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Overview

  • 44 references 27 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Arabic, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning German, Turkish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Freelance Copyright
  • MA Migration & Refugee Studies
  • From Pirque, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
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About Me

Normally I am at a loss of words so on that note here are some from others.

"I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books , music, love for one's neighbor - such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children, perhaps - what more can the heart of a man desire?”

- Leo Tolstoy

"Reír mucho y a menudo; ganarse el respeto de las personas inteligentes y el aprecio de los niños; merecer el elogio de los críticos sinceros y mostrarse tolerante con las traiciones de los falsos amigos; saber apreciar la belleza y hallar lo mejor en el prójimo; dejar un mundo algo mejor, bien sea por medio de un hijo sano, de un rincón de jardín o de una condición social redimida; saber que al menos una vida ha alentado más libremente gracias a la nuestra; eso es haber triunfado.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Un hombre que cultiva su jardín, como quería Voltaire.
El que agradece que en la tierra haya música.
El que descubre con placer una etimología.
Dos empleados que en un café del Sur juegan un silencioso ajedrez.
El ceramista que premedita un color y una forma.
El tipógrafo que compone bien esta página, que tal vez no le agrada.
Una mujer y un hombre que leen los tercetos finales de cierto canto.
El que acaricia a un animal dormido.
El que justifica o quiere justificar un mal que le han hecho.
El que agradece que en la tierra haya Stevenson.
El que prefiere que los otros tengan razón.
Esas personas, que se ignoran, están salvando el mundo.

- Jorge Luis Borges

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

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Interests

  • books
  • tattoos
  • tango
  • cooking
  • breakfast
  • wine
  • running
  • politics
  • minimalism
  • sudoku
  • classical music
  • international relations
  • languages
  • religion
  • social work
  • sociology
  • resilience
  • plants
  • desert
  • fútbol
  • nutrition
  • mental health
  • reflexology
  • nietzsche
  • psychoanalysis
  • migration
  • random acts of kindness
  • stoicism
  • fernweh
  • silliness
  • oatmeal

Music, Movies, and Books

Music:

Carlos Gardel
Büyük Ev Ablukada
The Blaze
Pink Floyd
Tash Sultana
Kanye West
Erkin Koray
Chet Faker
Queen
Oum and Bu Kalthoum
Silvio Rodrigruez
Chopin
Liszt
Dakha Brakha
Nina Simone
Louis Armstrong
Buena Vista Social Club
A Tribe Called Quest
Etta James
White Stripes
Mashrou' Leila
Mercedes Sosa
Radiohead

Books: The Alchemist, Le Petit Prince, The Bell Jar, Shantaram, Calvin and Hobbes, The Divine Comedy, Catcher and The Rye, A Strangeness In My Mind, 12 Rules For Life, Siddartha, 1984, Brave New World, The Stranger, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, Turkey, United States

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