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Luciano Elizalde

Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina

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Overview

  • 171 Positive References3 Neutral1 Negative
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Italian, Portuguese
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • to save up for travelling
  • Professional liar (aka TOUR GUIDE)
  • From still working on that...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Doing my best to be happier everyday

ABOUT ME

- MEET ME AT YOUR OWN RISK / CONOCEME BAJO TU PROPIA RESPONSABILIDAD - :o)

I´m my best friend and my worst foe.
I´m a contradition, wether that´s negative or positive, time will tell eventually.
I need challenging, motivating changes constantly. Nothing should be static for too long.
I try to be positive and always focus on seeing the half full glass.

PHILOSOPHY

I feel I´m not totally defined, but i´m interested in ancient cultures and different philosophies.
I try to have a critic sense and be reasonable, but i´m also a passionate soul...

I wanna get new experience, so I try not to follow a routine for too long.

"La felicidad es eternamente momentánea". Once you obtain what you wanted, you immediately want something different. Therefore, I guess it´s not about finding something, but about looking for that and... enjoying the ride.

My final goal would be achieving more life experience, to gain wisdom and help the people i meet along the way.

El tiempo perdido disfrutado, no es tiempo perdido.

I believe in karma, so I think you get what you have given or what you will give.
also we probably stay here to improve ourselves as human beings, until we get enlightenment, so I also consider reencarnation as an interesting concept. dunno if it might be true or not, but it´s still interesting

POLITICS AND RELIGION IN MY VERY PERSONAL OPINION, ARE WAYS OF MANIPULATING PEOPLE, IN ORDER TO CREATE AN "ORGANIZED" SOCIETY.

i love spirituality, but i'm against people who use concepts in a twisted way to obtain power over their neighbours

i believe nothing´s writtten unless you plan to work hard to make it possible

I´m something between an atheist and an agnostic.

I wonder if it´s possible to have a love affair that lasts forever....

Selected quotes
"Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday"

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page". (St. Augustine)

"Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is." (Jorge Luis Borges)

"Las minitas aman los payasos... y la pasta de campeón" (el Indio Solari)

"A nymphomaniac is a woman as obsessed with sex as the average man" (Mignon McLaughlin)

"Mate con azúcar, mate de gaucho trolo" (proverbio patagónico)

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter" (Mark Twain)

"Pobre no es el que tiene poco sino el que mucho desea" (Séneca)



Movies quotes
"It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything" (The Fight Club)

"Every passing minute is a chance to turn it all around" (Vanilla Sky)

"Hard to see... the Dark Side is" (Yoda)

"Mama always said life was like a box a chocolates, never know what you're gonna get"(Forrest Gump)

"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer" (The Godfather)

"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet, you are a plague, and we are the cure." (Matrix)

"Children: One, two, Freddy's coming for you! / Three, four, better lock your door! / Five, six, grab your crucifix! / Seven, eight, better stay up late! / Nine, ten, never sleep again!" (A nightmare on Elm Street)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I love partying and doing active stuff but also relaxing, I feel we all need some balance in that.

I organized the 1st cs Patagonian Meeting, in dec 2008 in bariloche.

Sharing ideas with other people.

I created the Patagonia!! group to share information and tips for travellers visiting the end of the world.
http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=14159

Ditto for Península Valdés Region group.
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=27244

Interests

- eating chocolate-
nature, making new friends, reading, mountain biking, night life, mythology, sociology, anthropology, languages, archaeology and paleontology. LIFE in any possible combination.

viewing, analysing and understanding EVERYTHING (until i find out i only know i know nothing).

WHY TRAVEL?
http://www.couchsurfing.com/group_read.html?gid=1671&post=1406189

Music, Movies & Books

Books:

- The Alchemist (by Paulo Coelho): i believe if you really set your mind to something, no matter how unlikely it looks, eventually it´s gonna happen. it´s all about the will.

- Ficciones (by Jorge Luis Borges): a masterpiece written by a genious (I love the book even if I only get 10% of it).
Movies:

- Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (by Eduardo Galeano). Las venas abiertas de Latinoamérica.

MOVIES:

Diarios de Motocicleta
A nightmare on Elm Street (Freddy)
Doctor Shivago
Cidade de Deus
Das Experiment
Lost in Translation
Blade Runner
Star Wars
Metropolis
Fight Club
Contact
Labyrinth
Vanilla Sky
The Godfather
Nikita
Lolita
Gladiator
Braveheart
Lord of the Rings
Matilda
The Crimson Rivers
Silence of the Lambs
Amores Perros
Volver
Don Juan de Marco
Artificial Intelligence
Torrente

MUSIC:

queen
guns n´roses
los redondos
aerosmith
Rata Blanca
Miguel Mateos
Maná
rolling stones
ac/dc
billy idol
dire straits
cranberries
the doors
bob marley
the fugees
manu chao...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

wake up everyday with the aim of living a new, challenging experience.

I´ve seen orcas hunting whales and also coming out of the water to the beach to get baby sea lions

Climbed an active vulcano.

Seen Iron Age and Viking ruins.

Seen ruins from the Olmecs, the Mayas and the Aztecs.

Found interesting archaeological and paleonthological sites by myself.

Teach, Learn, Share

teach:
how to be happy no matter what.
history, geography, geology, biology, archaeology and some other -y´s about patagonia.

learn:
how to be happy no matter what.
anything from other cultures. other life philosophies.
i´m always trying to be amazed about little things, cuz those are the ones which really matter at last.

share:
my point of view about life (in case anybody cares).

I think you will be happy the day you learn to stop in the middle of the sidewalk in autumn and have the capacity of being surprised by the magic which lies in the leaves falling from a tree.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Understanding Maturity not as sticking to a routine, but as getting to know who you really are.
I think you will be happy the day you learn to stop in the middle of the sidewalk in autumn and have the capacity of being surprised by the magic which lies in the leaves falling from a tree.

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Guatemala

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