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  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish; learning Ancient Greek, Arabic, Arabic (Egypt), Greek (modern), Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Nahuatl, Persian (Farsi), Quechua, Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta), Vietnamese, Yoruba, Yucatec Maya
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Online
  • University degree
  • From San José, San José, Costa Rica
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About Me

Hello everybody, I'm María Cecilia from Costa Rica and I have been on Couchsurfing for 16 years already. I move a lot as I work and study online. At the moment I am living in Mérida with my boyfriend, Jacome, who is also on CS. We are currently learning Yucatec Mayan at the University of Yucatan and I am also studying Classical Philology at the University of Costa Rica and Turkish Language at Istanbul University. As you can guess, I love languages, history and ancient civilizations. I also love exercising, yoga, gardening and plants in general! I have spent half of my life traveling the World and learning languages, and I have also been to nearly every country in Latin America. Besides Yucatec Mayan, I can also speak Quechua and recently began to learn Guaraní and Classical Náhuatl. If you are interested in Latin American culture, we will probably get along really well! :D

Bix a beele'ex!/Rimaykullayki kuyasqay masiykuna!/Mba'éichapa peiko?
Hola a todos, soy María Cecilia de Costa Rica y llevo ya 16 años en Couchsurfing. Me muevo mucho, en vista de que trabajo y estudio en línea. Por ahora estoy en Mérida con mi pareja Jacome, que también es miembro de CS. Estamos aprendiendo maya yucateco en la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán y yo además estudio Filología Clásica en la Universidad de Costa Rica y Turco en la Universidad de Estambul. Desde luego amo los idiomas, la historia y las civilizaciones antiguas y milenarias. También me gusta hacer ejercicio, yoga y adoro las plantas y jardinear!! He pasado al menos la mitad de mi vida viajando por el Mundo y aprendiendo los idiomas más hablados, y he estado en casi todos los países de América Latina. Además del maya, te puedo hablar en quechua y recientemente comencé a estudiar guaraní y náhuatl clásico. Si de verdad te interesa la cultura Latinoamericana, ¡probablemente nos llevemos muy bien!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love the kind of exchange and friendship one can build through this website, where you share and learn.


Traveling, languages, food, tea and fruits especially, plants and gardening, yoga, dance, textiles and sewing, nature in general.

  • literature
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • bachata
  • cumbia
  • cooking
  • exercise
  • yoga
  • running
  • walking
  • shopping
  • flowers
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • history
  • languages
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

I usually listen to Turkish, Arabic and Hindi music, but my playlists are extremely diverse.

Teach, Learn, Share

Would love to learn about your culture and your family, how the lifestyle is where you live, where your family is from, how you feel about your country,etc

It would be cool if you could write/speak to me in any other languages I speak if your native language is neither English nor Spanish.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Russian Federation, United States

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