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  • Fluent in English, Italian; learning French, Japanese
  • 28, Other
  • Member since 2009
  • Usually I breathe and look at world around me. Sometimes ...
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  • From Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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About Me


Trying to settle down for a while in Edinburgh, Scotland, and meet new people at the same time, constantly looking forward to do something that could surprise me and trying to have days of 240 hours!!! I wanna do a TIME TRAVEL!

I am currently in a 7months trip around South East Asia and East Asia. So, after Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam I am now in the amazing Taiwan and I will end my trip in Mongolia.
I am absolutely loving every single bit of my trip (food poisoning excluded).

Travel is what we make out of it. And happiness is a state of mind.
And please, never stop the chain of smiles :)

In passato, quando gli uomini giravano il mondo a piedi, a cavallo o per nave, il viaggio dava loro il tempo di abituarsi al cambiamento. Le immagini della terra scorrevano con lentezza, la scena del mondo si spostava un po' alla volta. Un viaggio durava settimane, mesi. L'uomo aveva il tempo di abituarsi al nuovo ambiente, al nuovo paesaggio. Anche il clima mutava gradualmente, a tappe successive. Prima di raggiungere la fornace equatoriale, il viaggiatore proveniente dalla gelida Europa aveva già attraversato il grato tepore di Las Palmas, la canicola di El-Mahara e l'inferno di Capo Verde.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing is amazing.


here the perfect song for sharing experiences like be welcome:

What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun
What a beautiful dream
That could flash on the screen
In a blink of an eye and be gone from me
Soft and sweet
Let me hold it close and keep it here with me, me

And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see
Love to be
In the arms of all I'm keeping here with me, me


I met up some people in my city for a drink and I surfed in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Italy, Swiss and Japan!!

When I lived in Japan I had the chance to host, finally, and I had some pepole from Canada and a taiwanese guy from Taipei!

And i'm looking forward to my next exerience!
I really like CS: I want to live like a local breifly. I like to know what you think of your city and I am interested in meeting new people from various backgrounds.

Also, the CS community in Edinburgh (where I live) helped me so much when I moved there. Cheers :)


I love CINEMA. I love watching analysing and make movies. Cinema like illusion of reality and fake mirror of our world.
I like PHOTOGRAPHY. in 2008 I've bought a reflex, Canon ae-1, and I've took a lot of photos. Then in 2012 I upgraded to a Nikon D3100, amazing. I love taking photos and I adore people who take loads: a photo is a piece of life and it's very closed to memory process (a photo recall an event) and to travel ("remembering the past is a form of mental time travel; it frees us from the constraints of time and space and allows us to move freely along completely different dimensions" -Eric Kandel-).

Look at my Flickr page:

and at my photo blog, updated at random times

and at my new travel blog
enjoy and comment if you like =)

"Se la Fotografia appartenesse a un mondo che fosse ancora in qualche modo sensibile al mito, senz'altro si esulterebbe dinanzi alla ricchezza del simbolo: il corpo amato è immortalato dalla mediazione di un metallo prezioso: l'argento; e inoltre bisognerebbe aggiungere che questo metallo, come tutti i metalli dell'Alchimia, è vivo"

I also love COOKING =) please, teach me your grandma's recepies, pleeeeeease!!!
In future I would like to do something that concern cinema or photography. Or human development in any directions. I'm interested in sustainability, ecology and organic stuff (food, agricolture, way of life) and I'd like do some permaculture.

Anyway, I like HUMAN INTELLECT generally.

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to
be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can
disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 'Yes.'
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
-Oriah Mountain Dreamer-

  • books
  • photography
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • drinking
  • flying
  • movies
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • ecology

Music, Movies, and Books

I love reading (look at my shelf on Anobii!!
currently reading: Sex at Dawn, a book about human sexuality.

Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons. (D. Adams)

Bree said, "I think computers ought to have a key called I'M DRUNK, and when you push it, it prevents you from sending email for twelve hours."
Kaitlin said, "I've got another one: a key called FUCK OFF. You press it every time your computer does something annoying-in turn this would somehow Force your computer to experience pain. And if you pushed SHIFT/FUCK OFF, you'd end up with FUCK OFF AND DIE, the computer equivalent of a razor being raked across your nipples." (JPod)

“A journey, after all, neither begins in the instant we set out, nor ends when we have reached our door step once again. It starts much earlier and is really never over, because the film of memory continues running on inside of us long after we have come to a physical standstill. Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable.”
― Ryszard Kapuściński, Travels with Herodotus

I also love music. I like so much progressive rock, electronic music, jazz, classica, chip music, the Yoshida Kyodai ecc

If you ever get close to a human
and human behaviour
be ready to get confused

there's definitely no logic
to human behaviour
but yet so irresistible

there is no map
to human behaviour

they're terribly moody
then all of a sudden turn happy
but, oh, to get involved in the exchange
of human emotions is ever so satisfying

there's no map and
a compass
wouldn't help at all

human behaviour

I adore cinema (essey cinema), I like all genre of movie. I've loved Mulholland drive, the third man, Amarcord, La cité des enfants perdus, the dreamers, Die Büchse der Pandora, Flesh and the Devil, Queen Cristina, Der blaue Engel (the book as well is brilliant), Bianca, The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover, Film Blu, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, Divorzio all'italiana, la Antena, Dr. Plonk, Woody Allen's, Nowhere, Splendor, Megane, Air doll, Paprika, American beauty, Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud, il gabinetto del dr Caligari, Ghaplin's, Garbos's, Hitchcock's, Keaton's, Kubrick's, Gondry's, Pulp Fiction, Four rooms, Django, Le mari de la coiffeuse, in the mood for love, hook, goonies, roger rabbit, back to the future, Rocky horror picture show, Chicago, la rabbia di Pasolini, Closer, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, Die grosse Stille, Holy Motors, Blancanieves, Only lovers left alive, el artista y la modelo, MAUVAIS SANG, shiawase no kaori, Rinco's restaurant, toilet, spider lilies, soshite chichi ni naru, our brief eternity, there is light, all around us, Satoshi Kon's, Tokio,Like someone in love, Sono Sion's: Ai no Mukidashi, Noriko's dinner table, the suicide club, 2つ目の窓 still the water, Le scaphandre et le papillon, anata e, HOME, Chonmage Purin, Profondo Rosso, La Vénus à la fourrure, Magical Girl

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

visited 21 states (9.33%)

and, to do list:


Japan: Definitely the best place i ever visited.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to cook a good pasta, something about Japan and japanese, of course Italia and italiano, i can suggest you some good books to read and some nice place to visit in Italy, Europe, some East and South East Asia. Recently involved in permaculture, vegetarianism and sustainability.
I can share stories and thoughts about my trips and tips if you are about to go somewhere I have been to!

I really love to share infos about travels!

I am also into various stuff like consent, inequality, human rights, LGBT, stargazing and mutual respect. I am always happy to share thoughts about these topics!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Laos, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Japan, United Kingdom

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