Giulia Canarini

Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France

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  • Master of development Studies at Melbourne university
  • From Bologna
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About Me


Lookin' for soul, food, and a place to eat


Usually I don't like writing about myself in empty boxes..they always seem so full of expectations!!!But i gotta give u some kind of description of myself so there we go. Basically, I'm a sweet and in-love-with-life girl with a strong italian accent,raised in a little town in the mountains close to Tuscany.I spent my teen years free as a bird climbing trees and then I moved to the city(Bologna) to study. After that I've been travelling a lot, both for studies and for pleasure. I love travelling and dig out into other people cultures, I love human beings, I love this beautiful world. I am a dreamer and only recently I have learnt that dreams do come true, if we stick to them long enough. This is how my journey started, and I was magically brought from a little town in tuscany to the desert of Africa, the ocean of Australia, remote villages in India and so forth.

At the moment I have just finished a year long journey throughout Australia and Asia that has - again- changed my perspective of the world and myself. I am in the process of starting a new adventure and moving to a new place, Nantes in France. I have never been there and I barely speak the language, but I feel full of excitement and joy. A new chapter, a new beginning. Exactly what I wanted.


The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.
Arundhati Roy

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


i really really really believe in a world without ANY BORDER OR NATION and i think that couchsurfing it's one of the way in which we could get it!We don't need only huge political changes...we need to change first our minds and the way in which we see the world...and i think couchsurfing is a new way that is going in this direction...not the only one and not the right one maybe...but it's a way, it's a little change.


I've just had few "proper" couchsurfing's experiences but i've always left my home's door open for everyone and i've always found amazing people in the world that were able to make me feel like at home wherever i was.


I'm desirous and curious of everything at the same time.
Those are some things that I do like:Love&Freedom; The smell of my Mum's kitchen; Hippy vans; watching my little cat while he's sleeping; Put my leg in the bed, feel the sweetness of the sheet and stretch my muscles with many muscolar vibrations; travelling; Eat pizza as musch as i can; smile into stranger's faces; hitch-hiking and throw myself into the arms of every single person I meet; the seashore because it is a place that doesn't exist, neither land nor sea;and a lot more like dancing;hugging; singing; cooking; screamin; kissing; tugging; loving; learning; running ....Those are some things that I do not like:Every words that divides people in groups; people who chew loud and with their mounths open;the idea that people need authority and the idea that money has any true value; nation and borders(love for an abstract notion such as nation is cancelling first your affiliation to an international humanity);Fake smiles; presence of policeman at peaceful demonstrations.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books are my passion...i like a wide range of authors from all around the world: Alessandro Baricco, Ryszard kapuscinski, Jorge Amado, Alejandro jodorowskij, Oran Pamuk, Erik Orsenna....
I like also movies...some of my favourite are: Ameliè, into the wild, milk,natural born killers <3, persepolis, Il postino, fight club, kill bill ecc
I like every kind of music: from '60-'70(Jenis Joplin, Jefferson airplain ecc) to drum'n bass,but most af all I LOVE reggae music : )

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I went to Africa(Benin) in a development project for children without parents....this was the most wonderful experience of my life..i love Africa with all my heart!!!!!!!!
During this period I've visited the international festival of universe of music,spirits, magic, dance and blood...definitely the most amazing thing seen in my lifetime.....

Teach, Learn, Share

I think that desires and dreams are the only real things and if You stick with them you'll be happy.
I really believe in love and freedom.Every kind of freedom:Freedom from hunger, freedom from unemployment, freedom from fear...I function like a free being. I think getting that freedom is a social duty for everyone of us. I think what we owe each other is a celebration of life and to replace fear and hopelessness with fearlessness and joy.And i believe that this is possible if you just do your little bit without thinking of the bigness of what you stand against.i don't know if this is what i can teach you or what i can learn from you.....i guess both!

What I Can Share with Hosts

As soon as I will move to france and sort things out with new apartment etc I will be able to host so... stay tuned :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Thailand, Togo, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands

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