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  • 161 references 130 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, German, Portuguese
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2018
  • Architect/Graphic Designer/Teacher
  • Bachelor's
  • From Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
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About Me

I'm fully vaccinated.

The adjetives that can describe me the most are easygoing, passionate, curious and creative.

I was born and raised in the hottest and coolest city from Venezuela and for many years I wanted to travel around the globe and later on when the country started to collapse... That dream switched to my new goal, as now I needed to find a new place that made me feel like home. So after obtaining my degree and saving a lil bit, I put my life in a luggage, had some sad goodbyes, and left!

Since then I lived some time in United States and Europe. Most of the time I've lived in big cities, so I feel at ease surrounded by buildings and crowded places, but lately I have been doing some volunteer work while I freelance on the countryside, so by now I've done almost any kind of job you could imagine.

Right now I have my location back home so let me know if you are visiting, I could provide good info and maybe arrange hosting with my family or a friend. If you wanna contact me it may be quicker through instagram (and that way you save a message in case you don't have unlimited ones) my user is @a4shots.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Before the first experience I was a bit hesitant about it because sadly, in Venezuela crime and corruption has run rampant for many years. So trusting that strangers could be so selfless, friendly and welcoming towards strangers from other places seemed to good to be true.

Luckily on my first experiences I made pure and eccentric friendships, it made me realize that just like many travel biographies, the journeys get a lot more flavor from the people you meet. Often becoming the most heartwarming memories from the trips, so it helped me overcoming my trust issues and restoring my faith in humanity in some way.

There's also a lot of empiric knowledge within the community, over time I've experienced and learnt many details that used to be outside of my environment before. After having so many adventures here, I joke with the idea that I've stories for every subgenre there is like comedy, thrillers, drama, etc.

Interests

  • arts
  • books
  • architecture
  • design
  • interior design
  • graphic design
  • tattoos
  • music festivals
  • comics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • music
  • live music
  • rock music
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • track and field
  • archeology
  • history
  • reading books
  • nerdy stuff
  • calisthenics
  • comic books
  • book
  • excercise
  • scary movies

Music, Movies, and Books

-Music: Grew up with different influences, I'd hear metal, rap and grunge by myself and my family was usually listening to folk music, salsa, cumbia or merengue. I've got some playlists I could share or that we could try to play if you have instruments.

Some of the best concerts I've been? Iron Maiden
Papa Roach
Rammstein
La Vida Boheme
Caramelos de Cianuro
Eddie Vedder
Twenty One Pilota
Opeth
Mastodon
Baroness
Calle 13
Foo Fighters
Kings of Leon

Concerts i want to go to?
Juan Luis Guerra
Nothing But Thieves
Oscar de Leon
Black Pumas
Rage Against The Machine
System of a Down
Pearl Jam

-Movies: Some genres that I usually watch just to chill are horror, comedy, and comic books movies. But some of my favs are:

Into the Wild

Birdman
What we so in the shadows
Lotr
Brigsly Bear

-TV Shows: Used to see lots of it in highschool and through university i usually saw episodes while eating, so I've seen a lot. My favourites would have to be:

Mad Men
Dexter
American Horror Story
Supernatural
How I Met Your Mother
Penny Dreadfull
Better Call Saul
Breaking Bad

-Books: My go-to genres are mostly adventure, fantasy, and mysteries. But I have also read on many other topics ranging from exercise, to detective investigations, traveling, survival tips and many others. My last reads are:

The Alchemist
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Warcraft Chronicles III
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck
Eliminando fronteras

-Comics: used to read a lot of them in highschool and in university, always was fascinated by the way they visually narrate stories, some of my favs are:

Moon Knight
Maus
The White Knight
Preacher
The Boys

-Videogames: used to play a lot in school and stopped at university, some of my favs:
Halo
Rockband
Dota
Lol
Wow

If I'm surfing at your place I'd be down to play some of these or board games!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Battled wars with mosquitoes in the Great Sabana of Venezuela as a kid and survived.

-Went to Bogota crossing the dangerous border with two friends to see a Foo Fighters show in Colombia.

-Did a 007 esque mission to see my favorite band Iron Maiden in Las Vegas.

-Impressed a chef with my oat pancakes.

-Slept on a haunted 100 years old mansion in my natal city, then did a thesis designing how to reintegrate it in the society of today as a Film College.

-Went to United States with less than a thousand dollars and managed to backpack through the six months that allowed my VISA.

-Stayed in a church with a fellow surfer to attend a festival in California, assisted the service on Sunday morning where a family that was also attending the festival hosted and partied with us the last day.

-Hitchhiked for the first time 630km in a day, to visit a girl that I liked in a different city.

-Saw most of my favorite bands in person and even met some of them.

-Carried a couch through half of the city center of Madrid to my previous flat to help couchsurfers.

-Cooked dinner for 50 people in Switzerland.

-Lived for 6 months in Nørrebro the year it won a prize for the coolest neighborhood in the world.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can explain a great deal about the culture and the current state of Venezuela, United States or Spain and some places where I have been around. On top of preparing recipes from these places!

Will help with ideas and designs for your house, office, tattoos, logos and other things with my knowledge in architecture and graphic design.

Could teach the basics of dancing salsa, merengue, bachata, vallenato and other music genres.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Can teach the best Spanish slang from Latin America or Spain and how they change from one country to the next.

Dancing lessons for Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton, Vallenato.

Can make vegetarian recipes or traditional food from Venezuela.

I'm a graduated architect so I can help with Interior designs, renovations, landscapes, inspections and many other design projects like a tattoo or logo idea.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, United States, Venezuela

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