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Maria Pena

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, German
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Bachelor degree in Communication Design
  • From Lisbon
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About Me


Embracing the nonsensical things in life.


I am this small life-hungry creature that likes a little bit of everything. I love making lists and I am currently obsessed with visiting all the great bars and coffeeshops everywhere I go. I love the ritual of discovering a new place with someone while having a good conversation (or even alone with my thoughts or laptop).

I like nonsense very much, I find that dreams are a source of great inspiration material, I try to write my dreams when I remember them.

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.


Every personality is good as long as it is an honest one and doesn't conflict with other people's. There is no right way to be. "Don't do to others what you wouldn't like that someone would do to you."

Why I'm on 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.


Very good so far :)


Interesting places, music, people and their inner thoughts, psychology, nonsense, cats, dreams, dark humour, weirdness, green apples, poppyseed cakes, Norway, menthol bubblegum and Zelda.

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, Lyre le Temps, Stromae, Alek et les Japonaises

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

- Erasmus in Budapest! Every time I get into a new city I just stand in awe.
- Jumped into a pool of pillows, ok this is a bit dumb, it was cool nonetheless.
- A little trip to the balkans :)

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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