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Carlos Barrera

Houston, TX, USA

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Social Worker
  • MS in Social Work
  • From Sogamoso, Boyaca, Colombia
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Make the most of my life on this planet, meet interesting people, learning about myself, learn music, help where I can..

ABOUT ME

I am a Colombian, born in a small town called Sogamoso in Colombia. I have lived in the US for 15 years. I am a social worker/musician.

PHILOSOPHY Maya Angelou says it very well: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I try to live the moment and get to know myself a little. I enjoy small things and live simply.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Been a little absent lately

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I met and stayed with really nice people in Brazil.

Interests

I play piano, sing, and lately I am getting very much into percussion. I enjoy reading and film. I like dancing (salsa, tango, and bachata as of late..and anything pretty much)

Music, Movies & Books

Film. like the Cohen brothers, Jim Jarmush, Jean Luc Goddard, Alan Parker, Woody Allen. BIg Lebowski, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, One night on Earth, Fargo, The Ano que Meus Pais Foram de Ferias, The man who Copie, Angel Heart, Vicky Christina Barcelona.

Music: I love el gran Combo and listen to a bunch of Brazilian music. I also like funk and R&B. Artists such as; Tita Lima, El gran Combo, Bamboleo, Manolito y su Trabuco, Niche, Charly Garcia, The early Fito Paez, Billie Holiday, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Charanga Habanera, Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, El Bloque, Yuri Buenaventura.

Stand up: Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle

Books: On the Road, Farewell Waltz, Immortality, One hundred Years of Solitude, Middlesex, Swann's Way, Norwegian Wood.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I did some paragliding in Medellin and parachuting in Houston. Working in a psych hospital

Teach, Learn, Share

Music, Languages.

What I Can Share With Hosts

My space, musical instruments,

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Colombia, United States

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