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Claudio Ventura

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

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Overview

  • 21 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Italian; learning French, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • PhD Student in Planetary Geology at ...
  • Palermo, Rome
  • From Palermo, Sicily
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learning French

ABOUT ME

I'm a PhD student living in Brussels. I am a serious, well-balanced and easy-going boy...but you have to know me if you want to discover more...

PHILOSOPHY

Dream as if you'll live forever....Live as if you'll die today (James Dean)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I got introduced to Couchsurfing by my former flatmate when I was living in Rome in 2010. Since then, I felt in love with this fantastic community as I had (and still having) the chance to know and host fascinating people from all over the world.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couchsurfing is the best way to travel around the globe, learn new languages, feel a citizen of the world, enjoying parties, having fun, compare different cultures, share smiles and feelings, discover yourself, open your eyes and dig out your soul....and more...

Interests

I have many interests and it would be almost impossible to synthesize every things that you love in your life just in few words. What i can say is that I have three big interests: nature, football and electric guitar.

MAIN HOBBIES I have been playing football since i was born and it was my obsession until the age of 18-20, and I could quit it just when my knees will not be allowed to support me more. At the age of 18, I discovered a new bad habit: the guitar. Since I was able to buy an acoustic guitar i didn't expect this woody diabolic box would have changed my life. So, I started to learn playing guitar as autodidact since then and after having learnt many Rock and Pop songs I turned to play the Blues. It was from my big cousin's fingers when my soul was definitely caught by the blues sound. I remember when he taught me a blues rhythm playing my guitar the feeling that flowed through my bones and my veins was like anything else in this world would have made me happy but the blues. I can now say with utmost sincerity that this kind of music gave me the chance to find happiness in the little things.

Now I play in a rock'n'roll band in Brussels called The Midnight Troubles.

If you want to take a look to our profile: https://www.facebook.com/midnighttroubles?fref=ts

Here you can find some of our songs: http://www.midnighttroubles.eu/recording-demo

MY JOB I am a geologist and I love nature in all its forms. I started to get interested in Geology when I saw some pictures of the Earth from a book of geography when I was at High School in Palermo. Since then I decided to attend the University of Geology in my hometown. From the first subjects I studied I always thought I would have done this in my life: to understand the history of the Earth. After having obtained a B.Sc. degree at the University of Palermo, I moved to the University of Rome "La Sapienza" where I got a M.Sc. degree and spent three fantastic years. At this point, my dream was to pursue my studies abroad and to find a place that would have accomplished my interests. I found that place and it is the city where I'm currently living: Brussels. Now, I am a PhD Student in Geology at the Free University of Brussels (VUB).

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Italy, United Kingdom

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