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  • 24 References 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian; learning Hungarian
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • student
  • Well, at school? travelling helped, too.
  • From Aix en Provence, France
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Try to figure out my own way through life


That's a hard one...I'm working on an accurate answer! I suppose my interests say a little about me, so see below...


Anything you dislike, in the world or in yourself, can be changed, if you are ready to work for it.

"Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act" (Einstein) I still have to put that more in practice though.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting, surfing, and I'm just starting to get more involved with local groups.


I host when I can; I've surfed in (chronologically): Austria, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, France, California, Colorado, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Slovakia, and it has been awesome.


What I love most is going for a long hike, sleeping outside under the stars (because under the rain it's not that great), breathing fresh sharp air when I wake up. I really really love being outdoors.
I like running, organic farming (I'm an enthusiastic WWOOFer, for those who know about this association), backpacking, learning languages.
I'm very interested in what I study (biology).
I enjoy listenning to live music, singing in choirs or just with friends, learning to dance, cooking.
I have a passion for Italy, its culture, people, landscapes and everything; I have a strong attachment to some parts of the USA; and I've started discovering central and eastern europe with fascination that's currently an area of deep interest to me!

  • culture
  • singing
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • running
  • music
  • live music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • biology
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: the Beatles, Queen, Elvis Presley,Simon and Garfunkel,the Pink Floyds,Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Dvorak,Rossini, Beethoven,Grieg,Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grapelli, the Choir of the Russian Red Army, Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, gypsy music, Manu Chao, Balavoine,Alan Stivell and I'm just discovering the marvellous power of latin music.
Authors: Saint Exupéry, Joseph Kessel, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Tolkien, Herman Hesse

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Watching moonrise on a foggy August night from a moutain refuge high in the Italian Alps. Hard to describe.
Starting the year 2011 in New Orleans with some great people.
Crossing the Kansas prairie by train at sunrise.

Teach, Learn, Share

I like listenning to people because you can usually learn from that, whatever they're saying.
I'd like to learn to dance better!
I can teach you some -and would like to learn more- cooking.
I can tell you some things about biology, if you don't know anything about it.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Hungary, United States

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