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I like to describe myself as "Travel-addict, extroverted, talker, nomad, with a chronic case of Peter Pan syndrome... oh, and according to my friends: "naturally high".
According to Travel Brain (Facebook app): "Bianca is a globetrotter that doesn't mind roughing it, is happy with a roof and running water, lives on the edge, has great travel credibility, fits in with the locals and has been to 233 cities in 36 countries. "
To know more about me, just read my references.
* * * After 6 years moving around and travelling, I decided to make New Zealand my home for the time being, and I am currently studying at the University of Waikato. My backpack will be accumulating dust for some time, but it is always nice to meet people :) * * *
I travel like Rolf Potts !
You are a travel legend in the making, with a sense of adventure that will lead to hundreds of fascinating stories. Locals all over the world will give you special nicknames, and almost all of them will be complimentary.
What type of traveler are you?
Take BootsnAll's Travel Quiz to find out.
"Life is short: Break the rules, forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and NEVER regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but since we're here, LET'S DANCE!"
"If there is a will, there is a runway"
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
attending/organizing meetings, surfing/hosting, meeting/helping fellow CS members
**Special thanks to the lovely HOSTS** 2007-Basar & Mert [adopted me for 3 weeks] @ Bodrum/Marmaris/Istanbul -Sergio @ Munich during Oktoberfest'07-Andre @ Prague2008-Jack @ Liberec -Mattia @ Vienna-Fabian @ Vienna-Jan @ Brno -Xavi @ Barcelona -Sergio (again) @ Munich during Oktoberfest'08-Alex @ London -Jan (again) @ Brno 2009-Radka @ Telc -Martin @ Benesov -Glen @ Hradec Kralove -Brooke @ Berlin -Damian & Anna @ Krakow-Urša & Dušan @ Ljubljana-Martina @ Krivoklat-Marta @ Prague-Radka (again) @ Prague -Ali @ Stockholm-Elena @ Bratislava-Zoltan @ Budapest-Raoni @ Sao Paulo-Tatiana @ Blumenau-Olaf @ Canberra2010-Dave @ Sydney-Alfa @ Perth-Joe @ Perth -Scott @ Perth-Kevin @ Darwin-Richard @ Darwin-Angie @ Kuala Lumpur-Alex @ Kuala Lumpur-Daniel @ Darwin-Richard (again) @ Darwin-Dan @ Opua-Nitzan @ Waiamamaku-Jacko @ Rotorua-Gabriel @ Rotorua-Evan & Tom @ Auckland-Laura @ Wellington-Gabriel (again) @ Rotorua2011-Linz @ Sydney-Gabriel (again II)@ Rotorua -Oripa @ Fiji2012-Chris @ Sydney-Lianne @ Sydney-David @ Cairns-Krister @ Auckland-Anupam @ Mumbai-Sam @ Mumbai -Vijay @ Jaisalmer -Amit @ Jodhpur-Prad @ Gurgaon (Delhi) -Jorge @ Dubai
2013-Juan Pablo @ Buenos Aires
**My Lovely Surfers** in Prague,Czech Republic:-Alexandre & Sergio, Jul/08-Roy, Sep/08-Ali, Dec/08-Alex, May/09in Paraty,Brazil:-Bernardo, Sep/09-Martina, Oct/09 in Sydney, Australia:-Marty & Adam , New Year's 2011 **Special thanks to CSers who did something nice for me :) ** - Rick, Robert, Radka , Mark , Albert - brought Marlboro Lights from the States :) - Andre RJ - took me to a lot of cool places in Rio de Janeiro - Sinclair - hosted my farewell party in Prague - Reggie - invited me to celebrate AUstralia Day with his friends in Perth - Rod - took me to an Aussie Sheep Station in the middle of Western Australia Outback - Rohen - took me and other CSers on a camping trip to Dwellingup (Western Australia) - Ahmed - hosted my backpack in Auckland so I didnt have to carry it around for 12hrs ** CS MEETINGS ** 2007 Turkey (Marmaris, Istanbul)SEP/07Munich (Oktoberfest) SEP-OCT/07Czech Republic (Prague, Brno)2008Czech Republic (Prague, Liberec, Brno)Czech Surfing Weekend 12-14 SEP 2009Czech Republic (Prague, Telc, Hradec Kralove, Benesov)Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Blumenau [Brazilian Oktoberfest]) Krakow 1st Int'l Meeting, MAY 22-24Budapest2010Australia (Sydney, Perth)Kuala LumpurBaliAuckland2011SydneyAucklandSao PauloPragueCzech4Surfing Weekend 09-11SEP2012BangkokDubai
** Met for drinks/sightseeing, etc ** When I lived in Prague: 2007 - Jirka, David, Milan, Simon, Thomas & Rebecca, Louis Phillip, Gunther, Deise 2008 - Jussi, Helga, Angelo, Rick, Cristina, Isaac, Ricardo, Robert, Kris, Arturo, Marc, Simon, Filipe & Afonso, Sarah, Alex & Daniel n Lilly, Ricardo & Jaime, Pablo, Junior & Luciano, Sue, Lucas & Lucas 2009 - Pako, Marcelo, Gabriela, Roy, Josh, Amir, MatiasWhile I was traveling: -Sam @ Gumbet-Fatih @ Istambul-Natasha @ Ljubljana-Balazs @ Budapest-Richard, Marceline, Adam @ Darwin-Ming @ Bangkok-Marty @ Brisbane-Gustavo & Dardo @ Auckland-Nick @ Auckland-Fabricio @ Christchurch-Fi @ Fiji-Fernando @ Berlin-Sanj @ Igatpuri -Sandeep, Julian, Suhail @ Mumbai -Nitin @ Udaipur -Mohit @ Jodhpur-Pierre @ Dubai
** And we met again** -Ali in Bodrum SEP/07, Prague DEC/08, Stockholm JUL/09-Marija, Petra and Jose in Bodrum, Istambul SEP/07-Thomas in Munich OCT/07, Prague NOV/07, Vienna JAN/08, APR/08, then traveled around Australia (DEC/09)-Adam and Shell in Munich OCT/07, Melbourne DEC/09-Alex in Prague AUG/08, London OCT/08, Prague MAY/09-Luciano in Prague NOV/08, Sao Paulo JAN/09-Sue in Prague DEC/08, Berlin MAY/09-Paulo in Rio de Janeiro JAN/09, Sao Paulo AUG/09-Martina in Prague, Paraty and Sao Paulo OCT/09-Bernardo in Krakow MAY/09, Paraty and Rio de Janeiro OCT/09-Raoni in Sao Paulo AUG/09, Paraty SEP/09, Sao Paulo OCT/09-David in Sao Paulo AUG/09, Sydney JAN/10-Richard in Darwin FEB/10, Darwin JUN,JUL/10-Alfa in Perth JAN/10, Sydney OCT/10-Gabriel in Rotorua, then Blenheim, then Rotorua again DEC/10-Marty in Brisbane JUL/10, Sydney DEC/10-Amir in Prague JUN/09, then Prague again SEP/11-Suhail in Mumbai AUG/12, then in Auckland JAN/13-Fi and Api in Fiji JUL/11, then again in Fiji APR/13
life, travel, cultures, food, meditation, languages, people, psychology, photography, outdoors, music, movies, exhibitions, and some more(not necessarily in this order)
Create your own visitor map!
visited 35 states (15.5%)Create your own visited map of The World or Like this? try: Facebook test
Music, Movies, and Books
movies - comedy, i love to laugh
music - overall i like everything (in moderation, LOL), and open new sounds
books - psychology, self-help, non-fiction
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I shaved my head for charity in june 2013 to raise money for leukemia and blood cancer foundation New Zealand (you can view pictures here: http://www.shaveforacure.co.nz/view_event_profile/9951)
Skydiving with my mother (age 65) was a priceless, bonding experience!
plus many many more... to be told in person over a glass of wine or coffee
Teach, Learn, Share
a little bit of this, and a little bit of that!
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, United States