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  • 24 references 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning Irish
  • 44, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Instructor to people with intellectual disabilities
  • University and Life
  • From Italy
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About Me


Time for a change!


Well, I would describe my self as a quite person even though I enjoy craziness from time to time.
I am italian but I am an adopted galwegian now (I live and work in the west of Ireland), so I love good food and I love it more if shared in good company.
Storytelling would be one my favourite things.
I am bit fussy about my name, please call me Maria Laura. :)


Be good, and if you cannot be good, be careful....and kind!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing



I think we all are global citizens looking for a home and not for a house. Couchsurfing is not just about free accommodation, not for me anyway!
I like showing people around and sharing meals with them if I can.
I am sorry I prefer no to host people under 25 (I, of course, make exceptions). Don't take it personally :)
As I get tonnes of requests, I just host people who make their couchrequest very personal and show me they really read my profile . No copy and paste guys... Do not overdo either by sending too many compliments, just be genuine. few pieces of advice


I have hosted very nice people so far and they spoiled me quite a lot, so great! I am planning a break from work and I would like to couchsurf my self across Europe.

I don't accept copy and paste requests.

Couchsurfing is not about free accommodation, please do not write to me if you think this way.

I don't host people who are living in town or going to live in town for months using couchsurfing. IT's for travellers.

Also don't ask me when it's the best time for me for you to come. I reserve this to close friends and family. I think this is part of the magic of don't know what's gonna happen!


Theatre, Independent movies, travelling of course, storytelling, making soap, trying making paper now, meeting nice people, meeting nice people, meeting nice people.

  • dining
  • movies
  • traveling
  • magic
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

American HistoryX
Stand by me
The one hundred Steps/I cento passi
Good Bye Lenin
The lives of the others
Red as the sky/Rosso come il cielo
Requiem for dream
The Rocky Horror Picture show
Underground by Kusturika

The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
Le Stanze by Indro Montanelli
Reunion by Fred Hulman
The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera
The name of the Rose/Il nome della rosa by Umberto Eco
The house of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende
Who moved my chees by I don't remember
Wonder tales in general

Music: I enjoy classical music and Jazz when I am reading, Black Eyed Peas and Nancy Sinatra when I am cleaning up my apt or I need to cheer up, reggae and afro, 70's and swing when I go dancing.
I love Amanda Palmer and Fabrizio Dè Andrè, Johnny Cash.
Carmen Consoli is a faboulus italian songwriter.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've seen people smiling when I would be complaining

Teach, Learn, Share

I like listening to stories and learning new languages.
Dunno what I can teach you:making some paper or soap maybe...or some nice italian dish!
I am curios about nearly everything and I am a good listener, if there is something to be learnt here I am!

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Mexico, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ireland, Italy, Spain

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