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Maria Pena

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Last login 9 days ago

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, German, Norwegian Bokmål
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Bachelor degree in Communication Design
  • From Lisbon
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Embracing the nonsensical things in life.

ABOUT ME

I really like to live a lot, but in my own way... I tried hard to free myself from this belief of "the right life to have" and now maybe I am too much of the opposite side.

When I go to cities I get a bit obsessed and I try to experience everything it has to offer, I do travel a bit, but I mostly want to experience the place I am now intensively.

I also love making lists: café list, bar list, gallery list, food list, to do list, movie to watch list, people I have to take coffee with list: I love the ritual of discovering a new place with someone while having a good conversation (or even alone).

I don't have a smartphone and I am trying to resist it because I know I'll surely get addicted. I do use my dumbphone very wisely, if you tell me good things I take notes so not to forget, if you owe me money, or I owe anything, I also note it down! You never know when you drink too much beers...

Finally, I believe that every experience has a positive side, and everything is great for you if you haven't tried yet. I am really inspired by Louis Theroux documentaries, where he puts himself in uncomfortable situations that go against his beliefs but makes the best out of them by transforming everything into valuable soul experiences.

PHILOSOPHY

"Don't do to others what you wouldn't like that someone would do to you."
This is very hard to control though.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I like to know people in coffeeshops! Yes, that is mainly my thing, I like coffee, I like places, I like cities and events and happenings and to know and show folks the cool spots.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Very good so far :)

Interests

Interesting places, music, people and their inner thoughts, psychology, nonsense, cats, dreams, broccoli, dark humour, weirdness, green apples, poppyseed cakes, Norway, Danny Elfman, menthol bubblegum and videogames (yes, no shame there).

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Rocky Horror Picture Show, Clockwork Orange, O Lucky Man, Coffee and Cigarettes, Twin Peaks, Tulse Luper Suitcases, Louis Theroux documentaries.

Music: Oingo Boingo, Caravan Palace, Tune Yards, Everything Everything, Balkan Beat Box, Seeed, Stromae, Alek et les Japonaises, Bonaparte, Linkoban, The Movits, electro swing music

Directors: David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Tim Burton, Emir Kusturika, Wes Anderson.

Writers: Boris Vian

Main inspirations: Frank Zappa, Danny Elfman, David Thorne, David O'Reilly, Louis Theroux, Joan Cornella

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- I lived two years in Budapest, didn't sound so amazing when I was there but now it does sound a bit unusual.
- Jumped into a pool of pillows.
- Restaurant Day inside my room in Budapest
- Balkan camping trip, that was quite nice.

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Hungary, Portugal

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