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Jorge Esteban

New York, New York, United States

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  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Italian, Nepali, Portuguese
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Sales by day, whimsy by night
  • Economics - Political Science - Art ...
  • From Miami, Florida, United States
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Al mal tiempo, buena cara.


I grew up in Miami as a first-generation Cuban American. That gives me the two natural gifts all Cubans have: humor and easygoingness. I've had the fortune of living up and down the East coast of the US as well as some time in Guatemala and Spain. And I've done a lot of work related stuff in Latin America, mostly in the Caribbean and the Andean coast.

Although I work a pretty corporate job, I enjoy creative pursuits during my free time. I do a lot of reading and writing, some painting and drawing, and have recently taken up gardening (difficult in an Manhattan apartment!). I try to travel as much as possible, but my passion has always been surrounding myself with people from different walks of life and backgrounds to share their experiences, challenge my perspectives, and teach me more about life. NY has been a wonderful backdrop for this fun adventure.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I've hosted and lived with all types of people since moving to DC in 2001, NY in 2008, Madrid in 2009, and back to NY in 2010. In the 8 years I lived in DC I think I lived with about 30 people (summer interns every summer, plus my own roommates).

Specific to Couchsurfing, I've hosted a few people who have been excellent and respectful guests who are really into the vision of this project -- cultural exchange and global learning.


I love a lot of things. Art, the ocean, knowing my neighborhood, spontaneous travel, taking obscenely long coffee breaks, history, culinary adventures, my friends.

I'm easy going, love deep conversations, and passion in others.

Music, Movies & Books

One Hundred Years of Solitude is my absolute favorite, but I read lots and lots.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I got to work in an awesome development agency which had me helping governments big development projects to help people, like water sanitation infrastructure, and got to meet and give the President of Colombia an award at his incredible palace.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love food and wine and cafes and make it a point to learn all about where I live, and I love to share this. Cuban coffee in the morning, mojitos in the evenings, sangria in the summer.

Countries I've Visited

Aruba, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Spain, Turkey, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

Guatemala, Spain, United States

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