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"Martino is a romantic--his words, his writing, his actions."
Ross Connard (I hosted him)
"James Franco has to envy Martino for having such a great face and spirit"
Inma Mateos Aguilar (I hosted her)
"relaxed and humorous"
Pawel Jablonski (my ex collegue)
"have a lot of funny anecdote about his life"
Paolo Fedeli (my ex school mate)
"he's also one of those rare people with a great sense of humor"
Littlehappysun (my ex gf (don't read her last reference!))
"he can make me laugh in someway"
Marco Pi (one of my best friends)
"Stop telling I look like him!"
STOP! It's important: I'm not a movie!, I'm a guy: sometimes serious, sometimes funny, sometimes serious and funny at the same time. I can look serious at the beginning but I'm not, I guess sometimes I need to understand if I like the person....so if after two days I still look serious...I don't like you!
My name is Martino, Giacomo, Anacleto, Zaccaria and *Sereno.... unfortunately now I'm serious: those names are the result of having two crazy hippie parents. But please, call me just Martino.
(*Sereno in italian means "calm", they called me Sereno because when I was born I didn't cry...)
I feel myself like a half Italian and half Spanish guy.
Italian because I woke up singing, I eat pasta or pizza and ice creams every day, I have been in Formentera, I play football, and I think Italy is the most beautiful country in the world.
But I'm not 100% Italian because I don't like coffee, I don't wear sunglasses indoor, I left home before 40th, I don't promise my eternal love to every girl I kiss, I'm able to talk without screaming like Pavarotti, and I pay taxes.
Spanish because I lived in London, I have never been in Portugal, I like beer with fantalemon, I don't believe in any God, I will do it "mañana", I love second hand shit.
But I'm not 100% espanish because I don't add an annoying "e" to english words starting by "s", I don't need a siesta, I can leave a pub/bar/restaurant/disco/home sober, I enjoy reading books, Spanish food is not the best cuisine in the world (not even in the top5).
But really often I feel from another world! I'm not 100% human because I don't have any odor (maybe because I don't sweat), I've a sixth sense (but I think I'm half deaf), I don't have regrets, there is not filter between my mouth and my brain, I can stand up and run half second after I woke up, I'm a happy person and not self-destructive, and I always know where the north is (I think I have a tree inside).
Nina, who keeps saying every day to be my mother, is Spanish and lives in Ibiza. She is a dangerous woman. She taught me to think with my brain, always. And also that's better to be angry 10 minutes than annoyed for 10 days.
Gimmi, who (surprise surprise) could actually really be my father, is Italian and lives by the Lake of Garda, in the north of Italy. He is a quiet man. He taught me don't to be invidious, never. And that it's not worth to be angry even 10 minutes.
Someone told me that I'm cruel because I've always called my parents with their names instead of "mama" or "papa", since I was a child....I think the same!, it's terrible, therefore my children will never know not even one of my 5 names!
I grow up in the hippy Ibiza but I moved to the posh Toscolano Maderno (near Verona, Italy) when I was 14yo, then to the romantic Rome when I was 19.
I also lived 8 months in the crazy Barcelona (2009) and 8 in the busy London (2011). Then the paradise Mallorca since 2012.
WAIT: March 2023 I moved to Barcelona, it may be only for 6 months so I won't change too much my description. Barcelona won't be as crazy as during 2009 but still many new things to do :) I am not a party person but really active during the day.
Somnio ergo sum
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
If I am not wrong I am part of this community since 2005. When people were here to meet foreigners and share backgrounds.
I love meeting new people so if sometimes I host/meet people is because I hope to match with an interesting person. Sorry if I'm not just a saint who offers a sofa to any random person. I wish I had that heart!
Some declined surfers, that didn't like my cold answer, told me this website is only for helping others to find a nice and free accomodation...so you should know that I will be rude and I will try to speak with you and spend some time together! So if you are thinking about not to bother me and spend your day alone and come back just to sleep....skip my profile!
In the last years I feel treated as a free hostel. So here some rules:
I don't offer breakfast and check in can't be before than 8am.
If you want pick up from the airport....many other hosters offer that! Basically I will more than happy to take you around the island IF I have time and IF I want, but I don't have taxi license yet (meanwhile I have a really old and bad car)
I can't avoid to give A LOT of importance to the request. I think I am allergic to copy and paste requests, any time I read one my eyes start burning.
I don't like couchsurfing anymore. If I am still here is just because I don't dislike it that much as to delete my profile, and its costs is still cheap.
This community used to be great, I met a LOT of GREAT people but something has changed.
Now every day I get 5-6 boring copy and paste requests from people with empty profiles and no references. Asking for a place to crash, and willing to know if I live close to the center.
I find it SO stupid. Your host will be a big slide of your holidays so you should care about finding the good one.
Two funny things:
1)Some people did not like MY copy and paste negative/rude answer to their boring requests and blocked me. "Couchsurfing Trust and Safety team" wrote me an e-mail saying that maybe they will need to block my profile as I may be dangerous!
2)If you write me a boring request I will probably decline it in the next hour. To decline an amazing request takes me much more time as I don't like boring answers! So if you are in a hurry write me a boring request so I can decline immediately.
For me the most shocking but also interesting thing is when people have read my profile but send me anyway a tasteless request. When people are boring there is not much to do, I guess.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
1) When I was a teenager I met a girl, older than me, in a wedding. She was the wife of my best friend's cousin. My friend and I invited her to come with us in a secluded beach, initially she had declined but then changed her mind. We drove through Mexico passing the time by talking about our relationships and sexual experiences.
2) I had just served five years in prison for a crime I did not commit when I kidnapped a young tap dancer and forced her to be my wife. My idea was to kill a fucking bastard and then myself but she changed me and I tried to start a new life with her.
3) I had devised a plan to got revenge on a dyslexic boy who had hurt me: the idea was to leave him naked in a river. During the day we realized that although he was annoying, he was very lonely and had the capacity to be kind and caring.
4) I had invited my family for Thanksgiving dinner, probably the last for my mother, who had a breast cancer. The preparations for the meal were a near disaster when I discovered my oven was broken. With the help of various neighbors, I managed to assemble dinner.
5) I was searching for research material for my thesis on audio-visual violence when my professor died watching a film, then I discovered that it was a snuff film and I recognized a former student of my university.
Ok, of course I'm not talking about my life but about movies....lets see if you know their titles, if no one don't worry, it's not a test, it's just for fun!
If you got scared and did not ready til here ....enjoy Barcelona!
Teach, Learn, Share
I do many things quite well but no one perfectly, so I have some to teach and much to learn!
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Romania, Rwanda, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Italy, Spain, United Kingdom