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[[File:HHBergen.JPG|300px|thumb|left|[[user:Gutuater]] hitching under the rain from Bergen to Førde, Norway]]
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[[File:HHBergen.JPG|300px|thumb|left|Hitching under the rain from Bergen to Førde, Norway]]
  
'''Diego''', alias ''Gutuater'' comes from a tiny village in Northern Italy, which he left in 2006 at the age of 20, and has not stopped travelling since. Until October 2009, he was living in '''Reykjavík, Iceland''', but is currently leading a purely nomadic life, somewhere in Scandinavia.
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'''Diego''', alias ''Gutuater'' comes from a tiny village in Northern Italy, which he left in 2006 at the age of 20, and has not stopped travelling since. He is been homeless and nomad since June 2009. Until May 2010, he was living on and off in '''Reykjavík, Iceland''', but is currently leading a purely nomadic life, somewhere between Scandinavia, Iceland and Central Europe.  
  
 
== Experience ==
 
== Experience ==
  
He lived in Italy, Germany, Norway and Iceland, and recently spent quite a long time in Denmark too, and in his yet short hitching career has thumbed through Iceland, Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. His best-thumbed countries are Iceland and Germany. Recently, he spent 3 weeks in Japan, where he went from Nagasaki to Tokyo hitching rides for 1300km and soaking in hot springs along the way. The longest ride is overnight on a truck to Tokyo (500km).
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He lived in Italy, Germany, Norway and Iceland, and recently spent quite some time in Denmark too. He started hitchhiking only recently, in summer 2009 around Iceland, and in his yet short hitching career has thumbed through Iceland, Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. His best-thumbed countries are Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, and recently, Japan. The longest ride was overnight on a truck to Tokyo (500km).
  
 
== Languages ==
 
== Languages ==
  
He's fluent in '''Italian''' (native), '''English''', '''German''', and '''Norwegian'''. Less fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French, '''Icelandic''', Danish and Swedish. Can survive a basic conversation in Faroese and Dutch. He's desperately waiting for the right moment to learn a Slavic language. The best conversation was while hitching with a Faroese shepherd, speaking a mixture of Faroese, Icelandic, Danish and English.
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He's fluent in '''Italian''' (native), '''English''', '''German''', and '''Norwegian'''. Less fluent in Spanish, '''Icelandic''', Danish and Swedish. Can survive a basic conversation in French, Portuguese, Faroese and Dutch. He's desperately waiting for the right moment to learn a Slavic language. The best conversation was while hitching with a Faroese shepherd, speaking a mixture of Faroese, Icelandic, Danish and English.
  
[[File:Japan.JPG|230px|thumb|right|[[user:Gutuater]] hitching in Japan]]
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[[File:Japan.JPG|230px|thumb|right|Hitching in Japan]]
  
 
== Plans ==
 
== Plans ==
  
His plans are yet not fully clear. He left Iceland in October 2009 and is still hitting his head against a wall asking himself why. After vagabonding in Denmark and Sweden, a 3-weeks parenthesis in Japan, he now temporarily relocated to Voss, Norway for a short-term job in a hostel. A comeback to Iceland in the summer is not entirely unlikely. You will most certainly meet him in Copenhagen again later in August.
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After vagabonding in Iceland, Denmark and Sweden, Germany and occasionally Norway for some short-term jobs, he recently relocated his base camp to Amsterdam, where this time he will stay for a long time. In Summer 2010, you may see him hitchhiking around Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Czech, and across France all the way down to the Hitchgathering in Portugal. His big dream is to hitchhike to India and China, and come back to Europe waving his thumb along the Transiberian railway.  
  
He's looking for hitch-mates for next summer, and very probably heading to the hitching festival, wherever it is.
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Since it may become hard to keep this page updated, you'd better check this [[http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=ek.hlewagastir%40gmail.com&ctz=Atlantic/Reykjavik|calendar]].
  
[[File:Diegohitching.jpg|200px|thumb|left|[[user:Gutuater]] hitching in the Netherlands]]
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[[File:HHIceland.JPG|200px|thumb|left|Hitchhiking from Reykjavík to the ferry in Seyðisfjörður in June 2009.]]
  
 
== Interests ==
 
== Interests ==
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== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
  
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'''Norwegian mobile''' +47/96709208
  
 
'''Danish mobile''': +45/50106027
 
'''Danish mobile''': +45/50106027
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'''Icelandic mobile''': +354/8416623
 
'''Icelandic mobile''': +354/8416623
  
'''Italian mobile''': +39/3396667272
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'''German mobile''': +49/1602258316
  
'''Skype''': gutuater85
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'''Skype''': lostinthenorth
  
 
'''E-mail''': ''ek.hlewagastir(at)gmail.com''
 
'''E-mail''': ''ek.hlewagastir(at)gmail.com''
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'''Pictures''': [http://www.flickr.com/photos/gutuater/]
  
 
'''Blog and Travelog''': [http://lostinthenorth.blogspot.com]
 
'''Blog and Travelog''': [http://lostinthenorth.blogspot.com]

Latest revision as of 11:17, 30 July 2010

File:HHBergen.JPG
Hitching under the rain from Bergen to Førde, Norway

Diego, alias Gutuater comes from a tiny village in Northern Italy, which he left in 2006 at the age of 20, and has not stopped travelling since. He is been homeless and nomad since June 2009. Until May 2010, he was living on and off in Reykjavík, Iceland, but is currently leading a purely nomadic life, somewhere between Scandinavia, Iceland and Central Europe.

Experience

He lived in Italy, Germany, Norway and Iceland, and recently spent quite some time in Denmark too. He started hitchhiking only recently, in summer 2009 around Iceland, and in his yet short hitching career has thumbed through Iceland, Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. His best-thumbed countries are Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, and recently, Japan. The longest ride was overnight on a truck to Tokyo (500km).

Languages

He's fluent in Italian (native), English, German, and Norwegian. Less fluent in Spanish, Icelandic, Danish and Swedish. Can survive a basic conversation in French, Portuguese, Faroese and Dutch. He's desperately waiting for the right moment to learn a Slavic language. The best conversation was while hitching with a Faroese shepherd, speaking a mixture of Faroese, Icelandic, Danish and English.

File:Japan.JPG
Hitching in Japan

Plans

After vagabonding in Iceland, Denmark and Sweden, Germany and occasionally Norway for some short-term jobs, he recently relocated his base camp to Amsterdam, where this time he will stay for a long time. In Summer 2010, you may see him hitchhiking around Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Czech, and across France all the way down to the Hitchgathering in Portugal. His big dream is to hitchhike to India and China, and come back to Europe waving his thumb along the Transiberian railway.

Since it may become hard to keep this page updated, you'd better check this [[1]].

File:HHIceland.JPG
Hitchhiking from Reykjavík to the ferry in Seyðisfjörður in June 2009.

Interests

Primarily a linguist, he's interested in vegetarian/vegan/macrobiotic cookery, ethnology, religions, street music, primitivism, alternative and sustainable living, beer(s), organic agriculture and self-sufficiency.

Contributions

Hitchwiki, StealThisWiki [2]

CouchSurfing Profile

[3]

Contact

Norwegian mobile +47/96709208

Danish mobile: +45/50106027

Icelandic mobile: +354/8416623

German mobile: +49/1602258316

Skype: lostinthenorth

E-mail: ek.hlewagastir(at)gmail.com

Pictures: [4]

Blog and Travelog: [5]