Marilyn Rivas

Los Angeles, California, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Alberto is a massage therapist and I was a student. I've ...
  • Alberto is a massage therapist and I have my master's deg...
  • From Los angeles, CA
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About Me


To learn, make friends, and become well-rounded while traveling the world on a budget.


Alberto and I have been married for five years. Four years ago I started my social work program and we set a goal to travel the world after I graduated. Now it's time to go! We both enjoy being around positive and happy people. We love music, cooking, talking, and just living. Hopefully, this trip will teach us more about life, ourselves, and about humanity.
Also, Alberto is a self-taught drummer and I am in the process of teaching myself the violin. So we bring instruments!


Marilyn's: Life is great!
Alberto's: Life is short so do everything positive and upbeat.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We've never couchsurfed but we've heard many great things.


Music, cooking, conversing, hiking, exploring neighborhoods, eating new foods, making friends, spending time with family.

Music, Movies, and Books

We LOVE gypsy music. It has taken over our life! However, we listen to all kinds of music ranging from world music, hip-hop, classical, country etc.
Most of the books that Alberto reads are about massage therapy and anatomy.
I read a lot of cookbooks, books on natural foods, on herbs, and on natural remedies.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Marilyn: Confront myself, accept my flaws, and made a strong effort to become the best person I can be.
Alberto: Travel

Teach, Learn, Share

Alberto can teach some massage therapy. I can teach a bit of healthy cooking and some natural remedies that I've learned from reading.
I want to learn some dancing, cooking from everywhere I go, and tips on how to play the violin.
Alberto wants to learn healing techniques related to massage and new drumming techniques.

Countries I’ve Visited

Guatemala, India, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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