Maria de Vicente

Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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  • Studing to become what i've always wanted to be
  • Master of Biodiversity, Evolution, and Conservation
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About Me


Keep learning and traveling


I am originally from Spain, but in the past 4 years I've lived first in Australia, and then in South Africa. I am a biology graduate, hoping to do my Master's in ecology and conservation.
I enjoy hanging out with friends (day or night), cooking and of course, nature.
I love traveling, which is the main reason i joined Couch Surfing.


In progress...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I was very active in the CS community in Melbourne. I attended weekly meetings and other activities, and I even planned a couple of events (jazz and rock concert). I have also hosted, although I seldom get the chance to do so.


When i went to Tangier, i met there with some couchsurfers several days to hang around the city.

And in my trip to Sydney, i had my first experience as a couch surfer.

Now im trying to be a host my-self, we'll see how that goes :)


La naturaleza, viajar a paises para conocer bien las diferentes culturas, leer y en general ser feliz.

I love nature and I love walking outdoors or doing some day-field trips. I also love traveling to other countries (and get to know their cultures), reading, Taekwondo and hanging out with some friends in a relaxed spot.
In general, I just like to be happy :D

Music, Movies, and Books

I love reading. I will read anything that I get my hands on. The list is very long, but I've been trying for some years now to read some "classics" to have my own opinion on them. Apart from that I love reading historical novels as well as dystopian novels.

Music: rock and hard rock mainly, some indie, reggae, and other random stuff I might hear on the radio, but which i can never seem to be able to get the names of.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Living for 7 months in a nature reserve in South Africa, without contact with the outside world (yes, that means phone or internet), except for grocery trips to the nearest town. Life gets a whole new meaning!

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to talk with almost everybody because I think you can always get something positive out of it.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, South Africa, Spain

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