Hillary Lyons

Bra, Piemonte, Italy

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian, Spanish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Slow Food Youth Network
  • Master graduate
  • From San Francisco
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About Me


recruiting delegates from Africa to represent at Terra Madre We Feed the Planet in Milano this October, because youth ARE the future of food!


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 so I began hosting here in Italy as well. Though I live in a small town the food and university scene is thriving so it makes it an exciting, beautiful and delicious place to live.




video games, dancing, cooking, horseback riding

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: eXistenZ, Angels in America, Princess Mononoke, Interstella 5555, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Il Meglio Gioventu

Books: Watership Down, Dune, House of Sleep, The Rotter's Club, Down and Out in Paris and London, Cooked, Breaking Open the Head, To a God Unknown, Earthling, Kafka on the Shore, Me Talk Pretty One Day, The Gods Themselves, the Master and Margarita, Lolita, East of Eden, Infinite Jest

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

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

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Italy, United States

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