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Overview

  • 28 references 25 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Vietnamese
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Office Admin/Manager
  • CSU Channel Islands- B.A. Political Science
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About Me

Hello all my name is Edgar and I want to be a cool traveler/explorer like all of you. I want to learn and experience from other people and their cultures. I would like to travel the world and try the local cuisines. Please feed me history, your knowledge (brains) and tricks and tips, language and some awesome once in a lifetime spots. Want to know more, just ask, I am an open book.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

For a couple reasons I guess. For one my family thinks I am crazy for wanting to travel the world alone. Personally, I don't necessarily want to travel alone it is just that I don't have people to travel with. So I am looking to hopefully meet up with people while traveling, socialize, learn new things (about food, yum, culture, language and thought processes). I am not wealthy so this will help with $ constraints. I am just a curious fellow who wants to explore and adventure.

Interests

Any and all types of games. I am a kid at heart. My nickname is "Chavelo" ask about it.
I really enjoy:
Food- Thai, Vietnamese and Malay are my current favs
Cooking- Mexican and some others
Video/Comp games- Skyrim, LOL, other mmos & rpgs
Manga and anime- ask if you wanna know specifics
Travelling- there is so much I haven't explored yet
Politics- intellectual socials anyone?
Good drinks
Sports- Working on getting more active
Researching things I do not understand but want to know more about.
Zombie movies and shows
I honestly love to learn about history.
Anything to do with other people's minds, their history and their thought processes.
Much more... I will update once I remember and I am. Not at work!

  • culture
  • books
  • education
  • dining
  • cooking
  • drinking
  • politics
  • anime
  • movies
  • video games
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • sports
  • teaching
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Zombiessssss
Goosebumps : )
Training manuals
Need to read more to be honest, any recommendations? Let's read together
Foreign language phrase books cuz I'm lazy lol

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I got to visit South Africa last January and I loved it. I got to study about apartheid, and analyze pre and post apartheid South Africa then I got to visit the country. Cape Town, Johannesburg, Stallenbosch, Kruger national park, Pretoria and some beautiful landmarks. I can't wait and go back and explore what I missed.

I got to travel throughout Europe and Southeast Asia for about 7 months in 2016. It was an awesome experience, and it would not have been possible without the help of couch-surfers who let me stay at their places. I saved money, met great personalities, learned a lot and got to continue to travel longer and longer because of them. I honestly do not know how I made it out there by myself with such little funds, I didn't know I had it in me. I guess backpacking and exploring the world can really change you and your perspective. Only bad thing is that once you start you don't want to stop and once you stop, all you can think about is when you can start again! Hopefully I can start my travels again next year and plan it out a bit more.

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to learn some more languages.
I took 3 years of French in high school and remember very little.
Please teach me history from your point of view (your education and personal opinions)
Let's play video games!
Let's read manga and watch anime.
Let's explore, show me where all the cool spots are.
Introduce me to good food, I will try and learn to make it myself.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can cook and eat!
I can tell you my life story. Grab some tissues!
I can tell you the many mistakes I've made in my life, lol.
I can each you English and some Spanish.
I can try and analyze you.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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