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Overview

  • 98 References 86 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning Arabic (Egypt)
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Web developer & designer. Egyptology communicator.
  • self-educated
  • From Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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About Me

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If you want to surf my couch is better if you ask me 7-10 days before your arrival date, not 3 months in advance, as I don't plan my everyday life so much.
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If I accept your request, I will give you my local phone number and offer to pick you up from Luxor downtown/train station or other well known place. Please, it helps alot if you have a local SIM card (Vodafone is preferred), as I normally don't have internet access on my phone and I will not call foreign numbers for obvious reasons.
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Last minute requests are accepted, but handled day-by-day. Some times I can, some times I can't. If I know you are arriving I normally have time for clean my house, but last-minute surfers must have a flexible attitude in this topic, as having a clean house in Africa is quite a challenge ;-)
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PHILOSOPHY: Life is just one... chase your dreams!
CURRENT MISSION: [trying to] Walk like an Egyptian!

I'm an Uruguayan (& Italian nationalized citizen) web developer and Egyptology student passionate with ancient Egypt since I was 8, and now living my life dream, merging my mind and body with one of the oldest cities in the world: Luxor.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Receiving surfers is like travelling myself without moving from my house! I love it.

Interests

  • design
  • cooking
  • technology
  • archeology
  • history
  • videogames
  • egyptology
  • ancient languages
  • ancient egypt

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC:open mind but in love with metal (specially symphonic, pagan and similar kinds)

BOOKS: epic fantasy, Tolkien fan and obviously anything Egypt-related

MOVIES: science-fiction, space operas and historical movies are my favourites

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Survived the Egyptians revolutions 2011 & 2013 and built my own house in Egypt (twice)! Not bad, eh?

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you stuff about ancient Egypt (religion and mythology, hieroglyphs... you name it) and also about computers and web design (html, css, php, javascript...). Ah, y puedo también enseñarte español.

I would love to learn more about archaeology, cooking and whatever else you may willing to share... everything adds to the pool of knowledge!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Italy, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Egypt, Italy, Uruguay

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