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Overview

  • 31 References 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Russian, Spanish; learning French, Persian (Farsi)
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • I work as a guide in a travel agency.
  • I've studied Romanic and Slavic Philology, and postgradua...
  • From Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Walking around!!

SORRY!!! RIGHT NOW I'M ABROAD TILL NOVEMBER, SO I CAN'T HOST NOBODY!!!!

ABOUT ME

I'm a quiet guy, I like to share my time with people and share their and my experiences. My idea of travelling is not to be in a rush to see and many things as possible, I prefer to share a long conversation, to exchange points of view, to see a sunset or to smell the scent of time. I really get angry when I see something unfair in this world, but only sometimes.
I'm honest, emotional, respectful, independent, I like to dream in future travels.

PHILOSOPHY

Live and let live

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I try to help as much as possible to all people who writes to me, for information, accomodation, etc., and I try to engage other people to this great project.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I think I'm a really lucky person and I always had nice hosts. I love all of them, they make me feel as part of their lifes!
Everywhere I stopped, anyone I hosted, was a great experience!!

Interests

I really like photography (http://ricardaltesmolina.com/) and travelling, a great experience to meet new people and contact with other cultures. Above all, I love Iran, the Caucasus and Central Asia areas.
Apart of travelling, I'm really interested in history, music, reading, cooking and eating ;)), learning languages, learning as much as possible from other people... whatever I can learn!!

  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • walking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • teaching
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Film: I'm not really a good cinephile, but my loveliest films are Derzu Uzala, Blade Runner, Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh, Belle de jour, Lawrence of Arabia.

Music: I really like all kind of music, from Monteverdi to Pixies, from Prokofiev to Matt & Kim, from Los Chichos to Condo Fucks, from Beyonce to Arcade Fire, from Shadjarian to Beach House, from Manel to MGMT, from El Niño de Baena to Shaliapin, from Savall to DDT, from Los Planetas to Oum Kalzoum, to Klezmatics to Shostakovich, from Okkervil River to Boccherini, from Phoenix to Joaquin Sabina, from Yo La Tengo to Maria Callas, from Why? to Manu Chao, from Shakira to The White Stripes, from Scout Niblett...

Books: Ali and Nino, Bulgakov, Peter Hopkirk, Orhan Pamuk, Lermontov, Firdousi, Hafez, Joanot Martorell, Joan Perucho, Platonov, Poe, and more.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

All the time I'm amazed of what's going around.

Teach, Learn, Share

Well, I'm not a great teacher, but I can teach some Catalan food, some language skills. I like to learn as much as possible.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Russian Federation, Spain

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