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Marco Farina

Ithaca, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Italian; learning Japanese
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Grad student
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Science in general...
  • From Siena, Tuscany, Italy
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To travel, couchsurf, repay my hosts with italian cooking.

ABOUT ME

Open mindend and curious, I like to try new things and to indulge in those I like. One thing assured: I'm good at cooking. And not only at that, I hope.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I'm quite new to couchsurfing but I have high expectations!

Interests

I like to travel and explore. Walking around a new place, feeling simple pure happiness. Cooking and eating are one of the best things in life. Music, friends, having fun, books complete the recipe.

Music, Movies & Books

Book/writers: J.L. Borges (everything wrote by him), Cormac McCarthy (The Road), Dante, English Poetry, De Quincey, Dino Buzzati, Edgar Alla Poe. A very good book I read recently: The Emperor of All Maladies.

Directors/Movies, just a few: Wes Anderson, Hayao Miyazaki (everything), Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson), Park Chan-wook (Lady Vendetta), Spike Jonze (Adaptation), David Cronenberg. And a lot of old '80 movies like Back to The Future, Carpenter's movies and so on...

Music: The list would be too long. But I used to play the piano so I even like classical music.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Wandering in Machu Picchu. Being face to face with a lion. Eating an onigiri, on the street, in Kyoto.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: - Italian cooking,whatever you want from pasta to tiramisù - baking. Especially french pastries, even macarons or puff pastry - Italian hand gestures and other things really useful if you plan a trip in Italy - some nice and simple origami - math and physics (I don't think anyone is interested)

Learn: - whatever you want to teach me! I'm open minded...

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Italy, United States

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