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Carlos Flores

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Overview

  • 106 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Portuguese, Swedish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Energy and climate change policy
  • Very well educated according to mom =)
  • From Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

A Clean house is the sign of a boring life! =)

ABOUT ME

About me: I'm a happy guy, who tries to enjoy life and to make a difference while doing so!

My life usually turn around three areas: trying to help making the world more sustainable (my day job), enjoying time with family/friends (my evening job) and traveling (my time off!). I've been living in Australia for a few years, but a Latino is what I am and will always be. As most foreigners, I try my best to enjoy beautiful Australia, in spite of the very much scary creatures out there (sharks, crocs, spiders, Kings Cross teenagers, Alan Jones, etc!).

If you are reading this, chances are that you enjoy traveling just as much as I do. My dream is that one day, I will be able to visit every country in this song (possibly the best song ever, or so I thought when I was 10).

In addition to work, I have done work in poverty-aid organizations for many years. A few friends and I started an organization called Capsocial, where I'm sadly not very active anymore, as I am no longer in Chile.

I also love taking, lots. About everything and nothing. From politics, religion and science, to comedy shows, Art and sports. I am. Also sad to announce that I have been converted and no longer believe cricket is a stupid sport that never seems to stop, after discovering its just an excuse to drink all day with your mates in a nice summer day.

Anyway, enough rumbling! I look forward to meet cool people and listen to their crazy stories! =)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I hosted over 180 people (who is counting anyway!) in Santiago since 2007, to 2009, with my crazy flatmates (Shannon, Philippe and Elodie).

In short I started in CS at the beggining of 2007, but I was very active in HospitalityClub before that... so been here for a while =)

Interests

Some of my major interests:

- Love Comedy (read below this page and you'll see it)
- Travelling
- Hitch-hiking
- Talking, I am a talker...
- Did I say travelling and hitch-hiking?
- Cooking and trying crazy food I never tried before (all kinds of crazy shit is allowed... not shit it self, but pretty much everything else)
- Playing sports. I'm decent at some, terrible at others, but I love to play them all. I love all my children =)
- Climate change, renewable energies and how politicians don't understand it!

Music, Movies & Books

I love Comedy!!! This is a short review of my favourite top-quality smart comedy shows/movies. Perhaps I won't be able to host you, but at least I can make you laugh =)

1) The Daily Show with Jon Steward
Sarah Palin Gender Card / Sven Stevphen - US World's Police man? / Prince Charles Scandal / Sven Stevphen - Medical Marihuana / Sarah Palin Won't Blink

2) Flight of the Concords
Business Time / The Humans are Dead / Jenny / Something for the Ladies / You are so beautiful

3) The umbilical brothers
Arnold Schwarzenegger / Something Special for the Children

4) Dylan Moran (only for politically incorrect people)
Like Totally...

4) 30 Rock
Therapy, Jack Style / Why Alec Baldwin won the Golden Globe / Product Integration

To be Continued...

MOVIES Pulp Fiction, The shining (the music is so fuck'n scary), Scarface (Al Pacino, my favourite actor), Machuca (the best chilean movie ever, if you are interested in the Allende's government and when Pinochet took the power, you definitively have to see this movie... seen from a little kid point of view)

MUSIC Funny mixture: KT Tunstall, Alice in Chains, SoundGarden, Metallica, Nora Jones, Faith No More, Alicia Keys. Huge fan of latin american music, also!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

2007 have been the most amazing year of my life. The longest trip of my life(not only the longest... it was also hitch-hiking, Europe), the fact of living in a different country despite the totally different language and culture (which was the best of all)... and now that I came back I want to go and live alone (so working to survive is invloved), despite NO ONE do it in my country before going out of the university and all my friends telling me: "don't do it", "you can wait 1 year and a half, until you end", etc... Life is full of challenges, but not stupid-competitive challenges, but interesting life-growing challenges!

Teach, Learn, Share

Little to teach but lots to share... and everything to learn

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Chile, Sweden

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