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  • 40 references 32 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Spanish; learning German
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Forestry research
  • Environmental Sciences in the University of Granada + M. ...
  • From Mutxamel, Alicante, Spain
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About Me

Current mission: To round the world by land and sea

Hi all! I am Maria, a Spanish girl which country is too small for. I studied Environmental Sciences because I love nature, and travel is my main hobby. I am from Alicante ("nací en el Mediterráneo" 😉 ) but I've been living in Granada, Madrid, Germany, Poland, Kyrgyzstan and China. I like to discuss about politics and about how to create a fair and sustainable world, but i also can joy small talks, always better with a beer in front.

I've been living in Leipzig (Germany) for five years before my trip, doing a PhD studying subtropical forest from China. I finished it in 2022 and started this travel project where I am trying to round the world without flying. I crossed the Atlantic on a sailing boat, traveled through Latinoamerica from Ushuaia (Argentina) to San Francisco, crossed the Pacific on a cruise ship and in Australia I joined another sailing boat to come here :)


Española a la que su país se le quedó muy pequeño. Estudié ambientales porque me encanta la naturaleza y acabé haciendo un doctorado sobre bosques subtropicales. Terminé el año pasado y ahora estoy tratando de dar la vuelta al mundo sin avión. De momento he conseguido cruzar el Atlántico, recorrerme América de Ushuaia a San Francisco, y cruzar el Pacífico para llegar hasta acá :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I was living with two wonderful girls in Spain and we decided to open our house because we love to meet people. After move from that flat I couldn't host as much as I would like but I use it when I travel because you don't become to know a place until people who lives there show it to you. I've meet wonderful people thanks to this page, really good friends and interesting people from which I've learnt a lot. For that reason I will keep using it!


Nature, peace, colors, beer, music, party... To be happy.

  • photography
  • wine
  • beer
  • politics
  • traveling
  • music
  • nature
  • feminism

Music, Movies, and Books

I love rock, punk and techno but I also love to listen the typical music of the places I've visited. Travelling I am always looking to watch and read documentaries and novels about the country, so I am really up for recommendations!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Leave everything and come go around the world alone. Now it is more than one year I am traveling :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

To share spanish food and nice conversations!

Countries I’ve Visited

American Samoa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gambia, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Poland, Russian Federation, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Spain

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