Gustavo Fernández Riva

Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • PhD. Student in Medieval Sudies
  • Graduate student
  • From Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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About Me


Travel and learn as much as I can; and have fun in the meantime


I grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I want to get to know people for all over the world, travel and have all kinds of interesting experiences. In other words: I want to enjoy life and make it better for others too.
I consider myself an easy going, open minded and quite fun person, but I hope you can find that by yourself :)


I probably don't have one, but several personal philosophies, and they are always changing. Ok, maybe that should be my personal philosophy: being always ready to expand the way I see the world, open to new experiences and ideas.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love hosting and meeting people who are visiting my city and show them around. Whenever I travel I try to couchsurf as much as I can. Cs ist the best way to travel and to meet interesting people.


I couchsurfed all the way across Mexico and Germany and a little bit in Spain. I've hosted in Sicilia and Porto. CS gave me the chance to meet some of the most amazing people I know and I'm proud and happy of being part of this project.


Mainly I´m interested in getting to know different people and cultures. But I have to admit that I spend a lot of my time reading, watching films, listening to music and learning languages.
I also love boardgames and I am designing one

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: All of german expressionism; classical Hollywood Films have a certain charm. If I get to come across a good silent or animation film I´m like mesmerized.
Some directors I like: Sergio de Leone, Woody Allen, Tarantino, Almodovar; Lars von Triers, Cronenberg,, Wes Anderson.
Some random Films that come to my mind right now (I try to put some new ones): Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Good Bye Lenin; El Angel Exterminador; The Holy Grial; Amelie.
Music: Tango; Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Punk in general; Bossa Nova
Books: did I mention that I study literature? Borges, Kafka, Cortazar, Rulfo, Poe, Philip Dick, Milan Kundera

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I saw the dawn on a foggy mountain in Chiapas (Mexico).
They tried to mugged me two times in two months in Palermo (Italy).
I saved a kittys life and adopted him.
I read "El Quijote" when I was 16.
I drove on the back of a motorcircle across Marrakesh (Morocco).

Teach, Learn, Share

Well, I play the guitar, and I must acknowledge I'm sort of a nerd in all fields regarding humanities.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Germany, Portugal

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