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You only get to live once, so why not enjoy it. Life is too short to deal with drama, so ignore the haters and live life to the fullest.
Welcome to my page.
I'm very excited to share the CS experience with people who love travelling, discovering new cultures, new places and new lifestyles =)
Well, let me start off by telling you some about me...
I would say I love to wander around the world whenever I have the opportunity to do so.
When travelling, I am also looking for secret spots to relax my soul :)
I am proudly from Italy, my name's GAIA (which means "cheerful", and probably that's the reason why I always try to enjoy my life to the fullest) and I'm 27.. - a bit aged..like Parmesan cheese - !
My hometown is Genova, in the beautiful Liguria region.
Portofino and Cinque Terre are the most visited and known ligurian destinations among tourists, but I definitely can tell you we have lots of other "hidden gems" around here. I would be very pleased to show my favourite areas to you!
As I said before, I truly love to travel and work in different countries, so I started my "world tour experience " working in Orlando,US for 1 year, trying to travel as much as I could during my time off.
Then I decided to travel around the States for a few months, I found out how much I loved freedom and spent some time in different cities, met lovely people.
After that, I've literally jumped from Hawaii to Oz and I lived & worked in Brisbane , Australia.
3rd step… while in Australia I applied to work on cruiseships and got the job, started my contract in Europe and ended up back in NYC , USA after an amazing 7 months tour around Polynesia, Samoa , Fiji , New Zealand, South America, etc.
Has been a great experience!!!
Update - Without planning it I ended up working in south UK since April 2015, but I am now back to Genova....the best is yet to come :)
NOW LET'S SEE WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS! :)
I'm a sweet & optimistic person and obviously try to have as much fun as possible =)
So I'm genuinely a nice person, but get on my bad side and I can be really mad.lol
I've lived in a small town (Recco) for 22 years, and moved to my new house in 2010, very close to Genova city center (about 15minutes by bus to the main station of Genova Brignole)
While buying all the stuff for my new room, my first thought has always been a couch for you, my CS potential friend!
Then, I could find a bed for me =p
I definitely like my region and I'll be happy to show you its cool sides whenever I am back to Italy!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
In addition to know people, I believe that to live truly a place, even just for a few days, you must live it from inside , with someone who really knows it!
During the last few years I met up some people in my city to show them around,chat, have a drink and also hosted csers at my place…
I met many couchsurfers around the US , been hosted in NYC , Hawaii and Australia , I'm looking forward to my next CS experience!!
I really like CS : I briefly wanna live like a local, I like to know what you think about your city,and I'm interested in meeting new people from various backgrounds
I am passionate about
Travelling (when I've enough money =D ) ,
SKATING (rollerblading ..ice-skating as well) ,
PLAYING the PIANO (studied it for 9 years) ,
DANCING (clubbing..but always dancing alone at home as well ;D ) ,
PHOTOGRAPHY: During the last few years I've been taking tons of photos,I love doing it and love people who take a lot of those :
* a photo is a piece of life and it's very closed to memory process (a photo recalls an event) and to travel ("remembering the past is a form of mental time travel; it frees us from the constraints of time and space and allows us to move freely along completely different dimensions" - Eric Kandel)
WRITING LONG & original letters,I love "snail mail" with people from other cities/countries
MUSIC! I was born wearing headphones. If you see someone with giant headphones..Yeah that's me!!
Reading books & mangas
Surfing The Net (& couches :) )
Im on here to make friends and host people from all over the world so if you wanna chat with me give me a holla =D
Music, Movies, and Books
Music : Bob Marley > U2 > Sum 41 > Red Hot Chili Peppers > Pink Floyd > Muse > Coldplay > Led Zeppelin > Queen > Dirty House Music > Phil Collins >Scorpions > J-Ax & Articolo 31 > Blink-182 > Keri Hilson > De André > The Ramones > The Killers> Linkin Park > The Doors > Micheal Jackson > Sean Paul > Timbaland > 883 > Eminem > Prince > Madonna ...etc!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
visited 38 states (16.8%)
Teach, Learn, Share
I always like to learn. Sometimes I even like to teach...
Countries I’ve Visited
American Samoa, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Hungary, Mexico, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Pitcairn, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Italy, United Kingdom, United States