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Overview

  • 180 references 116 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning French, German
  • 37, 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

The main goals of my travels haven't change during the years. I love to meet new people, to discover 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.
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1. I ALWAYS LEAVE a REFERENCE, so I EXPECT ONE as well. :-) CS is based on the feedback, don't forget it.

2. NO FREELOADERS!

3. I WON'T ACCEPT ANYONE THAT DOESN'T HAVE A 100% COMPLETE PROFILE.

4. I WON'T ACCEPT ANYONE WITHOUT REFERENCES. There are many ways to get your first references (meeting other local members from your city, showing travelers your city, joining events, etc.)

5. IF YOU ARE COMING WITH SOMEONE ELSE, SEND ME THE LINK TO YOUR FRIEND'S PROFILE AS WELL.

6. SAY IN YOUR REQUEST WHY YOU ARE COMING TO DUBAI.

7. DO NOT send me FRIEND REQUESTS if we haven't met. I won't accept them. ;-)
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ABOUT ME

To be honest, I don't really like to talk about myself. I'm sure my profile already says a lot, but if you want to know more you should meet me. :)

These are my contacts:
*Instagram: @libertadviajera
*Facebook: Giacomo Filippini (Jack) - https://www.facebook.com/santi.lox

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 10+ years and 100+ 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 they became funny stories to recall) and endless happy moments to remember.

Interests

I love sports in general, but my favorites 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. Lately I got hooked on squash!

Photography is also a big passion, even if lately my light backpack suffers a bit too much the weight of my old Nikon D90.

***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 banknotes from your country for my collection (no worries, I will pay you back the value of the bills).***

BIG THANKS to 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!

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

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: 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 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

Visiting Hegra and Old Balad Jeddah and feeling the heartwarming Saudi hospitality.
Hiking and Hitchhiking in Cabe 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 "school" in the world! I can teach Spanish and Italian and I love to learn about cultures, styles 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

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, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, 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, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, 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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