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[[File:HHBergen.JPG|300px|thumb|left|Hitching under the rain from Bergen to Førde, Norway]]
 
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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. 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 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, Denmark 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 was 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|Hitching in Japan]]
 
[[File:Japan.JPG|230px|thumb|right|Hitching in Japan]]
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== Plans ==
 
== Plans ==
  
After leaving Iceland and vagabonding in Denmark and Sweden, and a 3-weeks parenthesis in Japan, he temporarily relocated to Voss, Norway for a short-term job in a hostel. In April 2010 he's hitching again on the ferry to Iceland, coming back in May and hitch around Eastern and Western Europe until August. 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]].
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After vagabonding in Iceland, Denmark and Sweden, and occasionally Norway for some short-term jobs, he relocated his base camp to Leipzig, Germany, for the summer. 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. Eventually, he is planning to relocate for a year to somewhere in the Netherlands from September 2010. His big dream is to hitchhike to India and China, and come back to Europe waving his thumb along the Transiberian railway.  
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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:HHIceland.JPG|200px|thumb|left|Hitchhiking from Reykjavík to the ferry in Seyðisfjörður in June 2009.]]
 
[[File:HHIceland.JPG|200px|thumb|left|Hitchhiking from Reykjavík to the ferry in Seyðisfjörður in June 2009.]]

Revision as of 08:55, 19 May 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, and occasionally Norway for some short-term jobs, he relocated his base camp to Leipzig, Germany, for the summer. 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. Eventually, he is planning to relocate for a year to somewhere in the Netherlands from September 2010. 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]