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  • Fluent in English, French, German, Spanish; learning Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • A nomad with no permanent abode.
  • Life experience; university, somehow.
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About Me


I once heard, when building up a character what would be the most trusthworthy: the physical description, others' perception or the actions? They say that actions. Personally, I trust more verbs than nouns, so I'd better give you some of "my" verbs: travel, think, write, dance; hike, draw, chat, write; teach, run, swim, write...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Memorable: really nice talks. You feel re-linked: there's a lot of echoes everywhere, anywhere. Nice way to get to know more about yourself and others; yourself in others.


Just live, sein lassen, live and let live. My time is the most valuable thing I've got so I try to fill it in with all the verbs my heart asks me to use at the very moment.

I enjoy being by myself, but I do like too, to share the moment with another free spirit, or, if I am strong enough to help if they are in need.

Love nature: the deep blue sea, forests, deserts, mountains; caves, dunes, mountains; the deep blue sea, caves, mountains.

Love culture: art, philosophy, literature, history, science, landscape architecture, agriculture, astronomy.

  • arts
  • culture
  • literature
  • performing arts
  • architecture
  • dancing
  • running
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • survival
  • music
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • agriculture
  • astronomy
  • history
  • languages
  • science
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Books, or rather say authors, friends I've met along the way:
William Blake, Nietzsche, Borges, Shakespeare, Rulfo, Cortázar, S. Beckett, Kundera; Lautréamont.
Books: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (L. Carroll); "The Doors of Perception Heaven and Hell" (Huxley); Canek's story, this Maya hero; "Tuareg" (Vázquez-Figueroa).

Bach, Michael Nyman (particularly, "Fish Beach"), Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails ("Still"), Pink Floyd, Radical Face, some "trova" songs, "Latinoamerica", Caifanes (Mexican group).

Movies... shortcuts:
"The Perfect Human" (Jorgen Leth), "Moebius" (Mosquera) , "La Montaña Sagrada" (Jodorowsky), "Eternal Sunshine...", "Dolls" (Takeshi Kitano)... "Into the Wild"...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spying a spider in the heights.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach/Share/Help with
Languages (English, German, French, Spanish) (Could help with any of these English certifications: FCE, CAE, IELTS)
English Literature and western/eastern philosophy

Survival skills (from cookery or growing crops to first aids or self defense).
The "unknown" would say? You can learn something from everybody.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Experiences, thoughts, perspectives. Art exchange, for instance: a text or a drawing (maybe even a performance) for a piece of music.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In


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