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Gabriela Goncalvez

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 51 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Spanish; learning Ancient Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • No occupation listed
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sp...
  • From Carora, Venezuela
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

I am from Venezuela, but I have been living in Berlin for four years where I study Social and Cultural Anthropology and work.
I would say I am a person with lots of energy and that laugh a lot. I appreciate honesty a lot and I can be quite emotional. I don't like planning too much so I'd rather go with the flow.
I enjoy having conversations with people, a lot! Because for me there is nothing more important that connecting with other humans.
I really love learning languages. To learn ancient Greek kind of changed my life. The beauty of accessing to different patterns of thinking when learning languages still amazes me! I also love cooking, it is an art by itself! I love to get creative in the kitchen and eat the result!

Living in Berlin is crazy and it has many advantages, but, on the other hand, I have been missing the atmosphere of small towns, the hot weather and being surrounded by nature; that's why I try my best to leave Berlin as often as possible, especially Southwards!

And of course:
I dream of long term traveling and a moneyless (or almost moneyless) life!

PHILOSOPHY

Security in life is an illusion.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had really beautiful experiences hosting in Mérida, Venezuela and in Berlin. I have hosted around 30 people and it was loads of fun. I am happy to say that many of my guest became my friends.
Have been hosted quite a few times and I am very grateful

Interests

Traveling and hitchhiking. Languages, cooking, coffee, politics, history, philosophy, music from everywhere, DANCE, drums, alcohol, POETRY and dark sense of humor :P

Music, Movies & Books

I love poetry, greek tragedies and the old Dostoyewski. :) I love the book "the Master and the Margarite".
Movies: i love Kurosawa and Miyazaki, Buñuel and Bergman, Lynch and the Coen brothers, Kusturica and Kieslowski and many more!
"Man facing southeast", "Babette's feast", "La planète sauvage", "Shame", "Amores perros" and "Tous les matins du monde" are some of my favorites movies.

I like the music I can feel like a lot of latino things: salsa, cumbia and afrolatino music. I adore music from the Balkans! I am also into Sigur Rós.
I'm not much though into the minimal-electro thingy but I can dance to it.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Watching a torment in the choppy sea at night, the sky all cover with stars in Mexico.
Riding a horse and falling down.
Awake all night reading Chinese Lao Tse and Saint John
Threw a window out of a window by accident and destroyed a car with it :(
Sleeping beside a frozen lake in the middle of nowhere
Guča trompet festival in Serbia
Camping in a paradisiacal deserted beach in Turkey

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd love to teach Venezuelan Spanish.
I could teach an introduction to the art of salsa dancing. ;)
Besides, I would love to cook some Venezuelan food for you!

Countries I've Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, France, Germany, Venezuela

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