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Overview

  • 6 references 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Chinese
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • High school teacher (Foreign Languages)
  • Primarily in Spanish and Chinese language and Literature....
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To learn more about the world through travel and to help others do the same

ABOUT ME

I am a big fan of sports and other competitive games such as chess. I am also increasingly fascinated by software and web development. I am also an amateur guitarist and drummer who loves Latin music and percussion in particular.

PHILOSOPHY

"Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have hosted a few people and have also had the pleasure of showing a few people around our beautiful island. I am always up for a beer with someone who is just passing through or willing to help those who may need a little guidance on what to do.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I haven't couchsurfed myself. However I have been host and it's been a pleasure so far. I hope to visit Latin America and India in the next few years so that it would be great to have made some good friends through CS.

Interests

I have a pretty wide range of hobbies. Latin music and dancing (merengue, salsa, kizomba). I also enjoy a good political debate here and there. I play lots of chess in my free time and also watch a lot of football. Especially, when Brazil is playing.

  • singing
  • dancing
  • partying
  • gardening
  • video games
  • reading
  • traveling
  • karaoke
  • bungee jumping
  • sports
  • boxing
  • soccer
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Books
Moby Dick
The Master And Margarita
No Country For Old Men
If This Is A Man
Les Miserables
El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba
Things Fall Apart
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Series)

Music
Latin legends: Ruben Blades, Oscar De Leon, Joe Arroyo
French Hip Hop: Maitre Gims, Keblack, PNL, Damso

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Jumping off of a 30ft. warterfall in North Carolina.
Bungee jumping with some random Chinese dudes in Guangzhou.
Watched top 5 horror movies of all time in one weekend (The Exorcist, Paranormal Activity, Annabelle, The Conjuring, The Ring)

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, United States, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Trinidad and Tobago, United States

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