Cecilia Portela

Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

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  • Fluent in Galician, Italian, Spanish; learning English, Portuguese
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Travelling :)
  • Graduated on Science of Communication
  • From Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me




I was born in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) the day right after a coup d'état (1981).

I left my hometown for the first time when I was 15 to study a year abroad in the US as an AFS student.
I was so lucky to live for a whole year with my lovely host family.

After that, I lived and studied in Salamanca (Spain) and Siena (Italy).

When I finished my studies in Science of Communication I moved to Barcelona to start my working life.

I worked in the fashion and advertising industries for aprox. 6 years. My last job was as a photo producer.


Degrowth is the new growth.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting, surfing and telling every single person I meet that this is one of the best ways to travel and meet awesome people by far ..


I have made friends for life while couchsurfing


Travelling! :)
And more...
Sustainibility, daylight, photography (visit http://wooldr.tumblr.com/), rocking chairs, macrobiotic food, knitting, meditation, countryside, recycled stuff ... Wooden cabins.
Being home and drinking tea.
My dream in life is having a small and charming guest house :) I just love welcoming people ..
Skiing, swimming, trekking, ...

Music, Movies, and Books

Film : me and you and everyone we know by miranda july
Music : kings of convenience, bill callahan, bon iver, sufjan stevens, iron+wine, ola podrida, micah p. hinson, elliott smith, low, the wave pictures, the national, beirut, butcher boy, the cavalcade and many many many more ...
Books : houellebecq, kundera, haruki murakami, bolaño, galeano ... 12x12 by william powers.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

9 - month trip around South America -> Main highlight: meeting James in Machu Picchu (Perú) and travelling with him during 48 days.
Lofoten Islands (Norway) in summertime = 24 hours of daylight = Magic

Teach, Learn, Share

I know the best way of getting rid off hiccups ;)
(and it's true)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Spain, United States

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