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Holaaaa, soy Iris! :-)
I was living for 10 years in Spain, where I have been working mainly as a German teacher. In 2014, on my second trip to India, I met Eva from Barcelona and we decided to go on a trip around Asia during 7 month. So I quit my job, left my flat and... we started our adventure! :-) On this journey, we also made our first CS experiences which we totally enjoyed!
In March 2015, our journey came to an end, but I didn't feel like going back to "normal life" and routine, so I decided to go for a new experience: volunteering as a German Teacher at the NGO "RDT - Fundación Vicente Ferrer" in Anantapur, India, what I did for 15 months - and this was an amazing time, full of beautiful moments and unforgettable experiences!!! I have definitely fallen in love with India and its people!
After finishing my volunteering project, I was solo-traveling through this amazing country during 4 months and, after a quick visit to Germany and Spain, I came back to India, working again as a German teacher.
My stay in India came to an end in 2020, and after spending 1,5 years in Germany due to the COVID situation, I was looking very forward to start traveling again!!! :-)
I started my trip to Argentina in November 2021, which was an amazing experience, combining traveling and volunteering at different places. Then, in 2022, I went back to India for half a year to teach nursing students who want to work in Germany. And now, I am planning to go back to Argentina at the end of May :-)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I think that Couchsurfing is a brilliant way to meet people from the places you are visiting and to get an insight view in their culture and share experiences. I love to meet different people and get to know their way of living.
I like hiking and trekking, reading, cooking, dancing (Lindy Hop... and I would love to learn Bollywood :-)), Zumba, swimming and of course traveling, and I love animals.
Music, Movies, and Books
Cuando los dioses escriben la historia del destino, La pasión india, El sari rojo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bollywood movies
Swing Music, Rock music (e.g. Guns 'n Roses, U2), Bollywood music
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Volunteering as German teacher at "RDT - Fundación Vicente Ferrer" in India.
Teach, Learn, Share
We can practice a basic conversation in German, if you are interested ;-)
And of course, I can share the German, Spanish and Indian culture with my host or guest and we could prepare a typical dish together, for example.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I like to share experiences with my hosts and guests and I am an open-minded, flexible, joyful and positive person. And as I have been living in different countries (Germany, Spain, Argentina and India), we can share information and learn about different cultures.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, England, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Myanmar, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, India, Spain