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We are a young Basque/Italian family with two kids: a little girl, Oihana (2007) and a boy, Asier (2010). We love to travel and to know different cultures and people...as everyone else in here I bet ;) It is a must!
We are easy people that enjoy simple things like a stroll in a park or a good chat. We love natural landscapes and when visting a city we like just walking around, have a beer and getting a sense of what life is like in that particular part of the world.
We are quite active in CS (hosting and surfing) as we believe that we can teach our children about respect, hospitality, cultural differences and different languages and religions, but of course if we show them, it is much more effective :)
More about us? Come over and discover it!
The world has enough for everybodys need, but not for everybodys greed. (Mahatma Gandhi)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. (Mark Twain)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
We participate offering our sofa to anyone who can reach it! We are quite addicted to CS! Even if we can't really participate to all the many events that are daily proposed by our Milan CS Group we host everytime we can...
We also moderate the "Family Welcome - Italy" Group that is a group for families living or travelling in italy. Here you have the link:
And, of course, we spread the word about this amazing community :)
So far we hosted 134 people :
8 to 11-jun-14 Tannis from Canada
1-nov-13 Pawel, Kasia and Sebastian from UK
15 to 17-apr-13 Elisa from Usa
26 to 28-mar-13 Egle and Kristel from Estonia
12-jan-13 Sasha from Russia
8-dic-12 Corrado, Lella e Vittoria
1 to 2-Dec-12 Dai and Sawa from Japan
24 to 27-Nov-12 Stephanie and Jannik from Germany
13 to 17-Nov-12 Giuseppe and Salvo from Italy
04 to 06-Nov-12 Davide and Maricar from USA
24 sep-12 Svetlana from Russia (just for dinner)
29 jul to 1 aug-12 Sasha from Russia
29 jun-12 Anton and Nastia from Belarus
20 to 22 apr-12 Moyca and Anna from Netherlands
14 mar-12 Juliane and Henrike from Germany
17 nov-11 Daryna and John from Ukraine
1 aug-11 Uladzimir and Marina from Belarus
14 to 16 jul-11 Ira and Sasha from Russia
14 to 16 jul-11 Ho Ryong Kang from South Corea
16-jun-11 Pao & Ale from Argentina
15 to 18-apr-11 Justyna and Wojtek from Poland
09 to 12-Mar-11 Liz and Ann from Hong Kong
04-Mar-11 Sergio and Oliver from Catalonia
04-Jan-11 Anne, Nicolas and their 2 little kids! from Canada
22-oct-10 Lukasz and Ola from Poland
17-sep-10 Lisa from United States, just for dinner!
29 to 31-aug-10 Jenn and Izri from Canada
22-aug-10 Andrés from Argentina
19-aug-10 Marco from Italy
18-aug-10 Henriette and Theresia from Germany
17-aug-10 Olga and Alina from Russia
27 to 30-jul-10 Paloma and Rocio from Chile
27 to 30-jul-10 Diane, Nick and Miyuki from Canada
26-jul-10 Zsuzsi from Hungary
25 and 26-jul-10 Magdalena, Natalie and Agata from Poland
22-jul-10 Milou, Anna and Esther from Netherlands
21 to 23-jul-10 Florian, Arthur and Thomas from Belgium
20 to 23-jul-10 Maxime from France
20-jul-10 Panagiotis, Marios and Miltos from Greece
16-jul-10 Huckle Berry from Hawaii, just for 1 dinner!
12-jul-10 Rejane and Christian from France
8 and 9-mar-10 Jais from Denmark/USA
29-jan-10 Alex from France
23 and 24-jan-10 Suleika from Switzerland
13-jan-10 Lamya and Bobr from Czech Republic
8 and 9-jan-10 Michèle and Andrés from Switzerland
8 and 9-dec-09 Gisele and Rubnei from Brasil
16-nov-09 Rob from Belgium
31-oct-09 John and Karla from United States
15-oct-09 Eddy from Wales
5 to 7-oct-09 Rob from Belgium
2 to 4-sep-09 Rebecca from Singapore
25 and 26-aug-09 Natalia and Philip from Germany
01-aug-09 Nadia from Italy
27 to 31-jul-09 AJ and Erika from United States
30-jul-09 Catharina from Germany
28 and 29-jul-09 Rodrigo and Renata from Brasil
26 and 27-jul-09 Emma and Inka from Finland
24 and 25-jul-09 Panagiota, George and Lambros from Greece
23-jul-09 Millet from China
19-jul-09 Renata from Hungary
17 to 19-jul-09 Catharina from Germany
17-jul-09 Albert from Spain
15-jul-09 Rico and Kessy from Germany
14 and 15-jul-09 Gennady from United States (or Moldavia, or Germany..:D)
14-jul-09 Julius from Germany
12-jul-09 Catharina from Germany
18 to 20-jun-09 Ji-hye and Ji-Hyun from South Korea
7 to 10-jun-09 Elise and Ann from United States
21 to 24-may-09 Susann and Dirk from Germany
13-may-09 Milena and Nikolay from Bulgaria
23 to 26-apr-09 Jonas from Sweden
12-apr-09 Melih from France
7 to 10 apr-09 Svetlana and Semeon from Russia
27-mar-09 Joanna and Piotr from Poland... just for one dinner!
26-feb to 1-mar-09 Meng from China
10 and 11-feb-09 Barbora and Martin from Slovakia
09-feb-09 Eser and Sami from Turkey
...and we surfed 22 couches:
21-aug-14 Javi y Mayte in Potries, Spain
29-jul-14 Jose, Sole, and Camin in Madrid, Spain
6-sep-13 Pat and Dominique in Florensac, France
24-aug-13 Gilles in Cazeres, France
8 to 10 Apr-12 Roman, Helen and Erik
7 Apr-12 Katrin and Luis
5 and 6 Apr-12 Tina and Fionn
12-nov-11 Corrado, Lella e Vittoria (many times!)
23 to 25-apr-11 Kerstin, Matteo, Jora and Elorri in Sassoleone, Italy
12-nov-10 Anna in Narbonne, France
12-dec-09 Andrea in Reggio Emilia, Italy
18 to 21-aug-09 Guillaume in Annecy, France
17-aug-09 Mathilde and Christophe in Dijon, France
16-aug-09 Rachel in Fontainebleau, France
15-aug-09 Mireille and Luc in Geveze, France
12 to 14-aug-09 Frederic, Meral and Ozan, in Saint Brieuc, France
09 to 11-aug-09 Enora in Calan, France
07 and 08-aug-09 Swely and Clement in La Rochelle, France
06-aug-09 Frederic in Biscarrosse, France
02-aug-09 Ellyn in Montpellier, France
03-may-09 Max in Innsbruck, Austria
30-apr-09 Sonja in Fussen, Germany.
2 and 3 aug-09: Carpooling trip from Milan to Donosti (Basque Country) with Nadia and Giuseppe
12 and 13 nov-10: Carpooling trip from Milan to Donosti (Basque Country) with Max and Natalia
Our profile visitors:
We love mountains: trekking and rock climbing, even if often we haven't got time for that...
Matteo is quite addicted to running (marathons and half-marathons, skyrunning, trail) and to endurance sports in general.
We both love walking in the nature, reading novels and having dinner with friends!
And no need to say... TRAVELLING!
Music, Movies, and Books
Too many of them! We love reading and watching movies..
Just few of them are:
- Books (or better say Authors): Ken Follett, Frank Schätzing, Khaled Hosseini, Tolkien, Terry Brooks, Isaac Asimov, Jon Krakauer, Paulo Coelho, Alessandro Baricco, Stieg Larsson, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, John Grisham, Michael Crichton, Gioconda Belli, Mauro Corona and many more... (see my library: http://www.anobii.com/teo77/books )
- Movies: Almost everything of Roberto Benigni. Most of all "Life is beautiful - La vita è bella". And too many other to fit in this small box :)
- Music: uhm.. nearly everything depending on the moment. Usually Rock, Punk-Rock, Ska, Folk.. Not really a fan of disco music.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The most amazing thing we have seen (and done) so far... our little kids!
We also lived during a couple of year in Guatemala working in a development project of farmers cooperatives... a very "enriching" experience!
Here you can find some pictures:
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Chad, Croatia, El Salvador, France, Germany, Honduras, Ireland, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates
Countries I’ve Lived In
Guatemala, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom