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  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish; learning Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Turkish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2006
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  • University degree
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About Me

Hello everybody, I'm (Maria) Ceci, obsessed with traveling, languages, food, plants, fabrics, and ancient cultures.
I've been part of CS for 13 years!

Hola a todos, soy (María) Ceci y estoy obsesionada con los viajes, los idiomas, la comida, las plantas, los textiles y las culturas antiguas.
Llevo 13 años en CS!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because it's amazing!

I've both surfed couches and hosted people.
I've had too many perfect CS-experiences in many countries, and hope to continue to make friends and learn about different cultures and traditions.

CS has allowed me to travel more than I ever thought I would and thanks to this community I've met some of the most important people in my life.


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

At the moment my favorite music besides almost anything Latin American is Hindi/Bollywood music.

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
The Odyssey by Homer
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The Myth of Sysiphus by Albert Camus
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Mal de amores by Angeles Mastretta
Pantaleón y las visitadoras, Mario Vargas Llosa
Del amor y otros demonios by Gabriel García Márquez

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Being alive and healthy.
Turning my mother into a globetrotter.
Learning 14 languages and being able to understand and speak to about 4.5 billion people on this planet.

Living in Mexico, China and Russia.

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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