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Corinne Stoppelli

Estavayer-le-Lac, Fribourg, Switzerland

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Overview

  • 48 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian; learning Calabrian (South Italian), Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish, Thai
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Creative director + web/ui designer ...
  • I want to learn. I am curious.
  • From Between Italy and Switzerland
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Be whatever I want to be.

ABOUT ME

People say I'm crazy. I think I am, but relatively.I am a fearless* adventurer. And a taurus. And a south italian (which doesn't mean only pizza, but also spicy food, volcanoes, water buffalos, rushes of blood, poetry, danger (add other cool south italian inspired vocables here).I did my first backpack at the age of 3, thinking I could sleep in caves and steal vegetables in gardens to survive. My parents always told me I wasn't born on the right continent.So I left my home in Switzerland in May 2010 to never come back (but who knows though?)I lived for one year in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where the thai people taught me an awesome bunch of stuff everyday. Some of my favorites:• Never try never know (never go, never see!)• There's good and bad in each one of us. Don't judge too fast.• The crazy ones are those who keep all inside, they'll explode one day.• What comes around goes around - always immediately.*Okay, I'll admit this: cockroaches freak the hell out of me.You can find me online on...(webdesign, photography, french writings...)♥ Vie Nomade, my travel stories (french)♥ ExileDesigns, my personal website♥ Corinne Stoppelli on Facebook♥ Corinne on TwitterIf, like me, you like maps...♥ See my roadmap since I left my country on the 9/5/10♥ See where I've been in Asia♥ See where I've been in Europe

PHILOSOPHY

I believe that when we're doing what we love, we are multiplying our chances to meet other like-minded persons.
I'm a quiet/slow traveler. I like to take an unknown direction and contemplate whatever may stumble on my road. I listen to my intuition and stop where I feel I have to stop. No regrets is my motto.
I have no rules, I don't want to see 'the most' of a place: I want to live through it at my own pace.
And although I love discovering new places, the only thing that can anchor me anywhere is people.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I bring good energy and many shiny smiles to couchsurfers.
I enjoy sharing the awesomeness & magic of meeting special people.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have been on Couchsurfing since 2009.
♥ Would you like to see a map of my hosts/surfers?
I was hosted in: Iceland (2), Denmark, Malaysia (3), Singapore, Taiwan (3), Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong (3), Canada (2)
I hosted people from: Canada, China (3), France (2), USA (2)

Interests

I love expression, therefore most of my hobbies are related to it: writing, photography, languages... I believe we all have potential and should be encouraged to create something and speak it out.
I like to discuss about mostly anything. I am extremely curious and I crave for personal stories and incredible facts.
I am a dreamer and a romantic, and I strive to make my everyday this dream I've been trying to reach.
I like to feel, and make people around me feel good, worth and whole.

Music, Movies & Books

I enjoy reading all kind of books, with a preference for european literature. I like indie/artsy movies. I love all kinds of music! I'm easily surprised, pleased and intrigued.
A few favorites: Almodovar, Kim Ki Duk, Wong Kar Wai, Le Clézio, Zola, Wilde, Barrico, Arcade Fire, Nina Simone, Fela Kuti, etc etc!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've done and seen a lot of amazing/crazy things. I traveled on my own for two years through Asia and I will keep traveling solo around other continents: it automatically creates a shitload of situations.
Also, I've loved. So much.
I also say more often yes than no. Cause if you don't try, you never know, right?

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm interested in personal stories, culture, facts, little and big human things. Everything can be a source of inspiration to me. I want to get to know real people.
I can share my own experience, but also my knowledge of some languages, or cooking, travel information on many destinations, anything else.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Montenegro, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand

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