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Private lawyer, passionate about international development, and social entrepreneurship. I believe communication creates reality and is the best tool for personal and political development. I'm also a great fan of sustainable tourism and hospitality. Durring almost 4 years I was a super host on Airbnb until I moved.
In my opinion, the most effective way to live and take advantage of our passage through this world is to look for balance in everything we have to deal with, always with the mind very open. That´s why I think we can grow, experience, learn, teach, love and suffer, give and receive, travel, work, and enjoy, all at just the right amount.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I really enjoy the idea of creating lasting connections through the dynamics of this platform. I have always been passionate about spending quality time with people of all backgrounds, while I try to understand their life experiences by hearing their stories, creating new ones together, and unlearning.
Couchsurfing is not only a platform to host or get hosted but a whole culture; a whole other manner to understand human interaction based on trust. When I open the doors of my house to so many special people, I exercise/put into practice important things for me such as kindness, solidarity, and authenticity.
I have to add that I have never had a bad experience using CS, neither hosting nor being hosted.
I like reading, being in nature, and participating in social mobilizations. I also enjoy the time I spend with family, I like to do physical activities and bike around. I would love to dabble in swimming, yoga (or any other flexibility exercise), piano, and maybe singing.
When it comes to intangible things, I have to say that I am passionate about learning in general. I love listening and reading about any historical or cultural topics and about religions/spirituality.
- volunteer work
- outdoor activities
- meeting people
- social activism
- social business
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite authors: José Saramago, Gabriel García Marquez and Isabel Allende.
Music: Everything. I also like dancing quite a lot.
Movies: Mainly historic topics, movies based on true events, dramas, and, more recently, some Sci-Fi. Sometimes I could watch a comedy to get out of the routine.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Climb the highest mountain in the Caribbean
- 4 years of being a super host on Airbnb.
- Ride a motorcycle as main transport when living in Santo Domingo.
- Travel to Haiti without knowing a word of Haitian creole.
- Stay in a nudist hotel/farm in Colombia for a few days.
- Being for a few years the country director of an international NGO where I volunteered the previous years and I still do.
- Quit my job in the government and leave everything behind to move abroad.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach some Spanish; I can share some time and want to learn/practice yoga.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Stories, a good conversation, and some typical dishes from my country, the Dominican Republic. In general, I travel and try to stay with local residents to learn new perspectives and have a good time.
Countries I’ve Visited
Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Dominican Republic, United States