About this listing
I provide a place where to sleep, actually a such nice and big room, ethnically furnished.
If you are more than one, no matters, we can host up to 3 persons, if you don't mind to be in the same room. If you need separate beds, let me know in advance, please. I can try to figure out how to do. There is possibility to put more people in two rooms, if I know it in advance and if there's availability.
We have one bathroom that it's supposed to be shared with the flatmates.
The kitchen is fully equipped (I cook as much as possible, all kind of).
I live in a quite flat plunged into the downtown, just 5 minutes walking (as well as by bus) by the main train station and the heart of the city centre.
Who lives in the apartment: a psychiatrist and neuroscientist (me) and a primary school teacher.
I really love to enjoy all cultures and appreciate the time we spent with so many smart and engaging hosts.
You'll always find something to drink and to eat (depending on the moment: tea, milk, coffee and cakes, biscuits, bread with jam, butter).
The guests have access to their room, to the kitchen and to the bathroom.
Moreover, they can benefit of a huge underground storage space, a private garden and a place of parking if they have a car.
Interaction with Guests
I usually don't interact a lot with my guests, because I'm often abroad during their journey. Normally I welcome them with a dinner or an aperitif, and I spend a time at the beginning to show them what to do all around, either for pleasure or for work.
I'm surrounded by some really kind swiss, swedish, vietnam people, they are simply amazing, you'll discover it on your own ;-)
I provide a free parking place for a car or a motorbike or a bus.
My flat is 5 minutes walking from the main Lausanne train station, I give you the address once you confirm the reservation.
- Before asking me to host you, please check if the room is available or not
- Usually I answer quickly, but if I don't, please do not mind; I may work, travel, and so on
- You will find everything tidy and clean. Please, respect the environment and leave it in the same way. This will be very appreciated
- I can provide you towels; if you use it up to 5 days it helps to plant a tree, Did you know?
- I have been enjoying cooking for several years; I can cook for you and if you are a cook lover, feel free to ask me whatever you desire. If you are a cook to or if you simply want to let me try your typical food, you can do it. I am really excited to go around the city to seek out your unobtainable ingredients!
- I will be more than pleased to spend my spare time with you, if I got the chance. I can lead you to know the hidden side of Lausanne; but if I am busy, please do not complain. It is a matter of chance!
- I let you use the fridge, if you need it
- Smokers can do that in the terrace, but not indoor
- If you enjoyed your journey and if you think that we spent a sufficient and entertaining time together, leaving me a nice reference will be a kind way to show it ^_^
About the Host, Alberto M.
Well, I don't know how to start talking about me... but I'll try!
I'm Alberto, an italian 25 guy; I live in Lausanne after a whole life spent in Rome with my family, mama dad one brother and one lovely, fantastic and charming dog, called Daisy (she is just a pet).
I've studied to be a Medical Doctor till a few time ago! It has been a very hard road but stimulant and full of satisfaction. My professional fields of interests orbit around neurosciences, from human genetic and molecular biology to the cognitive and behavioural sciences.
Apart from it, I really love to make every istant something unique and special; travl is the way to create it, to photograph is the way to keep it; inside, outside of you. So, I've been trying to surround myself and make my life full of emotions and new interesting and positive experiences.
During my everyday life, I wait a little bit of spare time to take my motorbike and drive it all along the country hills surrounding my city; otherwise, if it is too late and I've to stay at home, why don't I try to cook some really nice and experimental meal? Yes I do, is an interesting and pleasant pursuit; not only italian food, i catch every possible chance to learn something about new international cooking.
What else? Mmh.. I think it's time to come here and discover it by yourself, if you think to be interested in.
I'm back from Malaga where i studied thanks to Erasmus program, and back from New York City where I did an internship following a lab in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
While i'm studying, i'm a hard reader: i like to delight my mind first of all with novels, especially modern licterature, writed all over the world. for example, now it's time for Beat the reaper, Josh Bazell... wonderful!
i like to play sports, in my life i've tried so many things... but the must for me is kayaking over hard and fast rivers and falls; then running, waterpolo, diving, soccer, surfing, tennis-table (ooh, i love it!), swimming, volleyball, golf, i can continue till tonight ;)
Then, my second life: i love above all the Theatre, going to see comedies or tragedies, the important is Going; naturally i love as well playing on the dais, also if I did nothing for fwo years. i'd greatly to resume it.
regretfully, i'm addicted to my pc, i spend a lot of time watching film on it (i'm very enthusiastic of cinema), studying on it, trying to improve my knowledge of languages and many other things; for that reason i think that Internet it's one of the most powerful and important things that is ever born... but it needs a good and judicious use.
So, what about my studies... Neuroscience means life. Neuronal networks don't mean only biology and genetic studies, but also talking, thinking, sharing... Anthropology, philosophy, cultures, history, all is based on our thoughts and experience. That's what I work with and the passion I want to share with my guests.
Then I can teach you how to shoot a nice pic or how to plan a very funny cooking session!
I'm always trying to be an open-minded person; that means that I want to learn what people desire to teach me; I found the best people at all so far, and they teached me atoms of life day by day. Thank you all folks :)
Talking about who or what a person expects to meet is very boring. I could say:
Oh, yes I love amazing, adventurous and easygoing people!
Apart from the canonical way through the world is thought, I believe - and I hope - that in each person there is always something really unexpected. Although I hardly love engaging, cultivated and crazy guys, a lot of times what is unforgettable to me belongs to the apparently shy, wan, even boring one.
So, I don't look for a preferred one, I can be more attracted from him, of course. I don't look at all.
I smell, taste, savour the company of someone. I think it is like a new meal; you'll be more or less inspired thanks to your sensations, but it is only after you tried it that you really know if and how it surprised your sense. Even negatively, it'd be ever an experience.
Besides... Since I like people that make me laugh, dreamy and stimulated through their own adventures, I believe that such philosophy lays the basis for the adventure itself.
Something more about myself...
Movies, music and books are three things that really characterize myself; I love so much to watch many films (also more than one a day) and I read books and listen to music in every moment.
Million dollar baby
V for Vendetta
Remember the titans
Full metal jacket
Dances with wolves
Did you spot the gorilla? How to recognise hidden opportunities in your life - Richard Wiseman
How Many Friends Does One Person Need? - Robin Dunbar
Il cervello anarchico - Enzo Soresi
Living Loving and Learning - Leo F. Buscaglia
The emerging mind - Vilayanur Ramachandran
Where good ideas come from: the natural history of innovation - Steven B. Johnson
The picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
Oceano mare - Alessandro Baricco
Seta - Alessandro Baricco
Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore - Italo Calvino
Marcovaldo - Italo Calvino
The Third Twin - Ken Follett
A Dangerous Fortune - Ken Follett
World Without End - Ken Follett
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
The hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
The lord of the rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Stieg Larsson's trilogy
La solitudine dei numeri primi - Paolo Giordano
Gomorra - Roberto Saviano
L'Élégance du hérisson - Muriel Barbery
Queen, the best of the best in the world.
Cat Stevens, that i love so much and remember me my childhood.
The Beatles, the milestone.
Dire Straits, exciting rock.
James Blunt, sound of my soul.
Acoustic Alchemy, magic guitars.
Amos Lee - latest news from U. S. music.
Francesco de Gregori