Mabel Taracena

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Italian
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • PhD student... which is a full time job!
  • respect the others is the most important value of all
  • From Guatemala
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About Me


just be happy


I think the more important thing is that I love my life, I love the people on it, and that's why I just wanna know more of the world. I belive that the best way to learn is through people and experience. I think is good to believe in the goodness and kindness, to let others teach you though their stories, to live life as there is no tomorrow, to trust, to give, to never settle with something you have the power to change. Family and friends are the more important things in the world, not all the money in the world is worth if you don't have love ones to be with.
Big part of my life are my studies, witch are mainly in tropical neglected diseases. Since I am from Guatemala, I decided I wanted to study something that could have a real life application in my country.


live and let live. believe that there is still enough goodness in human kind to make the world worth living in. love every time you can.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have met wonderful people in every single one of the CS activities I have attended; hosted very interesting, easygoing and cool people; and have been guest from very warm, receptive, spontaneous and interesting hosts! have loved all my CS experiences and I hope to get many more :)


I have meet lots of incredible people with CS, I love the spirit of friendship and trust the program has.


Make friends and travel. love sports, specially futbol and basketball. Running and cycling. Learning about different cultures. Biochemistry and microbiology (I work with it, and I really enjoy it). Cooking fan. Enjoy a good movie or book.

Music, Movies, and Books

movies: eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. big fish. lord of the rings. sweet home alabama. the lion king. harry potter. gathaca. the sixt sense. beauty and the beast. the fiddler on the roof. 50 first dates. Monsters Inc. Toy story. Lorenzo's oil. the matrix. cruel intentions. kung fu panda. (and yes... all they are part of the same list lol)
music: roxette, brian adams, dashboard confessional, semisonic, eagle eye cherry, sophie ellis bextor, kylie minogue, jack johnson, jamiroquai, new radicals, maná, juan luis guerra, fonseca, juanes, vanessa da mata, charlie brown jr,and a lot more...
books: 100 años de soledad. El principito. Rebbeca. Harry Potter. La vida es sueño de Calderón de la Barca.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Survive. I think that, in this times, with so much going on around us... survive each day, keep our minds positive, being a good person, and stay happy, is something amazing and worthwile to enjoy

Teach, Learn, Share

we all have something to teach, and soooo much more to learn. the best way to learn is from experience, and that's why we need to meet new people and share :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Guatemala

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