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CHAVALES

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Overview

  • 306 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Romanian, Russian, Spanish; learning Chinese, French, German, Italian
  • 38, Other
  • Member since 2005
  • IT Consultant / Project Manager
  • Very badly. Priests were unfair to m...
  • From Barcelona
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoy life... ;-) Carpe Diem!

ABOUT ME

We love meeting new people. You are more than welcome to visit us in Barcelona. Don't hesitate to contact us if you plan to be around. The weather here is great during all the year, so... And if you want to discover the real nightlife in Barcelona, then we are your right contact. I reckon that we have learnt a lot through CSing and we are the best host :DDD

Do not forget to join the group of the city you are visiting, so that you can be informed on the meetings and events going on, and start knowing the people: Barcelona CS Group - Main Page

If you are too lazy to read, check our web site for a graphical description: our blog :D
Or you can read our blog to follow where we are: >> Blog Here
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Flying details!

PHILOSOPHY

Worrying is a waste of our time. Carpe Diem ;-)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I pick guests up from the airport, I host people, I cook at home (or abroad), I take people around my city (walking and by car), I organize meetings and always try to integrate new people with a big smile, I show the visitors some hidden jewels forbidden for 'guiris', and I get some of them drunk, other exhausted of dancing... but all of them HAPPY!. God, I even like myself! :DDD

Traveler: accepts and adjusts to local culture
Tourist: makes local culture meet his/her needs

Don't be embarrassed to use sign language. It works great, gets better with practice, and is an age-old and completely normal method of communication. You already know dozens of signs:
Eat, hungry, food, restaurant--Motion to open mouth, pat stomach.
Don't know--Shoulders shrugged, hands and eyebrows raised.
Money, expensive, how much?--Thumb and fingers rubbed together.
A little--Thumb and forefinger held close together.
Time--Tap of wrist.
Oops!--Fingers to mouth, eyes open wide.
Which way, where?--Fingers pointed in opposite directions with quizzical look.
Nice to see you--Smile.
This isn't what I ordered!--Face contorted to Munch's The Scream.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We have had lot of guests, and really enjoyed the experience. Finally, we were hosted in Rome and then in Mumbai and we loved it! We've been hosted in San José (Costa Rica) and in Milano (by Maurizio); in Avilés (by Hector); again in Milano (Piero & Manisha). In October 2008 in l'Ametlla de Merola (by Mònica). We surfed with Guillaume in Lyon. In 2009, in Copenhaguen with Karina and Martin and in Oslo with ... and we are not planning to stop here!! :D
After having hosted more than 250 people, we decided to go on a 10 months vacation around Asia and Oceania. We have now been hosted in Japan, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China & Russia. Thanks to everyone who helped us!!!
Some of our guests!
Daniel Dobros and his Mom
Katie & Nichole
Vania
Dani
Nick
James
Anne
Ramzi
Andreea
Mona
Aníbal
Eva
Denise
Bea
Piero
Manisha
Amit
Ernest
Giorgio
Demetrio
Arevik
Maurizio
Velimir
Sérgio
Sara
Sergi
Dani
Anya
Silvia
Maristella & Fabio
Terje & Friend
Yulia
Serafín
Andreas
Szvetlana
Sergi
Chris
Daniela
Mauro
Juanito
Massimo
Cher
Vanessa
Guillaume
Vladimir (Vova)
Bobae
Brownwyn
Kyle
Andy and Lisa
Gennady
Fida & Aldi
Gisele
Kirin
Marin
Julia
Lena
Johnny
Alex "Mapuche"
Tommy
Vanessa
Ignasi
Fernando
Gabriel
Luciano
Max
Lali
Marina
Nicolas
Anta
Dima
Ruben
Lara
Max (Chisinau)
Sveta (Moscow)
Diego (Buenos Aires)
Marta (Poznan)
Veronica (Lima)
Maggie (Shanghai)
Cosmin (Berlin)
Cristina (Bucharest)
Jack (Pittsburg)
Maria Angela (Roma)
Egle (Riga)
Laura (Bucharest)
Smetana (Bratislava / Prague)
Doru & Roxana (Bucharest)
Marta (Poznan)
Misha (Bucharest)
Dano & Lucy (Bratislava / Prague)
Gary (Dublin)
Daniel (Tallin)
Paula (Brazil/London)
Anatoli (Stockholm)
Slava (Moscow)
Diana (Krakow)
Marco (Porto - Espinho)
Richard (Bratislava)
Saumil & Arpita (London/Kolkata)
Desmond (Dublin)
Tomaz (Ljubljana) + 3
Laurent (Grenoble)
Rita (Lisbon)

Interests

Art, Music, Gastronomy, Travelling, Football, Going Out, Talking, Dancing until the dawn, Drinking wine...

Music, Movies & Books

All of them. We love watching movies, and we are all day listening to music. All styles, but we prefer Rock. We lost the habit of reading books, but hopefully will get it again

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The miracle of life!

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain

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