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Pere Alzina i Bilbeny

Arenys de Mar, Catalonia, Spain

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Overview

  • 26 Positive References
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Spanish; learning French, Italian
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • I am a biologist who works as enviro...
  • I took a degree in Zoology and a mas...
  • From Arenys de Mar
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

make this world a bit more sensitive and friendly.

ABOUT ME

An independent guy who is always searching new information, new activities, new countries but that in spite of it he's always besides the person who needs him

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

When I travel abroad (normally alone for both professional or leisure trips)I use it as a great gateway to contact locals and plunge into their town and social and cultural life. I invite travelers at home but since I left Barcelona and moved to the tiny coastal village of Arenys de Mar I don't have as many requests as I had.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted many people from all the world but most of them through www.HospitalityClub.org. You can see my profile there (perealzina). Since that website is not as active as it was I've moved to this one. Best experiences were in Minsk where I joined the English Speakers Group. I also loved my host in Holland who joined me in my "geesewatching" trip.
visited 43 states (19.1%)Create your own visited map of The World or Like this? try: Google Position

Interests

I nearly love everything: cinema, literature, music (from Gregorian up to Chemical Brothers) history, languages, nature, birdwatching, hiking, partying, wines, talks, sightseeing...I think that life is an endless learning process on the way to achieve as much knowledge as possible in order to improve everyone's attitude towards himself, the others and the world in itself. I love enjoying with whatever I do: climbing mountains, dancing in a club, feeling the gypsy music, being touched by Zweig, Tolstoi, Dickens, Pla, Nemirovsky, Roth, Schintzler...everything!!!

Music, Movies & Books

Literature: Zweig, Tolstoi, Balzac, Dickens, Sandor Marai, Schnitzler, Mann, Josep Pla, Quim Monzó, Joaquim Ruyra, Monika Zgustova, Kundera, ...
Cinema: Black Eyes (by Nikita Mikhalkov), all movies by Mike Leigh, Claude Sautet, Woody Allen (first ones), Dersu Uzala, Cinema Paradiso, Burnt by the sun, Mifune, Under the sun, Ressources Humaines, Festen, The end of the affaire, Che ora è, A single man, An education, Remake, El temps de les cireres, etc
Here u can have a look to my preferences: http://www.imdb.com/?licb=0.8831838048063219

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Living with birds in Skomer Island (Wales) a lovely island with dramatic cliffs that humans only step it for research
"Geesewatching" in The Netherlands (Groningen and Frisland): that flat green landscape, those windmills, those unforgettable cloudy days and scattered showers...
Making inventories of frogs (zabas!) in Polish Podlaise
The stunning beauty of Ohrid lake and its main Monastery
The dramatic and pleasant fiord of Kotor (Montenegro): natural beauty togeteher with architectural (venetian style)and a good nighlife.
Gibraltar in itself
The divided town of Nicosia
The hidden Belarus, a country that nearly none knows in spite of its gentle beauty
Transnistria, a "de facto" independent country that none knows (neither some experts in politics!)
The catalan influence and background in Malta that none has studied in spite of its evidence in language ("gwardarobba", "mastrudaxxa", "antik", "armirall"...are current catalan words), art and traditions
Kazan, a gem in the heart of the Russian steppe with its outstanding Kremlin and Mosque....and I could watch there a football match! Wow! Rubin Kazan vs Saturn-Moscow.
The football match in the old (currently demolished) Wembley! Everton vs Blackburn...unfortgettable atmosphere!
Spotting wolves and bears in Transylvania (Piatra Craiului, Bucegi Mountains and Transfagaras Mountains)
The pedestrian border (and unknown!!!) border between Sighet (Romania) and Solotvyna (Ukraine) nowadawys two countries, a few years ago all Romanian and before...wow!
Bisons in Bialowieza forest!
My first arrival to a communist country-town (Budapest from Viena) was a shock! I cannot delete it!
New Year's Eve street party in Praha (Prague) on 1990-91 during the Taizé meeting

Teach, Learn, Share

Zoology
Nature
Enviromental issues
Birds and Birdwatching
Off-the-beaten-track trips around Catalonia
http://www.beyondbarcelona.com/

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

Countries I've Lived In

Poland, Spain, United Kingdom

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