Alexandra Chaves

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, Spanish; learning English
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Trying not to be perfect
  • My little sister, my mum, then my dad. My friends, my uni...
  • From Mataró (Maresme), Catalonia, Spain
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About Me


Surviving positively


Well, I think I'm a very curious 25-years-old, still teenager in some ways, woman. Responsible enough to live alone, keep the house clean and let my room mate do what she wants. Quite organized but creative at the same time (at home: new hand-made accessories are all around), calm and active: books with wine, cleaning with The Doors. Balanced, I like to say (or try to be so). Very in love with almost everything -from books to tupper dishes, from art pieces to Ikea's new carpet design. Also a little bit scared of the future -specially in our economic situation, but trying to keep positive and optimistic. Maybe insecure at first, but opened-minded and talkative, and ready to know new things,people, places, experiences. Loving what I have, with no regrets about what I haven't get in the past. Sometimes (always, actually) feeling the pain (you know, general pain, not any specific one) make you happier.


Subjective acknowledge and ecological thought. Let's start learning from what we like, and then, as we get more into it, let's know the particular context where it comes from.
Let's forbide the intellectual memorization of the (totally respectable, after all) ancient books at the age of 15. Let's the children create its own intellectual, particular and satisfying word.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Using it. I mean really using it.


I've been hosted and I have hosted, and both experiences were as succesfull as I imagined. How to explain... just join it. You won't regret it at all.


I love my studies, Humanities. I chose them for hobby, at the first time, and now I'm in my third year of this BA. Culture is totally necessary these days, when values are breaking down and our society is killing itself by faster virtual relationships and half of it living in an imaginary world. Reality incorporated in movies (the ones that get into our conscience), novels, essays, conferences, shows, performances and every weird demonstrations of activism is what we all need to internalize, to make good and stronger values grow up again. This what I live for. Maybe you agree with me, maybe not. If you don't, it doesn't matter at all. We are made to be different: variety, originality, interaction between human beings. Freedom, in a way.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: To be or not to be, Candy, Where the wild thins are, Osama, Elephant, Hard Candy, Funny Games, Ken Loach's, Chloe, Drive, Good bye, Lenin, Edukators, David Cronemberg's old and new, My blueberry Nights and other Wong Kar Wai's, Park Chan Wook, Kurosawa's, The Dark Knight Rises, Control, documentary, french female portraits, Haneke's, Lukas Moodysson's and other.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I haven't done anything spectacular, actually. I have never been traveling for a year, nor let my soul fly to the Unknown Powers. Maybe this is because little things are what matter to me. I've lived these 21 (?) years of consciousness in a way that now, when I look back, I conceive life as an accumulation of facts that had to be there. So, living the present -I'm not exactly "carpe-diem" one- with my whole past experiences in my back, I just need the breath of life -Florence and the machine dixit- to be happy.

Teach, Learn, Share

Who never ate his bread in sorrow / Who never spent the midnight hours / weeping and waiting for the morrow / he knows you not, ye Heavenly Powers.

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