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Getting my Master's.
I was born in the States, raised in a very international environment in Mexico and have been living abroad alone since mid-2004. I spent almost 5 years in California and Oregon and have been living in Germany since mid-2009.
I recently finished my studies in history and Slavic philology at the University of Heidelberg.
Please don't make any assumptions about my character or personality just because I'm from Latin America; if you think I can teach you how to dance Salsa or that I'm even remotely interested in that kind of stuff you'll unfortunately be greatly disappointed.
I'm somewhat of a man of contrasts and like to keep a balance between the loud and energetic, and the quiet and mellow. And between the conventional and the unconventional.
References talk louder than verification, so don't forget to take a peek at my references to see what people wrote about me since I'll never become verified. And don't worry about looking for hidden words or any of that kind of bullshit on my profile.
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Respect nature. Don't enrich corporations. Do something positive and don't harm people or the environment. Always follow your heart.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I surf and host.
The 19th and 20th centuries
Buildings and ruins
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Mostly "foreign"; Dramas; Historical; Dark comedies. Gegen die Wand, Auf der anderen Seite, Der Untergang, Kontroll, Reprise. Dogtooth. War movies. Dumb comedies a la The Hangover.
Music: Everything. Brutal Death Metal, Grindcore, Goregrind, Black Metal, etc... Doom Metal, Stoner Rock, Post-Rock, Punk, Country, folk music and even some pop.
Books: History books. Robert Kaplan, Norman Davies, German History. Roberto Bolaño. Adam Mickiewicz. Ernst Jünger, Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Romantic (as in the period) literature.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Starting a new life with nothing and nobody in a new country. Twice.
Getting a degree from one of the top German universities.
Teach, Learn, Share
I could help with your English or Spanish. Or with your German, too. I think I've gotten to that point. ;) And I could teach you a thing or two on the Accordion. :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, Mexico, United States