Gabriela Tobias

Coralville, IA, USA

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  • Friend, daughter, traveller, sister, student, wifey, aunt...
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About Me


Equilibrium in my everyday.


Born there, moved up, crossed the sea and a few borders. Back to the lake, then the caribbean, again in the mountains and now up here. Happy with it.

Working on a spiritual and personal development. I feel that I'm finally getting to understand things, sometimes easier than other, trying my best.

Sleep without pillow, like incense, candles, colors and comfortable clothes. I eat as healthy as I can but I respect the cravings. Learning what I need to learn, sharing what I have to give.

Looking to improve the world and trying it in every possible way. Before moving to the US I was working with organization and human development, loved it!

I'm ready to listen to you points of view, maybe you could help me solve mine. Life lover trying to see things in a simple way and not to complain too much.


From here and there, some phrases I've liked:

+All you need is love.
+Don't worry, be hippie!
+The richest man is not the one that has the most, but who needs the least.
+It is hope, not despair which makes successful revolutions.
+Idealism is fundamental for starting a change, but it can't make that change happen.
+Better to choose than to always have the best of the best.
+You get what you give.
+Present is the perfect opportunity to show the past that it won'€™t mess my future.
+Say YES with joy! Say NO without fear!
+Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans...
+Don€™t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.
+I'm not the woman that need a man, I'm the one that men need.
+All you have is here, all you have is now.
+Unity is the variety, and variety in unity is the supreme law of the universe.´
+Let's just peel the potatos.
+Never say never.
+He who knows others is clever, but he who knows himself is enlightened.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Hosting, surfing, meeting, traveling, hanging around, partying, posting, inviting people to join, organizing events ...

After meeting so many nice people and being in such situations I feel more consciouses about everything. My goals and life style have changed after CS.


The present time! Life, love, friends, the moon, movies, animals, nature, activism. Arts, history, geography, new places, people, music, culture, buddhism, yoga, diving...

Feelings, sensations, shapes, colors, perspectives ... desserts, plants, likeness and differences.

Native people/cultures, old people, young people, kids, CS, volunteering opportunities, alternative ways of living.

Sharing, meeting, traveling, enjoying ... I love food, I love eating then I like cooking.

Music, Movies, and Books

I like documentaries and movies that make me wonder, slowly getting into science fiction.

I love rhythms and sounds. World music, reggae, rock, alternative, jazz, lounge, classic, electronic... shuffle lists!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Diving at the Mexican Caribbean is something that have marked my life, the world of silence, all that species of fish and of course the amazing coral reefs slightly dancing.

Getting married is another day that I will remember forever, I didn't know I was gonna get married, but I enjoyed it a lot. I wish that afternoon celebration surrounded with the people I love had last longer.

Teach, Learn, Share

If I have time I could show you around the city/country. We could hang around with some friends and party.

We could talk about our places. I can listen to you if you need to talk, I could give you some tips about places where I have been.

I would like to learn your favorite cooking recipe and to hear about typical things/traditions from your place. I would enjoy to exchange points of view.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Mexico, Slovenia, United States

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