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Overview

  • 108 References 47 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Russian
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • English and Spanish teacher and translator
  • English-Spanish translation
  • From Quilmes, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I've started traveling with my boyfriend in April 2016 all through Argentina, Brazil coast. We went back to Argentina for a month and in January 2017, we continued our trip in Lima and up to the north of Peru, then Ecuador, Colombia, Brazilian Amazon, Guyane and Suriname. This year, after 3 months in Argentina, we've started our trip in Europe. We'll probably be staying for some time in different countries, as part of a longer trip life. Everything about our trip is here: www.youtube.com/c/elgranviaje

Now we're working over the internet while we travel, this is a way of living, not just a hobby. We consider ourselves Digital nomads. I am teaching Spanish over Skype and translating for a living.

ABOUT ME

I was born in São Paulo (Brazil) but I've lived in Quilmes (very near Buenos Aires) my whole life. I'm a digital nomad who wants to meet people from all over the world. I love reading and I'm a big movies fun.

I support any kind of art: music, theatre, literature, visual and audiovisual arts, so if anyone wants to go to a cultural centre, count me in!

I love English and Portuguese and I'm learning French, so I don't mind people contacting me to speak any of those languages, or simply to talk about life in general.

I'm very keen on traveling, meeting people, knowing different cultures and discovering places I haven't visited before, let places go through me.

I'm very interested in education and in alternative kinds of education (travelling is one of them), and I'm as much vegetarian as I can be while I'm traveling (I just eat fish when I have no other choice).

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Nací en São Paulo (Brasil) pero he vivivo en Quilmes (muy cerquita de Buenos Aires) toda mi vida. Soy nómade digital y me interesa conocer gente de todas partes del mundo.

Me encanta leer y me considero cinéfila. También me gusta mucho el teatro y la música.

Me interesan mucho los idiomas, especialmente el inglés y el portugués, así que si quieren hablar conmigo alguno de estos idiomas me pueden contactar también, o simplemente para hablar sobre la vida.

Me encanta descubrir diferentes culturas y lugares que antes no conocía, dejar que los lugares me atraviesen.

Ahora estamos viajando con mi novio, Mariano, como nómades digitales recorriendo Europa después de haber viajado 2 años por Sudamérica.

Me interesa mucho la educación y las formas alternativas de educación (como por ejemplo viajar), y soy lo más vegetariana que puedo ser viajando (si no queda otra, como pescado). También me gustaría saber más sobre la permacultura y las formas de preservación del medio ambiente.

Tenemos todas nuestras aventuras en nuestro blog de viajes: www.elgranviaje.com.ar

¡Espero que me contacten!

PHILOSOPHY

"Solamente cuando se haya envenenado el ultimo río, cortado el último árbol y matado el último pez, el hombre se dará cuenta que no puede comerse el dinero"
"¿Quién está dispuesto a desplazarse, a desaforarse, a descentrarse, a descubrirse?" Julio Cortázar

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Helping travelers, hosting and surfing, going for a mate, learning and teaching.

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Ayudando a viajeros, hospedando y hospedándome, reuniéndome a tomar café o mate, aprendiendo y enseñando.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted a lot of people and surfed over 80 sofás. All good experiences!

I've been going to meetings very actively since 2011, and I've organised myself some in my city Quilmes, and in Buenos Aires as well.

I've shown my city to many people, and done individual language exchanges too.

Interests

  • arts
  • writing
  • literature
  • education
  • environment
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • movies
  • traveling
  • languages
  • volunteering
  • films
  • nature
  • adventure
  • cultures
  • trekking
  • national parks
  • ted talks

Music, Movies, and Books

*Films: I like classic, strange films, artistic films, independent films, films of different countries (especially the ones I visit).

*Books: Rayuela, Wuthering Heights, Ana Karenina, Demian, The Lord of the rings, Ficciones, Todos los fuegos el fuego, Crónica de una muerte anunciada, 1984, Brave new world, Sula,...

*Music: Vinicius de Moraes, Caetano Veloso, Zaz, Céu, El kuelgue, Beirut, Blur, Regina Spektor, Las Taradas, Kevin Johansen, Jorge Drexler, Jack Johnson, Andy McKee, Serú Girán, Daniel Maza...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The hospitality that I can receive without asking it, how very poor people can give you anything they have, the fact that I can travel with very little money and be still alive

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd like to practise English or Portuguese and learn Chinese and French, and I could teach Spanish in return. I could also teach Argentinean cards games, more specifically truco.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Mil historias de viajes, preparo comidas argentinas y recetas que aprendí en mis viajes.

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Incredible travelling stories and experiences, Argentine food and other recipes I learnt on the way.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Guyana, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Peru, Spain, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Brazil, Chile

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