Marcopolo II

London, London, England

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Overview

  • 90 References 35
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning Portuguese
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Catalyst of beautiful things, IT consultant
  • Fine Arts/Communication Degree / IT stuff ...and "Experie...
  • From Planeta Tierra,
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

COUCH SURFING has changed a A LOT so sadly my approach to the once a "non profit project" had to change,. At the moment I'm looking for proper CS exchanges, in another words, my spare bedroom in London x your Bedroom in your city.
Please remember that CS is not a "free accommodation" resource, so you'll definitively will have more chances to be hosted if you already hosted some couchsurfers before and if you have good references.

ABOUT ME
"Italian-Hispanic-World Citizen-Ninja Mix" who after a "year off" traveling around the Balkans and rediscovering South America, got back to Barcelona in August of 2010, to then see how my ars was surprisingly ending up moving for 8 months to Lisbon (instead of Berlin).
After that I landed in London so it's been 4 years already in Queen's land.
I lived in Italy, Holland, Spain,Canada,Usa,Peru,Brazil and Portugal and traveled a lot (there's still so much to discover!)
So if there is a tribe of "world citizens" probably that's my one!

Life: Deep adventure
Me: a challenge seeker...yeah right, with my goals,dreams etc.. but over all these things I walk around looking to connect with people, to share,to receive and to try to be HAPPY keeping my life clean of bad vibrations and extreme sides.
My humor? (according to my friends)a bit dark sometimes..but generally talking I use to have a good mood =)
I love any kind of art expression (including the human been!) and I worked in Broadcasting and IT consultancy but I also love photography and writing (as somebody said,just to "kill my own demons" )plus,if you play Beach Volley here you have a friend :-)
finally ...I cook,yes sir!, so if you are lucky and I feel inspired you will taste one my eclectic delicatessen :-)so in the end, lets use our "intuition" to figure out who will we face through this amazing project.
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PHILOSOPHY

"The true madness may not be other thing than wisdom itself, that tired of discovering the shame of the world, has taken the wise decision of going crazy."
Heinrich Heine.
"La verdadera locura quizá no sea otra cosa que la sabiduría misma que, cansada de descubrir las vergüenzas del mundo, ha tomado la inteligente resolución de volverse loca"
Heinrich Heine.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

If i host you in London and I'm in the right mood :-) I will show you some secret sides of this city or if we have some things in common I could eventually meet you x a coffee.

To spread the concept that CS is not a "free accommodation" resource."Exchange" babies,that's the word!.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My First experience was in September of 2008 in Estonia (Tallinn) then Russia (San Pet and Moscow) and Germany (Berlin),after that there has been many good experiences in different countries. Hosting and been hosted so for me CS has been (and I hope it will continue to be) a GREAT experience!

Interests

Travels, Concerts, Cooking, Writing, Photography, Theater, Cinema, Audio Visuals,Beach volley, Surf,Tennis, Literature, Meditation, playing Afro percussion, Acupuncture etc..
My website: www.marcocavagna.com

Music, Movies, and Books

Right now reading a British classic "The plumed Serpent" By D.H. Lawrence.
Some books:
LA LUNA E IL FALO (Cesare Pavese)
UN MUNDO PARA JULIUS (Bryce Echenique)
THE METHAMORPHOSIS (Franz Kafka)
LOS HERALDOS NEGROS (César Vallejo)
EL JARDÍN DE LOS CEREZOS (Antón Chéjov)
LOS SÓTANOS DEL VATICANO (André Gide)
CIEN ANOS DE SOLEDAD (Gabriel garcia marquez)
YO CLAUDIO (Robert Graves)
EL PRINCIPITO (Antoine De Saint Exúpery)
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA (Hemingway)
EL TUNEL (Sabato)

Movie directors:
ITALIANS: Fellini,Dario Argento,Antonioni,Bertolucci,Tornatore, Sergio Leone, Paolo Sorrentino...
FOREIGNERS: Chaplin,Hitchcock, Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Coppola, Burton, Scorsese, Kusturica, Clean Eastwood, Woody Allen, Tarantino, Wim Wenders, Cohen's Brothers, Amenabar..

MUSIC: totally eclectic :-)
DevotchKa,CocoRosie,Yoko Ono,Joy Division,Smiths,Fiona Aple, Morphine,David Byrne,Pixies,Los Saicos,Nick Cave,The Sparks,Leonard Cohen,Peter Gabriel,Chemical Brothers,Groove Armada,Thievery Corporation,Boys Noize,Sven Väth,Morcheeba,The Tragically Hip,Emir Kusturica & the non smoking Orchestra,Susana Baca,Manu Chao,Buona Vista Social Club,Yan Tiersen,Italian oldies, Psychedelic Peruvian Cumbia,Brasilian Groove(and Sambinha of course!) Jamaican Reggae, old Garage, American Folk Rock, Rumbita Catalana, Opera,etc...
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MY FAVORITE RADIO ONLINE:

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A mother sacrifice.
The Northern Dike in Holland.
Walk on the frozen black sea in Romania.

Teach, Learn, Share

Thanks God I traveled a lot and lived in different places,and yes, you learn a lot,and probably I can SHARE some experiences, but I don't expect to TEACH nothing, as long as we consider SHARING a gift we could learn from every single person we face ... we need to keep trusting in the human being.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Life

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

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