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Hillary Lyons

Bra, Piemonte, Italy

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  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Student/cook
  • currently in college
  • From San Francisco
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About Me


getting my masters in food culture and communication at UNI ST and absorbing Italian culture as much as possible!


I love horseback riding, hiking, and everything gastronomic. I am avid chef and a wino in training. I'm addicted to classic video games.


I think of the world as my own personal Zelda game. Believe in people and kindness, and pay attention to everyone's stories to learn anything of value.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I've been to gatherings in Paris, and unofficially hosted (and been hosted by) people I met through CS. I loved my experience in Paris and I would like to start hosting while I'm in Italy




video games, dancing, cooking, horseback riding

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: eXistenZ, the Fly, Princess Mononoke, Interstella 5555, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Usual Suspects

Books: Watership Down, Dune, Kafka on the Shore, Atlas Shrugged, Me Talk Pretty One Day, The Gods Themselves, the Master and Margarita, Lolita, Tortilla Flats

Video Games: all Zelda, Mortal Kombat, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Super Metroid, Super Smash Bros, Pokemon Blue, Mega Man X

TV: Twin Peaks, Trailer Park Boys, Arrested Development, Archer

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Working on an elephant reservation and touring the US trick riding and vaulting on horseback

Teach, Learn, Share

I cook, bead (Native American style beading), and horse back ride. I would love to teach you how to do all and any of these things, or share experiences about them.

I want to learn as much about the world as possible--cuisines, cultures, peoples' various experiences and perspectives

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, Honduras, Italy, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

France, United States

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