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Silvia Manrique

Raleigh, NC, USA

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Last login 3 days ago

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Overview

  • 4 Positive References
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Italian, Spanish; learning Japanese, Portuguese
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Postdoctoral researcher
  • PhD in biology
  • From Barcelona, Spain
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Get to know people in Raleigh, NC.

ABOUT ME

I am from Barcelona, living in Milan and now spending some months in Raleigh.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I think CS it's a great way to travel and to make friends, and also a nice way to help each other while traveling.

I hosted some people when I was in Barcelona and I've been hosted in the US and Argentina.

Interests

I am an enthusiastic and active person and like a variety of things from traveling (of course!) to crocheting, cycling, reading, watching movies, cooking (and eating XD), going out, dancing... so, don't worry whatever you like to do, I'm sure we can do something together ;)

Music, Movies & Books

Too difficult to summarize... Some random films that came to my mind and I like: The Shining, Life Aquatic, The Sessions... also old movies like "Some like it hot" or Hitchcock movies and also 80' classics like "back to the future", "ghostbusters" (my favourite movie when I was a child) or "die hard". I like cinema. Let's put it like this.

In terms of music, I like indie music in general. We could summarize like this: I am happy in festivals like Primavera Sound in Barcelona (and I am so sad I won't be able to go this year because I am gonna be here in the US) or Coachella. I've found some concerts in the area like Alt-J, Modest Mouse, Sufjan Stevens, Josh Rouse or Speedy Ortiz I'd like to go. Someone want to join?

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have seen some amazing places in Argentina like the Iguazú waterfalls and the Perito Moreno glacier or the north of Argentina which is just amazing.

I travelled the route 66 from California in the way to Las Vegas...

In Japan, I've spent new years eve singing in a karaoke in Tokyo, I've walked around wearing a kimono, I've been in a hotspring under the snow, I've been at Comiket in Tokyo with all the manga fans and the cos play girls...

I've seen the sunrise in Barcelona hundreds of times coming back home from a party.

I've meet Pati Smith and Lynn Margulis in person.

Is that amazing enough?? No, I think the most amazing thing I've done is surviving crazy italians in Milan... XDD

Teach, Learn, Share

I always like to learn new stuff and I like to listen to people, so anything you say or you can do, I'll be happy to know!

Some friends call me the "human-google", because I remember many things and places and stuff, it's something I can avoid doing, so maybe you can take advantage of that...

I can teach you my mother tongues, Spanish and Catalan or I can teach you how to crochet if you think you are able to learn that from a left-handed person. And of course we can talk about biology and life in general.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Brazil, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Countries I've Lived In

Italy, Spain

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