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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Researcher, professor and project manager
  • PhD and MA in Human Geography, BA in Etnoeducación y Desa...
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About Me


la vida sencilla / Living a simple life


I am currently in transition between Toronto (Canada) and Pereira (Colombia). I don't have a couch, but I can offer some time and company. Check my list of interests. I could join you in any of these activities! But I am also open to new things.


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Why I’m on Couchsurfing


However I can


All positive so far :)


Riding a bicycle in the city, mountains and long trips.
Walking outside: the streets, the forests, the mountains; camping if possible; jumping into any kind of (clean) body of water.
Exploring urban parks, better with beer and food!
Travelling, getting to know people and communities.
Reading fiction, when I get a break from academic literature :s
Watching movies, especially at the cinema.
Concerts, pubs, food, coffee!
Social activism.

  • insects
  • concerts
  • dining
  • coffee
  • running
  • walking
  • pub crawls
  • flying
  • movies
  • traveling
  • camping
  • rock climbing
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Calamaro, Sabina, Bunbury y Páez como plato principal. Lo demás son géneros: cualquier cosa que suene a fusión en especial.
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver), La Novia Oscura (Laura Restrepo), El Pergamino del Deseo (Gioconda Belli), La Caverna (José Saramago), El Nombre de la Rosa (Umberto Eco), Cien Años de Soledad (Gabriel García Márquez), El Reino de Este Mundo (Alejo Carpentier), East of Eden (John Steinbeck), Three Day Road (Joseph Boyden), Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina (Eduardo Galeano), A People's History of the United States of America (Howard Zinn), White Teeth (Zadie Smith), A Sea of Poppies (Amitav Ghosh).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Cycle and hike for days in beautiful places. Jump into all sort of running waters -always clean, though.
I've survived getting lost on the top of a volcano andegtting stung and bitten by all kind of insects.
I have seen a black bear crossing a lake; a black bear climbing a tree and staying there for two days; A gigantic moose running on the highway; An eagle flying in front of our car, just at one meter distance -this kind of shit only happens in Canada.
Many beautiful things.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Colombia, Nicaragua, United States

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