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My partner-in-crime Barry and myself are new to the Chicago metropolitan life! A little info, if you must:
myself: an artist, writer, director, carpenter, photographer?, basically scrappy in the realms of set designing, stage production, and interactive performance art. My favorite instrument is the rhodes... or the melodica... or the beats of a Casio keyboard.
Barry: a rad guitar / lap steel player, influenced by the likes of John Lee Hooker, D'Angelo, the Police... the list goes on... He studied geography but wants none other than for us to travel foreign lands and coral seas
basically... we are two creative, musical people looking in the direction to travel the Australia / SE Asia / all over the world AREA
"Live positive vibrations, always." -Marcello
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've couchsurfed in Berlin, the north German countryside, Bosnia, Austria, Santa Fe New Mexico, Albuquerque, Portland Oregon, Yoakum Texas, New York City... so many great experiences and people. My partner, brother and I recently took a bicycle trip in Texas-- this might be the greatest couchsurfing experience thus far. But there are too many to choose a favorite!
CS esta muy excelente-- my first couchsurfing experience was in Berlin and was amazing--my traveling friend and I got introduced to white asparagus and our couchsurfing host's favorite cocktail at the time, chocolate soy milk and vodka! I also got invited into a Tuscan home in the countryside by Firenze and had the most amazing, authentic dinner with strangers. The woman who invited me pressed her own olive oil from the olives in her front yard and made her own wine from her vineyard! Just, incredible... The last trip in Europe I took, my brothers and I were in a biergarten in Munchen and met a really sweet couple who asked if we needed a place to stay in Vienna, in which I ended up doing! So lovely... Having an open home for food or for beds is such a cool experience, and I want to do this more!
Knitting on the el train, cooking off the cuff from scratch, good cheese and wine, yoga, dive bars, kareoke, kareoke-ing in dive bars particularly!, practicing my Italian, the occasional run along Lake Michigan's beach... just ballin'
- performing arts
- art history
- emergency services
Music, Movies, and Books
books : Italo Calvino (Invisible Cities, Cosmicomics...)
music : Smokey Robinson, Dolly Parton, Grizzly Bear, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, soul sisters, motown
movies : Synechdoche New York, The Diving Bell & Butterfly, The Cable Guy, Friday, Triplets of Belleville, so much more!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
my brothers and i skydiving with my mom for Mothers Day
Teach, Learn, Share
what i can teach you :
how to drive a stick shift, swim and knit
develop your own black and white film!
a killer recipe for the best bloody mary
what i want to learn :
more about organic gardening and farming
more philosophy and literature and art history
how to build a campfire with 2 sticks
meditation and centering more often
how to sew, especially costumes and fancy aprons
a proper walkabout
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In
Italy, United States