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I risk sounding very cliched, but well, I am definitely a wanderluster. I love getting to know other cultures, new people, new food (uf, this especially), new climates, new streets, new scents... I believe myself lucky, since I got the chance to travel quite a lot when my father was a pilot. Now I try to do it on my own. I think one of the best ways to invest your money is on trips and memories.
When I'm not travelling, I try to get together with foreigners to just listen to them and travel through their experiences.
I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, a city I love for there's always something new around the corner and the nightlife is really good. I'm sansei (third-generation Japanese), but I consider myself very Argentinean as well. There are a few Japanese customs that remain in my family, the food especially.
I enjoy travelling on my own since I need some independence and space and I find it hard to get used to other people's times. I can be a bit of a loner sometimes, yet I feel extremely close to my group of friends and my parents and brother.
I go out a lot, I love dancing, going to concerts and partying, trying different restaurants all the time, meeting with friends over a cup of coffee or ice cream. I'm a big fan of and a bit crazy and knowleadgeable about ice cream. There's probably ice cream in my veins.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
As a way of giving back all the hospitality I was offered in Europe and New York, I have been meeting couchsurfers in my city —touring around with them, recommending places to go out, going for a coffee, introducing them to my friends and family.
Many. I'm passionate about languages: grammar, phonology, comparative structures. I'm studying French and Japanese and also taking some subjects in Literature, my major. If you like reading, we'll probably have much to talk about.
I like acting as well. I do commercials and modeling for a living. I had a role in a famous Argentine program, which was an amazing experience. I'm planning to take up some drama classes next year.
Also, just like the majority of beings, I simply love eating and trying food from different places. Anthony Bourdain, yours is my dream job.
Music, Movies, and Books
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, La casa de los espíritus, Cien años de soledad, Glosa, El entenado, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Rosaura a las diez, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Great Gatsby and most of Ian McEwan's novels. I also enjoy some Borges, Shakespeare, and Cortázar (not that they have anything to do). And I'm a lover of T S Eliot's, Oliverio Girondo's and Alejandra Pizarnik's poetry.
Pulp, The Beatles, Pet Shop Boys, Queen, Neil Young, Vampire Weekend, Creedence, Dire Straits, The Smiths, Foals, MGMT, Of Montreal, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Belle and Sebastian, Devendra Banhart, Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, Dr. Dog...
Into the Wild, Breaking the Waves, Forrest Gump, Ray, Atonement, Die Well, Okuribito, Lost in Translation, Kirschblüten, Before Sunrise, Trainspotting, Enter the Void, Match Point, Annie Hall, The Pianist
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Laughing out loud at the top of Warwick Castle with a friend and nobody else around. For me, that felt amazing.
Going alone on a 35-day trip to Europe when I was 19. No definite plans, just that I wanted everything to flow. And having no fixed schedules, I ended up taking a plane on impulse to see somebody I'd met some weeks before.
TOKYO. Most amazing and bizarre city I've ever been to.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, United Kingdom