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  • 41 references 31 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning German
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Studying a PhD.
  • Law and Public Policy.
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About Me


I am 35 years old, I come from the Chilean Patagonia, at the southern edge of the world, but moved to Barcelona to study a PhD in Law.

I have also lived in the Netherlands and Germany.


I think that this physical world in which we live in is the only one that we have: I don't expect an afterlife or anything like that, so it's our job in here to make the most of it with the time that we have. Also, in this world the only thing really worth is other people (I have little regard for material wealth or stuff like that), so, I think this life is only about the other people with whom you relate, and because of that we have to try our hardest to make other people happier, in any way we can.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


So far really cool experiences. I travelled for 2 months around Europe experiencing the hospitality and openness of people was in many ways the experience of my life.
In Chile I met a lot of people while hosting, people who have changed the ways in which I look at the world.

I recently got to Barcelona and don't know many people yet, so I'm hoping to make new friends.


Reading, writing, music, movies.
Another major interest is politics (I have been for years in organizations related to education and civil empowerment).

  • writing
  • concerts
  • education
  • human rights
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • drums
  • teaching
  • law
  • parks

Music, Movies, and Books

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, and then Spring; Bin-Jip (3-Iron), The Lives of the Others, Dancer in the Dark, Pierrot le Fou, Brazil, Adaptation, Synechdoque, New York; The Fall (the Tarsem Singh film, I think it's my favorite film).

Dream theater, Symphony X, Opeth, Long Distance Calling, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Genesis, Beardfish, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, King Crimson, Blind Guardian, NOFX, Silvio Rodriguez, Inti illimani, Victor Jara, Fiskales ad hok, Yo La Tengo, The Beatles, David Bowie, Mountain Goats.

Haruki Murakami, Jack Kerouac, John Dos Passos, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Vicente Huidobro, Pablo Neruda!, Pablo de Rokha, Walt Whitman, Alan Moore, China Mieville!!

Some comics:
Blankets, Stray Bullets, Blame!, Prophet.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Chile, Germany, Netherlands, Spain

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