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Martin Lopez

Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina

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Overview

  • 144 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in Spanish, Spanish; learning English, French, Italian
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • student, worker, parties and meeting...
  • primary school, secundary school and...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

so many beers, so few time...

ABOUT ME

i am a quiet guy,i believe in the people, in the good values, that altough many things are not good in this world there are others that keep us alive, i believe in friendship, in love, that other world is posible ,
i like to share things,we can try to cook the tipical foods your and minhe,get round the city very slowly, go out at night to drink some cold beers and go to pubs of discos or just walk, i am a music fan i love the music, any kind of music, i enjoy reading too, i love books in the original language, traveling to anywhere anytime that is posible, talking with friends, making friends from all over the world, and well, looking for good people: my house is called "CaSa BaByLoN", cosmopolitan place that is made for many people for many friends, all the visitors of are part of us.
So if you want to listen to good music, enjoying an angentinian barbacue, good and cold beer and red wine, a nice sunset, just tell me, it sounds perfect!!!!!!!!
i LOVE COUCHSURFING SPIRIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PHILOSOPHY

its very important the philosophy, its difficult doing things without a philosophy,
i love the sincerity, good values, i offer my hospitality beacuse i believe in that, i wish the friendship between diferente cultures and countries, peace and love in the world...really...open minded people, a new style of life for human beings. stop wars, imperialism, terrorism, its really time to begin the change...i know that we cant change the macrostructure, the big sistem, but we have the small power of doing some things different, if you behave in your life like the crazy politician you are not so diferent, so from our place we can display that things can be done on a different way...
a phrase that i love and is part of my philosophy:
"para mi solo recorrer los caminos que tienen corazon, cualquier camino que tenga corazon. Por ahi yo recorro, y la unica prueba que vale es recorrer todo su largo. Y por ahi yo recorro mirando, mirando, sin aliento..." DON JUAN (carlos castaneda, las enseñanzas de don juan)
the firs step for myself was create with Alex, CaSa BaByLon, when many people is closed in their houses we open our...this is just the begining...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

i want to participate with this space, of course i have the room to host people, but not for anyone, people who dont want the traveller spirit who is selfish and is in cs just to avoid paying a hotel is not welcome...the people who wish to share a good moment, no matter country, ethicity, sex, sexual condition, religon, is welcome...CaSa BaByLoN is a cultural space, a cosmopolitan place made of diferences, that make us rich the diffences and we love that!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

When i started in couchsurfing, i have never imagined that i will full my hearth with so much love, friendship and good moments, i will be eternaly helped to all the people that this site allowed and allows me to meet and know...you live in my heath for sure...thx guys and girls!!!!!!!!!you can came back anytime to CaSa BaByLon...

CaSa BaByLon GuEstS:
Maria (rusia) april 2007
Marie (us) april 2007
Ana (colombia) april 2007
Sashi (germany) may 2007
Manu (austria)may 2007
Irene (uruguay)june 2007
Markus,Yvone,Manu (austria) july 2007
Favio (brazil)july 2007
Sasha (alemania) agost 2007
Cristophe(belgium) october 2007
Joel (spain) october 2007
Pierre (france) october 2007
Caroline and Marie (france) october 2007
theresa (germany) noviembre 2007
Sarah and fabian (swizertland) november 2007
Andra (rumania) diciembre 2007
Basia (poland) diciembre 2007
Ida (poland) diciembre 2007
tristan (france) dic 2007
Gerardo and anni (finland) diciembre 2007
Sebastian (france) dic 2007
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Samuel (france) dic 2007- enero 2008
Catherine ( canada) enero 2008
Iain (England U.K) enero 2008
Javier ( Argentina) enero 2008
Robert (Poland) febrero 2008
Michelle and Deborath (USA) febrero 2008
Anna and Emese (germany) febrero 2008
Aurelien and Estelle (france) febrero 2008
Marcio and Mora (argentina) febrero 2008
Edy (Australia) febrero 2008
caroline y julien (france) febrero 2008
Gesche (alemania) marzo 2008
Liesje (belgium)marzo 2008
Rafa (mexico) marzo 2008
Cristina (italy) marzo 2008
Andrea (mexico) marzo 2008
Kosntantinos ( Greece) april 2008
Martin (germany)april 2008
Stefi (austria) april 2008
Menelaos (greece) april 2008
Kika,Diana (mexico), Andrea (brazil),april 2008
Kiko,Renan (brazil),LUisito (mexico),april 2008
Anne (france) may 2008
Caitlin (canada) and Jamie (usa) may 2008
Camilo and franco (peru), may 2008
Lorena (mexico) junio 2008
Stefi (austria) and Caro (france) july 2008
Johana and Lydia (austria) july 2008
Gus (usa) and Flora (holland) agost 2008
Fernanda (mexico) agost 2008
Odile (spain) agost 2008
Alexandra (usa) agost 2008
Gabrielle (france) agost 2008
Eva (usa) september 2008
Cintia (spain) september 2008
Enrika (chile) september 2008
Gus (usa) and flora (holland) sept 2008 (2nd time)
Alex (mexico) septiembre 2008
Ellen (Usa) septiembre 2008
Kostas (Greece) september 2008
Adri (paraguay)octobeer 2008
Petra (Hungary) octobeer 2008
Agnese (Latvia) octobeer 2008
Lucho (cdoba, argentina) octobeer 2008
Luis (Colombia) november 2008
Kim and Lisa (Germany) november 2008
Pascual y Ana (Catalunya, Spain) november 2008
Marcos (Puerto Rico) and Jesus (spain) november 2008
Tristan Arnesto (ROsario, Arg.), Pia (Canada) and Mila (the first couchsurfer DOG!!!)diciembre 2008
Adri Costa (paraguay) christmast 2008
Johan (south africa) christmast 2008
Lucinda (England) christmast 2008
Pilu Wulfson (Rosario, Argentina) diciembre 2008

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2009

Siril And Slieje (norway) january 2009
Jonna (finland) january 2009
Maxi (Campana, Bs as, Argentina) January 2009
James (Usa) January 2009
Maike (Germany) february 2009
Lisa (Germany) February 2009
Ewgenia(Ukraine)march 2009
Ale,(Rosario, Argentina)march 2009
Laura (Venezuela) april 2009
Sherly (indonesia)may 2009
Igor (spain)july 2009
Chilly (brazil) july 2009
Carlos (Spain) agosto 2009
Stuard (England) Agosto 2009
Sil(Cordoba, Arg)y Patti(buenos aires, Arg)Oktubre 2009
Mauro (Cordoba) Cristoph (Austria) Nov 2009
Martin (Holland) nov 2009
Delphine (swizertland) dic 2009
Mariana-Marina-Djalma (brazil) dic 2009

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2010-

Pati (buenos Aires)enero 2010
Jorge (mexico) enero 2010
Elodie (francia) enero 2010
Gonzalo (España) enero 2010
Angel (Mexico) Marzo 2010
Elina (finland)April 2010
Malwina & Gosia (Poland) June 2010
Carlos (Spain) july 2010
Nacho (spain) Agosto 2010
Sil (cordoba,argentina) agosto 2010
Juan Carlos (guatemala)Septiembre 2010
Mimi (germany)Oktubre 2010
Jay (India)Noviembre 2010
Andrea & Sara (Spain) noviembre 2010
Nacho (spain. 2nd time)diciembre 2010
Damian & Carma (france) diciembre 2010

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2011

Helena (germany) January 2011

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2012-

enero- Charlotte (belgica)
Marzo- Eleonora (italia)
Julio- Sam y Angelica (cordoba)

my hosts! (thx a lot!!!!!!!)

Tristan (rosario argentina) june 2008
Marcos (buenos aires, argentina)dicember 2008
Juan (cordoba argentina) february 2009
Mauro (Cordoba Argentina)oktobeer 2009

Interests

i am interested in learning languages,
exchange cultures,
organize nice parties with friends
listening and exchange music, books
cook diferent etnical dishes
talk about cinema
find diferent hip hop and reggae bands from all over the world!
drink cold beer
watch the sky
collect diffent objets of the world (coins,beet taps,posters in diferent languages)
futbol (union de santa fe supporter)
listening reggae music
dancing diferent kind of music
organizing meetings
ride bicicle
avoid smoking tabacco
drink mate
look after my plants
travelling
go to nice pubs
make children smile
tatoos!!!!
jamaikan breakfasts!! :p
streets dogs
watch sunsets
theaching my language, my culture, my history i am a person who have read too much about my culture so i will be pleased to teach u if u are interested!

Music, Movies & Books

i love the cinema especially european, latin american and asian. The same that literature i need fell sth when i watch or read the stories, houmor, sadness, happyness, that is my point when i watch a movie or read a book, feel! and the skill or the way to shot or write...my favorites stories are a mix of fantasi with reality...Amelie is one example, and big fish other...
Some times we fantasy is a good way to tell real stories...
Directors like:
Emir Kusturika,
Q.Tarantino,
Alex de la Iglesia,
Adolfo Aristarain,
F Akim,
J.Medem,
S. Segura,
Pedro Almodovar (i am a fan of his films),
Tim Burton
P Jackson

i Love literature too as i said befor, many authors have influenced to me, russians,english,north american, latin americans, and of course argentinian and uruguayn ones, reading is a big pleasure for me.
and well MUSIC is my life!, i listen many kinds of genres but i love reggae music in all its varieties, jamaikan ska, dancehall,soundsystem, rocksteady, dub, roots, that is my favorite genre...DEFINITELY
Bands like:
Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Israel vibration, Mickie Dread,Denis Brown,Mad professor, Lee Perry, Luciano, Capleton, Skatalites, Ernest Rangling, Don Carlos,Gentleman, Natiruts, Seeed, Tryo, LKJ, Al Pancho, Anthony B., Steel pulse, Cidade Negra, Giberto Gil, Los cafres, Resistencia Suburbana, Dancing Mood, Butumbaba, Fat Freddys drop, Salmonela dub, Iration steppas, KanKa, Sean Paul. there are just one smal part of the jamaikan music that i listen...

Hip hop is other favorite genre: a urban music, music from the street, Mcs (master of ceremony) are awesome, the use of the voice, rithm and inteligense is a pleasure for the ears, unfortunately hip hip in other languages is lost the message, but well i can apreciate the skills of the guys....
In latin amerika, rap is becoming stronger and stronger fortunately:
Dante, Iluminate, Actitud Maria Marta, Mustafa Yoda, Sindicato argentino del hip hop, Zaturno, Tiro de gracia, Pavilhao 9,Orishas, Cartel de santa, Cypress Hill, Control Machete, Bug Mafia, Fonky Family, Akenaton, Iam, Mc Solaar, Violadores del verso, Chulito Camacho, Jurassic 5, Re drama, thats artist are also one of my favorites...

Electronic tango...many people havent listen about the nice genre of music i recommend to check some of the grops: Gotan Proyect, Bajo Fondo, Carlos Libedisnki,Tango Jointz, Tangueto, Yira, Ultratango, Federico Aubele.

Balcanic music is very very nice too, Emir Kusturica and the no smoking orchestra, Goran Bregovic, Gogol bordello (gypsi punk!) Fanfare cioraria. they give us a taste of east europe...
Stiles from brazil like Samba, Bossa Nova, acustic. Rumba and flamenco from spain, asian music, arabic music fron the north of africa and middle east...

Other groups from the world that i would like to name are:
08001, Sergent Garcia, Manu chao, Lyricson, Fermin Muguruza,Amparanoia, Macaco, Ojos de brujo, Cheb balowski, Wagner Pa, Amadu et Mariam, Carlos de nicaragua & familia, Babylon circus, Mano Negra, Todos tus muertos, Carajo,Che sudaka, El ganfla,Fufü ai, Go lem system, Morodo, Paris combo, P18.

The list doest have an end, the stiles and genres of the world are so many as so many cultures and diversites exists, that make magical, intestesting the searching...are u sure to close to only one of them? i dont think so...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

it is a point that is difficult to answer but always travel is incredible for people, it is my opinion, travel make us a diferente person...i always say to my guests, "...you are not going to be the same person when u came back to your country"...i think that travelling is a phisical and mental movement...and the main idea is be a more complete and good person, a way of being somebody better, not that others, better of the person that u were!

Teach, Learn, Share

maybe i can teach about my language, el español...about latin america, about argentina, and of course i am interested in learn about all kind of things, i love languages...especially...
uffff share! that is the point in all this philosofy! share share share...if you are not able of sharing forget it!

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