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Gerardo Soto

Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico State, Mexico

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Overview

  • 116 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Dutch, Italian
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF HIST...
  • CIVIL ENGINEER IN MEXICO I.P.N. AND ...
  • From MEXICO CITY
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

make others happy at the time I'm be able to enjoy it.

ABOUT ME

I'm a person who likes meeting people from everywhere. I've participated in different organizations involved in social activities. My likes are wide but mainly photography and architecture, dancing, reading, nature and travel (cultural cities) and open to discover more... I enjoy learning more languages and the diversity of cultures/ways of life. I offer always a smile but you may be sure I will tell you the true about what I think. Thats basically me, one guy who over everything put a big effort in keep good friendship relations.

PHILOSOPHY

Take as much good things from everyone and everything; and from the parts you consider bad.... (nooooo, don't throw them away), take them as a nice experience and maybe you can get involved in something you didnt know it could make you happy.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

well... now i try to be as active as possible around the differnt activities... like to enjoy with people and show others the different possibilities of the sites... helping in groups and if possible helping travelers to feel more comfortable and confident

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have participated in organizations of voluntary service or other stuff before, then I met different friends and we couch or surf at my place or theirs several times. Now as a couchsurfer I have the feeling that we have the chance to meet more people with a lot in common, and not only traveling but more, the spirit of having good experiences around with partners from the local city or other travelers.

Interests

Photography. Just no words, then you shall come here to see my pics (but I'm not proffesional, it is just for fun)
Music. (specially music of the world, I would say traditional but not only on the old type)
History,I love interchange and read more about history of every place (i'm quite involved in Greek and Medioeval, appart of course of Mexican history)
Hiking. I like nature and walks
Traveling. Of course I know one important part if you are here, is traveling. But I like long walks around old cities, where I can apreciate architecture and have the chance to make a good pic, and of course meeting people from the place and share a drink.
Going to stadiums to support my teams (I played "American Football" and I´m still in love with the game). I went to the Olympics in Greece and twice in CentroAmerican and PanAmerican Games in Mexico City. When i have the chance I make the combination of traveling and enjoy sports
Dancing.- even when salsa is maybe my favorite, I can agree for going to other kind of music... pop, rock, regae etc.. something that makes move for a while (or for a night)
other interests:
Chess
Cooking
Reading
Flirting with girls (hehehehe)
and... introduce me to your likes

Music, Movies & Books

Movies...
Lord of the Rings + 300
Y tu mama tambien + Tacones lejanos
Amelie Poulin + La Vita es Bella
Amores Perros + Cronos
Forrest Gump + Rainman
Ben Hur + Groucho Marx films (old but quite good)
La marca del Zorrillo (Tin-Tan is just the best) + A toda maquina (yo te lo juro que yo no fui)
Saw + Tesis
and more.....

Music:
Polo Montañes, Buenavista Social Club + Niche
Javier Solis y Jose Alfredo Jimenez "Viva Mexico K"
Dizzy Gilespe,Ioannis Paros, Musicalbi, Despina Vandi, Natasha Atlas, Lara Fabien,
Nora Jones, Carlos Sanatana, Betsy Pecanins, Celine Dion, Bob Marley.
Carol King, Erick Clapton, John Lenon
Metalica, Pink Floyd, Apocalyptica
Alex Lora, Cafe Tacvba, Rockdrigo, Soda Stereo
(Strange combination, I know)
Also quite important and so amazingly good...
Les Luthiers and Virulo

Books:
Iliada + Odisea
Compro luego existo + las niñas bien
Tales of two cities + Les misserables
The name of the Rose + Zandokan
etc......

One Amazing Thing I've Done

many of them.... depeneds on what you may consider whats amazing.... from falling in love to a lovely girl to get the courage to confront someone.... from having the oportunity of observe a small bird in the nature to visit some of the greatest historic buildings. or from suupport my nephews at highschool American Football match till being at Olympic Stadium or cheering during the start of "La tour de France". Anyway...and yes!!! sharing my time with family and friends is for me really important in life.

Teach, Learn, Share

Share: a bit small space of my life
Teach: everything I know and you may interested in understanding
Learn: Many things, really many i still shall learn.

At the end is clear, i enjoy teaching and learning languages, but not only trying to know few words, also about structures and...

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Mexico

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