karen cerfogli

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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  • Fluent in English, Italian, Japanese; learning French, Italian
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • travelling
  • Bologna University : foreign languages
  • No hometown listed
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About Me




I am very easy going. I love laughing and meet new people. I love talking about anything. I have many different interests: i love reading, listening to any kind of music, hanging out with friends for "aperitivo" here in Bologna, eating, hiking, skating, running, and, of course, travelling. I love my city very much but sometimes I feel like I need to challenge myself escaping from the daily routine. For this reason,when i was 16 years old I have lived in the USA for a year as an exchange student and few years later I have studied in Holland for my Japanese studies for a semester and then Japan for a year. These experiences were just great: I will never forget the beautiful people I have met there.
I can define myself as a very courious person who is always searching for new interests and passions for this reason I love listening to what people have experienced in their lives and be inspired from their stories.
I am a dreamer: I spend 80% of my time thinking about my next travels and trips around the world.


Il viaggio non finisce mai. Solo i viaggiatori finiscono. E anche loro possono prolungarsi in memoria, in ricordo, in narrazione. Quando il viaggiatore si è seduto sulla sabbia della spiaggia e ha detto: "Non c'è altro da vedere", sapeva che non era vero. Bisogna vedere quel che non si è visto, vedere di nuovo quel che si è già visto, vedere in primavera quel che si è visto in estate, vedere di giorno quel che si è visto di notte, con il sole dove la prima volta pioveva, vedere le messi verdi, il frutto maturo, la pietra che ha cambiato posto, l'ombra che non c'era. Bisogna ritornare sui passi già dati, per ripeterli, e per tracciarvi a fianco nuovi cammini. Bisogna ricominciare il viaggio. Sempre. Il viaggiatore ritorna subito.(Saramago)

You never do anything by yourself.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Some friends told me about CS few months ago. I was surprised to know that so many people are so open minded to host random boys/girls coming from all over the world!


i have never done it but i hope to do it one day


food, music, books, cultures, travelling, skating, hiking, movies, photography, chatting...

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Memento, Old boy, The Departed, shutter Island, 2046, In the mood for love, Ferro 3, everything is illuminated, lost in translation, the graduated, the prestige, seta, fargo, inglorious bastards, pulp fiction...
music: Bon Iver, Mumford and sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic zeros, the black keys, grimes, a perfect circle, tool, mike patton, faith no more, little dragon, kurt vile,nirvana, tame impala, fleet foxes,the white stripes, jose gonzales, alt j,joy division, radiohead, MGMT, the knife, Max gazzè, patrick watson, the tallest man on earth, MIA, Kings of convenience...
books: la schiuma dei giorni, cecità, le memorie di adriano, l'eleganza del riccio, la strada, paul auster, saramago, baricco, Banana Yoshimoto........

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Walking: Cammino de Santiago, Cammino del Nord

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Israel, Japan, Palestine, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, Netherlands, United States

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