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Well, according to my parents, I'm absolutely great and fantastic :-)
How to describe myself? Probably a very difficult task for everyone. I'm might try like this:
If this were a movie "Amelie", I would probably be described as "Loves the taste of orange juice, the smell of forest and beach, the sound of mountain stream".
For more info feel free to read my references. Or ask me directly. Communication is underestimated.
Make laugh, not war!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
From an august of 2012 I live in a lovely Trieste, where sometimes I can host. Please, take a look at the Home section.
Here are a couple of photos of Trieste, made by professionals:
Also, every now and then I go to a trip. And for each of those trips, I try to learn as much as possible about the city I'm visiting. And meeting couch-surfers in new town seems like a great idea for getting to know more about the city.
I've met many interesting, funny, great people through the CS. Some of them, with time, even become my close friends. Also, thanks to CS, many cities I've visited are now connected to a friendly face. For me, that's just fantastic.
One of the great advantages of CS is that gives me the opportunity to host and meet the native speakers of the languages I'm trying to learn. Much better than the boring grammar.
I work as a computer programmer, and some of my interests are related to my work. Fixing computers for my friends, setting connections to internet... I'm too kind to them :-)
My other interests include jogging, mountain climbing, going out with my friends during the weekend.
Also, I'm learning how to dance salsa. So far, I'm having fun with it. After my first salsa lesson, I have felt like I have, not two, but three left legs.
After couple of months of practice, I've made a significant progress; now I feel like I have only two left legs :-)
I'm quite enthusiastic about foreign languages. Also, working as a programmer, I've made a little program so I can practice german cases (die, der, das...). I use it when I read german texts on PC. Just copy&paste and... see how it works.
Hopefully it might inspire you to create something similar for the language you want to learn.
- salsa dancing
- pub crawls
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
- language exchange
- reading books
Music, Movies, and Books
Seinfeld, for me, the best TV show ever. I also like TV show "The big bang theory".
Since I read a lot, this section should be often updated. Just a few thoughts...
I would like to mention the book "Viaggia con me", written by my old friend. Our fellow CS-er from Trieste has made a trip around the world and wrote the book about her experience.
Also, one chapter of the book is dedicated to couchsurfing.com and how it helped her travel around.
After I've moved to Italy, to improve my italian skills, I've read all Sherlock Holmes stories in italian. Learned a little bit about the observation and investigation as well :-)
Other books I've read (and liked) recently are:
- "Il visconte dimezzato" where Calvino in a funny way explores the good and the bad in every person.
- "60 racconti" from Dino Buzzati. I've really liked how the author tells the story, with little unrelated thoughts, little pearls of wisdom, "stucked" in the main story.
Bruce Springsteen, Billy Idol, Fabrizio de Andre', Djordje Balasevic, to mention just few.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Sailing around Kvarner bay.
Hiking in Alps
Teach, Learn, Share
If you're interested I could teach some basics of computer programming... But people usually run away when I mention computers... so maybe I should not write this part :-)
Also, I can teach you some basic salsa, bachata, kizomba steps.
Except for the obvious material things, whenever I have CS guests or visitors, I try to introduce them to some of my friends. I believe that organizing a group meeting is a very good way for my guests, to get in touch with Trieste. The more the merrier.
One of many great characteristics of CS is the opportunity to practice foreign languages. Instead of... not too interesting grammar book, there is a chance to chat with native speakers.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland
Countries I’ve Lived In
Croatia, Italy, United States