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My name is Manuel (Manu) and I am from the north of Spain but living in Madrid with my gf and 3 more flatmates.
After studying Chemistry and working on research in different countries, I had a big change in my life when I was 27 and I went to Chile where I spent more than 2 years collaborating in a humble school in Patagonia.
I felt so satisfied with my life that I was thinking to stay there for ever but finally I came back and I taught in Spain and England till 2014 -Trying to teach not just the subjects but also important things for life, like the ones I learnt in South America...- We even founded a Charity: www.university4all.org
But due to different reasons, things changed again and now I don't teach full time, but I run a serviced accommodation business in Birmingham (UK), and traveling as much as I can. I am doing the following blog: www.travel.gago.info where I want to give useful information about CouchSurfing and HitchHiking around the world.
BTW, I´m 1,95 metres tall (6.5 ft) but I fit in any bed or maybe floor :)
- Many small people doing many small things in many small places can change the world
- You must be the change You wish to see in the world (Gandhi)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
As I said, I enjoy hosting, surfing, traveling, and participating in the local communities
NGO´s, Education, Hitchhiking, Guitar, Dancing (I'm learning salsa, bachata, kizomba, merengue, tango...), Music, Web design, Cultural Exchanges, Justice, Ecology...
Music, Movies, and Books
I'm just going to talk about the music I play with the guitar: Spanish and Latin american songs, and a bit of International hits
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
As you know, the most exciting (In my humble opinion) thing I"ve ever done was those 2 years in a little island´s school in the south of Chile.
At the University I was involved in so many organisations that once I had to be in 7 places at the same time :)
I´m the honor president and founder of the Spanish National Society of Chemistry Students. I also had a European post at www.best.eu.org. I was democratically elected representative of the 35.000 students of my University in 2 European congresses and I founded a charity in Madrid with the help of other couchsurfers
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach to play guitar, webdesign, computing, etc.
One important thing I like to learn is about University scholarships around the world for our NGO scholarships database: u4all.org
I like to talk about the sense of life, justice, etc.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Cooking, hanging out together, a meal in a restaurant, sharing experiences about hitch hiking and couchsurfing around the world, playing guitar, teaching basic salsa or kizomba steps...
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Laos, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Chile, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom