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Laura Stigliano

Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Overview

  • 28 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Portuguese
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Linguistics
  • University of Buenos Aires
  • From Buenos Aires City, Argentina.
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About Me

NOW: About to start a short-trip: Israel-Netherlands-Turkey!

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I was born in the spring of 1989, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'd lived all my life here, travelling once in a while (usually in the summer, during the holidays). In 2013 I won a scholarship to study one semester in Porto, Portugal. Thanks to that, I crossed the Ocean and started an amazing adventure that changed my life. I've travelled a lot around Europe and met great people. Well, to tell the truth, I didn't study too much... but I learned a lot!

What else?

I'm very curious about the world.

I try to occupy my time doing things that I love. Life is short!

I always get lost and I can't start my day without coffee.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I'm on CS because I've had amazing experiences. I've learnt and enjoyed a lot.

Some of the best experiences, stories, memories and moments in my trips occurred thanks to CS :) I have nothing but gratitude.

I think CS is the best way to travel in this moment of my life. I like traveling and I like sharing my trips, my experiences, my culture with others. I also like meeting travelers when I'm not traveling myself.

Interests

linguistics
the world
travelling
books
libraries
trying different food
studying
learning
teaching
dancing
coffee smell
being with friends
walking
loving
reading
playing Jungle Speed
drinking mate
drinking coffee
drinking beer
drinking wine
eating chocolate
mountains
literature
a good talk
irony (not ironing)
word games
poetry
cats
small cities
fun facts
street art
new cultures
details
photography
politics
laughing
dreaming
board games
driving
listening good music
random stuff
making lists of things I'm interested in
sharing
night life
did I say linguistics?

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Back to the Future, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Zoolander, Shutter Island, The Wall, Tiempo de Valientes (Argentina), The King's Speech, Midnight in Paris. The list goes on, but I'm a bit lazy.

Music: all kind of music, specially, argentinian music, but I'm very open and I like trying new rhythms. In Portugal I've discovered one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard: Fado.

Books: I'm a "bookaholic", so the list'd be too long. but some of my best friends are: F. Kafka, S. Fitzgerald, J. Saramago, J. L. Borges, J. Cortázar, S. Beckett, A. Pizarnik, S. Kane, M. Puig, O. Girondo, G. García Márquez, C. Lispector, J. Martí, R. Darío, C. Ruiz Zafón. I love Linguistic's books, papers and journals. Of course, Chomsky. I love poetry and I used to write it. I really like Medieval Literature. I LOVE Harry Potter. I also like reading blogs.

TV Series: House MD, Grey's Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, How I met your mother, Breaking Bad, Friends, Seinfeld, Mad Men.

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In the old profile I had this written in the "Philosophy" section. I didn't know where to put it, so here it goes. These are some quotes that inspire me:

"Don't cry because it's over, smile beacuse it happend."

"El mundo es un libro enorme del cual, aquellos que nunca salen de sus casas, leen apenas una página." A. de Hipona.

"El mundo necesita gente que deje de dormir por cumplir sus sueños, gente que con su vida haga historia, que cuestione lo establecido, que piense que nada está escrito, gente obsesiva, apasionada, arriesgada, gente que no espera a ser grande para hacer lo que quiere, sino que haciendo lo que quiere llega a ser grande. El mundo necesita gente que ame lo que hace." Anonymus

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." M. Twain

"La jaula se ha vuelto pájaro
Qué haré con el miedo" Alejandra Pizarnik

"A viagem não acaba nunca. Só os viajantes acabam. E mesmo estes podem prolongar-se em memória, em lembrança, em narrativa. Quando o viajante se sentou na areia da praia e disse: ‘Não há mais que ver’, sabia que não era assim. O fim duma viagem é apenas o começo doutra. É preciso ver o que não foi visto, ver outra vez o que se viu já, ver na Primavera o que se vira no Verão, ver de dia o que se viu de noite, com sol onde primeiramente a chuva caía, ver a seara verde, o fruto maduro, a pedra que mudou de lugar, a sombra que aqui não estava. É preciso voltar aos passos que foram dados, para os repetir, e para traçar caminhos novos ao lado deles. É preciso recomeçar a viagem. Sempre." José Saramago

"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously." Noam Chomsky
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." G. B. Shaw

“Todo sucede por una razón, el universo cuidará de ti.” Kinga Choszcz

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- the South of Argentina

- The Guernica.

- Inka Trail (Peru, Macchu Picchu).

- floating on the Dead Sea (Israel).

- being an Erasmus student in Europe (Porto, Portugal).

- Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal.

- Eurotrip - Summer 2014

Teach, Learn, Share

Learning and teaching are ways of sharing. I like the tree of them.

Teach:
- spanish/portuguese
- linguistics
-argentinian cuisine

Learn:
- anything... I love learning new stuff

Share:
- experiences, photos, anecdotes
- a "mate" (an argentinian beverage)
- everything else :)

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Portugal

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