Paul Downey

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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  • "Profe" de inglés.... a niños locos pero adorables...
  • Bachelor´s degree (USA), will pursue a master´s when I ge...
  • From Columbus, OH, EEUU
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About Me


To conquer the world... one friend at a time. Qué cursi que suena eso... pero es la verdad... jaja


Am I supposed to write about what I do for a living here? Well... if I could be a professional student I would...I love to learn about everything from history, to politics, linguistics and lots of other odds and ends. I LOVE learning new languages and about new cultures. This is, I suppose, where my love, no, passion, for travel comes into play. I don´t believe there is one place I don´t want to visit in this world. Right now I´m trying to see all of Europe but have my eyes on Oceanía and *MORE* of South America as well, (principally Brasil).

I´m always working on "mejorando" my Spanish, Portuguese, and French and my knowledge of the cultures in countries where these beautiful languages are spoken. So even better if I can practice them during a trip!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I tend to want to travel SO MUCH that it´s hard to always find a companion and so I think couchsurfing would be good for me to have someone to show me around, practice a language with, and perhaps build a strong and lasting friendship.

I often stay with couchsurfing hosts on my travels and highly recommend it to those I know who have never heard of couchsurfing. It is such an amazing way to travel and get to know different countries and cities.


I´ve stayed with several AMAZING hosts all over Europe and it is always an absolutely fantastic time. I love getting to know a city through a locals eyes. You experience so much more and get the feel of each place so much more fulfillingly. I also meet up with people visiting Madrid to show them around or go out for a drink. Have made many interesting friendships through this site.


Languages, food, travel, nature, anything that is interesting (;-P) and getting under the skin of each and every country and city that I visit... which is where couchsurfing helps so much.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Honestly, every travel experience I have is amazing to me...I truly feel alive when I travel... it´s when I´m most "como pez en el agua".

If I had to say one thing... I´d say the Foz do Iguaçu was the most breath-taking and memorable thing I´ve ever seen...

But then the butterflys I get in my stomach whenever going to a new country can sometimes be just as nice...

visited 23 states (10.2%)Create your own visited map of The World

Teach, Learn, Share

I live in Spain teaching English so I can always help teach English. I also can teach/learn more Spanish and Portuguese. I would like to learn as much basic Italian and French as possible as well so as far as languages go, I am completely keen on teaching, practicing, or learning whatever one may present itself to me on my travels.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Spain, United States

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