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Antonia

20 years old

Preston, United Kingdom

Mother tongue: English

Destinations searched: Italy

About Antonia

I'm from Preston in the north of England, but I go to university in Oxford, where I study History and Italian.

I'm very passionate about learning languages and interacting with people from the countries where those languages are spoken.

When I'm not at university I love to spend time outdoors - walking, running or doing sports like surfing and kayaking. I play the violin, and I love rock music (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, QOTSA, Muse). I also love to cook for my family and I can be quite creative in the kitchen!

Other language(s) spoken

French :

Italian :

My travel plans

Destinations searched:

Italy

Number of travellers

1 person

Travel periods

I'm flexible, ask me

Travel context

The reason why I travel is to immerse myself in the culture of another country, which is impossible to do if you remain among the tourists from your own country who speak only English. This is why I do not wish to stay in a hotel or hostel, but to stay with a host in their neighbourhood and community. I love to speak and share interests with the people who I meet, and I love to share advice about my own language, and to learn how to properly speak other languages, which is so much better than speaking them in a 'textbook' fashion.