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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • No occupation listed
  • University of Oregon
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About Me

My name's Lamar Visarraga and I have this yearning inside to travel the world to get out and see new places. This last summer I visited the Dominican Republic for 5 weeks, and now I have this longing to see more new places and learn about new cultures and gain perspectives on life. I just graduated from the University of Oregon with degrees in Linguistics and Second-Language Acquisition and Teaching. I don't know where life will take me, but with positivity and determination I know there's nothing that I can't do, when I set my mind to it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The real reason I'm on Couchsurfing is because I love the idea and culture of Couchsurfing and I think that people shouldn't have to waste potentially hundreds of dollars staying in a hotel or a hostel (although hostels aren't a bad option). The fact that people in the world would consider opening up their homes to people to share languages, ideas, and culture is what really attracts me, as these are the things I am the most interested in. If you are reading this and considering whether to host me just know that I am someone who enjoys learning about the world and the different people that inhabit it. I am very respectful and I hope that you will at least give a chance.


  • documentaries
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • hiking
  • history
  • mathematics
  • philosophy
  • learning languages
  • quantum physics
  • conversation
  • ancient history

Music, Movies, and Books


How the Mind Works - Steven Pinker
The Stuff of Thought - Steven Pinker
The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx
The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Life of The Mind - Hannah Arendt
Howl - Allen Ginseng
Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies - Albert Einstein
How the Mind Works - Steve Pinker
L'étranger - Albert Camus
The Prince - Niccolò Machiavelli
1984 - George Orwell
Animal Farm- George Orwell
Le Pétit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer
The Giver - Lois Lowry
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
Memories of Summer - Ruth White
Roots - Alex Haley
The Time Paradox - Phillip Zimbardo
A History of Pi - Petr Beckmann
A Brief History of Time - Steven Hawking
Beyond Einstein - Michio Kaku
The Republic - Plato
The Apology - Plato
Miko Kings -LeAnne Howe
Behold a Pale Horse - Milton William Cooper
Crónica de una Muerte Anunciada - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Relato de Un Naúfrago - Gabriel García Marquez
Cuando Yo era Puertorriqueña - Esmeralda Santiago
Pedro Páramo - Juan Rulfo
Le Dernier Jour D'un Condamné - Victor Hugo
Casa de los Espíritus - Isabel Allende
Confieso que He Vivido - Pablo Neruda
Cimarrón - Miguel Barnet
Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
Night - Elie Wiesel
Black Boy - Richard Wright
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
Macbeth - William Shakespeare
Othello - William Shakespeare
God of Small Things - Arudhati Roy
Death of A Salesman - Arthur Miller
All Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
No Cloak, No Dagger - Grace Stoddard
Tangerine - Edward Bloor
The Transall Saga - Gary Paulsen
Dogsong - Gary Paulsen
The Harry Potter Books
The Series of Unfortunate Events Series
Cirque du Freak Series
The Dark Side of Nowhere - Neal Shusterman
Downsiders - Neal Shusterman
The Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes
Brave New World - Alduous Huxley
Blood on the River - Elisa Carbone
The Goodness Gene - Sonia Levitin
The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier
The Outsider's - S.E. Hinton
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
We - Evgeniy Zamyatin
The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Lord of the Flies - William Golding


Wolf on Wall Street
Catch me if you Can
Slumdog Millionaire
Midnight Express
A Beautiful Mind

Music -

Calle 13
Rolling Stones
Velvet Underground

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