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Overview

  • 69 References 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish; learning Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Editor/Creative at a watchmaking company
  • BA in History and Slavic Philology and MA in Eastern Euro...
  • From San Diego, CA, USA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoying my life! :D

ABOUT ME

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 lived in Heidelberg, Germany, from October 2009 to October 2015. During that time I completed both my BA in History and Slavic languages (Polish and Russian) and my MA in Eastern European History. I've been living in Berlin since October 2015 and work as editor for a manufacturer of fine watches.

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.
Even though my reply rate is 0%, I do reply to messages if you don't just copy and paste your request.

I also run the blog www.betweendistances.com It's a travel/ex-pat blog with a punk ethos. Check it out and follow me on Facebook! :) https://www.facebook.com/betweendistances/

PHILOSOPHY

Respect nature. Don't enrich corporations. Do something positive and don't harm people or the environment. Always follow your heart.

Interests

Music
Books
Walking about
The 19th and 20th centuries
Death Metal and Grindcore
Vagabonding
Romanticism
Linguistics
Literature
European history
Folklore
Football
Art
Buildings and ruins

  • arts
  • books
  • literature
  • folklore
  • dancing
  • environment
  • running
  • walking
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • guitar
  • soccer
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Mostly "foreign"; Dramas; Historical; Dark comedies. Mandariinid, movies by Fatih Akin.

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, Stefan Zweig, 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 two degrees from one of the top German universities.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could help with your English or Spanish, or German, and could teach you a thing or two on the Accordion or the guitar. :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Mexico, United States

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