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Arlen McDonell

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • student/english teacher
  • University
  • From Adelaide, Australia
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


to collect a series of true but outlandish stories


I came to Colombia to do a student exchange in Medellín and didn't want to go home.



"To become wise, one must wish to have certain experiences and run, as it were, into their gaping jaws. This is, of course, very dangerous; many a 'wise man' has been swallowed."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I hosted a few people in my home in Adelaide, met some cool people in Medellín while I was living there and was hosted by some great people in Venezuela.


I've hosted and been a guest.


The world, politics, the environment, music, reading, dancing, fashion, piano, guitar, cooking, technology, languages,

Music, Movies & Books

I love reading. I love that I can learn about almost anything I want just by opening a book.

I love music. It's the number one reason I love being in colombia. Not just the types of music I hear, but the fact that I hear it all day and everywhere.

I love a lot of music but the stuff I always go back to is reggae, golden age hip hop and salsa. The other stuff that regularly gets played is reggaeton, other hip hop, flamenco (Bebo y Cigala), jazz, funk, classical piano music, 90's rock (RATM and Nirvana for example).

Most everything else has a time and a place as well. If you've got a suggestion I'm more than happy to hear it!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The Taj Mahal...it actually lives up to the hype! See it before the toxic smog of Agra destroys it forever.

Teach, Learn, Share

Aprendo mucho por compartir historias, cuentos y experiencias.

Countries I've Visited


Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Colombia

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