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Overview

  • 2 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Portuguese
  • 40, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Doctor
  • Master
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About Me

I am easy going person, kind of frontal honest, respectful, & with high rate of tolerance. Sometimes quite sometimes can't stay still. I enjoy a good laugh, and therefor I like people who takes life with a smile.
I enjoy dealing with people, a good conversation, and getting to know different cultures, maybe because I am always in proccess of learning stuff.
I love my job, because it is always challenging me, & teachs me to keep my feet on earth, to have empathy, to listen, and to keep simple.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Basically I enjoy travelling, meeting people from different cultures & get lost in new amazing places. I am pretty concious that we must respect limits, boundaries and order, because human being mostly tend to chaos. Though I firmly believe, there are still good-hearted people, and that we can give a bit of our time in order to help others.
For me travelling should be a source of relaxation & even improvisation, a reason to leave planning at work, & just dedicate yourself to absorb everything of the new cities you visit. It is not the same traveling with a strictly expensive tour schedule, that you really can't enjoy coz everything is a rush, than do it from the view of what local people can give to you.
Sooo, if today you help me,it is because tomorrow I will do the same for of you. That is how world & life works for me. If I can make it more enjoyable and easier for someone who wants to visit my country next time, I certainly will.

Básicamente porque disfruto mucho viajar, conocer personas con culturas distintas a la mía, perderme en lugares lejanos y nuevos. Sé que debemos respetar fronteras y un orden, porque dada la naturaleza humana todo se volvería un caos, Pero creo firmemente que existimos aun personas de buen corazón con capacidad de detener un minuto nuestro tiempo para ayudar a los demás. Creo que viajar debe ser un motivo de relajo y hasta de improvisación, una razón para dejar la planificación en el trabajo, y dedicarte a absorber y conocer todo lo que una ciudad nueva te ofrece. No es lo mismo viajar con un tour con horarios y lugares estrictamente establecidos, que hacerlo desde la visión de la gente del propio lugar.
Y nada, que si hoy es por mi, pues manaña es por cualquiera de uds, que el mundo es un pañuelo y da vueltas. Si en otra oportunidad le puedo hacer el viaje mas agradable y sencillo a alguien que desee visitar mi país, pues asi lo haré =)

Interests

All art expressions, creativity in any way, meeting people from different cultures, travelling, painting when have time or if i feel in the mood, volunteering, chating with a cup of good coffee, enjoy to lose in new cities, love to try different kind of tasty local food, like big cities but also places with lot of nature, love the sea & sun, like to ride my bike for hours, enjoy music when it makes my heart beat faster or my body start to jump automatically. Always learning, the more I learn the less I feel I know. A good laugh, love to laugh most than anything.

  • arts
  • dining
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • painting
  • music
  • cycling
  • medicine
  • science
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

I am a very eclectic person who enjoy any kind of music that could move something in my soul, body or heart: R&B, rock, Jazz, pop, salsa & all latins ryhtms, indie, folk, international world music, anything at all... though I must admit not very much into punk o hard rock music.
Movies???...where there I got a big list & not to much space =) I am kinda cinefile, favorites ones?: those three freaking mexican directors (Del toro, Iñarritu, Cuaron), Scorsese, Kusturica, Campanella, Burton, Tarantino, sometimes Almodovar sometimes not so much...and big etc.
I enjoy all artistic expressions of humanity, as I say before: anything that can touch that deep fiber inside of you, that you didn't even realize of its existence before being exposed to that movie/song/paint/whatever...that it is!
Books? yeah!...let say that I am in my Murakami phase since last year.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Anything that has made me happy enough!! No regrets!!

Teach, Learn, Share

If we can provide us with the appropiate ingredients I can cook some chinese & peruvian dishes.
I could help in anything related to science and doctor's stuff (hahaha ok, maybe boring, but there are some pretty easy, useful, basic stuff! =))
I enjoy a lot to learn new stuff, I am a pretty good student!!!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am a good listener, and I enjoy helping people.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Peru, United States

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