Gael Herman

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, French, Spanish; learning Chinese, Italian
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Teacher at a language school, salsa teacher
  • Degree in Sociology
  • From Barcelona
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About Me


Enjoy life, stick to my principles, be open to new people and ideas, dance a lot, be happy


I am an international guy, half Belgium half Spanish and also Catalan... well I'm comfortable thinking of myself as European. I've always liked to travel around, discover new ways of life and interesting people.


Mens sana in corpore sano, carpe diem and pretty much any Latin aphorism. I think if they have survived so many centuries there must be an immortal truth in them!

Positive attitude is essential. I like getting to know , I think familiarity breeds good vibes :) In general I try not to take things and live too seriously, and I like challenging the things and ideas usually taken for granted.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I don't often have the chance to accommodate Csurfers due to my demanding timetables here in BCN. You can give it a shot and send me a request though! I'm always happy to meet newcomers in the city and show them around, so if not possible to accommodate you, we may be able to meet for coffee/city walk.


I've surfed a few times around Europe and have met so many nice Csurfers, so far so good!


I like dancing generally, salsa, bachata and kizomba are my favourites, sports, social activities... I generally enjoy simple things, such as reading a good book or going for a walk.
I like travelling and discovering the essence and wonders of a new town in a non-regular tourist way whenever possible, which doesn't mean I'd go to NY without visit the statue of Liberty! :)

Music, Movies, and Books

Latin music, pop, classical,...
I like French cinema, some commercial movies (Avatar, 5th Element,...)
Love good books: Pillars of the Earth, The Clan of the Cave Beart, any of Barjavel (Ravage, La Nuit des Temps...)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Parachute jumping, salsa performing on a stage with good friends for over 2000 people, camping in nature with wild beasts around (wild boars, stray dogs...)

Teach, Learn, Share

I like science, sport, dance... Always happy to learn something new or share something I know :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good times together! I can also teach you Spanish (maybe some other language too), salsa...

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, Spain

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