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Mexican guy living and studying in Kyoto. Non-smoker. Not that much into partying.
I'm very interested in art (I got my Bachelor's degree in Fine Art and got an MA in Chinese Art History) and literature. I've lived in Italy, Japan, Taiwan and Mexico. Now I'm doing an MA in Japanese Literature at Kyoto University.
I’m currently working on what would hopefully be the first Spanish translation of the Kokin Wakashu, the first imperial anthology of poetry in Japan.
It’s been ten years since I last visited Europe so I really want to reconnect with this place :)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I want to meet locals and expats who enjoy sharing their experiences.
Traveling, of course
- art history
Music, Movies, and Books
Anything by Clarice Lispector, Fernando del Paso, Roland Barthes, Marcel Proust, or Heian Era Poetry.
Top 3 movies: In the mood for Love, the Lobster and Stellet Licht
I have a very broad taste in music, but I'm a big fan a Classical music
Johann Sebastian Bach, Amália Rodrigues, Asakawa Maki, Chavela Vargas, Cesária Évora, Hyukoh, Jacques Brel, Lhasa de Sela, Sainte-Colombe, Ishikawa Sayuri, Johannes Brahms.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Out of hundreds of people that day, I was the first one to summit Mount Rinjani, in Indonesia.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I specially enjoy talking about literature and art, but I'm always eager to have an interesting conversation about any subject. I’m also very interested in neuroscience :p Although I'm not as well-traveled as other people I'd be happy to share my experiences and recommendations about the countries I've visited so far. And, of course, if you want to practice your Spanish, I'm willing to help :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Cambodia, China, Cuba, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Macao, Mexico, Nepal, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Italy, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan