Hi! I was born in Transilvania, I studied German and Italian language and literature at the Bucharest University (during the period of the revolution) and I came to Berlin with a stipend from the Humboldt Universität in 1991. After one semester in Berlin I could not imagine anymore to leave this city. Anyhow, Berlin was indirectly my hometown since my childhood because my granny lived here in the 20-ies and she used to tell me a lot things about her youth in Berlin...
Since one year I am running a café, the Amarcord in Friedenau. Many guests visit me here, especially for music events.
I love travelling - all kinds of travelling - everything but club-holidays in a fix hotel. The most exciting holidays I had till now where 2001 - 1 month by my one in Rio, 2005 - 1 month travelling by bus with my boyfriend through Mexico and 2008 travelling with my boyfriend by car through Costa Rica. In Europe I love most Sicily and Andalusia.
I love diving and skiing, books and movies, my parents and my friends, good food and wine.
My favorite books are: "When Nietzsche wept" - Irvin D. Yalom, "Và dove ti porta il cuore" - Susanna Tamaro, "De ce iubim femeile" - Mircea Cartarescu, "Briefe in die chinesische Vergangenheit" - Herbert Rosendorfer, "Die Glut" - Sándor Márai & a lot more
My favorite movies: My life whitout me, The bridges of Madison County, Il Ciclone, Benvenuti al Sud, Non ci resta che piangere, Cinema Paradiso
Favorite music: Ligabue, Quadro Nuevo, Maná, Eva Cassidy, Marc Anthony
Favorite food: caponata, taglioglini al tartufo, Spinat mit Spiegelei, salata de vinete, chicharrones de chiclana, bolinho de bacalao...
Languages I speak: German, Italian, Romanian, English, Siebenbürgisch Sächsisch (an old funny German dialect) and Spanish (very very bad Spanish, hope I will improve my Spanish with my guests)