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  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Full time explorer
  • Bachelors degree in Software Engineering from McGill Univ...
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About Me

As a collge student, I spent most of my summers traveling around different parts of the world. In 2013 I cycled across much of northern and eastern Europe and in 2014 I hitchhiked from Paris in France to Tehran in Iran.

In 2015, I decided to embark on a much more ambitious adventure, that of cycling across all continental countries of the Americas, from Deadhorse in Alaska, to the southern tip of Argentina. After completing this adventure in 2018, I was named European Adventurer of the Year.

In March 2020 I embarked on a new adventure in New Zealand, where I ended up getting stuck due to the coronavirus pandemic and started walking, paddling and cycling the length of the country.

Between October 2021 and February of 2023 I cycled 11,238 km on a recumbent trike across Australia, exploring some of the most remote parts of the red continent.

Now I got an even more ambitious plan, that of traversing walking, cycling and paddling 10 of the largest and wildest islands in the world. The 10 islands are: Tasmania, New Guinea, Terre Grande (New Caledonia), Borneo, Madagascar, Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, Vancouver Island, Iceland, Greenland and Baffin Island.


Realising that we are the creators of our own experience - the happiness and the suffering - is the beginning of wisdom and the beginning of growing up.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I participate by hosting, by being hosted, having cultural exchanges and interesting talks with my guests and hosts and attending CS meetings in different cities around the world.


I had participated to the Monthly/Weekly CS meeting in:
Budapest (Sept.23rd, 2009);
Freiburg (Nov.2009);
Bruxelles (Nov.2009);
Montréal (March 6th, 2009);
Cluj-Napoca (June 24th, 2011);

"Les Couchsurfeurs explorateurs" conference on Romania
Montreal (Dec, 2009);

I hosted so far in:


Leo Butler and Caleb Robert from Sydney, Australia (4 nights, 2010);
Michael Verdirame and his girlfriend Ellen from Toronto, Canada (1 night, 2011);


Irina Dihori & 2 friends from Bucharest, Romania (1 night, 2011);
Ellise & Jean from Paris, France (1 night, 2011);
Przemek Skwarczyński & his 3 friends from Poland (1 night, 2011);
Fanny & Marine from France (1 night, 2011);
Ulrich from Germany (3 nights, 2011);
Otilia Lefter from Călăraşi, Romania and Davide Vadala from Rome, Italy (1 night, 2011);
Sergej Chapoknysch from Ukraine/Germany (2 nights, 2011);
Marcia Luz from Portugal and Eric Conrath from Germany (3 nights, 2011);
Catherine Leonard and Toby Bond from UK (1 night, 2011);
Jessica London Shields from Chicago, USA (2 nights, 2012);
Matteo Speranza from Italy and his 2 friends from France (1 night, 2012);
Rémi Begassat & David Chédane from France (3 nights, 2013);
Yuri Zavarin (4 nights, 2014);


Timothy Jordan and his friend (2 nights, 2013);
Omri Lahav (2 nights, 2013);

I have been hosted by:

Gergely Timar (Budapest 3 nights);
Bálint Halmi (Budapest 1 night);
Yannick Lamour(Pécs,1 night);
Csaba Kocsor (Pécs, 1 night);
Árpad Faludi (Keszthély,3 nights);

Matthias Albert (Wien, 4 nights);

Kostas Gougas (Bratislava, 3 nights);

Paulina Kielar (Krakow, 2 nights);
Krzysztof Leski(Warszawa, 4 nights);

Martin Nedved (Praha, 2 nights);

Peter Ridder (Nürnberg, 3 nights);
Lena Ra (Berlin, 2 nights);
Valentina Pireddu (Potsdam, 1 night);
Judith Winter (Dresden, 2 nights);

Pascal Pernot (Strasbourg, 4 nights);
Christophe Kriscom (Paris, 3 nights);
Julie Prissette (Lille, 2 nights);

Sébastien Pepinster (Liège, 3 nights);
Vlad Ciocotişan (Bruxelles/Brussel, 1 night);
Sven Van Den Meerssche (Bruxelles/ Brussel, 3 nights);

Irina Cojocaru & Horia Ciochină (Utrecht, 1 night);
Jérémie Robichaud (Den Haag, 2 nights);
Sjoerd Vosse (Haarlem, 2 nights);
René van Rijsselt (Eindhoven, 1 night);

Ionuţ Radu (Cluj-Napoca, 4 nights);
Răzvan (Craiova, 1 night);
Narcisa Postu (met for coffee in Bucharest);
Iuliana Melțer (met for coffee in Bucharest);

Lester Black (Boston, MA, 4 nights);
Cameron Walker (Livingston, MT, 2 nights);
Zondra Skertich (Jardine, MT, 1 night);
Jeffrey & Deborah F. (Idaho Falls, ID, 3 nights);
Dylan Schwindt & Mike (Cortez, CO, 1 night);
Madeline Powers (Farmington, NM, 4 nights);

Nenad Bumbić (Beograd, 3 nights);
Artu (Užice, 1 night);

Oleksandr Kravtsov (Kiev, 3 nights);
Gerard Garcia (Sevastopol, 1 night);
Pavel Parfenchik (Mariupol, 1 night);

Valerio Chiurchiu (Rome, 1 night);
Nicola R. (Senigallia, 1 night);

Lily Lee (Odense, 1 night);

Kristoffer Linde (Helsingborg, 1 night);
David Granqvist (Linkoping, 1 night);
Memo Abbeholm (Stockholm, 2 nights);

Sara Luotonen (Turku, 2 nights);

Xavier Arnaud (Narva, 2 nights);

Margarita Zubkova (Saint Petersburg, 2 nights);
Boris Stadnik (Rostov on Don, 2 nights);

Yannis Lazanas (Athens, 1 night);

Attila Nagy (Mitrovica, 2 nights);

Shaheidari Shahab (Tehran, 4 nights);
Milad Rabie (Tehran, 1 night);
Saeed Sadeghian (Isfahan, 1 night);

Erin Murphy (Whitehorse, 6 nights);
Gelly Mandapat (Fort Saint John, 3 nights);
Cynthia Livingstone (Dawson Creek, 1 night);

David Tajtapepechul (1 night);

Walter Rojas (Liberia, 2 nights);
Julio Chaves (Quepos, 1 night);

Andres Alvarado (Panama city, 4 nights);

Juan Sebastian (Apartado, 1 night)
Monica Alejandra (Carepa, 3 nights);
Mauricio Mellan (Medellin, 3 nights);
Milo Osorio (Medellin, 3 weeks);
Rene Reyes (Bucaramanga, 3 nights);
Karen Manrique (Pamplona, 2 nights);
Angie Porras (Cucuta, 2 nights);
Eliceo Matapi (Leticia, 3 nights);

Esthela/Hady Gomez (El Poblito near San Cristobal, 2 nights);
Chicho Sayago (San Cristobal, 3 nights);
Jeri Lee (El Tigre, 3 nights);
Katherine Hidalgo (Puerto Ordaz, 2 nights);

Natascya (Boa Vista, Roraima, 3 nights);
Altamiro Vilhena (Boa Vista, 2 weeks);
Anny Caroline (Macapá, 5 nights);
Thiago Antonio Pimentel Ferreira (Manaus, 11 nights);
Ney Nascimento (Manaus, 5 nights);
Janete Crosa (Manaus, 2 weeks);

Abbz Conejos (Paramaribo, 3 nights);

Clément Béguet (Kourou, 2 nights);
Meyer Fabrice (Kourou, 1 night);
Franck & Marie Ostermann (Cayenne, 4 nights);

Gabriel Garciar (Iquitos, 5 nights);
Elena Peña (Piura, 2 nights);
Valentina Lozada (Chiclayo, 1 night);
Willy Tejeda (Chiclayo, 1 night);
Nino Garcia (Lima, 7 nights);
Fanny (Lima, 2 nights);
Giancarlo Goicochea (Lima, 2 nights);

Alexis Martinez (Quito, 6 nights);
Carlos Naranjo (Quito, 1 month);
Pilar Lindo (Ibarra, 3 nights);
Miguel Gonzalez (Cuenca, 3 nights);

Chris Sorbi (3 nights);

Germán Suárez (Buenos Aires, 6 nights);

Samuel Troncoso (Puerto Montt, 5 nights);

Rajeev (Adelaide, 2 nights);


Adventure, Cycling, Trekking, Hiking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Science, Litterature, History.

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • adventure travel
  • adventure
  • exploring nature
  • explore the world
  • cycle touring

Music, Movies, and Books

*"Zorba The Greek" by N. Kazantzakis;

*"Siddharta" by Hesse;

*"Ion" by L.Rebreanu;

*"The Little Prince" by A. de Saint Exupéry;

*"Cel mai iubit dintre pământeni by Marin Preda

*"Noapte de sânziene" by Mircea Eliade

*"The Shah of Shahs" by Ryszard Kapucinski

*"Women" by Charles Bukowski

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

* Sea diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

* Successfully completing a bike trip of 2500 km between Denmark and Romania via Scandinavia and Russia.

* Climbing Damavand peak (5671 m) in Iran-the highest volcano in Asia.

*Climbing Orizaba peak (5636 m) in Mexico-the highest volcano in North America.

* Hitchhiking from France to Iran.

* Getting started on my biggest adventure yet, cycling the Americas from Alaska to Argentina.

Teach, Learn, Share

It is my pleasure to share with other fellow travelers, cycle tourers, globe-trotters and anyone interested, my cycling adventures and travel stories, as well as learn from them their wisdom words, culture , experiences and their advices.

I could teach you how to travel in a cheap manner, hiking, rock climbing, cycle touring, exploring the world.

Also, I like to share my world history knowledge with whomever is interested in the subject.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Many stories from my previous travels, local tips, food and drinks.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Suriname, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Denmark, Romania

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