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Massimo Bennardo

Azzano, Umbria, Italy

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Overview

  • 951 Positive References7 Neutral
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning French, German
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Sales Account Manager
  • chemical engineer
  • From Sicily, Italy
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoy Life, Share Love, Be Happy!

ABOUT ME

I love traveling, knowing new people, animals, big cities and nature, mountains and sea. Eating, cooking, loving, kissing Swimming, bow and arrow, horse riding.

I have a great passion for WINE: I am an amateur "sommelier" and simply love the combination between good food and good wine.

CHOCOLATE: for personal reasons Chocolate is a symbol of life and love for life. NEVER will chocolate be missing from my house, it's my energy!

ANIMALS: i like all animals of course, but in particular my 2 dogs and 2 cats (who live separately!) which represent my real family and are the beings I love the most today!

PHILOSOPHY

on one of my trips i received hospitality from many people, free, with open minds and heart. i want to give other people what i received that time!

Why I use CS: To promote the REAL hospitality spirit around the world, to show that CS is simply a tool... a great tool which allows us to share with others the places, feelings, habits of our life which we love most. To help others learn the hospitality spirit and to teach others that the best way of living is to open your doors and let people inside... Hospitality lies within us. Because there is no greater joy than sharing...

***ATTENTION*** COUCHSURFING IS NOT A WAY TO TRAVEL FOR FREE. IT'S A WAY TO KNOW A PLACE BY KNOWING THE LOCAL PEOPLE LIVING THERE... BECOMING FRIENDS, BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP AND ANYWAY GETTING TO KNOW THEM. IF YOU NEED A CHEAP ACCOMODATION YOU BETTER LOOK FOR A CHEAP YOUTH HOSTEL (I CAN GIVE YOU SOME LINKS IF YOU WANT) SO, IF INSTEAD YOU WANT TO USE COUCHSURFING THROUGH IT'S REAL SPIRIT...YOU ARE WELCOME!!! SUGGESTION: WHEN ASKING FOR AN ACCOMODATION, PLEASE READ THE PROFILE OF YOUR "POSSIBLE" HOST CAREFULLY. PLEASE READ THE REFERENCES LEFT BY OTHERS. PLEASE SEND A PERSONAL MESSAGE, DO NOT COPY AND PASTE THE SAME MESSAGE TO ALL THE PEOPLE YOU ARE ASKING HOSPITALITY, AND, MOST OF ALL, TRY TO CONTACT THEM AND BUILD A "CONNECTION" IN ADVANCE, IT MAKES EVERYTHING EASIER. I PERSONALLY DON'T LIKE RECEIVING MASS-EMAILS, IT MAKES ME FEEL ONE OF MANY!! ;-)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have been a guest in many people's houses long before CS even existed. CS is an organized way (and more secure) to share hospitality. Now I try my best to give back!

See my Couchsurfing Photos on FLICKR and on PHOTOBUCKET

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Let's say I've been around a lot... :)

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Interests

Interests? no, I cannot be only INTERESTED in something, I am PASSIONATE about the things I like. I love animals (Dogs, Cats...but also snakes, spiders, lizards or insects, any animal!) Passionate about Wine Passionate about food and cooking (test me...I might prepare sicilian or indian or chinese food for you...or even Tiramisu or Chocolate mousse if you are really lucky!) Hiking in the nature Geocaching Archery Photography

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: I love cinema, I prefer weird stories, not necessarily with a linear plot or happy ending. Examples: the butterfly effect, Magnolia, Donnie Darko, A pure formality, Lost Highway, Mullholland drive and many more! Music: Music is the air you breath, you cannot live without it, whether you like it or not! All music is good. I prefer Classic, 70' Rock, Classic Jazz.... Books: I read while I go to work, on the metro, i read quite a lot and almost anything. Impossible to identify my favourite.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

BEST TRIP OF MY LIFE: backpack and tent sleeping everyware, from a greek church to river bank. 3 months: sweden, estonia, latvia, poland, slovakia, hungary, romania, greece. met many people, spent just 800 euros including airplane ticket palermo/stockholm

visited 36 states (16%)

Teach, Learn, Share

HUGS ARE FREE!!! Humanity has lost the pleasure of physical contact. Well not everybody but most people have. Greetings to people you know and you even share a friendship with have become soooo cold and distant. Why has everybody forgotten the pleasure of Hugging? To Hug is such a physical contact..two people's hearts are so near to each other when they Hug... Greet with a Hug, not just a simple handshake or "kissing the air" as I call it when you put your cheeks together and pretend to kiss.

WATCH THIS VIDEO

And visit the FREE HUGS CAMPAIGN PAGE

TRAVELLING! I love travelling and I gained a lot of experience on how to travel cheap. Below some suggestions you may be interested in.

AIR: Today bargain offers and special prices to fly all around the world show up for a limited time. Some sites are specialized in advertising these special offers regularly. Check them out frequently, you may bump into some really good deals Tips of Travelling (run by a Couchsurfer!) Holidaypirates Exbir only in German

One of my favourite tools when planning a trip, allowing you to find all destinations and airlines from one city, is this site Flylowcost

If you want to find some very good deals, some flight scanners are also very useful This is for me the best one for Europe only, also calculating intermediate trips. Skypicker

These others are good too! Skyscanner Expedia

My most used Airlines for very cheap deals within europe: Wizzair Ryanair Easyjet

ROAD: there are several Bus companies which have low cost trips around central/eastern Europe Sometimes you can really get super cheap bargains! All Europe Eurolines Czech Republic Studentagency Hungary Orangeways Poland Polskibus Baltics Lux Express Simple Express

Carpooling is also an option. My favorite is connecting to Germany (Germans are so damn efficient!) Best site I know is Mitfahrgelegenheit You can get a ride from Prague to Berlin with 15-20 euros.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I will not offer anything to my hosts. I will SHARE with them as much as I can.

Countries I've Visited

Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Czech Republic, Italy, Thailand, United Kingdom

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