Logo orange

Martin Lopez

Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina

Maybe Accepting Guests

Last login about 2 months ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Martin's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile

Overview

  • 144 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in Spanish, Spanish; learning English, French, Italian
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • student, worker, parties and meeting...
  • primary school, secundary school and...
  • From santa fe, argentina, south america
  • 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 ------------------------------------------------------- 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

------------------------------------------------------- 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

------------------------------------------------------

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

------------------------------------------------------

2011

Helena (germany) January 2011

------------------------------------------------------- 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!

Join Couchsurfing to see Martin's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile