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  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Italian, Spanish
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Architect
  • Iowa State University, Pontificia Universidad Católica de...
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About Me

Just an architect who loves good conversation about other cultures and languages as much as exploring. In the past few years I spent time living in Santiago, Rome, and Shanghai before landing in Chicago. Now that I'm settled, I miss the unknown of traveling. Help me pretend I'm still on the road?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Playing Whac-A-Mole on the metro can only tech you so much about a place. To truly get to know somewhere, interaction with locals is key. I've been on the other end of the equation and taught by locals; now it's my turn to give back.


I enjoy wandering to find hidden gems, exploring, and trying new food while traveling. When I'm able to, I enjoy rowing, hiking, and being outside. Last, but not least, I lean toward the introverted end of the spectrum and appreciate time to recharge by reading or watching Netflix.

  • books
  • architecture
  • dining
  • reading
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • canoeing
  • rowing
  • tourism

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I spent two years carving a full-size canoe out of a tree.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Knowledge about Chicago's significant architectural history.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Chile, China, Italy, United States

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