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Claudio Adriano Dobre

Claudio Adriano Dobre, 35 from Romania (male)
Email: click here
Network: Europe
Present Country: Austria
Join Date: December 13, 2012
Last Updated: February 6, 2018
Last Signed In: March 3, 2018

Companion Ad:
Hello / Buna / Czesc :) The countries in Europe that I would enjoy exploring, are: Andorra, Belarus, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine. In the Middle East and Asia I am interested in Cambodia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. It would be nice to discover one or more of these places together with a nice and easygoing travel companion. My travel style is hitchhiking, backpacking, camping and couchsurfing. I try to spend money only on food and on nothing else, traveling as cheap as possible :) Briefly, I like hiking and trekking in the mountains, I love to hitchhike and enjoy sleeping outdoor, I do not smoke, I am honest, fair and trustworthy and I have an active passion for foreign languages and cultures and I like listening to music that I collect from the countries that I visit. To find out more about me please have a look at my website It would be nice if we are more or less of the same age and have similar interests. If You are interested, feel free to contact me via my HelpX profile or via my Couchsurfing profile :) (On Couchsurfing is necessary to be logged in to access my profile)

Next Destination(s):
where the road takes me :)

Helper Description:
Find a spontaneous and crazy woman as best friend and travel companion to hitchhike together between Europe and Asia :)

Besides what is written below, You can find out more about me by visiting my website

Born in Romania, grew up in Italy, lived in Slovenia and Poland - I do not identify myself with Romanians nor with Italians, but just as Eastern European, I speak Slavic languages and I drink Turkish çay :)

As teenager I spent a lot of time at my grandparents in the countryside, surrounded by beautiful golden fields of grain, small lakes and rivers, hills cultivated with corn and other crops, and forests of a deep green that turned brown and red in autumn and became finally grey and silver in the winters; my main hobbies were fishing and hunting, and the meat of the animals that I caught with my own hands always tasted like nothing better in the whole world :)

As my years as teenager finished and my life was made mostly of living in the city I started to feel the lack of adventure, that adventure that used to fuel my wild spirit when I was in the countryside.

I was introduced to hitchhiking. I experienced the unknown and unpredictable, felt the empathy of the human nature, the sense of freedom and the adaptability that demands. I liked it. In time I started to do it more and more. And more often. I am not a traveler. I am a hitchhiker.

I was introduced to trekking on the mountains. I listened to the sounds of the forest, felt the harmony of the nature, the satisfaction received from the challenge of climbing them and the respect that they demand. Felt mountains as the home of my spirit.

Both times, when I hitchhike and when I hike on the mountains, I feel these activities as expressions of my adventurous and wild spirit. And after some time that I am not hitchhiking or go trekking on the mountains, I miss how I feel when I do it.

I find pleasure in long hitchhiking trips and mountain hikes of more than a day, that are challenging and stimulate my instincts, and I find satisfaction when I overcome the difficulties that arise during my journeys. To me, a trip is not a good trip if no problems and no challenges arise along.

I am curious, believe in self-improvement and enjoy learning every day from every new situation that I am facing.

My adventurous and wild spirit shaped in time also my style of exploration of the world: hitchhiking, backpacking and camping. I am not interested that much in touristic spots, I like a lot more beautiful landscapes and I hitchhike just for the pleasure of being on the road enjoying the road itself. I try to spend money only on food and on nothing else :)

Always felt a strong connection with nature, I respect it and I do my best to protect it. I enjoy sleeping outdoor – sleeping under the stars somewhere into the wild, making a fire and cooking fresh meat and vegetables on it are some of the things I enjoy.

I believe that dreaming about something and believing in myself is the first step to achieve what I dream about. Life taught me that to become a stronger person, I have to face my fears. I know that the glory belongs to those who pursue their vision. I listen to my instinct and to my heart, as I know they will always drive me on the right path. Experiences taught me to believe in karma as well.

I take things seriously. I say what I think, and when I give my word I always keep it. And I like people who are like this. There is no way I enjoy people who are double-faced. There is no way I enjoy people who make excuses, because I truly believe that as long as there is Will there is A Way. I enjoy people who are spontaneous yet well organized and able to make plans for the future, who keep their word when they give it, who are fair, loyal and sincere, who mean what they say, who have an adventurous spirit and a positive attitude towards life, curious and little crazy :)
I have a romantic look at life. In time, I also noticed I always enjoy more admiring a beautiful landscape together with someone than alone - being able to live that experience together, sharing that precise moment, to me is of immeasurable value. I enjoy the company of people who are sensitive to the beauty of nature.
I find it amazing how we meet thousands of people, and none of them really touch us. And then we meet one person, and our life is changed forever.

Because I work on Internet as a freelancer I use Internet a lot - it is important that there is a continuous Internet connection in the room where I sleep.

In order to meet, since I always hitchhike, the best is that You send me your exact location pinned on Google Maps.

I care about living and eating healthy; I prefer not to eat anything that is fried and anything that is fat. I do not smoke.

Starting with the beginning of 2012 I decided to give up completely using the phone, so now I'm enjoying my life even more without a phone number :) I use email to keep in touch with all the people I know and I have a mobile device that I connect to wi-fi. This means that in order to meet, we have to agree few days in advance about when and where ;)
I do not use Facebook nor any other social network :)

English (C1)
Italian (C2)
Romanian (C2)
Polish (Learning)
Turkish (Learning)

* Nature, mountains and wildlife
* Geography
* Hiking, trekking, camping and survival techniques
* Travel on a budget
* Hitchhiking and backpacking
* Walking and running
* Foreign languages and cultures (now I am learning Polish by myself using Duolingo)
* Alternative ways of thinking and living
* Self-improvement
* Body language
* HelpX / Workaway / Wwoofing
* Civil aviation and virtual flight
* Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and HTML
* Photography and photo retouching
* Movies and documentaries (I mostly enjoy documentaries about wild animals and survival)
* Medieval history
* European trucks

I'm not that much into bars and clubs - I prefer by far a long walk while having a conversation about topics that are not superficial.

My favorite book is "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho.

I like all musical genres except metal and hard rock, but I mostly enjoy oldies (1950s, 1960s, 1970s), pop, reggae, world music, rock ‘n’ roll, latin, soul, blues and surf guitar.
In my childhood the music of Michael Jackson was the soundtrack of my daily life - nowadays I still enjoy his songs a lot.

"The Beach" by Danny Boyle and "The Family Man" by Brett Ratner are two of my favorite films.
I do not like watching TV, I like watching films and documentaries.