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I'm Peruvian and I am now doing research in Nantes. I like to travel from time to time and meet people from different places and backgrounds.
I live in Ile de Nantes near a busway stop (Tripode station - line 4) with a flatmate.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
The concept seems great and noble. Plus, I believe that traveling and being able to share with people from different cultures and perspectives are two of the most enriching experiences ever.
I love reading books. They transport me and transform me. Mostly about history, but also novels and poetry from time to time. I very much enjoy listening to music (a variety of genres) and playing percussion, although here I only have a cajon and I borrowed a djembe. I left many percussion instruments at my mother's in Lima and I miss them a lot! Oh, and I really dig science.
Music, Movies, and Books
A people's history of the United States of America (Howard Zinn).
La mujer habitada and El pais de las mujeres (Gioconda Belli).
The ornament of the world: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain (Maria Rosa Menocal)
Dear Zari: Hidden stories from women of Afghanistan (Zarghuna Kargar)
Are you in, Wish you were here (Incubus), Indestructible (Ray Barreto), Chan chan (Buena vista social club), La tierra del olvido (Carlos Vives), Grita (Jarabe de Palo), La peor de las guerras, Camino al sol (La liga del sueño)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I would say my PhD thesis because I think it is amazing that I finished it, but it doesn't sound so cool. So... another thing I did was to bathe in a lake with caimans and piranhas. Twice.
Teach, Learn, Share
I guess I could teach some Spanish through conversations. I could also teach basic Peruvian percussion patterns.
I would like to improve my level of Portuguese and of course, my level of Japanese. I'd also like to learn to play other instruments. And learning how to drive wouldn't hurt.
Share? Life. Friendship. Laughs. Beer.
Countries I’ve Visited
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, France, Peru