, let's see how far we can get!
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⚠️ READ THIS CAREFULLY ⚠️

1. I ALWAYS LEAVE a REFERENCE, so I EXPECT ONE as well. :-) CS is based on feedback, don't forget it.

2. NO FREELOADERS! CS is not just free accomodation, but a cultural exchange. So try to spend some time with your hosts.

3. IF YOU ARE COMING WITH SOMEONE ELSE, be sure that your friend has a CS mindset; otherwise we are back to point 2...

4. COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE and don't send me your Instagram or Facebook...

5. READ CAREFULLY MY "COMMON SENSE" HOUSE RULES, thanks!

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Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

The brother of an old friend of mine told me once about this Online Community that links travelers around the World. I opened my profile without knowing too much about CS and few months after I had my first experience in Spain and I totally fell in love with the idea behind CS.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

After 15+ years and 200+ exchanges with hosts, guests and simple few hour travel mates, I can easily say that I have never seen such a community like CS. I had very few strange experiences (that in most cases became funny stories to recall) and endless happy moments to remember.

Interests

I love sports in general, but my favorite ones are Football (yeah, the one with 22 guys in shorts running after a ball) and Ice Hockey. I used to play both of them, but now I'm more a passive fan. My teams are Juventus, AC Bellinzona and HC Ambri Piotta. I'm also a big fan of squash!

Photography was also a big passion, but lately my light backpack suffers a bit too much the weight of my old Nikon.

***I am a banknotes collectors since I was a kid, I love how one can learn part of the History of a country through its paper money. So be ready, I will definitely ask you to bring some fresh notes from your country for my collection (no worries, I will pay you back the value of the bills).***

BIG THANKS to Youssef (Tunisia), Rahul (Kazakhstan), Ilayda (Turkmenistan), Ferenc (Hungary), Kalai (Canada), Hamed (Iran), Tanya (Russia), Tanveer (Pakistan), Andrew (Egypt), Evelyn (Germany), Walter (Argentina), Amanda (China), Mohammad (Iraq), Ritz (India), Arseniy (Armenia), Vasily (Russia), Joan (Costa Rica), Abigail (Ghana), Yasin (Iran), Raffiné (Uganda), Yinuo (Serbia), Wali (Pakistan), Amani (Australia), Yuriy (Ukraine), Mahdiyeh (Iran), Jithesh (Oman), Vito (Mexico), Tariq (Pakistan), Mahdi (Iran), Arin (Syria), Queen (Nigeria), Makpal (Kazakhstan), Romuald (Cameroon), Stev (Colombia), Altan (Turkey), Sergio (Mexico), Kaushal (India), Nasser (Oman), Rami (Norway), Mark (Belarus), Aamir (Tajikistan), Zokir (Uzbekistan), Angie (Qatar), Hamza (Pakistan), Israel (Ethiopia), Malik (Sweden), Pawel (Hungary), Adolfo (Mexico), Gaby (Argentina) and Shafir (Malaysia) that already contributed to make the collection growing! I really appreciated guys!

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  • literature
  • street art
  • photography
  • human rights
  • traveling
  • sports
  • soccer
  • hockey
  • geography
  • history
  • languages
  • hitchhiking
  • mountains
  • squash
  • banknotes
  • numismatic

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: My playlist is kind of stuck in the early 2000s... Calle 13, Txarango, Fito, Andrés Calamaro, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Rancid, AFI, Dropkick Murphy's, Francesco Guccini, Modena City Ramblers, Fabrizio De Andrè, Joaquín Sabina, Boikot, Extremoduro, La Pegatina, Marea, Los Delincuentes, Bob Dylan, Arch Enemy, Manu Chao, Avenged Sevenfold, Pennywise and many more!

Javier Reverte, P. Theroux, B. Bryson, T. Terzani, F. Iwasaki, R. Courtoisie, M. Corona, D. Pennac, R. Kapuscinsky... those about Travels, History, Biographies,...

Braveheart, Trainspotting, La meglio gioventù, I cento passi, Romanzo criminale, No, Into the Wild,...

Netflix changed completely the Series world, but here are some examples of shows I epsecially loved: Broadchurch, This is us, Black Mirror, Elementary, House of cards, BB, La que se avecina, Shameless, Lost, Prison Break, Twin Peaks, Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother,...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Feeling a deep inner peace among the wildlife in eSwatini and the natural beauty of Lesotho.
Rediscovering the Natural beauty of some less known regions in Europe.
A magic sunset in total loneliness in Ait Ben Haddou.
Visiting my 100th country, Denmark in 2022.
Visiting Hegra and Old Balad Jeddah and feeling the heartwarming Saudi hospitality.
Hiking and Hitchhiking in Cabo Verde.
Talking to a Seer in Gambia.
Drinking tea and chatting inside a clothes shop in the biggest market of Gambia.
Taking a road trip through South Europe during the first COVID Summer.
The Pakistani hospitality and the natural beauty of the Northern Areas.
Cycling around La Digue.
My first big Safari in Africa! 3 days across the Masai Mara among thousand of wild animals.
Travelling in Bangladesh was a fantastic experience. I have never seen such honest and authentic people like Bengali people.
Petra.
Visiting the Mud Volcanoes in Azerbaijan
Living in Tehran for few weeks
Visiting Palestine
Doing workaway in Sri Lanka and Spain
Hitchhiking from Turkey to Oman
Sleeping in the desert (Oman)
Visiting "Six Flags", the abandoned Luna Park (New Orleans)
Meeting the Hills Tribes in Sapa (Vietnam)
The Great Wall (China)
Nomad life in Mongolia
51h on the train thru Siberia
Latvian Sauna (did all the old ritual) in Riga
Hill of Crosses (Siauliai)
Chernobyl and the Ghost Town of Pripyat (Ukraine)
Maidan (Indipendence Square) in Kiev (Ukraine) just after the Revolution
Kayaking in La Jolla (San Diego, USA)
Living in the Deep South (Mississippi) for 2 months
Cocora Valley (Colombia)
Old Town of Cartagena and Getsemani Quarter (Colombia)
San Blas (Panama)
Climbing the Momotombo (Nicaragua)
Snorkeling in Little Corn Island (Nicaragua)
Surviving in Managua (Nicaragua) ;)

Teach, Learn, Share

The best things I could teach come from my experiences. I think traveling is one of the most interesting "schools" in the world! I can teach Spanish and Italian, and I love to learn about cultures, ways of life and everything people would teach me. ;-)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Some Swiss, Italian or Spanish dishes.

I like to share Travel tips and hear about my hosts/guests adventures.

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hungary, Nicaragua, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States

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