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Overview

  • 17 References 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Chinese, Korean
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Designer
  • Architectural Engineering
  • From Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
Take everything less serious. Eat less meat. 😊

ABOUT ME
I'm an architect by trade and a photographer out of passion. I was born and raised in Mexico but I work and play in Vancouver since 2012. 🇨🇦 🇲🇽

I love exploring new places and cultures. I love big cities... but mountains and camping next to a lake is one of my favorite things in life! I have a big love for the great outdoors 🌲🌎.
As an architect I have a commitment with society but as a human being my commitment is with our planet.

Life is about passion and mine is to become a travel photographer to inspire people to get out and explore our beautiful world! At the same time, I want to educate people with my photography and show them how to travel responsible and respect nature. Check out my website or follow me on Instagram 😉
@visualsbyalex
www.visualsbyalex.com

PHILOSOPHY
Laugh when you can, cry when you need it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I think helping each other is one of the most beautiful things we can do as humans. I've learned from my previous trips that people are almost always willing to help. And in this community is a great option to meet interesting people and build great relationships too! 😊

So far I've been VERY lucky to host some of the most kind travelers and that motivates me to keep offering my couch to those in need when I can.

Interests

Meeting people from all around the world and learn about their cultures and languages. Photography is my passion, art, culture and the history of the places I visit I find it rather fascinating!

  • architecture
  • photography
  • wine
  • meditation
  • hiking
  • camping
  • basketball
  • history
  • adventure travel
  • craft beer
  • healthy food

Music, Movies, and Books

Where to begin! I've been through so many musical phases in my life. From the Beatles and Kiss to some Salsa, merengue and all the way to EDM like Tiesto, Above and Beyond or even classical music such as Rachmaninoff, Pavarotti or Vivaldi symphonies. I simply appreciate music 🎶

Similarly, I love movies! Almost all kind and genre but if I could pick only 3 then:
The Notebook
Fury
Rush

One of my favorite books is The Psychoanalyst by Katzenback 😱👌 best book ever!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbed The Black Tusk peak (2319m) with no water, no gear but only my boots and my camera... I have to admit that I feared for my life more than once and just FYI, I fear heights! 😭

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share some tips about photography 📷
Teach how to dance salsa 🕺
We can play basketball together 🏀
Teach you a little bit of Spanish (not just bad words 🤣)
Share insights from my previous trips.
Drawing or sketching.
Teach you how to cook some real Mexican food! 🌮 not burritos, those are not Mexican!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm a kind and sincere human, very outgoing and social so endless conversations about travels and other topics will keep us busy. I would love to help in anyway possible and share any experience/ insights with my guest and host. I'm always happy to share a good laugh and stories from previuos trips and my life experience.
If you have time to show me around and hang out together I can take some photos for you, I will make you look like a professional model ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, Cuba, Italy, Spain, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Mexico

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