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  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2014
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About Me

***I live in Philadelphia, USA, but I am currently hosting in Armenia, Colombia at my mom's house, please be aware you'll be staying with my mom and not with me***

A simple man who loves exploring and learning about the world.

I like to help people and enjoy things more when I share them with friends.
I find joy in reading, walking in nature, cooking, and chatting with people over coffee.
I love learning new things and fun facts about any topic.

I love exploring cultures of the world, either by reading, traveling or meeting new people.

Besides traveling, I enjoy:
* reading
* listening to music (Heavy Metal, Prog. Metal, jazz, classical music)
* Meditating

Please notice:
- Couchsurfing is not a free AirBnB (neither my house nor yours is a hotel). I'd expect you to clean after, help keep my apartment tidy and organized, and don't bring people without notifying.

- Couchsurfing is about sharing, meeting people, making friends, helping your community, and making the world a better place. Take care and help someone... Eventually, someone will help you and take care of you.

Welcome to Philly!!!
Mi casa es tu casa.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I started in the community when I lived in Colombia with my dad. We hosted people from different countries and it was an enriching and beautiful experience for both my dad and I. Sharing meals, cooking together, talking about politics, religion, books, films, the world, life.


No matter how far I go, I know I will find a friend or a family. No matter how big the world is, I will never feel lonely.


Music, languages, history, general culture, books, nature.

  • books
  • literature
  • education
  • music
  • history
  • languages
  • philosophy

Music, Movies, and Books


I am a huge music nerd.

My favorite symphonies are Beethoven's 7th (specially the second movement), and Dvorak's 9th (specially the 1st and 4th movements).
I have certain kind of "condition" called music synesthesia, so I see patterns and shapes when I listen to music... And certain songs give me nauseas, I am very sensitive to music (I am, somehow, and very lightly, under the autism spectrum).

I enjoy Jazz, Hard rock, and classical music. If we have any favorite artist in common please let me know!!!

- Ludwig Van Beethoven
- Yngwie Malmsteen
- Thelonius Munk
- Deep Purple
- Pink Floyd
- Enanitos Verdes
- Angra
- John Norum
- Vinnie Moore
-Jason Becker
- Sonata Arctica (the first three albums only)
- Charles Mingus
- Sony Rollins
- Rory Gallagher
- Talisman (Sweden)
-Rata Blanca
- Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
-Gary Moore
-Symphony X
- Niccolo Paganini
-J.S Bach
- Alien (Sweden)
- Led Zeppelin
- Vitalij Kuprij
-Jhon Coltrane
- Max Bruch
- Scarlatti
- P. Telemann
- Europe (The first 5 albums, the new ones suck)
- Greta Van Fleet
- Wayne Shorter
- Morgan Lee
- Dream Theater

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My favorite novels are Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami; A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole; and One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez.

Other authors I have read and enjoyed:

* Roberto Bolaño
* Jorge Luis Borges (his short-stories)
* Isabel Allende
* Banana Yoshimoto
* David Foster Wallace
* Jean Paul Sartre
* Haruki Murakami
* Michael Foucault
* Chuck Pallanhiuk
* Phillip Roth
* Italo Calvino
* Fernando Pessoa
* Albert Camus
* Mario Mendoza

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The Butterfly Effect
Deja Vu
Source Code
12 monkeys
The Machinist
Edge of Tomorrow
The Jacket
The Perfect Host

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Abbott Elementary
The Big Bang Theory
Breaking Bad
Russian doll
Brooklyn 99
King of the Hill
Rick and Morty
Beavis and Butt-Head
Pokémon (until the Diamond and Pearl season. Now I find it overwhelming and stupid)
The weakest link

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Attending a wedding in Nepal 🇳🇵
- Swimming with Galapagos turtles in Ecuador🇪🇨
- Diving into the Titicaca lake in Bolivia🇧🇴
- Iguazu falls in Argentina and Brazil.🇦🇷
- Machu Picchu in Peru🇵🇪
- Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan in Mexico🇲🇽
- Angkor Wat in Cambodia🇰🇭
- Taj Mahal in India🇮🇳
- Visiting Beethoven's grave in Vienna🇦🇹
- Living on a boat in Oslo for six days 🇳🇴
- Visiting and walking Alhambra in Spain 🇪🇸

Teach, Learn, Share

I go to jazz concerts every Thursday and to the symphony orchestra most Fridays, if you are into jazz or classical, I would love to take you with me.

I'm a member of the Franklin Institute and the art museum, so you can use my membership to get free passes for both museums.

I like to go hiking on Sunday mornings, if you are down for a nice walk in nature, I'll pack extra water and snacks for you to join me.

I make amazing burgers, if you want we can split the bill and get ingredients, I'd love to cook for you.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I have books about Philadelphia: its history, culture, and most important spots to visit. I can guide you through the city and give my personal recommendations for parks, walks, and food.

I know what it is like to travel and feel the urge to be home. I hope you can find peace and love in my place.

There's always coffee and tea, Wi-Fi, clean sheets, and most importantly, friendship and respect.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Nepal, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Scotland, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Colombia, United States

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