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  • 42 References 25 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Anthropologist
  • Life, books and school (In that particular order)
  • From Mexico City
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


...till the wheels come off.


I'm an anthropologist, I'm interested in study social groups that live in a mobility context. I did an anthropological research about the truck drivers in Mexico. Also I love to read poetry, short stories and novels; I have a music band that it's also a political project. I'm always trying to learn new things and make the most of my time. I enjoy to exchange ideas and jokes with other people; as well as a good meal, party, conversation or laugh.


The hell of living people is not something to come; if there is one, it is here already, it’s the hell we live in every day, which we form staying together. There are two ways not to suffer from it. The first comes easy to many: to accept hell and become part of it, to the point you don’t see it anymore. The second is risky and requires continuous attention and learning: to look for and recognize who and what, in the middle of hell, is not hell, and to make it last, and give it space.

From Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (1972)

"Si quieres alivio para esa inquietud,
un curso intensivo de decrepitud.
Pero si te urge aumentarte la edad,
un curso que reste tu voluntad."

Jaime Lopez, Un cruso Intensivo.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Great experiences. I've met awesome people.


Music and Antrophology, urban cyclism, literature, anarchism, movies, films, walkin thru the city.

  • literature
  • poetry
  • running
  • partying
  • movies
  • music
  • anthropology

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: James Joyce, Anton Chejov, Raymond Carver, Juan José Arreola, Junot Díaz, Arthtur Rimbaud, Gonzalo Rojas, Norman Mailer, Henry Miller...

Music: Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Jaime Lopez, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa...also I like Cumbia, Salsa, Jazz, Blues, Progressive and Classic Rock.

Películas: Jim Jarmusch, Park Chan-Wook, Werner Herzog, Fernando Eimbcke...

I don't know, there are many thing to see...everything is endless but time.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I saw a Northern Light in a forest of Canadá. Also I love the feeling of running on the road to catch the car that has just stopped to pick me up to continue my journey...

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bahamas, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Mexico

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