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  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Italian
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2016
  • PhD student
  • Oceanography
  • From Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

I'm from Barcelona, but I'm currently living in Wollongong 'cause of my PhD.

Having said that, what's Núria like? Maybe it's even too much...
Likely, it would be better if I start to explain what I'm doing right now. Apart from writing this message, I am listening one of my favorite songs, "Elephant gun", Beirut; trying to adapt mentally one of the coreographies I just danced in my contemporary dance class, to this eastern sound... (absolutely impossible, by the way).

It's expected I should talk about my careerand daily times, isn't it? I studied human biology in Barcelona, but during those years I also did marine biology in Tenerife (Canary Islands) and Uruguay. My MSc in Oceanography was in Brazil and Uruguay. And now I am going to Wollongong to do my PhD.

As there is an space below for interests, where I'll put what I like, I decided to put here what I hate. That's shoes and turtleneck sweaters, specially the wool ones.

mmm... If I had to choose a sound it would be the uncorking of a bottle. A smell, salt water. A touch, the orange peel. A flavor, red wine. And a vision Mr. Potato.


Thanks for reading until here. :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I had the opportunity to participate in this wonderful group. Both getting home of other members and receiving some of them in two occassions (with one of my friends profile, as we were travelling together).

I have awesome experiences of this exchange. As I see it, couchsurfing represents the way to make travelling accessible to anyone, and at the same time, to know many interesting people of whom you can learn personal attributes, cultural traits and/or any case of experiences. It is always easy to know a new country or city, arriving to a house with whom can give you their vision and advices based on real and personal experiences.


I love the sea and everything related with it. I also like travelling, in fact I understand it as an style of life. That's why I'm always trying to join both of them. In that sense, it's true books become you wiser, however travels open your mind and become you a more empathetic.

Likewise, I practice some sports. I usually do circus (silks and trapeze), I dance and climb (not so well, by the way...). Moreover, I conceive scuba diving as meditation, cycling as a transport, and sailing as a way to slip away.

  • writing
  • books
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • wine
  • red wine
  • meditation
  • walking
  • boating
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • sports
  • biology
  • nursing
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Hm... such a difficult question...

Favorite music: different styles, but... "gipsy" as Elephant gun (as I've already said). "Electronic" as Porc1, Moderat; "melodic" as É o que me interessa, Lenine; "melodic rock" wish you were here, Pink Floyd; "pop... rock.." I'm free, Dandy Warhols. "classic" Gabriel's oboe, Ennio Morricone; "80's" Born to be alive, Patrick Hernandez; 70's rock, Stuck in the middle with you, Stealer Wheel; "partying" Don't stop me now, Queen; "electronic rock", Something good can work, Two door cinema club; "folk-country-rock" as walk the line, Johnny Cash; among others. And in general, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, The Beta Band, Ohio songs, Brian Jones Massacre.

Movies, overall with irony about society and morality: Someone flew over the cuckoo's nest, M. Forman; The big Lebowski, Cohen bro.; Léon, L. Besson; Scarface, B. De Palma; Arizona dream, E. Kusturica, What's up, tiger Lilly?, W. Allen and S. Taniguchi; Sleeper, W. Allen and Dogville, L. Von Trier.

Books... some of my favourite ones migth be: Sobre héroes y tumbas, E. Sabatto; Los detectives salvajes, R. Bolaño; Niebla, M. Unamuno; Le dernier jour d'un condamné, V. Hugo and Leviathan, P. Auster.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Wow, how to say:"look, it was an amazing thing I did!" It's crazy...

Well, thinking in something amazing thing for ME, at least... I could say travelling by hitch-hiking in many South America, as some parts of Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina. What brougth good and no so good moments. Nevertheless, it was quite easy.

So, I believe the most amazing, or challenging at least, was sailing by the mediterranian sea, during two months in a really (REALLY) old boat... We were 4, the captain (an old salt with nurse studies), a sailor/operator, a psychiatric patient and me (sailor/operator). The trip consisted in sailing therapy, in which the patient learns daily routins and discipline, as well as, the importance of sharing and taking care of the others; in an little, but conversely, OPEN space. There were two or three difficult times, both sailing and in the coexistence with the patience.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I hope good times, talking about about everything and nothing, cooking, walking or even dancing.
I like talk but, overall, I like listen... From my point of view, we learn listening and observing... therefore, any interesting conversation may be a lesson.

I would like to share day-to-day and special moments.

Thank you, in advance. And excuse me, please, for the stupid things I've written.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Brazil, Spain, Uruguay

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