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Live, listen, learn. Live, listen, learn. Live, listen, learn...
"Money can't buy back all your youth when you're old,
a friend when you're lonely, or peace to your soul.
The wealthiest person is a pauper at times,
compared to the man with a satisfied mind"
These lyrics from the wonderful song "A Satisfied Mind" perfectly summarize what I think.
I try to live my life at best, knowing people, sharing experiences, giving my best in relations. For me travelling is a kind of addiction, cause I love to know, discover, listen, see.
In a word: to live.
"Don't worry about a thing,
'cause every little thing gonna be all right."
(Three Little Birds - Bob Marley)
"If life seems jolly rotten, there's something you've forgotten
and that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps, don't be silly chumps
just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing."
(Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Monty Python)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
At the moment I don't have a couch to share, cause I'm travelling around South-East Asia.
But I'm travelling within my moka, so I would be glad to prepare a good "italian style" coffee for my host!
I've always had a couch available when I was living in Rome (even when I didn't know about Couchsurfing!) and Melbourne.
I've been hosting friends from Italy, Switzerland, Poland, United States, Australia, Argentina... helping some love-stories to born, by the way!
It's been such a good feeling, and an incredible richness, to have the opportunity to share my days with people from so many different origins! With some of we've built a strong friendship during the years, and sometimes I've had the opportunity to visit them back.
I love to take a walk in a fresh, sunny morning. Feel the air, walk slowly, and smile. (A good coffee would make it perfect)
Listen to music, play guitar.
Have a good conversation, sharing ideas, challenge and be challenged.
Laugh. A lot, into tears.
Try to understand, always.
Try to look at the bright side, and learn.
Do some sports and physical activities (football, basketball, volley, swimming, skiing and snowboarding, hiking, and so on).
Read a book in a park or a newspaper with my coffee at the bar.
Enjoy nature, discover places, know new cultures, learn languages...
Well, could be enough for the moment.
Music, Movies, and Books
Mmm, such an hard section! Ok, just mention some of my favourites:
The Godfather I & II, When Harry met Sally, The Blues Brothers, La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful), Casablanca, Into the Wild, Citizen Kane, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Usual Suspects, Ladri di biciclette, Madonna che silenzio c'è stasera, Blade Runner, Dog Day Afternoon...
The Police, Led Zeppelin, U2, Frank Sinatra, Jeff Buckley, Vinicio Capossela, The Beatles, Counting Crows, Dire Straits, Elio e le Storie Tese, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, Traveling Wilburys, David Bowie, Subsonica, The Killers, Coldplay, Rino Gaetano...
The Sun also rises (Ernest Hemingway), Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell), Notas de viaje (Ernesto "Che" Guevara), A Pál utcai fiúk (Ferenc Molnár), Voyage au centre de la Terre (Jules Verne), In vespa (Giorgio Bettinelli), O Alquimista (Paulo Coelho), Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness (Charles Bukowski)...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Camino de Santiago, the best thing I have ever done.
Teach, Learn, Share
The more I travel, the more I understand that... I don't know anything!
Maybe isn't totally true, but I'm sure I got much more to learn rather than to teach. But I will always be glad to take a "lesson" about italian coffee, with my moka ready to help!
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Belgium, Ethiopia, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom