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NOW (Nov. 2016): I'm living in Chicago... I'm a PhD student at UChicago.
I was born in the spring of 1989, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I lived all my life here, travelling once in a while (usually in the summer, during holidays). In 2013 I won a scholarship to study for one semester in Porto, Portugal. Thanks to that, I crossed the Ocean and started an amazing adventure that changed my life. I travelled a lot around Europe and I met great people. Well, to tell you the truth, I didn't study too much... but I learned a lot!
I'm a vegetarian.
I'm very curious about the world.
I try to occupy my time doing things that I love. Life is short!
I always get lost and I can't start my day without coffee.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I'm on CS because I had amazing experiences. I've learned and enjoyed a lot.
I think CS is the best way to travel. I like sharing my trips, my experiences and my culture. I also like meeting travelers when I'm not traveling myself.
trying different food
being with friends
playing Jungle Speed
a good talk
irony (not ironing)
listening good music
making lists of things I'm interested in
did I say linguistics?
- street art
- board games
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Back to the Future, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Zoolander, Shutter Island, The Wall, Tiempo de Valientes (Argentina), The King's Speech, Midnight in Paris. The list goes on, but I'm a bit lazy.
Music: all kind of music, specially, argentinian music, but I'm very open and I like trying new rhythms. In Portugal I've discovered one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard: Fado.
Books: I'm a "bookaholic", so the list'd be too long. but some of my best friends are: F. Kafka, S. Fitzgerald, J. Saramago, J. L. Borges, J. Cortázar, S. Beckett, A. Pizarnik, S. Kane, M. Puig, O. Girondo, G. García Márquez, C. Lispector, J. Martí, R. Darío, C. Ruiz Zafón. I love Linguistic's books, papers and journals. Of course, Chomsky. I love poetry and I used to write it. I really like Medieval Literature. I LOVE Harry Potter. I also like reading blogs.
TV Series: House MD, Grey's Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, How I met your mother, Breaking Bad, Friends, Seinfeld, Mad Men.
In the old profile I had some quotes written in the "Philosophy" section. I didn't know where to put it, so here they go:
"Don't cry because it's over, smile beacuse it happend."
"El mundo es un libro enorme del cual, aquellos que nunca salen de sus casas, leen apenas una página." A. de Hipona.
"El mundo necesita gente que deje de dormir por cumplir sus sueños, gente que con su vida haga historia, que cuestione lo establecido, que piense que nada está escrito, gente obsesiva, apasionada, arriesgada, gente que no espera a ser grande para hacer lo que quiere, sino que haciendo lo que quiere llega a ser grande. El mundo necesita gente que ame lo que hace." Anonymus
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." M. Twain
"La jaula se ha vuelto pájaro
Qué haré con el miedo" Alejandra Pizarnik
"A viagem não acaba nunca. Só os viajantes acabam. E mesmo estes podem prolongar-se em memória, em lembrança, em narrativa. Quando o viajante se sentou na areia da praia e disse: ‘Não há mais que ver’, sabia que não era assim. O fim duma viagem é apenas o começo doutra. É preciso ver o que não foi visto, ver outra vez o que se viu já, ver na Primavera o que se vira no Verão, ver de dia o que se viu de noite, com sol onde primeiramente a chuva caía, ver a seara verde, o fruto maduro, a pedra que mudou de lugar, a sombra que aqui não estava. É preciso voltar aos passos que foram dados, para os repetir, e para traçar caminhos novos ao lado deles. É preciso recomeçar a viagem. Sempre." José Saramago
"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously." Noam Chomsky
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." G. B. Shaw
“Todo sucede por una razón, el universo cuidará de ti.” Kinga Choszcz
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Let it go.
Teach, Learn, Share
Learning and teaching are ways of sharing. I like the tree of them.
- argentinian cuisine
- anything... I love learning new stuff
- experiences, photos, anecdotes
- a "mate" (an argentinian beverage)
- everything else :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In