The Team

Daniel Türk

danielEducation
Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich

Current Occupation
PhD at ETH Zurich (Product Development Zurich)

Previously occupied in / as
DANIEL ADD SOME GODDAMN JOBS HERE. I KNOW YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN A PHD

Languages
German (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (Fluent), Italian (Advanced), Portuguese (Basics)

Skills

  • Problem Solver
  • Story Writing
  • Communication
  • I can read cards and know cars work in theory
  • Horse whisperer
  • Camping expert

Interests
Travelling, Kite-Surfing, Biking, Reading, Languages & Cultures

Travels
Road trip to Portugal kite-surfing and Erasmus, 2 Months in Brazil traveling up to Jericoacoara to the Sunset dune, Master Thesis in Shanghai interviewing Chinese Truck Drivers. Many further travels

Places lived
Vienna (hometown, Austria), Munich (4 years for studying), Lisbon (5 months exchange), Milan (10 moths), Zurich (Switzerland, since Sept. 2013)


Motivation

daniel_activityI am looking for an adventurous driving experience, picking up the cultures and mentalities of people of 11 different countries, immersing in a different road trip feeling that frees your spirit.
The journey is its own reward.

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George Akepsimaidis

giorgosEducation
MSc in Process Engineering, ETH Zurich (on going) – MSc in Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Current Occupation
Design Engineer for micro-structured devices (RQMicro), Zurich, Switzerland

Previously occupied in / as

  • Research Assistant (ETH),
  • Photographer (Unusual)
  • Rescue Swimmer (Hellenic Rescue Team)
  • Instructor at Sea Survival Techniques (Hellenic Rescue Team)
  • Santa Claus at the Mall

Languages
Greek (mother tongue), English (fluent), Italian (Independent), German (Basics)

Skills

  • Sea Survival (Trained in Hellenic Navy Force)
  • Underwater Helicopter Escape (Trained in Hellenic Air Force)
  • Give me a rope and a pulley and I can pull a Nissan Micra out of mud using only my little finger
  • Able to live of the land, good with a knife
  • Amateur Radio Communication
  • Photography
  • I know how to get out of trouble cause I know how to get into trouble
  • I can do up to two things in parallel despite the fact my mom believes I cannot

Interests
Photography, Volunteering in Humanitarian related NGO, anything related to water (fishing, diving etc.) Travelling, Cooking

Travels
The usual stuff

Places lived
giorgos_activityThessaloniki (Greece), Tübingen (Germany), Zurich (Switzerland, since Sept. 2012)

Motivation
Do you really need a motivation for this??

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Spyros Nompilakis

spirosMilitary Service
Fulfilled

Education
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens – School of industrial Engineering of Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Current Occupation
Patent Engineer (Alstom)

Previously occupied in / as
European Patent Office, Architectural Office, European Youth Parliament, Zara, Starbucks, Receptionist, Insurance Consultant, Waiter, Call Centre, Salesman, Storekeeper

Languages
Greek (mother tongue), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), German (Advanced), French (Basics)

Skills

  • I know how to fix my bike, use a compass and turn google maps into a GPS
  • Once I rode a camel
  • I always find which button to press when asked to take a pic
  • Writing, Asking around for information
  • Surviving the Greek crisis

Interests
Travelling, Riding, Cooking, Star-gazing, Island-hoping

Travels
4 continents, 2 Interrails, Multiple Road trips, El camino de Santiago by bike


Places lived

Athens (Greece), Barcelona (Spain), Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Zurich (Switzerland)

spiros_activityMotivation
Trying something different. Challenging yourself. Proving that there’s life after work. Not playing on the safe side. Meeting people. Falling in love with the scenery. Sharing.

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Nissan Micra

micraRegistration date
2001
Mileage (official)
117,000 km
Gear
Manual Gearbox
Drive
Front drive
Fuel
Gas / Petrol
Displacement
998 ccm
HorsePower
60
EmptyWeight
1,010 kg
micra_activityConsumption
6 liter / 100km
EuroNorm
Euro 3
Service
MFK
Colour
Cinnabar Red

 

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The Pit Stop Team

Nantina Kokotou

nadinaEducation
MA Heritage Management in Athens University of Business & Economics, MA Management in University of Kent, Canterbury, Bachelor in Conservation of Antiquities & Works of Art, in  Athens Higher Technological University

Current Occupation
Funding & Managing Projects of Cultural Heritage and Heritage in Tourism, Co-Founder of www.tourisminGreece.gr

Previously occupied in / as
Underwater Diver, Conservator, Bodyguard, Promotion Model and Flower Pot (γλάστρα) , believing that world is beautiful and psychoanalyst (after midnight usually)

Languages
Greek (native), French (Very very good), English (fluently), Italian (the basics for the hot guys).

Skills

  • Architectural Drawing
  • Designing, Planning
  • Restorating Historical Buildings
  • Training & working out 5 hours in a raw non-stop
  • Brake others nerves in 2′
  • Finding money for me and my beloved projects and promoting them!

Interests
General many: Diving, Boxing, Designing. Right Now: i got 2 in addition that urge: Restorating my beautiful Kefallonian House (if you have money, invest on me!) and find a good guy to get married – my mom keeps reminding me that every single morning!

Travels
LOVE and nothing else. Now jealous that i cannot be with “my guys” in Ulan Bator!


Motivation

The team = my friends, the idea and the thought that life, is only once!

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Eirini Xenaki

eiriniEducation
Technological Educational Institute of Athens Graduate | Faculty of Fine Arts & Design, Dept. of Graphic Design

Current Occupation
Graphic Designer – founder and creator of a very (very) successful Facebook page – Loving cousin of Spyros

Previously occupied in / as
Graphic Designer – Loving cousin of Spyros and other people as well

Languages
Greek (mother tongue), English (fluent), German (Basics), French (about 19 words)

Skills

  • Very skilled ball buster
  • Day dreamer
  • I always sleep on the subway and never miss my stop
  • I know the right button for a Facebook Status update
  • I once came very close to finding an activity that covered all 7 deadly sins at once
  • Quick money spender

Interests
Ball busting, trying to find out what songs lyrics really mean, concerts, reading Game of Thrones spoilers

Travels
Here and there

Motivation
They said they would get me a really fancy gift… I asked for a ukulele.

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