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Overview

  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Italian; learning English, French
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Trying to teach something about physics to people who hat...
  • I was raised by a feminist! In the last years mathematics...
  • From Torino, Italia
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Looking for inner revelations about life (even little ones)

ABOUT ME

I am a western civilized male with a strong propension for the East. I am graduated in Physics, but I studied ancient Greek and Latin at the high school. I like animals such as cats (I have one whose name is Delilah) and dogs (Kim is my last love) and every mammal. I try once in a while to get vegetarian but in my country you have to be strong willed to do that, so I usually give up.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm sharing with the rest of the world many beds in a house in the countryside. It was indeed the house of a french noblewoman of the 17th century, Madame Forment!! It is quite big (5 bedrooms!) and has a beautiful view on the hills all around. It is livable from May till September. When there, I can make my host eat traditional dishes and drink wine he won't complain about..or leave him/her free and at ease.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None yet.

Interests

Singing (I'm in a choir, actually), swimming (I believe I was some kind of fish in my other life..), reading about things happening and things happened (politics), zazen meditation and Japan, people with different cultures and backgrounds.

  • animals
  • cats
  • dogs
  • fish
  • singing
  • wine
  • vegetarian
  • meditation
  • drinking
  • politics
  • reading
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • physics
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

I like music and I've been through every genre, from classical to hard rock. When I was a child my mother always made me listen to Vivaldi while we were having dinner. Then I discovered Beatles, then Queen. So it was everything else: Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Jobim, Mozart, Dvorak, Led Zeppelin and others..
As to books, I loved Stevenson and divoured John Fante and Erskine Caldwell. Kafka was my mate in difficult times and Marguerite Duras ("l'amant", what a book!!), made me discover strong emotions.
Ken Loach is my director. Mulholland drive, Vertigo and Little Miss Sunshine some movies I love to talk about..

Countries I’ve Visited

Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Kenya, United Kingdom

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