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For the last 4 years I've lived in Tucson, AZ and worked as a high school art teacher. I am I'm the process of moving to Valencia, Spain for graduate studies in Art.
You already have everything you need.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
... joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Aunque tu alma esté en el mismo río el agua siempre será nueva y en constante flujo hasta que llegue al mar.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've been lucky enough to be hosted by awesome people in Mexico City, thanks to couch surfing I've meet many wonderful people!
I've also hosted a few people in Tucson and while living in Mexico City :)
Always an adventure, makes me optimistic about humanity.
Sharing authentic experiences. Making art. Vegetarian/Vegan. Traveling in India and Latin America. Yoga. Social justice. Bonfires. Walking on the beach, or in mountains and canyons. Foreign films. Reading. Dancing. Flamenco. Indigenous perspectives. Spirituality. Animals. PAZ
Music, Movies, and Books
Light on yoga. El maestro y las magas. Psicomagia. The god of small things. Alchemist. Scarlet Song. So long a letter. Here's to you Jesusa!. Eva Luna. la poesia de Pablo Neruda. Bhagavad gita. The things they carried. The prophet.
Amelie, Waking life, Donnie Darko, The City of God, Dancer in the Dark, American Beauty, Triplets of Bellview, Baroka, Winged Migration, Il Postino, Brothers Quey, Holy Mountain, Strange Planet, Everything is Illuminated, What Dreams May Come, 2 days in Paris, Before Sunset, I am Cuba, The way things go, Koyaanisqatsi, Darshan, Faat Kine, Harold and Maude, Los Sin Nombre, Venga, Flamenco, la danza de la realidad, The Lunch Box.
Music. Yes!...too much to list, but happy and dance-able are usually great for me :)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
In Paris...I drank wine for the first time. I took modern dance classes, french classes, saw Monet's garden, the Rodin museum and El Anatsui's work in the Pompidu museo de contemporary art...and experienced la fete de la musique! I also took short trips to Nice and visited Normandy, Brittania, and Mt. St. Michelle...
In India I wore a salwar camise and one sari, I floated through the back waters of Kerala and stayed in Amma's Ashram for a few nights, cleaned the pin of a Nile crocodile at the Madras Crocodile bank trust, saw the inside of a tea factory in Ooty, visited Pondicherry and explored Auroville, saw Pattabhi Jois's yoga school in Mysore, train rides, saw the last party of the season in Goa and got two amazing ayuvedic massages. The real reason for being there was to voulnteer in AIDS education and spend time with children.
My first time in Oaxaca, I got to tour la Feria de Mezcal with and see La Guelaguetza. I was lucky to travel to Octatlan and beyond with friends from Oaxaca, saw bodies of water, rivers with people bathing and a wedding jajaja...and not so luckily, got very sick.
We went to Monte Alban (very old Zapoteca city), Mitla (city of the dead), el Tule (largest tree? jajaja) and Teotitlan. I saw "El Dracula" at El Pochote. I heard flamenco guitar performed in Oaxaca por mi amigo Kevin Luis ;-)
When living in Mexico City I saw many amazing and wonderful things and tried to do as much as possible...but what makes it magical every time for me are the people. Quintana Roo is also a very bright and happy place for me, I love the clouds there.
In Tucson, I make art, and sometimes go on the Tuesday night bike rides, love dancing, urban walks, desert hikes, and being with family and friends.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can help teach/practice English, Art, some Latin dances.
Me gustaría practicar mi espanol con usted.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Art, food, hiking guide, English classes...
Countries I’ve Visited
Aruba, Belize, China, France, Guatemala, India, Italy, Mexico, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, India, Mexico