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To discover the world and its people in order to discover hidden spots within myself. I love small sites off the beaten track that have a special atmosphere and are valuable for the people who live there.
It’s been already 4 years that I left behind my comfort zone and started wandering the world. I have no steady home and no steady job. I am trying to live life to the fullest. I try to spend at least a few weeks every year traveling, and the rest is focused on developing my professional project: The Amateurs. This is a theater company founded less than 2 years ago with which I intend to produce live art in Barcelona (my hometown) and London (where I live most of the year). My job there is to write scripts and to put them onstage. It’s my life project, my passion, my hope right now. Curious? Have a look: www.theamateurscompany.com.
I am also a Somatic Trainer. What is that? I try to teach people how to deal with the different experiences happening within our body. I find quite funny that we are so thoroughly taught about history, maths, chemistry, physics… but never about the functioning of our own body. Of course, we have all studied Science and know about the muscular system, and the nerves and all that. But how useful is that information when I am scared about something in life? How does that help when I have to make a decision? Why nobody ever taught me how to breathe properly and how to relax when I am full of stress? I think these skills are very needed today. That’s what a Somatic Trainer teaches. That’s what I also do.
I became very aware of death at a very early age. I am very aware that our time in this amazingly beautiful world is short (and might be even shorter due to the way we are treating the world today). So I try to make the best of every day by not wasting a minute of my time and trying to offer the world the best of me.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
With a lot of curiosity and the spirit of an adventurer. The same way we need to breathe, we also need to expand our heart with the meeting of new places, new people and new experiences. This hunger for adventure is so needed and so neglected in today’s society.
In all the trips I have done in South America, South East Asia, North & Central America… the best bit was always making new friends. Those encounters and the experiences that arose from them were the best, regardless of how beautiful, rich or poor was the town or city I was in. I have met many wonderful people, some of which are now my friends whom I expect to visit (or be visited by) in the near future. Expanding my friend's network worldwide is something that makes me feel very soulful in this very lonely and isolated world we live in.
Music, Movies, and Books
I love science fiction movies.
I love all kind of books.
I love jazz music, but also soul music, and any kind of well-crafted music.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Perhaps one of the amazing things I try to do as much as I can is to tell the raw truth in the most difficult moments. When you are risking a friendship or facing a situation that would just be way better or easier if you told a small lie and get away with it.
The honest truth is something becoming a rare experience in this world, and that is a truly sad thing.
What I Can Share with Hosts
My life expands into 3 directions: traveling, theater and teaching about the body discipline I practice.
I travel to learn about life, other people and myself.
I have a theatre company to share what I learn about life, other people and myself.
I am a Somatic Trainer because I enjoy feeling well in my life, overcoming challenges and learing from it to be better... and I love teaching people about it.
Apart from that, I am a pretty good cook, I love to chat, good coffee, good wine, silence, good company, discussing about the politics of the world and how bad we are doing today :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In