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  • 107 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Dutch, French
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Art....of procrastination
  • I know how to use toilet paper
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


Living life, one nightmare at a time


............................. I don't like to describe myself, so this is just a random list of things:

- I tend to stay calm at almost all circumstances, never tried with a lion running towards me though
- When I leave home I first insert the key in the keyhole from outside (after painful experiences)
- People say sometimes I have a wicked sense of humour. At first I may look serious and distant. But if you get me to consider you a friend, I'm loyal to death.
- I once received a plant at the office and, shame on me, I let it die and agonize. Now I just have cactus.
- I prefer starry nights to sunny days
- I have mastered the art of procrastination towards boring chores I have to eventually do. That includes writing references, so don't worry if you get yours after months.
- I deeply despise self-help books, but most of all, those who are convinced that the rest of the world should know about it (someone shoot Coehlo, please)
- Because I'm South American, people assume I'm a good dancer, and even worst, that I like salsa or stuff like that.
- Daydreaming (it would be nice to be paid for this)
- I love hedgehogs
- Once in a while a enjoy shrooming with friends
- I have the (bad?) habit of playing the same CD/plate for hours and hours, sometimes for days
- For the rest I'm OK, I guess


Tout a été prévu, sauf comment vivre (something like "everything has been figured out, except how to live", attributed to Sartre, but who knows, internet si so full of shit)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I used to be very active, but not anymore, damn you CS that turned into a corporation.


It started during my first long trip to Switzerland and I had to stop in Lyon, I didn't know a word of French and two lovely and nice CSers - Nancy & Sebastian - saved my day. If you ever go to such lavish city as Lyon and you're a music lover, don't hesitate contact them, you won't regret it.


I love every sort of art, I prefer contemporary but I peep to anything in front of my nose just to be sure I'm not missing anything. Same goes for music, alternative, electronic and experimental, basically noise, and we get loads of that in Berlin.
I'm also interested in visiting museums, photography exhibitions.
Classic stuff like opera or ballet are not my thing except for dramatic (the more dramatic the better) such as Puccini, Purcell or the 3rd period of Verdi (I don't love his 2nd period). I unconditionally love the works of Pina Bausch, lately I'm also exploring visual theater.
I love too many writers, these are just some random names, Borges, Saramago, Ginsberg, Proust, Ionesco, JP Peabody, Rushdie, Maupassant...

Oh, since I'm out of Belgium, I went back to the basics, to just drink wine. After having tasted belgian beer, it's difficult not to look down to the rest of the beers in the world. German beer SUCKS!

Beware! I'm a die hard fan of 'Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain', even if 'Les temps sont durs pour les rêveurs'. I know it is possibly the biggest French cliché ever, but I like it, what can I do.

Music, Movies & Books

I tried to make a list but it's useless to do so.
One day I can be freely switching from pop, jazz, funky, electro, and next day listening to the same plate again and again, and then all over again...and I like to play the full CDs, no matter if I only like one song of it.
Sometimes I just take a glass of wine and let spin Jarrett's concert in Paris part VII or Tiersen's Dust lane and forget about the world for a while...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- In the Amazon rain forest: sail along with a pink dolphin, hug sloths, eat worms, piranhas, alligators, monkeys...you name it.
- Travel down the river on raft of 1m2 (with another passenger and kilos of bananas)
- As Peruvian, I've never been in Macchu Picchu, someday I will I guess. Tourist clichés are not my priority.
- Envied by thousands of children that couldn't come as close as me to Kleine Reuzin en de Duiker (I volunteered there so I got full access to everything)

Teach, Learn, Share

I don't have much to teach, maybe some origami, Spanish language, Spanish literature, basic guide of Belgian beers, SAS programming.
I can teach you the road to follow Amelie's steps in Paris.
But probably none of the above is worth to learn, or not worth from me

Countries I've Visited

Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Peru

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