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Lancaster University (UK)
teacher, translator, writer, public speaker
English, Français, Italiano
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Hey, I’m Marcus!

Perugia, Italy · Member since November 2011
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I like good company, fine food, music of all kinds and times, reading and learning, intelligent or funny films and moving around when time allows. I'm busy - I have 3 kids who I don't live with but see a lot of, and I teach, translate, write and occasionally marry people! 5 things I can't live without - love and friendship, my kids, a bottle of wine, my music, a good book on the go. As a host I'm sociable and welcoming. The set up in my house is decidedly informal, so if you like a lot of privacy then maybe it is not the place for you. Obviously, the guest's room and bathroom are totally private, but I need the rest of the house to be shared space. I'll give you lots of advice about where to go, and I'll spend time with you if that's what we want, but I may not always be around. I don't have fixed times for going to bed or getting up - usually rise between 7 and 8 and crash around midnight). I don't have a television - an evening in most likely involves cooking together, chatting over a drink with music in the background. My house is quite small - only a two bedroom flat, but it's bang in the middle of the old town in a pretty building with a small front garden, in a beautiful corner of the city. I like to keep it pretty clean, but not obsessively so. As a guest I think I hope to get what I give as a host. I have had mainly positive experiences with airbnb and have also hosted quite a few people on couch surfing and enjoyed it a lot. Travel - I've been to a few interesting places - Indonesia, Mexico, California many times (brothers' home), lots of parts of Europe, and all over Italy over the last 25 years. Would love to travel more - Africa, India, Australia, New York, New Orleans, South America, Caribbean, Berlin, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Brittany......... - it's a long list.
Motto - keep an open mind, keep asking questions, answers may come when they're ready. Keep a sense of fun, don't judge too quickly, but know your mind.