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  • 66 references 55 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, German, Russian, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Entrepreneur
  • Computer Science
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Connecting people, ideas and create communities! https://www.youtube.com/adrianavendano
https://www.instagram.com/amonter5/

ABOUT ME

I was born in Mexico City, and I grew up there and the USA. And I also have an Irish passport. I love to experience new things all the time, and have deep conversations about all topics. I really love connecting with people who have a strong passion or mission in life. I have two nationalities, speak 7 languages and have lived in Mexico, Ireland, Santiago de Chile, Warsaw, Eindhoven, Berlin, London, Manila, Yangon, Seoul, Bangkok, SF, Ho Chi Minh, Taipei, Hanoi, Tbilisi, Yerevan, and Copenhagen.

I like meeting new, interesting, crazy-daring people, and exchanging loads of ideas is an obsession of mine.

I quit my job in 2008. And since then I have been starting tech companies. Yahoo press about my startup life http://yhoo.it/1MEqWuJ and more here http://bit.ly/1TF2SMX. Currently I have two companies ( http://latamtechmeetup.com) and http://globalsouth.net. I am obsessed about connecting tech people from emerging markers (Latin America, Africa, MENA, India) with the US. I initially started this community a year ago, has grown to several thousand people in NYC, SF, Miami, Sao Paolo and London next. Press here http://kng.ht/1gW2XyN

I usually very busy, but meeting and hosting passionate travelers is important for me. NYC is an incredible city and I will be happy to hang with other travelers who would like to experience more of a local experience in Brooklyn.

I am a hardcore learner and idea explorer and I believe that this life is best invested in doing something you love.

PHILOSOPHY

I'm all about focusing on meaningful stuff, changing the world and creating impact on earth. I am all about emancipating humanity, and providing people from all around the world with more options and perspective in life.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I am constantly traveling around the world, and I have been doing this for the last 5 years almost.. I love sharing, and meeting passionate travelers and people. I have hosted over 30 people and I Couchsurfed in Germany, USA, Italy, India, Iran, Chile. I think is important to give back to the traveling community.

Interests

Psychology, Economy, History, Philosophy, Biology, Sociology, Anthropology, Science, World Art, World Music, Technology, Design, Geo-politics, Programming, World Cultures, Meeting new people, traveling the World, Making a difference in the World, hacking the brain and human preconceptions, connecting people, connecting ideas. Meditation, Yoga, Hiking, Climbing, Exploring new interests

  • arts
  • design
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • politics
  • technology
  • traveling
  • music
  • world music
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • anthropology
  • biology
  • entrepreneurship
  • history
  • psychology
  • science
  • sociology

Music, Movies, and Books

HUGE list, but I am really into world cinema and anything that conveys an interesting novel idea. I am an avid book and article reader.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Going around the world twice before the age of 22 and starting 5 companies

Teach, Learn, Share

I've been working on my own companies for 7 years now, so I can talk a lot about entrepreneurship, but I consider myself an artist, as I do what I love everyday. And I try to keep a very simple life.

I love traveling, and every year I go abroad for about two or three months. I just recently came back from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Iran. The traveling community is like my community, so I will be super happy to meet other amazing travelers or people and share everything I've learn from my travels, life and companies I have started in NYC and Europe.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I travel the world now, and happy to meet people and hangout whenever I am!

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Albania, Armenia, Chile, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

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