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Overview

  • 2 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Portuguese
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Student
  • Public Communication. Universidad de Guadalajara
  • From Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
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About Me

They say we never get to really know ourselves, and maybe that's why for me it's so hard to describe me, but ok, let's try.

I find myself a person that can easily adapt to almost any kind of situation, place or people, at the end there's always something we can learn even from bad experiences, hopefully. I believe that I don't need much stuff to be happy, so I try to lead a simple life and try to "collect" rather experiences and friends than stuff I don't really need.

I'm not that much of a party girl but I do like having fun. I enjoy a lot sharing a beer with friends and eating and chatting and listening to music. I love going to concerts or to small and more private music shows.

Sometimes when I'm on the mood I also like to dance, no one said I was good at it, but that shouldn't stop me from trying, ah? And anyways, I think it's cool to make fun of ourselves once in a while. When I'm on the mood for something more relaxed, I rather to go watch a movie or a play, or just staying home watching it and eating popcorn, that always seems like a good plan to me.

I know this is something that a lot people says in here, and I guess that's why we're here (being part of this site), but I love meeting people from other places and sharing our differences, I think that's one of the best ways to expand our perspective and make us aware that there is not only one way or a single absolute truth. There's this phrase that got stuck in my memory ever since I saw it and I couln't agree more:

"Nous croyons que les différences doivent enrichir plutôt que diviser" or "We believe that the differences should enrich rather than divide".

At this time I'm doing an exchange semester in Lyon and I'm profiting to take courses of other fields that interest me, such as anthropology, circus and cinema, and of course I'm practicing my french a lot!

But as I'm already here there's no way I can't miss the opportunity to travel ha? So if you're able to offer me a couch I promise to behave and not burn down your house :), I could maybe cook a Mexican dish for you or practice Spanish or share anything that comes to our mind at the moment!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because it is such a great tool for making community and sharing a little bit of ourselves with others.

Interests

Interculturality, languages, sustainable development, cycling, non-motorised mobility, community development, cinema, theater, circus, music, cooking-baking-eating, and of course traveling.

  • theater
  • concerts
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • beer
  • baking
  • mexican food
  • walking
  • partying
  • drinking
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • anthropology
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Klô Pelgag, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Jens Lekman, Andrew Bird, Johny Cash, Bombay Bicycle Club, Radiohead, Editors, Joy Division, The Cure, Beirut, Portugal. The Man, Alt-J, The Whitest Boy Alive, Kings of Convenience, Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Mumford & Sons, The Beach Boys, The Very Best, Café Tacuba, Calle 13, Paté de Fuá, Las Taradas, Novalima, Jonah Jones, Charlie Parker, The Souljazz Orchestra...

Perfect Sense, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Big Fish, Cashback, Psycho, La lengua de las Mariposas, La piel que habito, La Strada, La vita è bella, La tigre e la neve, Malena, Cinema Paradiso, Into the Wild, Mr. Nobody, Dancer in the Dark, A Night on Earth, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited, The Great Hotel Budapest, Inception, Memento, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Inglorious Basterds, Snatch, Amelie, L'Élégance du hérisson, J'ai tué ma mère, Lawrence Anyways, La science des rêves...

Knut Hamsun, Herman Hesse, Juan Rulfo, Octavio Paz, José Saramago, Jules Verne, Julio Cortázar, Paulo Freire, ...

Teach, Learn, Share

I love cooking, and mexican food is greeeat, so I could teach or cook for you some delicious dishes :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Talking. Listening. Learning. Joking. Laughing. Walking. Biking. Cooking. Drinking. Eating. And hopefully more.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, Mexico

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