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Silvia Parra

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 120 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Italian, Spanish; learning French, German, Portuguese
  • 39, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Driving trucks
  • degree in Journalism + Spanish Teach...
  • From Manresa (Catalonia) Spain
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

As Gandhi said: Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever

ABOUT ME

I am a very positive person, I love to travel to meet different cultures and languages, to play sports, to take photos in my trips, to learn something new everyday... When I am at home just working, eating and sleeping I feel like I am dead! Life is an Xtreme sport, Never was anything great achieved without danger!

PHILOSOPHY

One life is too short and there are a lot of things to do, to think, to enjoy... it is terrible, isn't it? I try to feel fortunate to have the chance to choose my own future. For the majority of mankind, surviving is a hard everyday work.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

A hitch hiker told me about CS. I though it was brilliant and I hosted first Victor (USA) and then tonz of great people. Then after two years I went travelling for a while and using CS regularly. It has been difficult to host in Christchurch lately because our neighbour-landlord and our long hours at work.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Well, I have got just some contacts but they were excellent, unforgettable, I cannot understand my life now without the interesting people who I meet!

Interests

NGOs, Languages, History, History of Art, Reading, Nature, ecology, sustanaible living, animals, trips walking or cycling, listening to interesting podcast while travelling...

Music, Movies & Books

Not empty-entertainment movies only, I have no time to waste. U know, something to make you think a little bit about how the world is running. I love The Mission, The Shawshank Redemption, Blade Runner, Sunset Boulevard, Tron, Much Ado About Nothing, Life of the others, ...
Music: rock, pop, choral, some classic. Rolling, Springsteen, Coldplay, U2, Radiohead... (and I love the voice of Tom Jones!!!!) I do not like jazz or rap.
Books: SciFi and historic ones: Memoirs of Hadrian, Lord of the Rings, Asimov's Foundation, Shakespeare, some ancient greek and roman tragedies,...and every book of Robert Graves and Valerio Massimo Manfredi. Now I am into essays.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Swimming in freezing waters with wild hector dolphins. That group of dolphins visit regularly a beach in the south of New Zealand. If you cannot feel a communion there your soul is dead!

Teach, Learn, Share

Ask me what you want about photography or European History. However, I'm the pupil of everything and the master of nothing!
I would like to learn how to play the guitar, web design, photo edition, graphic design, riding horses, more about languajes and cultures of the world...

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, New Zealand, Spain

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