Arturo Desimone

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires City, Argentina

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  • Fluent in Dutch, English, Papiamento, Spanish; learning French
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • I collect stories, I make art
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About Me


I want to travel to countries and meet the people, avoid hostels as I am not of that age/emoitionality category


I am an Argentinean citizen but raised on the island of Aruba, off the coast of Venezuela and far from from Buenos Aires. I speak 4-5 languages: English, Spanish, Dutch, Papiamento Creole, French. My French is the less fluent. I am a writer and visual arist and especially like to meet artists or people with a lot of background in or love for the arts.


My philosophy is probably Pythagorean. Philosophy is always impersonal (but that is not pejorative.)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I hope to host people occasionally, to have good things to say to good people about the project so they can participate too.


I hosted a nice Polish couple when I lived in Amsterdam


Music, languages, literature, linguistics, political theory, art, religion and irreligion, identities of others, good food, wine, travelling, conversation, philosophy, talking about life,

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: poetry of Mandelstam, Lorca, Luis Pales-Matos, Allen Ginsberg, Arthur Rimbaud
Distant Star by Roberto Bolano, Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe, Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Kafka
Music:das Wohltemperierte Klavier by JS Bach, Camaron De La Isla, Diego El Cigala, Astor Piazolla, the rain prelude by Frederic Chopin
Movies: Gummo by HArmony Korine, Mamma Roma, Salo by Pasolini, Coen brothers

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The Alhambra, the Al Aqsa, the Wailing Wall, Mount Nebo, Madurodam.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you the nuances of dying languages. I can teach you languages, I can share drawings I make while in other countries. I can make good jokes. I can cook pasta, with tuna and pesto.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Barbados, Cuba, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Aruba, Netherlands

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