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  • 100 references 35 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Spanish; learning English, German
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2008
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To travel all over the world

ABOUT ME

I'm very laid-back, openminded and absentminded, easy to be around and travel adicted. Love a laugh, having fun with others and daydreaming. Also quiet and sensitive.

Meeting nice people from all over the world and sosializing is very important to me, though I also love just chilling out.

Love hiking, cultural events and parties as well :)
I like neither football nor pets.

People who know me can tell about me better, so read some references!

I'm willing to discover new places and learning new things!

PHILOSOPHY

Seize the day
Be yourself
Give and receive
Learn from your mistakes

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Exchanging culture and language and making travellers' life easier

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

HOSTED:

- RAUL SOLERA: Vienna, 2-8 Jul '08
- MIHIKU (Marco): Vienna, 9-16 Jul '08
- YLVA LINN: Granada, 12-13 Sep '08
- VERENA TAUCHERT: Granada, 20 Sep '08
- ARIANE DESSAULLES: Granada, 22-23 Sep '08
- MARTINA GATTARELLO & NICOLE TURSI: Granada, 26 Sep '08
- VANESSA MARILEE: Granada, 11 Oct '08
- KATE KING: Granada, 11-12 Oct '08
- MARIJE: Granada, 17-18 Oct '08
- MIGUEL CANCA: Manilva, Jul '09
- JANINA: Manilva, Oct '09
- LANI SKORBINSKI: Málaga, Nov '10
- RICARDO MORALES: Málaga, Dec '10
- DAVID AD: Málaga, Dec '10
...

SURFED:

- MARTINA Srajerova: Prague, 3-6 July '08, with my friend Raul
- SZILVIA Temesvari: Budapest, 16-20 July '08, with my friend Marco
- LAN PHAM: Hanoi (Vietnam), 7 August '08
- CRISTIANA CAMPANHA: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 20-27 July '09
- MARCOS DAMAS: Foz do Iguaçu (Brasil), 27-29 July '09
- SEAN SANTANA: Salvador de Bahia (Brasil), 11-14 August '09
- LOLA ROJAS: Granada, Nov '09
- RICK LANKFORD: Granada, 13-15 Nov '09
- SUSPE: Málaga
- GONZALO REYNOSO: Bariloche, 19-20 Jan '09
- LESLY CAROLINA: Valparaiso, Jan '09
- NAZLI TEKTAS: Istanbul, 20 Feb '10 - 1 Mar '10
- MARCO CUMBRERA: Sevilla, 19-21 Mar '10
- FLORENCIA MARCET: Buenos Aires, 2-4 Jul '10
- JESSICA SANCHEZ: Lima, Jul '10
- LULU: Mexico DF, Jul '11
- SANDRA: Mexico DF, Jul '11
...

GATHERINGS ATTENDED:

- Prague (Czech Republik): July '08
- Budapest (Hungria): July '08
- Vienna (Austria): July '08
- Lisbon (Portugal): Sep '08
- Hanoi (Vietnam): Aug '08
- Saigon (Vietnam): 'Aug 08
- Phnom Penh (Cambodia): Aug '08
- Bangkok (Thailand): Aug '08
- Granada (Spain): 17-19 Oct '08
- Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): July'09
- Santiago de Chile (Chile): Jan '10
- Istanbul (Turkey): Feb '10
- Málaga (Spain): Mar '10
- Tarifa (Spain): Jun '10, Sep '10 & Jun '11
...

EVENTS / TRIPS ORGANIZED:

- International Meeting in Granada, 18-20 Oct '08
- Trip to Rio Chillar, Nerja (Malaga), 2 Oct '10
- Weekend in Sierra Nevada (Granada): Hiking Mulhacen (3478 m) from Trevélez; 8-10 Oct '10
- Weekend in Yunquera: Hiking Torrecilla (1919 m), Sierra de las Nieves (Malaga); 22-24 Oct '10
- Weekend in Alhama de Granada: Hiking La Maroma (2066 m), Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama; fancy dress party; thermal springs; BBK..; 28-30 Jan '11
- Hiking Pico del Cielo, Sierra de Almijara, Nerja (Malaga), 29 Jan '12
- Hiking La Encantada & Bobastro Ruins, El Chorro (Malaga), Mar '12
- Hiking Tajo Almorchon, Pico Convento & Embalse Gaitanejo, Ardales, Apr '12
...

Interests

Traveling, Traveling, Traveling
Friends, Friends, Friends
Hiking, Hiking, Hiking
Music, Music
Books, Books
Movies, Movies
Partying, Partying
Running
Guitar
...

Music, Movies, and Books

FAVORITE MUSIC:

ACDC, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Buenavista Social Club, Camel, Cold Play, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Dire Straits, Elvis Presley, Franz Ferdinand, Eric Clapton, Interpol, Iron Maiden, Jetro Tull, Joe Satriani, Kaiser Chiefs, Kings of Lion, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Mana, Manic Street Preachers, Metallica, Moby, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Pink Floyd, Queen, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, REM, Sufjan Stevens, The Arcade Fire, The Beatles, The Cure, The Doors, The Police, The Smiths, The Strokes, Tracy Chapman, U2, Wilco...
*INDIE: Arctic Monkeys, Ariel Pink’s, Band of Horses, Beach House, Best Coast, Broken Bells, Broken Social Scene, Calexico, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Delphic, Dr. Dog, Drive-by Truckers, Fleet Foxes, Foals, Fountains of Wayne, Four Tet, Grand Archives, Great Northern, Grizzly Bear, Islands, Jeremy Jay, Josh Rouse, LCD Soundsystem, My Morning Jacket, Sparklehorse, Spoon, Surfer Blood, The Apples in Stereo, The Charlatans, The Divine Comedy, The Morning benders, The National, The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Poises, The Radio Dept, The Shins, The Soft Pack, The Unicorns, The Walkmen, The xx, Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend, Weezer, Wild Beasts, Wild Nothing.
*SPANISH: Amaral, Ana Belen, Barricada, Celtas Cortos, El Canto del Loco, El Ušltimo de la Fila, Estopa, Extremo duro, Heroes del Silencio, Javier Ruibal, Joaqui­n Sabina, Leño, Lluis Llach, Loquillo, Los Enemigos, Los Planetas, Los Ronaldos, Los Secretos, Los Suaves, Miguel Rios, Pedro Guerra, Radio Futura, Revolver, Rosendo, Seguridad Social, Siniestro Total, The Sunday Drivers, Tequila.
*FLAMENCO: Camaron de la Isla, Chambao, El Barrio, Enrique Morente, Jose Merce, Ketama, Lole Montoya, Manolo Sanlucar, Michel Camilo & Tomatito, Niña Pastori, Paco de Luci­a, Triana, Vicente Amigo.
*JAZZ: Charlie Parker, Elian Elias, John Coltrane, Miles Davis.
* BRAZIL: Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Fernanda Takai, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Marcelo Camelo, Maria Bethania, Marisa Monte, Natiruts, Os Mutantes, Roberta Sa, Tom Jobin.
*FADO: Amalia Rodrigues, Cristina Branco, Dulce Pontes, Mariza.
*GERMAN: Die A„rzte, Die Fantastischen Vier, Herbert Groenemeyer, Rio Reiser.

FAVORITE BOOKS:

Crime & Punishment, Karamazov Brothers (Dostoievski); The new life (Orhan Pamuk); The importance of being Earnest (Wilde); The unbearable lightness of being, The farewell party (Milan Kundera); Fiesta / The sun also rises, El viejo y el mar (Ernest Hemingway); Corazon tan blanco, Mañana en la batalla piensa en mi­ (Javier Marias); Metamorfosis, Der Process (Kafka); Die Steppen Wolf, Demian (Hesse); Once minutos, Alchemist (Coelho); The New York Trilogy, Brooklyn follies, Moon palace (Paul Auster); La casa de los espi­ritus, La isla bajo el mar (Isabel Allende); La sombra del viento (Carlos Ruiz Zafon); El misterio de la cripta embrujada, El laberinto de las aceitunas, Sin noticias de Gurb (Eduardo Mendoza); Tokio Blues Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the shore (Haruki Murakami); Sophie's World (Jostein Gaarder); The Tibetan Art of Serenety (Christopher Hansard); Las venas abiertas de America Latina (Eduardo Galeano)...

FAVORITE MOVIES:

* SPANISH: Monzon (Celda 211), Coixet (My life without me, Things I never told you, Maps of the sound of Tokio), Amenabar (Tesis, Mar adentro), Courtois (El lobo), Huerga (Salvador Puig Antich), Bayona (El orfanato).
* BY DIRECTORS: Allen (Midnight in Paris, Match Point, Manhattan Murder Mistery, Whatever Works), Aristarain (Martin (Hache)), Benigni (La vida es bella), Bergman (Persona, Secretos de un matrimonio), Bertolucci (The dreamers), Buñuel (Belle de Jour), Chaplin (City lights, The great dictator, Modern times, The gold rush, The kid, €œEl vagabundo€), Coppola F (The Godfather, The Outsiders), Eastwood (Mystic River, The changeling, Gran Torino), Fincher (Seven), Forman (One flew over the cuckoo´s nest), Gonzalez Iñarritu (Babel, 21 Gramos, Amores perros), Hitchcock (Psycho, The rope), Jarmush (Down by law), Kubrick (The shining, Full metal jacket, The clock orange), Nichols (The graduate), Polanski (The pianist, Rosemary's Baby, Carnage), Roy Hill (The sting), Salles (Central do Brasil, The Motorcycle Diaries), Scorsese (Taxi Driver, The color of money, Cape fear, Casino), Spielberg (Munich, Schindler's list), Tarantino (Pulp Ficion, Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Basterds), Wilder (Some like it hot, Witness for the prosecution, Sunset Boulevard, The apartment).
* OTHERS: Das leben der anderen, Goodbye Lenin, The Philadelphia story, Sunrise, Casablanca, Rebel without a cause, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charada, In cold blood, Barefoot in the park, To Sir with love, The postman always rings twice, Smoke, American History X, Inside Plan, The killing fields...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Contemplating sunrise at Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
- Picking up caimans in Amazon River (the guide, of course) (Brazil)
- Snorkeling in Praia do Sancho with sea turtles (Fernando de Noronha, Brasil), Cayo Guillermo (Cuba), caves in Cenote 2 Ojos (Tulum, Mexico), with sea turtles in Akumal (Mexico), Koh Tao (Thailand) http://nacho-vietcam.blogspot.com/
- Chasing an Ant Eater riding a horse in Pantanal (Brasil)
- Buggy 'con emocion' on sand dunes (Genipabu, Natal, Brazil)
- Trekking in Torres del Paine (Chile), especially the way up to Campamento Chileno, the wind blowing at very high speed, raining, 20 Kg on my back and my body on the ground with no possibility to move... Amazing and scaring!!
- 'Big Ice': trekking on Perito Moreno Glaciar, walking up and down through the ice mountains, cracks, drains and lakes. Unique!! (Argentina)
- 'Aventura nautica': motor-boat down Iguazu Falls (Brazil-Argentina)
- Seeing sunset at Valle de la Luna (Atacama, Chile)
- Contemplating Machu Picchu from Machu Picchu Hill (Peru)
- 'Ceremonia del canonazo' in Castillo La Cabana: doors of the castle being closed as in the colonial time (La Habana, Cuba)
- 'Aventura en el bote': motor-boat through mangles (Cayo Guillermo, Cuba)
- Women praying, drinking 'posh' and suffocating hens in order to pass them bad spirits and illness (San Juan de Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico)
- Swimming with whale-sharks (Isla de Holbox, Mexico)
- Tracking gorillas (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda)
- Tracking chimps (Kyambura Gorge, Queen Elizabeth NP, Uganda)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Spanish and playing guitar.
I want to learn everything.
I'm ready to share many things.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Spain, United States

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