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CURRENT MISSION IN TRAVELS
I want to know Cordoba, Argentina
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...
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...
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.
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.
I hosted and surfed, hang out and travel with Csers, but the best was the good friendships that I made with some of them
recycle, meditate and dharma learning, Aikido, contemporary dance, guitar, cycling, hiking, ski, climbing, hitchhiking, backpacking, biology and ecology research
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...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 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
A lot of things, conversations, bad dancing jaja, cooking, hike in the summer, ski 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