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Gorka Otazua

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 236 Positive References5 Neutral
  • Fluent in Basque, English, French, Spanish; learning German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Looking to rivers from bridges, feed...
  • University, bahhhh i didn't learn an...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

First, find people with who do things in Paris, study russian and japanese, visit new places, climb mountains and swim rivers i dunno....

ABOUT ME

hummmm i dunno what to say. I can say i have been living all my life in a little city of north spain (in the basque country), full of irreductible basque people. I have lived in the summer with my brother in England. i have worked as teacher, in a magazine shop and as waiter. So i'm not afraid of meeting new people, if they're nice of course; if they are not we'll discover it. ;P i dunno what more write; you can ask, it's easier (for me) hihihi

PHILOSOPHY

There is no personal philosophy.
Each day is a new day and you never know what's gonna happen; good or bad. I only plan where i'd go because flight and train's tickets are expensive if you don't take them with time. But if the trip is for more time than a weekend yuhuuu who knows.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Visitors:

Places I have visited:
visited 33 states (14.6%)
Places I have been hosted:
visited 22 states (9.77%)
People I have hosted, shown the city :
visited 59 states (26.2%)Create your own visited map of The World

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have been in several places, travelling around the world (more or less). I have tried to use CS to meet new people who could help me showing me the city and making my stays much more better. No bad experience, always nice people and comfortable and warm places.

2010
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HOSTING AND SHOWING (81 people for 219 days)
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001. Sara (Italy) (6d / Jan 2010)
003. Miriam (México) (3d / Jan 2010) & 004. Emel (Turkey) (2d / Jan 2010)
006. Joana (Poland) (2d / Feb 2010)
007. Yasuaki (Japon) (2d / Feb 2010)
008. Rico (Mexico) (2d / Feb 2010)
013-014. Theresa & Laura (Germany) (1d / Feb 2010)
015-016. Ilkyaz & Ilkyaz's Mum (Turkey) (1d / Feb 2010)
017. Amanda (Sweden) (7d / Feb 2010)
018. Alvaro (Spain) (1d / Feb 2010)
019. Marisa (Spain) (1d / Mar 2010)
024-025. Aliuchka & Mom (Belarus) (1d / Mar 2010)
026. Julieta (Argentina) (5d / Mar 2010)
029-030. Julia & Lena (Belarus) (1d / Mar 2010)
031. Aischa (Germany) (1d / Mar 2010)
032. Araiz (Spain) (1d / Mar 2010)
033-034. Stav & Ayalá (Israel) (4d / Apr 2010)
035-036. Valeria & Marcela (Argentina) (3d / Apr 2010)
037-038. Maria & Dasha (Russia) (1d / Apr 2010)
039. Christina (Germany) (2d / Apr 2010)
040-041. Anna & Jenya (Russia) (2d / Apr 2010)
042. Christine (Georgia) (7d / Apr 2010)
043. Alejandro (Argentina) (2d / Apr 2010)
044-045-046.Elmira, Diana & Sasha (Russia) (3d / Apr-May 2010)
047-048. Marta & Daniela (Poland & Ecuador) (2d / May 2010)
062. My elder brother Jon (Spain) (14d / May 2010)
063-064-065. Jaki & Lucero & Claudia (Mexico) (1d / June 2010)
066-067. Christine (Georgia) & Tat (Armenia) (2d / June 2010)
068. Reno (Japan) (9d / June 2010)
069. Gillian (UK) (1d / June 2010)
070. Akiko (Japan) (3d / June 2010)
071. Liz (USA) (2d / July 2010)
072-073. Solange & Amaya (Chile) (5d / July 2010)
074-075. Mariya & Elizaveta (Rusia) (3d / July 2010)
076-077. (Rusia) (1d/July 2010)
078-079. Lydia & Nicole (Venezuela) (2d / July 2010)
080. Sabrina (Argentina) (4d / July-Aug 2010)
081. Ksana (Russia) (8d / Aug 2010)
082. Myriam (France) (1d / Aug 2010)
083. Michelle (USA) (1d / Aug 2010)
084-085. Helena & Pauline (Germany) (1d / Aug 2010)
086. Yana (Russia) (7d / Sept 2010)
087. Vanessa (Mexico) (6d / Aug 2010)
089-090. Calla & Chelan (USA) (1d / Sep 2010)
091. Daria (Mex) (8d / Sep 2010)
092. Elisabeth (Netherlands) (1d / Sep 2010)
093. Najima (Uzb) (1d / Sep 2010)
094. Dinara (Uzb) (3d / Sep 2010)
115-116. Gulcin & Burçin (Turkey) (3d / Nov 2010)
117-118. Ksenia & Ksenia (Russia) (1d / Nov 2010)
122. Meryl (USA) (3d / Nov 2010)
125-126. Juste & Aurimas (Lithuania) (2d / Nov 2010)
127. Anna (Poland) (1d / Nov 2010)
128. Shalese (USA) (2d / Dec 2010)
129. Valeriya (Rusia) (1d / Dec 2010)

ONLY SHOWING THE CITY
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002. Kasia (Poland) (1d / Jan 2010)
005. Shira (Israel) (1d / Jan 2010)
009. Isidro (Spain) (2d / Jan 2010)
010. Reno (Japon) (2d / Feb 2010)
027-028. Miriam & Friend (Germany) (1d / Mar 2010)
049. Archie (Russia) (1d / May 2010)
050. Nastia (Ukraine) (1d / May 2010)
088. Stacy (Ukraine) (2d / Aug 2010)
123. Yiannis (Greece) (1d / Nov 2010)
124. Anni (USA) (2d / Nov 2010)

HOSTED ME
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011. Meriem (Strasbourg) (2d / Feb 2010)
020. Malka (Antwerpen) (1d / Mar 2010)
051. Juste & bf (Kaunas) (3d / May 2010)
056. Kristina , Daimus & more friends (Vilnius) (2d / May 2010)
060. Kate (Vilnius) (1d / May 2010)
061. Jurgita (Klaipeda) (4d / May 2010)
095. Stepahnie (Tokyo) (1d / Oct 2010)
096. Mariko &Sonda (Tokyo) (3d / Oct 2010)
098. Amandine (Tokyo) (2d / Oct 2010)
102. Mariko (Osaka) (3d / Oct 2010)
111. Danielle (Kobe) (2d / Oct 2010)
113. Manami (Kyoto) (3d / Oct 2010)

SHOWED ME THE CITY
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012. Olesya (Strasbourg) (1d / Feb 2010)
013. Mathilde (Strasbourg (1d / Feb 2010)
021. Nike (Antwerpen) (1d / Mar 2010)
022. Kristien (Antwerpen) (1d / Mar 2010)
023. Annelies (Antwerpen) (1d / Mar 2010)
052-053. Randi & John(Kaunas) (2d / May 2010)
054. Matilda (Kaunas) (2d / May 2010; traveller as me)
055. Gintare (Kaunas) (1d / May 2010)
057. Marina (Vilnius) (1d / May 2010)
058. Simona (Vilnius) (1d / May 2010)
059. Evelina (Vilnius) (1d / May 2010)
059. Ieva (Vilnius) (1d / May 2010)
097. Jorge (Tokyo) (1d / Oct 2010)
099. Lisa (Tokyo) (1d / Oct 2010)
100. Yeriel (Tokyo) (1d / Oct 2010)
101. Enric (Osaka) (3d / Oct 2010)
103. Enyel (Osaka) (3d / Oct 2010)
104. Heather (Nara) (1d / Oct 2010)
105. Kaname (Osaka) (1d / Oct 2010)
106. Eriko (Hiroshima) (1d / Oct 2010)
107. Isabel (Hiroshima) (2d / Oct 2010)
108. Adam (Hiroshima) (1d / Oct 2010)
109. Miquel (Hiroshima) (1d / Oct 2010)
110. Anne (Kobe) (2d / Oct 2010)
112. Yuko (Kobe) (1d / Oct 2010)
114. Yuka (Kyoto) (1d / Oct 2010)
119. Adeline (Florence) (2d / Nov 2010)
120. Marta (Florence) (1d / Nov 2010)
121. MariaLuisa (Pisa) (1d / Nov 2010)

2011
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HOSTING AND SHOWING (67 people for 236 days)
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001-002. Monika & Irma (Lithuania) (2d / Jan 2011)
003-004. Alexandra & Madina (Russia) (2d / Jan 2011)
007. Asier (Spain) (1d / Feb 2011)
008. Oscar (Spain) (6d / Feb 2011)
014. Ami (USA) (1d / Feb 2011)
015. Russell (USA) (4d / Feb 2011)
016-017. Myahri & Tavus (Turkmenistan) (3d / Mar 2011)
018-019. Maite & Borja (Spain) (4d / Mar 2011)
021. Oscar (Spain) (4d / Mar 2011)
024. Alvaro (Spain) (1d / Mar 2011)
025. Alejandro (Argentina) (2d / Mar 2011)
026-027. Andrea & Joe (USA) (5d / Apr 2011)
028-029. Alyona & Gennady (Russia) (5d / Apr 2011)
035. Nozima (Uzbekistan) (7d / Apr 2011)
036. Illia (Puerto Rico) (3d / May 2011)
037. Alexandra (Colombia) (1d / May 2011)
038. Oscar (Spain) (5d / May&June 2011)
042. Alexandra (Colombia) (1d / June 2011)
043. Ting (USA) (5d / June 2011)
044. Jose (Spain) (5d / June 2011)
045. Maria del Rocio (USA) (2d / June&July 2011)
046-047. Katerina & Zhenya (Ukraine) (5d / July 2011)
048. Chris (USA) (3d / July 2011)
052-053. Randi & Carly (USA) (4d / Aug 2011)
054. Carmen (Spain) (7d / Aug 2011)
055-056. Rainintha & Samantha (Indonesia) (2d / Aug 2011)
057-058. Oksana & Oksana (Ukraine) (2d / Aug 2011)
059-060. Dayana & Estefania (Colombia) (2d / Aug 2011)
061. Andrea (Germany) (4d / Aug 2011)
062-063. Milan & Ivana (Serbia) (3d / Aug 2011)
064. Reno (Japan) (3d / Aug 2011)
069. Marion (France) (3d / Sep 2011)
070-071. Zalina & Roma (Russia) (5d / Sep 2011)
072-073. Veronica & Ivana (Roumania) (2d / Sep 2011)
074. Sol (South Korea) (4d / Sep 2011)
075. Dina (Uzbekistan) (3d / Sep 2011)
076. Jon (Spain) (3d / Oct 2011)
077-078. Mikel & Marian (Spain) (5d / Oct 2011)
079. Sabrina (Argentina) (21d / Oct 2011)
080-081. Gizem & friend (Turkey) (1d / Nov 2011)
082. Toma (Russia) (4d / Nov 2011)
083-084. Hector & Margarita (Colombia) (3d / Nov 2011)
089-090. Hector & Margarita (Colombia) (5d / Dec 2011)
092. Anastasia (Russia) (2d / Dec 2011)
094. Fernanda (Colombia) (2d / Dec 2011)

ONLY SHOWING THE CIY
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030. Magdalena (Poland) (1d / Apr 2011)
049. Eva (Spain) (3d / Jul 2011)
050-051. Daria & Mother (Russia) (1d / Aug 2011)
065. Siew (Malaysia) (1d / Sep 2011)
066. Verena (Germany) (1d / Sep 2011)
067-068. Zara & Katie (England) (1d / Sep 2011)
093. Elena (Russia) (1d / Dec 2011)

HOSTED ME
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005. Justina (Lisboa) (3d / Jan 2011)
009. Elena (Athens) (4d / Feb 2011)
020. Ksana (Pilsen) (3d / Mar 2011)
022. Adam (Budapest) (3d / Mar 2011)
031. Bart (Menen) (1d / Apr 2011)
032. Lieke, Peter & Family (Dendermonde) (1d / Apr 2011)
033-34. Myahri & Tavus (Brussels) (2d / Apr 2011)
039. Lydia (Caracas) (2d / May 2011)
041. Bart (Menen) (2d / June 2011)
085. Esther (Zurich) (2d / Nov 2011)
087. Andrea (Bern) (2d / Dec 2011)
088. Clementine (Genève) (1d / Dec 2011)

SHOWED ME THE CITY
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006. Virginia (Lisboa) (1d / Jan 2011)
010. Claire (Athens) (2d / Feb 2011)
011. Rania (Athens) (1d / Feb 2011)
012. Kelly (Athens) (1d / Feb 2011)
013. Ioanna (Athens) (1d / Feb 2011)
023. Gabriela (Budapest) (2d / Mar 2011)
040. Florimar (Ciudad Bolivar) (1d / May 2011)
086. Lida (Lucern) (1d / Dec 2011)
091. Elisabeth (Amsterdam) (1d / Dec 2011)

2012
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HOSTING AND SHOWING (35 people for 97 days)
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001. Verena (Germany) (1d / Jan 2012)
002. Adriana (Mexico) (2d / Jan 2012)
004-005. Florencia & Eleonora (Argentina) (4d / Jan 2012)
007. Mayumi (Japan) (3d / Jan 2012)
008. Masato (Japan) (2d / Jan 2012)
009-010. India & Leandro (Argentina) (3d / Jan 2012)
011. Jully Dahiana (Colombia) (2d / Jan 2012)
012. Manuel (Argentina) (3d / FebJan 2012)
013. Filipe (Portugal) (3d / Feb 2012)
014. Karl (Peru) (2d / Feb 2012)
015. Ma Yuxi (China) (2d / Feb 2012)
017-018. Sarune & Erika (Lithuania) (4d / Feb 2012)
019-020. Agnes & Giedrus (Lithuania) (2d / Feb 2012)
021. Nisse (USA) (19d / Feb-Mar 2012)
022. Jully Dahiana (Colombia) (3d / Mar 2012)
025. Sigrid (Colombia) (2d / Mar 2012)
026-027. Kelly & George (Greece) (2d / Mar 2012)
030-031. Justyna & Kate (Poland) (4d / Apr 2012)
032. Tatiana (Russia) (1d / Apr 2012)
036-037. Olja & Cousin (Ukraine) (1d / Apr 2012)
041. Yana (Russia) (3d / May 2012)
043-044. Carmen (Uruguay) & Vicente (Spain) (1d / May 2012)
045. Gloria (USA) (3d / May 2012)
046. Katherine (USA) (2d / May 2012)
047. Mario (Brazil) (2d / May 2012)
049. Rebeca (Romania) (2d / June 2012)
050. Marina (Russia) (2d / June 2012)
051. Abigail (Peru) (4d / June 2012)
052-053. Gintare & Airè (Lithuania) (5d / Jun 2012)
054-055. Aysun (Turkey)& Hatice (Germany) (2d / Jun 2012)
056. Ksana (Russia) (1d / June 2012)
057. Alice (Australia) (2d / July 2012)
058. Katya (Russia) (6d / July 2012)
059. Catherine (Chile) (1d / July 2012)
060. Yana (Russia) (5d / July 2012)
063-064. Veronica & James (England) (6d / Jul 2012)
065. Carlos (Spain) (2d / July 2012)
066. Crystal (USA) (5d / July 2012)
067-068. Agustin & Julieta (Argentina) (5d / Aug 2012)
069. Julia (Israel) (2d / Aug 2012)
070. Sara (Italy) (8d / Aug 2012)
071. Ezequiel (Argentina) (2d / Aug 2012)
073. Gustavo (Colombia) (3d / Sep 2012)
074. Vismante (Lithuania) (4d / Sep 2012)
075. Vanessa (Spain) (3d / Sep 2012)
077. Audrey (Singapore) (2d / Oct 2012)
078-079. Blair & Steven (USA) (3d / Oct 2012)
080. Brian (Malaysia) (3d / Oct 2012)

ONLY SHOWING THE CITY
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028. Nigel (Ireland) (1d / Mar 2012)
029. Diana (Moldova) (1d / Mar 2012)
033. Raymart (USA) (1d / Apr 2012)
034. Anastasia (Russia) (3d / Apr 2012)
035. Krisztina (Hungary) (1d / Apr 2012)
042. Queenie (China) (1d / May 2012)

HOSTED ME
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006. Miriam (Manchester) (2d / Jan 2012)
048. Laura (Warsaw) (2d / June 2012)
061.
062. Ivano (Minturno) (1d / July 2012)
072. Alexandra (Lille) (3d / Aug 2012)
076. Andrej (Helsinki) (2d / Sept 2012)
081. Marcus (Hamburg) (2d / Oct 2012)
082. Karl (Berlin) (5d / Oct 2012)

SHOWED ME THE CITY
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003. Ahinoa (Cambridge) (2d / Jan 2012)
023. Dayana (Nantes) (2d / Mar 2012)
024. Fernanda (Nantes) (1d / Mar 2012)
038. Elmira (New York) (1d / Apr 2012)
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Interests

Lots of things i must say.
Irrelevant chat.
Interesting chat.
Walks and look to nothing.
Read and write.
New people/new friends.
Culture in most of its ways.
Massages. Give (people say i'm good), and receive.
Brain games as puzzles but there are more.
Go out.
Take a drink with new people during an irrelevant conversation (oh yes i can do different things at the same time even if i'm a man)
and more
and more
and more

Music, Movies & Books

Any kind of movie, music and books if they are enough good to be seen, listen and read.
But i think i can't stay too much time listening rap and techno if they're constantly repeating. (oh no now i live in Paris!!!!!!!!!!, they love techno and Rap)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Interrail. i think it was a very incredible experience. One month in france, belgium and holland without reserving anything. Sleeping in the train, sleeping in the beach, sleeping in friend's house... i think the only place i didn't sleep was in the street. if i have known this site then i'm sure i'd have enjoyed more that adventure. You know it was like at 9:00 decide a place to go and 9:05 take other train to other destination because we didn't want to wait 3 hours to selected train jajajajaja I recommended to all the people who love travel without known destination. ;P

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach:
Spanish: anyone who wants to learn spanish can ask, i have mets different friends from all around the world and I've never had a problem of teaching this language.

Basque: very strange language and not very useful i think. it'd be a surprise if someone asked me to teach this.

Massages: i'm not pro. I can only teach some basics movements; but i think it's enough to like this and start learning it.

Learn:
Everything interesting and new. It doesn't matter if it's very useful or not.
Now i'm learning japanese and russian, it'd be nice some help. I think i can improve my french and english in paris. At least, my french is sure.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela

Countries I've Lived In

France, Spain, United Kingdom

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