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Overview

  • 166 references 102 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish; learning Arabic (Egypt), Kurdish, Persian (Farsi)
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Workawayer in hostels. Student, sometimes promoter, waite...
  • Technical Agriculture school, UNICAM and İstanbul Univers...
  • From Pesaro, Pesaro and Urbino, Italy
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About Me

⤴️the picture was taken in Taghit, western Algeria during my last week of 2 months adventure around the country 🌌
Although I'm broke, I'll continue my simple nomadic backpacking life across Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran again and Iraq or Turkmenistan as soon as possible

Update🏞️July24
I'm on the mountains of Bergamo, no idea when and where I'll start CS again 📞+39 389 10 75 666

fooooood ciiiircleee - noooow 🫕🫳🏽🔥 🪕 any music, camping, hitchhiking, busking, recycling, ecstatic dance, healing arts, festival connection here?

Despite my name, i feel much more connected to the cultures of the Middle East, where i have spent most of the last 3 years going with the flow and two small backpacks, getting highly inspired by local freeminded people, artists, travelers. Becoming one of them 🌾

Arabic will be my 6th spoken language within few months, Persian and any Turkic language (i speak Turkish) will come later

By travelling full-time, across land and sea on an extra-tight budget, i haven't been to many unpopular, challenging places yet. On the other hand, i've spent more time in few countries and embodied way more their habits.
Turkish, kurdish, persian and georgian is the cultural mix i've felt the most, it replaced my previous mindset.

I've been helping lots of CSers with travel tips, social life opportunities and safety issues as well.
See you in 5🏞️

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

#KimseSokaktaKalmasın - don't leave anyone in the street. This is what they teach in Turkey, where more than 100 different people hosted me within 5 experiences 1.5 year long totally.

As long as I'll be available, I'll host or help you find a host.
It has become a lifestyle. Meet-up here, event there tonight, hangouts tomorrow, new host tomorrow night, new travel buddy one week later. And so on.

As a guest, especially for longer stays
and as a volunteer, i aim to be part and improve the local, expat and travelers' communities, helping my hosts and mates create new friendships rather than focus on a face-to-face guest-host sedentary experience. When possible, i host guests and events while travelling. So far: İzmir, Kutaisi, İsfahan, Isparta, Siwa have been the cities i put more effort on this purpose.

[Writing a 1000 characters reference for everyone i meet] ✍

🥗[Being some hosts' first guest and other members' first meet-up/hangout, in order to start their CS activity and make their profiles reliable]

[Improving CSers' activity by writing an impacting profile for them. Creating new profiles - about 10 so far]🍰

🥁[Helping CSers to manage a busy inbox, choose their guests, hosts and meet-ups, making them feel safer by reading through second purpose offers]

My inbox looked pretty busy back in summer 2021. I couldn't believe that adding ten public trips would have created so many interactions and adventures. What i suggest those who send hospitality requests is: create "public trips", in order to be invited to stay, meet-up or even travel together! I travelled just by accepting invitations for 1.5 year. Always be detailed and positive.

Two very straight suggestions
🌌keep your number of references lower than 50
🧺accept invitations by *trustworthy* hosts without references

We should be hospitable like in some countries, where you just walk and get invited by locals.

Interests

Changing my previous interests, after 4 months in the best city of the world back in 2020: İstanbul.

...and now i live in a coconut tree, it's good, it's good, it's good to be free...

Learning to survive and making plans day by day. Trying to host people and events wherever i go, bringing good vibed, smiley souls together.

I've been happier and more outgiving since i have started to live on a very tight budget, some weeks even without money. This is a way to be grateful for all the help i've got by wonderful souls I've met while travelling a small slice of mother earth by hitchhiking and public transports 🍃

2023 update: I eat everything but meat, however I don't eat small overpriced food anymore. Just food prepared to share. Recycling food and items is really important and I do it with full respect of the culture. For example - I would not suggest my host in Maghreb to go dumpster diving together neither I would easily do it as I was in Europe, rather raise awareness of food waste instead.

  • festivals
  • nightlife
  • electronic music
  • sociology
  • hitchhiking
  • adventure travel
  • underground culture
  • learning languages
  • storytelling
  • sufism
  • jam sessions
  • improvisation
  • teaching languages
  • recycling
  • busking
  • creating
  • hip hop
  • ecovillages
  • community building
  • workaway
  • drum and bass
  • turkish food
  • experimental music
  • hiphop
  • tents
  • sustainable living
  • healing arts
  • dubstep
  • empathy
  • free hugs
  • freestyle
  • sleeping under the stars
  • slow life
  • work and travel
  • bass music
  • cultural exchanges
  • cultural events
  • persian food
  • clean energy
  • writing stories
  • party planning
  • environmental sustainability
  • street performance
  • no borders
  • second hand
  • arabic food
  • conscious living
  • big city life
  • social media management
  • second hand shops
  • giving
  • downtempo
  • freestyle dancing
  • noplastic
  • volunteer work/community involvement
  • future bass
  • hostel life
  • no waste
  • tablediving

Music, Movies, and Books

➡Dancing in the streets
İt might be late to write i'm addicted to bass music (electronic music sub-genres) and oldschool hip hop, so let's discover every kind of genre. Please let me listen yours and take me to clubs, pubs, festivals.
Or just to dance in the streets, attend juggling shows and spread arts.
Please mind that when i mention "nightlife", i'm definitely the opposite kind of person than an annoying party-animal. In nightlife, i see creativity, harmony, people working, people connecting each other and changing their lives.

Books of contemporary history. I always forget my books somewhere, so if i don't, you will have one of them!

Movies make me sleep, i need to go out. Either we can watch them outside.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Turned no engine on since i've been around, cleaned-up one or more beaches on each sea and lake i've visited, volunteered 3 months in the main hostel of İzmir, danced on the bridges of Isfahan (we're gonna do it again in a free Iran!), helped Sudanese refugees practice their english near Cairo, been hosted by 10 different people within 13 days in the same city, Van.

As I don't believe in borders nor nationalities, i like to go close to some borders, hitchhike nearby, look at and feel like having been inside those countries.

You should ask me the other ones and make me live the next ones ▶

Teach, Learn, Share

One day, i'll write a long list of skills here. At the moment, i can teach you:
↪english and italian fluently, some french, spanish and turkish (improving them while travelling), some basics of persian and egyptian arabic;
↪how to start and run a simple but impacting travelling social media project - as a content creator
↪how to plan a cultural exchange or an event - as i used to be president of the only association at my former department for 3 years

➡and how to escape from standard studying/working life, that's what i've been doing since june 2020.

Learning: i remind of people for what skill or philosophy i've been learning from them, so feel free of teaching me some stuff :)

Can't actually remind the last chance of not sharing i had

What I Can Share with Hosts

Teaching 5 languages, cultures, music, freestyle dance, food, volunteering for your project, garden, hostel, lodge, festival, websites. Just ask.

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Egypt, Georgia, Italy, Turkey

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