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I'm Mariel (the girl) and I'm traveling with my husband Mariano (the boy)
On a spiritual quest... Each step we feel we're closer to our inner self, self love and life purpose.
Mariano and I have been traveling since 2016. We've been to South America, Europe and on May 2023 we started our trip through Asia. We've been nomads for this long (sometimes digital too). Now we're working on some small projects that help us continue our trips but mostly concentrated on traveling and connecting deep with the places, culture and people.
Right now we're working on a social project that will be the result of our nomadic life and people we met on the way. We're still working on it, but we'd love to hear your thoughts when we meet.
We don't smoke tobacco or weed, we're very healthy people, only drink a beer occasionally but we're also ok with no drinking if that's a rule in your house.
I like to learn from the environment in which I move. In these years of travel and life, I learned that life is too short to try to be someone else than myself, every day I'm working on avoiding expectations and accepting things as they are. I like do meditation, walk in the mountains, be near nature, do things I've never done before and learn from them, have deep conversations about life with people I don't know, be near places, situations and people that might be extremely different from me but I can learn from those differences.
We don't like conquering the must-see places when we travel and follow the touristic path everyone does. Our success in travel is understand each culture well enough and mingle with the locals. We prefer going to places locals would go, discover new places in that way, and end up on a birthday or wedding rather than just visiting those really impressive places packed with tourists. That's also why we love hitchhiking, Couchsurfing and meeting locals randomly so much, because we end up knowing places we never expected to visit, meeting people we didn't expect to meet and always learning new ways of life, traditions and also in a way learning more about ourselves. Otherwise we just visit places but we don't go through a real inner transformation, adapting to new culture and rules is something magical.
En una búsqueda espiritual...
Mi esposo Mariano y yo venimos viajando desde el 2016. Ya anduvimos por Sudamérica, Europa y Centroamérica. Hicimos numerosos viajes viajando y trabajando, y ahora estamos buscando un viaje más de vivir el presente por Europa y tratar de llegar hasta Asia. Nuestro objetivo es poder conocer un poco de Asia y África antes de elegir un lugar para vivir.
"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
I've hosted a lot of people and surfed over 100 sofás. All good experiences!
I've been going to meetings very actively since 2011, and I've organised myself some our cities and also in some cities we've visited
I've shown my city to many people, hosted many as well and done individual language exchanges too. We're definitely willing to host to people who hosted us.
I also volunteered for an NGO that offers exchange programs for high school students who were having an experience in Argengina and helped many expats/travelers integrate in Argentina and get along with people and culture
- national parks
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, La caída de los gigantes, Isabel Allende, Gustavo Robert, Harry Potter (alguna vez fui fan), Ficciones, Todos los fuegos el fuego, Crónica de una muerte anunciada, Yuval Noah Harari, Hernán Casciari...
*Music: la Delio Valdez, Céu, Divahanna, Beirut, Mercedes Sosa, Las Taradas, Jorge Drexler, Jack Johnson, Andy McKee, Serú Girán, Daniel Maza, Salinas, cualquier tipo de jazz...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Travel the world
Teach, Learn, Share
Telling anecdotes about our travels, being ourselves, cooking a meal from our country, cleaning, doing chores, respecting house rules, hanging out, hosting when we're back home, helping plan a long trip, teaching Spanish/English/Portuguese, teaching about the countries we visited, giving guidance to people who want to start their online business
What I Can Share with Hosts
Mil historias de viajes, me gusta cocinar, enseñar lo que sé, darle una vuelta de tuerca a las cosas
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, Viet Nam, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, Brazil, Chile