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  • 3 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Self employed (hotelier, farmer, merchant)
  • MBA Ohio University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

My name is Carlos Benard and I am currently living and working on my onw businesses in Granada, Nicaragua. I was borned and raised here although I have lived in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica and the United States for many years.

I am a business professional with over 12 years of experience in logistics, procurement, marketing within the industries of banking, agribusiness and resort development and operations in the US and Nicaragua mainly. I currently work on our family businesses in Granada where we have a hostel, a farm with sugar cane and cattle and a small sugar distribution business in the local market.

I am divorced and live with my mom and sister who are the owners of all of our businesses. My ex wife lives in Nashua, NH with my son and therefore I will be traveling to this town very often. My son is my best friend and my most important priority. He is 8 years old and wants to be a youtuber.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I would love to couchsurfing to meet new people and to experience the true locality of new places. I also like to host people who are couchsurfing in my hostel to meet them and have that experience as well.


  • meditation
  • walking
  • reading
  • biking
  • jogging

Music, Movies, and Books

Strangers in the night - Sinatra
Avatar - Cameron
The Matrix
The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
A Course in Miracles - Jesus Christ

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I opened up a successfull hostel from scratch in our family house while being totally bankrupted.

Teach, Learn, Share

The Power of Now is the most amazing thing which allowed me to accomplish my life goal: to stop the compulsive thinking of my mind and to reach enormous peace and joy.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My deep inner peace and joy combined with a light sense of humor.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, United States

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