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Rubén y Gemma BCN

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Overview

  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, Italian, Spanish; learning English, French
  • 31, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Working on social issues. Both of us...
  • Social education and political scien...
  • From Barcelona, España
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Just enjoying what life offers every day // Sin misión clara, vamos disfrutando de lo que da la vida... conociendo mundo, gente, maneras de pensar... sabores... colores...

ABOUT ME

We are a 28 year old couple (Ruben and Gemma), coming from Barcelona, although in our profile you can see many stuff from Mexico, as we lived there for a whole year. We are calm, easygoing people and we love good conversation about cinema, music, food, traveling...

We love going out and meeting people and new things. We try to go often to the cinema, to live concerts, art expos, or just for a bier with friends ... When there is time and money enough, we like to travel!

Now we are working in several social projects in Barcelona, conerning comunity development and social integration. Gemma frequently works as a communtiy mediator and Ruben works with youngsters.

Somos una pareja (Rubén y Gemma) de 28 años que vive en Barcelona. Somos tranquilos, alegres y nos encantan las buenas platicas sobre cine, música, cocina, viajes y lo que se tercie.

Nos encanta salir y conocer gente y cosas nuevas. Intentamos ir a menudo al cine, a ver música en vivo, a expos, a hacer chelitas con los amigos... y cuando hay tiempo y lana, pues nos echamos un viajecito!

PHILOSOPHY

Hakuna matata!!!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We had very nice experience in CS while traveling arround Mexico. We haven't been very active in CS since we got back to Barcelona, but we intend to use it more often from now on. We also have had a great experience in Nederland, while cicling across the country, many people hosted us and were really helpful.

Interests

We are interested in many things:

Ruben he is a musician. He plays violin, musical saw amd is learning to play the trumpet. We listen many kinds af music: jazz, rock, classic, flamenco, funk, african, fado, balkan, experimental...

We are enthusiastics with independent cinema, european, asian, or whatever that can shock us. We go to cinema very often on see many cinema at home too.

We also like cooking. We love asian food, and also mexican, italian and, of course, catalan gastronomy! We can cook for you if you want!

And organic farming, pedagogy, globalization, capitalism and its alternatives, stop motion, wine, books...

Somos curiosos por naturaleza, así que nos interesan un montón de cosas.

Desde que nos levantamos hasta la hora de acostarse siempre suena música en casa... jazz, rock, clásica, flamenco, funky, africana, fado, balkánica, experimental... Nos gusta especialmente si es en vivo.

También somos unos entusiastas del cine independiente, europeo, asiático, o cualquier tipo de peli que nos sorprenda y nos transmita algo nuevo. Vamos a menudo y lo miramos mucho en casa, aunque en Puebla no es fácil escapar del cine comercial.

Y en la cocina nos gusta experimentar! Mezclamos los ingredientes que caen en nuestra sartén de la forma más divertida que se nos ocurre, siempre andamos intentando provar nuevos platos, ya sea de la seño de la calle o de cocina creativa. La cocina mexicana todavía tiene unos cuantos secretos para nosotros, pero disfrutamos también la japonesa, la tailandesa, la italiana, la marroquí... o una mezcla de todas!

Y la agricultura ecológica, el decrecentismo, la pedagogía, la globalización, el capitalismo y sus alternativas, el stop motion, el vino, la lectura, el método fukuoka y más cosas raras que pasan por el mundo.

Music, Movies & Books

pelis: Delicatessen and most of Jean Pierre Jeunet's, Brazil, La Haine (Kassovitz), all Gondry's or Charlie Kaufman's films (Human nature, adaptation, the eternal sunshine of a spotless mind, being John Malkovitch, Rewind Be Kind...), Quentin Tarantino, Isabel Coixet, Emir Kusturica, Wonkar Wai, Fatih Akin, Chaplin, Almodovar... and In no man's land, Turtles can fly, Vodka & Lemon, En Construcción (docu), The Corporation (docu), Darwin's nightmare (docu), Walz with Bashir, Walk on water, Étre ou Avoir (docu)...

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Música: Coltrane, Davis, Zappa, Manel, Gillespie, Camarón, de Lucía, Fela Kuti, Lila Downs, Bach, Grappelli, Mahavisnu, Philip Glass, Yann Tiersen, Goran Bregovic, Toumani Diabaté, Salif keita, los chichos, Albert Pla, Hermeto Pascoal, Fanfare Cioccarlia, John Zorn...

Libros: algunas novelas típicas como 100 años de soledad o Rayuela, 1984 o Pedro Páramo. Ensayo como Obesos y famélicos, Anticooperación, La cosecha Robada, Colapso... lo último: La bendición de la Tierra (y nos gusto!).

One Amazing Thing I've Done

If you pay attention, life is amazing at every moment.

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Honduras, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

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