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Overview

  • 7 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic, Italian, Japanese
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Director, Data Intelligence
  • B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering; M.A. Conflict Re...
  • From Puerto Rico
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live, learn, help others, and have fun while doing it !

ABOUT ME

Visited 66 countries (34%)

PHILOSOPHY

"Ce qui est terrible, ce n'est pas de souffrir ni de mourir, mais de mourir en vain"

"Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."

"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."

“You start living for the obsession alone ... You want to arrive somewhere regardless of whether you're enjoying the road or not.”

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have been hosted several times in Europe, once in Egypt and once in my own country and it's been a great experience! Looking forward to doing it again, and even hosting surfers at some point.

I'm always down for meeting up!

Interests

Traveling, Beach, Music, Documentary Photography, Languages, Culture, Reading, International Politics, Middle Eastern Studies, Int'l Conflict Resolution, Writing, Volunteering, Data Science, Startup Investing

  • culture
  • writing
  • photography
  • documentaries
  • dancing
  • salsa dancing
  • walking
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • languages
  • volunteering
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Fav music: Very ecletic tastes

Books: El Túnel, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, L'Étranger, La peste, The Alchemist, 1984, My Invented Country, The House of Spirits, Explosion in a Cathedral, The Kingdom of this World, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, 100 Years of Solitude, Persepolis, Las horas del sur, Sirena Selena vestida de pena, Las travesuras de la niña mala, Las noches del riel de oro, Paradiso

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I organized a donation drive to get urgently needed medical supplies to Haiti for the earthquake relief efforts. Armed with suitcases full of supplies, I went to Haiti and delivered these personally. I stayed over there volunteering my time and effort to help in whatever way I could. This was definitely one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I'm very proud of it =).

Teach, Learn, Share

I love learning new languages and would definitely help anyone with any of the languages that I speak.

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Egypt, Japan, Portugal, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, United States

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