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  • 22 References 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Fintech entrepreneur
  • Economics and Development
  • From Lima Region, Peru
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About Me

Born and raised in Lima, I've spent the last 5 years based in Sao Paulo where I run a fintech start-up to close the gap of information and access between underbanked & unbanked users to formal financial services.

I'm passionate to travel to off-the-beaten path places and discover different views and ways of living around the world.

I'm easy going, open-minded, beach & outdoor lover, adventurous and interested in meeting new passionate people and share some stories.


A bit more about me:

FB https://www.facebook.com/lavallejc
IG https://www.instagram.com/julio_ism/

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


By refering and sharing my CS experience.


Try to host when available and to stay with hosts around the world when possible as well.


Roller coasters.
Frugal traveling and adventure.

Exchanging books. http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7758357?shelf=%23ALL%23

  • books
  • dining
  • cooking
  • running
  • technology
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • scuba diving
  • bungee jumping
  • sports
  • economics
  • psychology
  • beaches
  • trekking
  • spirituality
  • naturism
  • innovation
  • healthy food
  • startups
  • philosphy
  • fintech

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Theory of moral sentiments, the phenomenology of spirit, Human Action.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The alternative trekking by the river to get to Machu Picchu town.
Running out of gasoline in a local boat in the middle of the Caribbean.
Walking to the salt flats in Bolivia.
Spending New Year´s in a Christian church service, Ile a Vache (Haiti).
Living for a month in Pakistan.
Road trip California.
Road trip Zambia-Malawi-Mozambique
Live in communities in rural Africa.
Bungee jumping in Zimbabwe.
Ayahuasca in the Brazilian Amazon.
Boat trip from Belem to Santarem, sleeping in a hammock for about a week.

Teach, Learn, Share

Peruvian food.

Social innovation & development.

Learn about new cultures and ways to see life.

Behavioral economics.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Cooking! :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Haiti, Pakistan, Peru, Tanzania, United States, Zambia

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