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Overview

  • 29 references 25 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning Catalan, Valencian
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Journalist
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About Me

Young Argentinian journalist, rugby referee, passionate traveler and insatiable reader. I love History and stories.
Living the dream of becoming a traveler, not just a tourist.
I want to learn, learn and learn.

Currently I live in this ancient and beautiful city, Matera. I love exploring it and discovering its secrets. Let's do it together!

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Joven periodista argentino, árbitro de rugby, apasionado de los viajes y lector insaciable. Amo la Historia y las historias.
Viviendo el sueño de ser un viajero, no sólo un turista.
Quiero aprender, aprender y aprender.

Actualmente vivo en esta antigua y hermosa ciudad, Matera. Me encanta explorarla y descubrir sus secretos. ¡Hagamoslo juntos!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Hosting is a way to travel without moving from home and to share experiences, knowledge and good moments.
Recently, I read a quote by the Frenchman Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin: "To invite someone is to take responsibility for ensuring his happiness for as long as he is beneath your roof". I think it's a good summary of my experience in Couchsurfing, I've always been very happy being hosted and I hope my guests to feel the same way.
How much better you can know a culture if you spend part of your time with local people?

Now, it's my turn to travel, know new cities and, specially, new people. I'm travelling around and I want to live like locals do. You can also live and meet Argentina through me!
When I think back to a city I've visited, I always remember the people I've met rather than the places I've been in. That's why I think Couchsurfing is so important.

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Recibir gente es una gran manera de viajar sin moverse de casa y poder compartir experiencias, conocimientos y buenos momentos.
Hace poco leí una cita del francés Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin: "Cuando invitamos a alguien nos ocupamos de su felicidad mientras este bajo nuestro techo". Me parece una buena síntesis de mi experiencia en Couchsurfing, siempre estuve muy a gusto siendo alojado y espero que mis huéspedes se sientan igual.
¿Cuánto mejor podés conocer sobre una cultura si pasás tu tiempo con gente local?

Interests

  • dogs
  • culture
  • architecture
  • environment
  • dining
  • beer
  • traveling
  • soccer
  • rugby
  • history
  • journalism
  • hitchhiking
  • language exchange
  • sightseeing
  • food
  • storytelling
  • conversations
  • petsitting
  • exchanging ideas

Music, Movies, and Books

At the cinema (or home): Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Casablanca, La grande bellezza, Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, Ladri di biciclette, Mediterraneo, L'homme du train, Una pura formalità, Nueve reinas, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Captain Fantastic, Back to the Future...

Books? Le Petit Prince, In Cold Blood, Brave New World, L'Étranger, El amor en los tiempos del cólera, El túnel, Los que luchan y los que lloran and authors like Jorge Luis Borges, Osvaldo Soriano, Rodolfo Walsh, Roberto Fontanarrosa, Julio Cortázar, Ernest Hemingway...

Regarding music, I'm open to everything!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Being a volunteer rugby coach in a vulnerable neighbourhood in Argentina.
Swimming with whale sharks in Western Australia.
Sleeping at a haunted resort in Interlaken, Switzerland.
Living and being a tour guide in one of the most ancient cities in the world: Matera.
Being hospitalized in Bali.
Having lunch with my grandmother.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Mate (that weird tea we Argentinians drink with a straw), rugby, football, food, walks, History and secrets of the city I live in, Matera.
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Mate, rugby, fútbol, comida, paseos, historia y secretos de la ciudad donde vivo, Matera.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Australia, Italy

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