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Overview

  • 10 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Arabic (North Levantine), French, Portuguese
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • No occupation listed
  • Anthropologist!
  • From Bogotá, Colombia.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

getting lost in and exploring Central America

ABOUT ME

I am an Anthropologist from Colombia. What that means? I don't know, but: I don't dig up dinosaur bones (unfortunately) and I have never lived in the middle of the Amazon Basin (I wish I would!). And Colombia? one of the most trilling, passionate, beautifull and complex places I've ever been to. I work for the International Red Cross. I love reading, traveling, learning languages, getting lost while walking in no particular direction. The rest seems to be exploration, creativity, and a constant and never ending quest for my self.

PHILOSOPHY

I will take this borrowed (and modify it):

I don'€™t believe in Islam;
I don'€™t believe in Buddhism;
I don'€™t believe in Hinduism;
I like Jesus' parables, but I don'€™t believe him to be the son of god but an enlightened person.

I believe in compassion,
I believe in empathy,
I believe in love,
in art, in nature and smiles.
in justice, in social memory, in truth,
I know humanity has its flaws but I still believe in it, because I believe we can still change it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Since I don't have a place of my own I can not have guests. :( But I'll be very happy to hang out with anyone who is coming into the city!

Interests

Anthropology, social sciences, history, cultural diversity, humanitarian work, languages, literature, art, theater, (just as a reader and spectator), hiking, biking, dancing, partying, and incoherent conversations on multiple simultaneous unrelated topics ;)

  • arts
  • literature
  • theater
  • dancing
  • walking
  • partying
  • reading
  • traveling
  • juggling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • muslim
  • buddhist
  • anthropology
  • history
  • languages
  • social science

Music, Movies, and Books

60s, 70s rock & Roll, Pink floyd, Pearl jam, tango, salsa, classical music, jazz... and anything I have never heard before!!!

always looking for unexpected passions and awakenings in new books, however, I always find myself returning to: Camus, Beckett, Borges, Poe, Joyce, Dostoievsky, Chekhov, Kafka, kadare, Sábato, Neruda...

Perhaps also Hesse, Kundera, Wilde...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I lived in the highlands of Peru for two months, no electricity, no water, no Internet.

I won the second place in. Intermediate salsa in the national syrian dancing championship in 2015, in Damascus :D

My personal piece of advice: Go and get lost in Latin America!!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can show you how to create this amazing "Ojos the Dios" I have worked in for some years with a beloved friend.
http://www.facebook.com/sikulitejidos?fref=ts

I know some juggling, and I will be very glad to teach Spanish. ;) And I know the names, position and function of all the bones in the human skeleton :P

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Peru, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, United States

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