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Sebastián Latinoamérica

Esquel, Chubut, Argentina

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Overview

  • 113 Positive References
  • Fluent in Spanish; learning English, French, Portuguese
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Biologist
  • BSc
  • From Cali, Colombia
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Continue traveling Patagonia far south to the end of the world, and after that Buenos Aires and Cordoba

ABOUT ME

I want to travel all over the world. I'm biologist working in national parks and rural areas where I carried out some research, but also birdwatching, hiking and camping. In the city my favorite activities are go to concerts, theaters, gigs, art places of any kind and outdoors. Veggie food is preferable but I'm open to eat meat eventually. I follow the teachings of Siddharta Gautama (Dharma). In a constant debate about our contradictions with revolution, consumism, environment, democracy, spirituality, politics, inequality, human rights, ethics, justice, private property, profit...

PHILOSOPHY

It doesnt matter the interpretation that you have about the world, the important is that you be able to take a position that may be criticized, debatable and renewable...

western: In a world where the only constant is shift, I prefer to based my life in the discovery, adventure, revolution and the new love, than the unavoidable attachment to any human or place just for suffer the "loss" of what naturally do not belong to me or even I'm able to understand properly.

eastern: To love is not attach us to the shapes (children, parents, friends, mates, places, images, stuff...) To love is going deep into unity (some people called it universe, the one, god...)

Unity is take into account of the meaning of this moment, realize that you take part in everything and that everything take part on you. We are eternal, in multiple shapes, time is an illusion... the only thing is happening now, even memories, dreams illusions, wishes, ideas, thinking of yesterday and tomorrow

Suffering is not accept the transformation of the shapes and stick to them. Shapes are only reflections of the unity. The inner-self is the attachment to a shape and try to avoid its transformation

Words (or any symbol) are not able to describe what love is, what unity is, and how stop to suffering, just experience is able to describe it in a proper way

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting, surfing, attending and organizing meetings, sharing hobbies, conversations, good vibes... Nowadays I'm living in Patagonia, so I want to explore this amazing region of the world with backpackers and hitchikers that want to join during the autumn and winter when I have free time.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I hosted and surfed, hang out and travel with Csers, but the best was the good friendships that I made with some of them

Interests

recycle, meditate and dharma learning, dance, cycling, hitchhiking, backpacking, biology and ecology research

Music, Movies & Books

Some remarkable books I read: 100 Años de Soledad by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien, Frankestein by Mary Shelley, The Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Also Sprach Zaratustra by Friedrick Nietzche, Siddharta and Narziß und Goldmund by Hermann Hesse, Mémoires d'Hadrien by Marguerite Yourcenar, The Hand Left of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin... Music: Huge collection, some key artist Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, MetallicA, The Beatles, Modest Mouse, RHCP, The Smiths, Radiohead, Yann Tiersen, Claude Debussy, Aterciopelados, Thievery Corporation. Check it out http://www.last.fm/user/melindael Movies: Zorba the Greek 1964, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975, Full Metal Jacket 1987, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso 1988, Fight Club 1999, American Beauty 1999, V for Vendetta 2006...Documentary: Zeitgeist Moving Forward, Woodstock 3 days of peace and music, Le Peuple MigrateurBest Directors (not all the movies but I like a lot facts in their styles): Lars von Trier, Gus Van Sant, Stanley Kubrick, Emir Kusturika, Wong Kar-wai...

Other artists I like: Vincent Van Gogh, Robert Mapplethorpe, Banksy...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

all my travels and the people I met, when I see the nature and the wildlife greatness, when I stop to think and just feel.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Spanish, a little of biology and ecology Learn: About you, to play guitar, to plant and crop my own foods, to cook, to dance, to speak other languages and world history, to keep comfortable in silence and don't speak too much (before to say something must to think: is it true?, is it neccesary?, is it kind?) Share: music, discussions and debate, dinner and drinks, walk and cycling around, travels and knowledge

What I Can Share With Hosts

In this moment I cannot host in Esquel because I start a travel to know Patagonia so I will traveling the next two months around the region in Chile and Argentina side of the mountains, but you will be welcome home when I returned. I hope to meet the travelers and locals to share my travel in this beautiful land. See u soon

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Colombia

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