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Luna Cruz

Paris, Île-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 92 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish; learning Portuguese
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • No occupation listed
  • student in contemporary history
  • From Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

***FIRST OF***

YOU SHOULD LET ME KNOW AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL ! IT IS BETTER FOR ME IF YOU COME ON THE WEEKENDS AS I AM BUSY DURING THE WEEK : I WAKE UP AT 7.30 am SO BE READY IF YOU STILL COME ! I AM THEN AVAILABLE AROUND 6 pm AGAIN. BRING A SLEEPING BAG !

PLEASE WRITE A NICE REQUEST :)

CURRENT MISSION

always keep discovering, don't ask yourself "why?" but "why not ?"

ABOUT ME

I'm an easy person to live with, I'm pretty much always in a good mood :) I like to make fun about others but first of all of myself ! I was hosting in Paris (a looot) because I am from Paris, then I moved to Rome with my 3 roommates Gabriele, Paolo e Irene and kept hosting a loooot :) After spending a while in Paris I was back in Rome ! I lived with 2 girls, Michela and Federica, both from Calabria (region from South Italy) and I made them discover CS. Again in Paris for the summer (yes ahah I know I got you lost but I am now in Paris)

PHILOSOPHY

just when you think you know something, you must look at it in a different way...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

In Paris and Rome, I hosted a lot of people, mostly girls in my room or in another room. I offer a couch and sometimes I can invite you to places I like but sometimes I'm really busy with studies and well, life, so I can host you but don't ask too much, and be free!

About surfing at my place: I really ask you to be nice to every person that lives with me in the appartment, even if it's just saying "hello" in the morning, to be clean and to not take everything for granted !

CS is a gigantic gift hosters offer and I really appreciate when I feel people are happy and grateful. I say all of this because sometimes CS weren't that cool.

On the other hand, I won't be part of those hosts who ask you (on their profile) to share EVERYTHING with them, "don't use my flat as a free hostel BLABLABLAH!" and to be their best friend 24/7 (seriously, chill out guuuys!)...

Honestly, I won't always be available to show you around, so please, if so, use my flat as your free hostel =)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

2012-2013 I've couchsurfed three times in Rome and once in Berlin and all the experiences were fantastic so I've hosted a lot of people in my appartment in Paris after that ! so far it has been a wonderful experience with almost each one of my couchsurfers :)

2013 Then I did a Spanish trip with one of my best friends, Caroline, and we surfed in Sevilla and Barcelona !

2014 During my Erasmus year in Rome, I was hosted in Napoli, Venezia, Milano, Marsala (Sicily), La Valletta, Prague, Bugibba (Malta) and surfed a friend's couch in Barcelona (again, YES I LOVE BCN !!) I continued hosting all that year I was living in Rome.

Recently, during a trip to Chile with my dad to visit family, we couchsurfed couches in La Serena and Castro in the island of Chiloé.

2015 I hosted CS in Paris and in Rome. Now, back in the french capital, I intend to keep hosting :)

IMPORTANT Recently, the Couchsurfing website changed. If you joined in late 2014 or after that you probably don't know, but it used to be way better !! I'm stating that because the way people send Couchrequests totally changed : before, you had 2 sections, one in which you presented yourself and your trip and your way of arrival (train, bus, etc) and dates.time and another one in which you explained why you chose this host in particular (if you send me a Couchrequest that would be me ^^). Today, you have one section only and no indication and I receive tons of requests like "Hi Luna, I am Joe, I am coming to Paris and I need a place, will you host me please? thx " Well, guys this is NOT a Couchrequest and I am no longer gonna answer stuff like this. I am not being mean but this is just ridiculous.

Interests

I think life isn't worth it if it doesn't surprised you everyday. We should keep on doing things we'd say we 'd never do, talk to strangers, smile to anyone, we should be open to discover always a little more what's surrounding us.

Music, Movies & Books

Jazz music (TIME IN JAZZ FESTIVAL in Berchidda), Tarantino films, Suzanne Vega, Keith Jarrett, Woody Allen, french movies, Pierre Niney, movies no one watches, Alejandro Inarritu, Jennifer Lawrence, Ricardo Darin, Joss Stone, Norah Jones, Sonya Kitchell, Coldplay, Adele, Tribalistas, Laurie Anderson, Marisa Monte, Katie Melua, The Rolling Stones

TV Series: 24, Homeland, Scandal, You're The Worst, Orange is the new black, Top of the Lake, The Walking Dead, House of Cards, Scrubs, Weeds, The Wire, Masters of Sex, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful

Movies: No, Angèle et Tony, Match Point, Los amantes del circulo polar, Les enfants du Paradis, Pulp Fiction, La piel que habito, Le Meraviglie, Man on Wire, El Chino, Avril, Restless, La casa de los espiritu, Drive, Requiem for a dream, The English Patient, Clouds of Sils Maria

One Amazing Thing I've Done

My trip to india was quite amazing, and..let me think... Oh yeah, my father is from Chile and everythime I go to south america it's like i'm re discovering it all over again, there's a very special feeling there. I took a snake around my neck in Thailand when I was 10, bwaaaah ! Very recently at the Solidays music Festival in Paris, I went bungee jumping, even though everyone thinks it's so cool, it was traumatic !!! ^^ And last thing: I fell in love with Sardegna as well don't ask me why but I am completely mesmerized by this island, I went hitch-hiking several times there :)

I would looove to go to Australia too, it is one of my dreaaams ^^

What I Can Share With Hosts

MONEY AND LITTLE ATTENTIONS ISSUES

Recently, a friend told me I should charge people sending me emergency couch request : 24 hours before coming at my place, they have nowhere to be, I suggest to charge 10 euros /night = IT DID SEEM REASONABLE. I know I would have payed, but again I am not very comfortable charging for a couch, even for an amount as symbolic and low as 10 euros. But I did and I'm sorry, of course it wasn't accepted, so it didn't happen. BUT THEN I THOUGHT ABOUT ONE THING : for almost a year now I hosted people and they never offered me anything. Now, when I surfed and went out with my hosts I always insisted on paying their drink/food/museum/ice cream : IT IS NORMAL. They host me for free, it is the least I can do, EVEN if they work and I'm a student, even if I'm a woman and he's a man. It is just being polite guys. The host takes you to bars, restaurants, places and you're just being GRATEFUL for it. But, I've been taking people to drinks, aperitivo, restaurants, and for a year not one even offered to maybe invite me. It is ok, I don't get mad, but it still weirds me out a bit that the surfer doesn't want to make this gesture. I didn't want to write this because it sounds like "buy me gelato" and "buy me dinner" but it's not what I mean, what I mean is sometimes I thought about charging people for a couch just so I could go out with them, isn't that sad in a way? And NO people, it is NOT about the money. I am a student, I have no money by definition but when surfing I just think that's normal. When you're in my house, I will share the few things I have for breakfast, make a cup of tea or coffee, sometimes dinner, etc. In the end I think it is sad to think I might quit Couchsurfing for a while because it is COSTING me too much to share everything and not to get offer a thing :(

TIME

April, 5th 2015 : I waited for my surfers last night until 1am and they where supposed to land at 10.40 pm. I had no news since their last Whatsapp text at 9.45 pm. I fell asleep on my phone just to see this morning they had wrote me at 1.30am to come to my place. THIS ISN'T A FIRST TIME BUT IT'S OVER. Not gonna answer after that late or open my door as I already have at 2am. IF YOU LAND LATE OR COME IN LATE, DOOR WILL BE CLOSED: NO ONE AFTER 10 pm. !

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

France, Italy

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