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Overview

  • 249 References 101 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Public worker on Environment
  • Agriculture Engineer
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION: lot of sailing and salsa dancing basicly :)

Hi everyone! Ok, let´s try.
I´m hedonistic guy by a greek name (ask my mam about it), born and raised in Sevilla and currently living in Cádiz for work. Just loving it here, such a beautiful and bright city, you´ll love it too. Public worker for the Enviroment Department of the Andalucia Public Administration. I love all kind of outdoor activity, so I enjoy what I do quite a lot.
Interested in everything about agricultural and enviromental issues.

If you are interested in environmental volunteerism and education you may find useful info in the link of the Environment Department of Junta de Andalusia, where I´m currently working:
http://www.cma.junta-andalucia.es/medioambiente/site/portalweb/menuitem.f497978fb79f8c757163ed105510e1ca/?vgnextoid=42d2389d8f6d4310VgnVCM2000000624e50aRCRD
(please feel free to ask me for help with the language)

My philosofy, Vodka shots and "Fears are stupid, so are regrets"

FAVORITE QUOTES, PROVERBS, SAYINGS:

I like weird people.
The black sheep,
the odd ducks, the rejects,
the eccentrics,
the loners, the lost,
the forgotten.
More often than not,
this people have the
most beautiful souls

Viajar es marcharse de casa,
es vestirse de loco
diciendo todo y nada en una postal.
Es dormir en otra cama,
sentir que el tiempo es corto,
viajar es regresar

WHAT TO VISIT IN CÁDIZ AND HOW TO MOVE AROUND

My personal hightlighs:
- Alameda. A beautiful park next to the bay, my favorite place in Cádiz.
- Central Market. Veggies and fruit stalls, tapas bars, local products,
http://turismo.cadiz.es/es/rutas-y-visitas-en-cadiz/mercado-central
- Playa Caleta. The sunset there is a must.
-TORRE TAVIRA. It´s a lookout tower, beautiful place to take a look to Cádiz.
http://www.torretavira.com/
- Museums in Andalucía
http://www.museosdeandalucia.es/cultura/museos/

Buses and ferries to move around
http://www.cmtbc.es/
Trains
http://www.renfe.com/

Cultural Agenda
https://www.facebook.com/TheCadizGuide/
www.guiadecadiz.com
www.cadizturismo.com
Interesting site about Enviroment and outdoor activities in Andalusia and how to visit and know everything:
Visita HTMLpoint

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I mainly participate hosting and surfing couches, also helping out in the organization of CS event. Tarifa CS Beach Event is an annual meeting that´ll celebrate its 8th edition this coming june. Also I´ve attended gatherings in almost every country I´ve visited.

I´d like you to tell me why you´re interested in staying at my place, what you liked from my profile, what you´d like to share, etc.
That´ll give you more chances, just that

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
I discovered CS a few years ago. The thing is that I´ve surfed some couchs in some coutries, and have hosted some many other people.

Ok I started it by hosting people. And then the first surfing experience was in Scandinavia. Just awesome. Nice people who suddently pick me up from stations, offered me their home, their food, their friends.

Interests

  • salsa dancing
  • cooking
  • wine
  • pilates
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • solo travel
  • wild camping
  • environmentalism
  • sustainable agriculture
  • learning surf

Music, Movies, and Books

BOOKS
Cien años de soledad (García Márquez), The lord of the flyes, El Mundo (Juan José Millas), Narciso and Goldmund, Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett), La canción del pirata (F.Quiñones), The kite runner ( Khaled Hosseini),

MOVIES
Lion, Woody Allen (all), Todo es Mentira, The curious case of Benjamin Button, City of God, Lost in Translation, Guantanamera, Habana blues, Gran Torino, A love song for Bobby Long, Amelie, Babel, The Pianist, Talk to her (Almodovar), Into the Wild, Alaska (Claudio Cupellini), Living Las Vegas, The Piano, Vals con Bashir,

MUSIC
Mostly anything, but specially reggea, post-rock, african music in general, and of course SALSA for dancing.
If you´re interested in spanish music, check out this:
Javier Ruibal, Quique Gonzalez, Martíres del Compas, Kiko Veneno, Joaquín Sabina, Manolo García, Niño Josele, Javier Limón, Love of Lesbian, Lori Meyers, Los Rodríguez, Andres Calamaro, .....
My artists list on Spotify: Andrés Calamaro, Bon Iver,Amadou & Mariam, Toni Zenet, Javier Ruibal, Brandown Flowers, Kiko Veneno, Joaquín Sabina, Eddie Vedder, Mogwai, Love of lesbian, God is an austronaut, Femi Kuti, Salif Keita, Giovanni Mirabassi, Joaquín Sabina, Radiohead (of course), Sigur Ros, Manolo Garcia, Manu Chao, Jack Jhonson, The Black Seeds, Coldplay, Daughter, Coque Malla, Quique Gonzalez, Fat Freddy´s Drop, Editors, Juan Luis Guerra, Junip, Nicola Cruz, The National, Niño Josele,

under construction......

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

To buy a new bicycle to my nephew
Round the World trip´2009
Round the Pacific trip´2011
Camino de Santiago from Porto´2015
Hiking the Routeburn in New Zealand
Sunrise watching at the top of Mount Fuji - Japan
Visiting Palestine

Teach, Learn, Share

About sharing and hanging out my highlight is cousine and good wine/beer.
Did you know that there are two kind of people in the world, the coriander lovers and the coriander haters? I´m definetly in the first group XD

I can teach you how to prepare some typical andalusian dishes. And I wanna learn from you how to cook some typical dishes from your country/region, that would be lovely.

Then we can share those dishes we´ve prepared, accompanied by a magnificent wine or, failing this, just a shitty one XD

We can also share: ceviche (with lots of coriander), pad thai (love it!), Indian cousine (love it!), argentinian mate, Moroccan tea, mexican chile habanero (I grow it), mexican guacamole, spanish paella, Moroccan prunes tajine, cuban mojitos!, ....(in progress)...

We can teach-learn-share many other things though

Countries I’ve Visited

American Samoa, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Portugal, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tokelau, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Western Sahara

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Netherlands, Spain

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