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Overview

  • 72 references 56 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish; learning Slovak
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • web developer at a newspaper, hostel owner
  • Mom and Dad have done everything possible. really.
  • From San Pancrazio Salentino, Brindisi, Italy
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

conquer the world with a smile

ABOUT ME

I left my job and Italy in November 2012, I've crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a sailing boat and then I lived on Caribbeans on the boat for one year.
When I back I did a part of Eastern Europe by hitchhiking and also opened a new cozy hostel in Slovakia (Nitra), managed an hotel in an ancient farm in South of Italy and then crossed the Atlantic Ocean again.
Now I'm back to Italy (Milan) and back to my old job (web developer). Waiting to leave everything again :-P

PHILOSOPHY

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk being called sentimental
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk being called naive,
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk to failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.
Chained by his certitude, he is a slave who has forfeited his freedom.
Only a person who risks is truly free.

- Janet Rand -

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Always looking for interesting people!

Interests

I like to collect words and idioms, stories of life, dreams and confessions, glances and smiles, photos, habits, smells and colors, alcohol, poems and songs, nights in a sleeping bag, sunsets and full moons on the sea.
From my travels I bring home all these emotions.

  • poetry
  • photography
  • recipes
  • boating
  • traveling
  • juggling
  • guitar
  • sailing
  • hitchhiking
  • accordion
  • accordeon

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Francesco Guccini, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Patti Smith, Cat Stevens, Lucio Dalla, Roberto Vecchioni, Francesco De Gregori, Capossela and much more!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've done the Atlantic Crossing on a sailing boat! My God, I can't believe!!!
And I escaped from a cyclone when I was coming back from Cuba on a sailboat!
I've slept on a teepee (indian tent) at Teepeeland, Berlin.
I've opened a hostel in Slovakia: Nitra Glycerin Hostel (https://www.nitraglycerinhostel.com)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you: how to whistle with a straw, italian recipes like Tiramisù or Carbonara (don't use the creammmmm!!!), how to play tamburello, how to dance pizzica (folk music from my region), how to create your blog with wordpress.
I'd like to learn: how to walk on my hands, recipes from other countries, to make massages, to play the harmonica and the accordion, to dance tango, juggling tricks, photography, skate.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A place to rest, good wine and food, many info on the region and about Italy in general, a good mood :-)

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), San Marino, Serbia, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, British

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Guadeloupe, Italy, Martinique, Slovakia, Spain

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