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Miguel Garralda

Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

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Overview

  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning German
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Trying to discover my real purpose i...
  • No education listed
  • From Madrid, Spain.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Discovering California and nearby States.

ABOUT ME

Born in Madrid, in 1980, I moved to Germany at the age of 9, where I went to an International School. At the age of 14 I moved back from Frankurt to Madrid. I graduated in Marketing and Business in Madrid, and after that I wanted a change in life so moved from the busy city of Madrid to the small city of Málaga, in the South Coast of Spain. I have always enjoyed travelling, and have visited quite a few countries in Europe as well as other continents. Due to Spain's sickly economy, facing a terrible financial crisis, I have decided to travel around the United States, to meet new people and get a breath of fresh air.

PHILOSOPHY

Live and let die!

Dance like nobody's watching,
Love like you've never been hurt,
Sing like nobody's listening.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I am absolutely new to CouchSurfing, and was introduced to this through a friend. Right now I look forward to doing a bit of couchsurfing in the United States, and once I am back from my trip I will be able to offer my couch to others!

Interests

Running, hiking, biking, inline skating, kayaking, skiing, swimming, judo, travelling, playing the drums (started drumming about 20 years ago!), drinking a glass of red wine, cold beer, I love coffee, good gastronomy, indian cuisine, listening to music, going to concerts, cars in general (I absolutely love cars), Triumph and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, photography, long walks, meeting new people,discovering new places, exploring the unexplored, laughing, a good party ...

Music, Movies & Books

My favorite films are "Heat", by Michael Mann, and "The Shining", directed by Stanley Kubrick. Blade Runner, Saving Private Ryan, Fracture.

In terms of music, my favorite bands are: Jamiroquai, Pearl Jam, No Doubt, Nickleback, Faith no More, Smash Mouth, Audioslave, Spin Doctors, Kings of Leon, The Whitest Boy Alive, Depeche Mode, Dream Theater & Liquid Tension Experiment (I'm a huge Mike Portnoy fan), Rush, Maroon 5, Fuel Fandango, Sober, Héroes del Silencio ...

So far, my favorite book is Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Swimming with manta rays in the island of Saint Thomas (Caribbean Sea), skiing in Anzere (Switzerland), flying a kite in the Black Forest (Germany), playing the drums with a band in front of a large crowd in Madrid.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Spanish and a bit of German. I have run a vinyl cutting business for years, so have lots experience with that. I am not a bad drummer at all, and quite a decent driver (have done some car racing in Spain).

Countries I've Visited

Bahamas, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Spain

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