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  • 154 References 97 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Mapudungun, Portuguese
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Biologist
  • BSc
  • From Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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About Me

Iguazu, Misiones, Brasil, Paraguay en Septiembre 2016

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. Nowadays I'm living in Patagonia, working on my doctoral thesis project. So I'm enjoying this amazing region of the "leg" of Latinoamerica. Cycling, hiking, backpacking, hitchhiking and skiing during my free-time. When I go to city my favorite activities are go to concerts, theaters, gigs, art places of any kind and outdoors. Veggie food is preferable for me but I'm open to eat meat eventually. I follow the teachings of Siddharta Gautama (Dharma). I'm in a constant debate about our contradictions with revolution, consumism, environment, democracy, spirituality, politics, inequality, human rights, ethics, justice, private property, profit, so I invite you to join in these discussions drinking a good wine, coffee, or tea...

PHILOSOPHY

Something like Siddharta Gautama, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Barack Spinoza, Morihei Ueshiba, Carl Sagan, Nelson Mandela, Edward Snowden, Bob Marley, Violeta Parra, Julian Assenge and Tyler Durden.

Right here, right now is the only fact we have, everything else is an illusion, a confusion, a mist.... just a narrow point of view.
We aren't fragmented between ourselves (ego) and the otherness, we are one in the experience and in the situation, the observer is the observed...

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 my free time.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I hosted and surfed, hang out and travel with Csers, but the good friendship that I made with some of them is the most important to me.

Interests

Recycling, Meditation and Dharma Learning, Do Aikido, The Contemporary Dance, try guitar, cycling, hiking, skiing, climbing, hitchhiking, backpacking, the biology and ecology research, human rights...

  • wildlife
  • arts
  • concerts
  • dancing
  • environment
  • human rights
  • ethics
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • coffee
  • meditation
  • drinking
  • politics
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • skiing
  • biology
  • ecology
  • history
  • languages
  • hitchhiking
  • aikido

Music, Movies, and 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 Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, 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, The Beatles, Modest Mouse, Fleet Foxes, Kings of Convenience, 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, Prima Neve 2012...Documentary: Citizen Four, Zeitgeist Moving Forward, Woodstock 3 days of peace and music, Le Peuple Migrateur. Best Directors (not all the movies but I like a lot their styles): Lars von Trier, Gus Van Sant, Stanley Kubrick, Emir Kusturika, Wong Kar-wai, Jean-Pierre Jeunet...

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

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 feeling with the senses wide open.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Spanish, a little of biology and ecology, dharma
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 you must to think: is it true?, is it neccesary?, is it kind?)
Share: music, discussions and debate (make the world), dinner and drinks, walk and cycling around, travels and knowledge

What I Can Share with Hosts

A lot of things, conversations, bad dancing, cooking, hiking in the summer, skiing in the winter, info of Patagonia, music, movies, laughs, my friends jajaja

Countries I’ve Visited

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

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Colombia

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