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  • 62 references 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Coordinator in a higher education institution
  • College degree in computer information systems with a spe...
  • From Laredo, TX, USA
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About Me

I like to inspire people and be inspired by others. Traveling is my current passion! I enjoy learning about other cultures, road trips, trying new activities, learning new things, exploring places, meeting people, and make lifelong friends along the way 😀 I also have a passion for freestyle dancing🕺 I'm native in English and Spanish. I'm a Mexican-American that has lived in the USA for more than 20 years, in Mexico for about 14 years, in Georgia (the country, not the state) for one year, and now currently on a nomadic adventure around the world for about 3 years.

I'm a lover of quotes! I'm going to share with you a short list of some of the ones I like, but you must first know the following quote about quotes.

"Quotes are tiny stories. A story told in a few words that shout to our soul. Quotes are not meant to be read like an article or a book. Quotes can change your life only when you choose to be deliberate when you read them." - Allyson Lewis

"Most things that happen to you in life have some type of positive aspect to it if you really look for it." - Rudy Israel Gutierrez, me

"I'm in love with cities I have never been to and people I have never met." - John Green

"Choose the people you surround yourself with wisely, and that can make all the difference in your life." - got it from a TED Talk about happiness

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsch

"When you're young, you just believe there will be many people with whom you will connect with, and later in life, you realize it only happens a few times." - script from "Before Sunset" 2004

"Far too many people go not only from the cradle to the cubicle, but then to the casket, without uncovering their greatest talents and potential. Every human being has talents that are just waiting to be uncovered." - book Strengths Finder 2.0

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." - Charles R. Swindoll

"Enjoy the little things in life, one day you will realize they were the big things." - unknown

"Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Make and think that other persons led a better life because you exist." - Cesar Lozano

"We cannot force someone to comprehend a message that they are not yet ready to receive. Still, you must never underestimate the power of planting a seed." - Gavin Nascimento

"If you are helping someone and expecting something in return, you are doing business not kindness." - unknown

"You can win life by all means if you simply avoid comparison and expectation." - Nishant Jain

"Your journey has molded you for the greater good. It was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time." - Asha Tyson

I have too many (over 300) good quotes that I like to be able to fit them here. I can share more quotes in person.

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Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have been solo traveling to countries far from where I live since 2009, and have stayed in hostels (shared rooms) most of the time, and occasionally with friends. A friend of mine informed me about Couchsurfing years ago, but have never given it a try until now, April 2017. I'm thinking Couchsurfing will give me a better opportunity to meet travelers that visit my city, meet locals and other travelers when I'm traveling, and connect with like-minded people at Couchsurfing events and hangouts. When I travel, I enjoy meeting locals, getting to know them, and immersing myself in the local culture. I also like meeting up with other travelers to explore the city/town together.

Interests

Some of my interests are listed below, or above if you're on Android 🙃

  • culture
  • technology
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • karaoke
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • astronomy
  • philosophy
  • language exchange
  • road trips
  • group travel
  • sightseeing
  • beaches
  • parks
  • stargazing
  • inspiring people
  • dance
  • exploring
  • comedy
  • deep conversations
  • traditions
  • cultural exchange
  • sunsets
  • computers
  • spontaneity
  • sunrise
  • irony
  • quotes
  • birdwatching
  • trying new things
  • teaching spanish
  • digital nomad
  • teaching english
  • musical instruments
  • trying new foods
  • online business
  • intellectual conversations
  • reflection
  • small business
  • joking around
  • cultural events
  • electronic dance music
  • being inspired
  • deep thinking
  • freestyle dancing

Music, Movies, and Books

I like a wide range of music including cultural, ballads, 80s, electronic dance music (EDM), Mexican banda, some rock, among other categories, and music that gives you the freedom to freestyle and dance however you like. I also like singing karaoke in Spanish.

What's my favorite movie? It's hard to choose a favorite, but some of the ones that come to mind are "Good Will Hunting", "The Prestige", "Interstellar", "Into the Wild"...

My favorite book is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. I like reading and analyzing quotes, and have a big collection of them in topics such as self improvement, life, love, happiness, friends, family, wanderlust, time, positive thinking, among other topics. I also do quite a bit of online reading on topics such as science, astronomy, biographies, among others.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I would say what I did in January 2018, which is saved up money for several years and quit my good job of 11 years in order to try to live a life of long-term travel and follow my dream exploring the world learning about other cultures, lifestyles, and peoples' mentalities and perspectives on life, and to try to do something to change the 9 to 5 lifestyle I was living. I have many years of travel experience, but this time, I want to experience what it's like to be a real world nomad, and go from country to country constantly learning new things, meeting all kinds of people, and make lifelong friends along the way 😀

Also, joining Couchsurfing on April 21, 2017, because this will lead me to meeting you 😛

Teach, Learn, Share

What I can teach:
*English language (native English speaker)
*Spanish language (native Spanish speaker)
(I use both languages on most days)
*Travel advice and money saving tips (look at the "countries I've visited" section below)
*Freestyle dancing 🕺
*Computer skills (I have been working in the information technology field for over 10 years)
*Customer service skills (I have been in customer service related jobs for over 15 years)
*Management skills (over 10 years of management experience)
*Poker skills

What I would like to learn:
*Best things to do in the city/town
*Local favorites (your favorite places)
*Local culture
*Improve my cooking skills
*Other languages
*It would be great to learn how to play the guitar
*Things you have knowledge on that you would like to share
*New things in general

The sharing part is described in the "what I can offer hosts" section below.

What I Can Share with Hosts

*All the things listed in the "what I can teach" section above
*Any technology or computer-related help
*Deep, intellectual conversations 👍
*Information about the culture in the United States and Mexico (I have lived in the US more than 20 years, in Mexico about 14 years, and have traveled extensively in both countries)
*Unconditional friendship
*Inspiring quotes and words of wisdom 😝
*Help and advice in general

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Georgia, Mexico, United States

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