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My goal is to live a happy, healthy and peaceful life.
Happy traveling the world, learning new things, and experiencing new cultures; healthy in being able to walk, think rationality, and enjoy conversations with people; and peaceful by helping and loving others.
If you're looking for a couch to surf in Philly, and after reading my profile you believe we could connect and get along, send me a request. I'd be happy to host you!
I enjoy meeting new people, sharing experiences, and learning from different cultures.
Passionate about literature, music, and dumb memes. And of course, exploring cultures of the world; either through books, traveling, or just meeting new people.
I was born and raised in Quindío, Colombia. Moved to the US in 2017 and I hope to move out of here very soon. I'm ready to live in a new place.
ME AS A SURFER:
I like to think I don't travel to visit places, but to visit people.
I often have mixed feelings about the way people travel to fancy destinations and stay at luxurious hotels; they might get the general picture, but they definitely miss the real experience. Like hovering above the planet in a helicopter with a pair of binoculars...
AS A HOST:
I value respect, kindness and communication above all.
Keep in mind, please: this is Couchsurfing, a community; NOT A FREE-AIRBNB APP!
I don't like to dance, going to pubs, or getting drunk; so please keep it in mind as I might not be your best option.
On the other hand, if you're someone who travel and enjoy the anthropological side of Couchsurfing, and want to drink tea and talk about life, our experiences and our dreams in life, don't hesitate in sending me a request.
Or please check my "music and literature" section below and see if we have any likes in common.
Couchsurfing is all about sharing, learning, and making meaningful connections. Creating a more human and better world. Let's keep this culture alive!
Welcome to Philly, mi casa es tu casa!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
No matter where you go, you'll have a friend...
I'm a grad student in a Liberal Arts College, I'm into all that kind of humanist jazz.
- heavy metal
- cultural theory
- bebop jazz
- symphonic power metal
- existential memes based on the work of emil cioran
Music, Movies, and Books
Top 4 most meaningful in my life:
* Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes (High school and early college).
* A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole (college, senior year)
* Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami (Master's)
* One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez (PhD student).
I'm also a fan of authors like Roberto Bolaño, Jorge Luis Borges, and Fernanda Melchor. (Yes, big fan of Latin-American literature!)
Regarding science and non-fiction; I like reading about complexity theory and globalization (both for personal and academic interest).
When it comes to movies and TV shows, I'm a fan of sci-fi and psychological thrillers.
Some of my favorite movies include:
* The Butterfly Effect,
* Source Code
While my favorite TV shows include DARK, Breaking Bad, and Rick and Morty.
I'm also a fan of game shows like Jeopardy! and The Weakest Link.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Attending a wedding in Nepal and
Swimming with galapago turtles in Ecuador.
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm a regular attendee of jazz concerts every Thursday and symphony orchestra performances most Fridays. If you share my love of jazz or classical music, I would be thrilled to have you join me for an evening of beautiful music.
Also, as a member of the art museum, I can get you discounted tickets.
On Sunday mornings, I like to get out into nature and go hiking. If you're up for a scenic walk, I'll pack some extra water and snacks for us to enjoy along the way.
If you are into road trips and want to explore the outsides of Philadelphia, we can split gas and tolls and go on a an adventure!
What I Can Share with Hosts
I was born and raised in Colombia, and in 2019, I moved to Philadelphia. I have fallen in love with this city and all its charm, and I am excited to share it with you.
I've collected an extensive library of books about the city's rich history, vibrant culture, and must-see destinations. I would be happy to guide you through the city and offer my personal recommendations for parks, scenic walks, and delicious food spots.
Having traveled extensively myself, I know how important it is to feel at home while on the road. That's why I strive to provide a welcoming and cozy atmosphere in my home. You'll always find fresh coffee and tea, but most importantly, friendship and respect. A true travel experience is about connecting with people as much as exploring new places.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, 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