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Akira Biondo

Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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Overview

  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Japanese; learning French, Italian, Spanish
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • homeless pilgrim
  • lifelong learner
  • From Basel, Switzerland
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

PangeaSeed presents The Great West Coast Migration

ABOUT ME

Live life, love life.

I consider myself a world citizen and can't really identify with any of my three nationalities (Japan, Italy, Switzerland), which is probably why I feel most comfortable when traveling, on journeys of discoveries and exploration.

I make it a point to live more sustainably, to not only take but also give back.

Concerned about the state of the planet, I am particularly active in ocean & shark conservation, working for the international grassroots organization PangeaSeed, as the project coordinator. PangeaSeed is dedicated to educating and raising international awareness for the plight of sharks and the destruction of their habitat. Through volunteer activism, research and the various mediums of art, music, film, and photography, PangeaSeed aims to create an open dialog with the global community to develop an understanding of the need to preserve and protect sharks and the oceans. - "Save sharks, save oceans, save ourselves." (www.pangeaseed.org)

Also, born to a photographer-father and a designer-mother, I was raised on creative grounds which have been inspiring myself to utilize the mediums of art & design for the better.

PHILOSOPHY

“Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy.”

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

· Noodle-Soups in Shanghai · Coffee in Hiroshima · Surfing & Hosting

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

An out-of-the-ordinary Christmas party in Kyoto

Interests

Traveling, cooking, photography, ecology, arts, cycling, sports, yoga, languages, hiking, scuba diving, sustainable design, running, oceans, current global issues

Music, Movies & Books

HOME, Totoro, Planet Earth, Into the Wild, Departures, Born Into Brothels, Wes Anderson's masterpieces

sound mood atmosphere

Ventanas de manhattan by Antonio Muñoz Molina, Corazón tan blanco, La peste, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, Rayuela by Julio Cortazar, Die Rättin by Günter Grass, The Life of Pi, Arawind Adiga

One Amazing Thing I've Done

· Summiting the Singing Dunes of the Hongorin Els, Mongolia · Exploring the underwater world of the Komodo NP, Indonesia

Countries I've Visited

Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Palau, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Japan, Switzerland

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