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Francesco Santini

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Overview

  • 30 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Italian; learning French, Persian (Farsi), Piedmontese
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Learner
  • Master Degree in European Studies an...
  • From Turin, Italy
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Settling down in New Delhi

ABOUT ME

I recently finished my education and looking for inspiration and new ideas for my future and I am doing it by traveling and looking for a diverse kind of life experiences.

I think of my self as an open-minded, brave, positive and romantic person. I am trying to open my heart, to become a better listener and be true to my self.

I feel that nothing is fixed, also my nature changes constantly.

I enjoy nature, meditation, trekking, good company and good-healthy food.

PHILOSOPHY

"Save yourself before trying to save the world"

"Try to live life at the fullest".

"Act without expectation". Lao Tzu

"Immagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points at all we might yet discover and create". Albert Einstein

"Leben lässt sich nur rückwärts verstehen, muss aber vorwärts gelebt werden" S. Kierkegaard

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Of course I participate by hosting and being hosted by other CS members. I also use Couchsurfing to look for inspiration for my travel and to search and share precious information about my travels

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Beside the inspiring people I met I have found CS very useful to plan my travel and to share information with other members.

Interests

Walking, reading, travelling, learning new things, learning languages, writing, feeling the subtle thread that connects everything. I am trying to learn more about the way of self expression (Art, music, dance - although I am a complete beginner :))

Music, Movies & Books

I enjoy the movies where Jim Carrey is the main character(especially Bruce Almighty, Me, Myself & Irene and Yes Man). They make me laugh and feel good.

Other movies that I usually enjoy are those starring Roberto Benigni.

About reading, I enjoy reading books that can give me a different perspective over life. My favourite authors are Tiziano Terzani and Herman Hesse.

Some of the most meaningful books that I read (from the most recent):

Eckart Tolle - The Power of Now
Khalil Gibran - The Prophet
Italo Svevo - La Coscienza di Zeno
Osho - Meditation: The Art of Ectasy
David Deida - The Way of the Superior Man
Osho - Meditation: The First and Last Freedom
Paul Coelho - The Alchemist
Gregory David Roberts - Shantaram
Folco Terzani - A piedi nudi sulla sabbia
Milan Kundera - L'insostenibile Leggerezza dell'Essere
Hermann Hesse - Narciso e Boccadoro
Susanna Tammaro - Va dove ti porta il cuore
David Brooks - The Social Animal
Hermann Hesse - Siddharta
Hermann Hesse - Quant'e' bella la giovinezza
Hermann Hesse - Vagabondaggio
Tiziano Terzani - Un indovino mi disse
George Orwell - Animal Farm
Tiziano Terzani - La fine è il mio inizio
Tiziano Terzani - Un altro giro di giostra
Erich Fromm - L'arte di amare
Anthony de Mello - Messaggio per un'aquila che si crede un pollo

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The first things that come across my mind when I think about the most amazing thing I've done:

working for the United Nations,

enjoying the wonderful nature while walking part of a pilgrimage route in Tuscany,

taking pleasure by feeling the fresh air on my skin and looking at the stars above me in a night of end summer in the picturesque town of Rio Maggiore (Cinque Terre).

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Italian but also help to practice English, German and French. I would like to share inspirations about travels and other kind of experiences.

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, India, Iran, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nepal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom

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