Marta Costas

London, London, England

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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Italian
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • I'm a low-paid, gloss-free version of Nick Naylor from 'T...
  • My mom taught me table manners
  • From Pontevedra, Spain
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Chasing the Summer


I'm fickle. I have goldfish memory and the attention span of a six-year-old, but also an endless curiosity that makes me really enjoy talking to people with different perspectives. I am originally from a middle-of-nowhere little village in Spain but moved to Barcelona when I was 17, and then to London when I was 22 (where I still live now). I like cities with a dense public transport network better than the countryside because of my inability to read maps or drive anything with wheels (yeah, laugh at the stereotype, I'm used to it!).


I eat. I talk. I drink Red Bull.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


So far my experience couchsurfing is rather limited but I am about to embark in a three-month visit to Latin America so I hope that would change.


The list is endless:
- Web 2.0 procrastination (my favourite)
- Dancing (salsa is most recent but I'm hoping to learn tango in Buenos Aires!)
- Reading (everything from cereal boxes to the latest piece of EU regulation, though the latter I often have to do just for work)
- Attempting and failing to learn languages (the list is long: Polish, Urdu, classic Greek,...)
- Gymming, which is not the same as sports. Gymming typically involves choosing a new activity (spinning, yoga, running, swimming) which you swear you'll be devoted to during at least three years. Then after six to eight months or when the Summer arrives, you drop it entirely to go play frisbee in the park with your friends.
- More web 2.0 procrastination (have you seen the latest of
- Cinema, art, politics, history, people. -- the usual

Music, Movies, and Books

I can't list my favorite so here's a list of the three most recent pieces I've enjoyed: Black Swan, Jonathan Lethem's 'The Disappointment Artist', Ismael Serrano's 'Naves Ardiendo Mas Alla de Orion'.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I once saw I seagull eating a pigeon. Not exactly amazing but made me think twice about my dislike for pigeons...

Teach, Learn, Share

Share - art (only amateur, I'm not a pro!)
Learn - particularly interested in understanding how to read a map, and other pieces of practical learning. Dancing, history, anthropology, behavioral economics, computing, languages, and if you're a law geek, any random facts about your country's Constitution (did you know that Mongolia has one of the most restrictive nationalisation policies?)
Teach - Spanish, basic salsa steps and how the EU institutions work. Somehow I'm guessing there won't be much demand for the latter...

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