Alberto Figueroa

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • traveller & writer
  • backpacking degree
  • From Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
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About Me


“A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Carlo Goldoni


you tell me...coz i can say many nice things about me :)


to share everything

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


hosting & helping more travelers and make this CS2 project more strong...and human too.


Argentina on the floor..
Switzerland on the sofa..
Yucatan on the hammock..
Norway in the garage..
i started traveling before CS was born...


i like hiking,trekking,biking,fly fishing,surfing,snowboarding(learning)...
i love out-doors :)

Music, Movies, and Books

old movies,salsa mexicana,board games and some novels.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-been sleeping in the jungle Palenque ruins Yucatan- Peninsula - Mexico
-Machu Picchu - Peru
-ice climbing in Patagonia-Argentina-Perito Moreno/glacier
-salar de Uyuni - Bolivia
-sandbording in Huacachina-Peru.
-hiking the Swiss Alps - Gimmelwald-Switzerland.
-surfing Puerto Escondido-Oaxaca-Mexico.
-been in a party in the Favela Rocinha Rio do Janeiro-Brasil!!im alive because im tanny,don't try it!!!if you're white...muy peligroso...police never get in.
-been trekking in USHUAIA - the Southern town in this all continent - Tierra del fuego/Argentina.
-cross Canada hitch-hiking from St John's-Newfoundland to Victoria,Vancouver Island BC(took me 3 months)
-be surrounded by hungry grizzly bears with my CS host in the hut far north Yukon Territory near Alaska.
-Chichen Itza - Mexico
-Taj Mahal...India
-MT EVEREST base camp 12 days-trekking in the himalayas/Nepal !! 5545 m...
-alive!!..full moon party Koh Phangan-Thailand 26/10/07 & xmas eve 2008 party.
-been talking with local people in Koh Phi Phi/Thailand, how they survived and how they saw people die in the
-teaching spanish lessons in one buddist temple,Luang Prabang - Laos...amazing experience !!
-kayaking Halong Bay,north Vietnam
-Angkor Wat... Cambodia
-the PETRONAS twin towers KL Malaysia
-active vulcanos Java - Indonesia
-Taipei 101 in Taiwan
-Giza-Pyramids in Cairo,Egypt
-Old Damascus,Syria
-survived to one bomb in Beirut - Lebanon(few blocks where i was drinking coffee.
-Baalbek - of the world's most wonderful Roman sites.
-had my Turkish Bath at 520 years old ancient place in Istambul-Turkey.
-The Acropolis Athens-Greece
-sunset in Santorini~Greece
-been in 6 of the 7wonders in the world
-hiking in New Zealand
-paragliding in Tauranga New Zealand
-skydiving in Taupo New Zealand
-bungy jumping in Queenstown New Zealand (the original one)
-the Yasawa Islands in Fiji - (tsunami warning)
-Landiving in Pentecost Island - Vanuatu
-hiking active & explosive vulcanoes in Ambrym - Vanuatu.
-have been interviewed by NATGEO travel magazine

Teach, Learn, Share

FREE travel advising,how to dance salsa,to be good tequila ambassador,cooking mexican food,languages and share my travelıng stories.

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Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Samoa, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland

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