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Let the world out there surprise me in different ways.
Experience the kindness of strangers.
Share what I have learnt + learn what you would like to teach me.
Enjoying the little things.
I´m new to Couchsurfing and I wish I had discovered this site earlier!
I´m friendly, easy - going, respectful and passionate about things I love.
I have always enjoyed meeting people who teach me different ways of living life I could never imagine of.
Actually, it´s part of my job as a Coach/ Trainer to help creative people develop their true potential, find their passions and help them transition into new cultures and international careers.
In my free time, I enjoy studying and doing volunteer trips (I worked in yoga & meditation centers in Italy and in a sea turtle conservation project in Uruguay).
Well.. I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I grew up in a typical Italian family and attended a small German school.
Since my first school exchange program in Germany at the age of 16, I aaaalways looked for "excuses" to keep traveling and seeing the world!
At the age of 20, I spent 1 year living in Frankfurt/ working for Lufthansa and I fell in love with German culture (I was young and innocent at that time!)
Later, I spent 1 year in amazing New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa, doing everything you can imagine:
- kiwifruit picking/ packing
- fundraising in the streets for an animal care NGO (dressed like a giant and ridiculous bee... please don´t ask for pictures!)
- admin work
- assisting mental health inpatients at Wellington Public Hospital (one of the MOST amazing life experiences a young Psychologist can have!).
Since 2009 I am an entrepreneur. I always try to combine my passion for traveling with coaching and volunteering projects.
I love animals, and I guess my big dream is to participate of a volunteer project with koalas/ kangaroos during my stay in Australia. =)
"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Well, why not?
In April 2015 I´m going on vacations to Australia, hoping to do the usual stuff tourists do: stunning roadtrips, beach sightseeing, hugging too-good-to-be-true koalas,
exploring the Aussie culture and ANY other cultures... (I think there is an evil Anthropologist inside me that pushes me to the road too often).
I´d love to experience any exciting life experiences coming my way, be part of your family and if you allow me to, share a little bit of myself.
I haven´t formally received Couchsurfers at home yet, but I usually offer my couch to good friends I meet in my travels. We cooked together, walked around Buenos aires from a local perspective and enjoyed long talks + meals.
Oh, the sea... always the sea.
Listening and sharing life stories with people.
Photography, poetry and writing.
Yoga & meditation.
Volunteering with NGOs.
Enjoying little things.
Reading at the beach.
Trekking, walking, swimming.
Letting the time go by in libraries and hidden coffee shops.
Going for a walk in a strange place and getting lost.
Music, Movies, and Books
SO many books I like... I can´t decide! I love reading friends´ blogs and I have created my own Coaching + Inspiration blog in 2012, which you are welcome to visit if you speak Spanish: www.inspiramundo.com
Music: all types. Aerosmith, Beatles, Jorge Drexler, Joaquin Sabina.
I am a salsa dancer.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Backpacking around Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia).
- Volunteering in a Sea Turtle conservation project in Uruguay.
- Speaking at TEDx San Rafael, Argentina about passion and doing work you love.
- Walking 120km of Santiago de Compostela´s way (from Bilbao to Santander, Spain). I owe myself going back and doing the whole 700km+ way!
- Nannying my beautiful, crazy 3-year old niece Martina (THAT´s challenging ...)
Teach, Learn, Share
I think I am good at inspiring people to change perspectives, take action and go for their dreams and goals (probably a bad habit coming from my Career/ Intercultural Coaching background).
I can teach you some Spanish and I can learn your language.
I can give you travel advice if you ever decide to visit Argentina.
I am not a big cook, but I do enjoy baking things that have Nutella inside (chocolate lover here!).
What I Can Share with Hosts
Life stories, a good meal, morning talks, late-night chats, Argentine-style dinners, hopefully a long-time friendship beyond the CS experience.I think passion is contagious, and sharing comes natural to me. What exactly? My time & ears, a walk, latte machiattos + Tim Tams, an Argentine meal, fun conversations and above all positive energy.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, Australia, Germany, New Zealand