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  • 13 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Medical Student at UPenn
  • PhD in molecular biology
  • From Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru
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About Me

I am Ricardo, and I am usually terrible at describing myself, and I usually prefer to let other people describe me, but I'll do my best here.

I am a medical student, and that sort of dictates my life, which is marked by long hours of studying, exam taking, and many sleepless nights. However, I when I am not doing any medical-school-related work, I enjoy doing many other things that are not in any way related to medicine or biology, like photography, computer programming, salsa dancing, cooking, cycling, tennis, etc. But above all, I value a lot spending a good time with people from different backgrounds and cultures. I love talking about a variety of subjects and hearing different perspectives and opinions. I consider myself a open-mined, enthusiastic, and happy person and I will be happy to host other fellow travelers whenever I can.

Insta: ricardo_ls_ig

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I started couch-surfing many years ago when I went on a backpacking trip to Europe. I had such a great experience with Couchsurfing during my trip. I met many kind and welcoming Couchsurfers who hosted us in their houses and showed us around. Since that time, I pledge to return the favor by doing the same for other fellow travelers.


Many (see "about me").

  • photography
  • dancing
  • salsa dancing
  • cooking
  • cycling
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • biology
  • medicine

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I went on a camping trip in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park, and I had a close encounter with black bears.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Peru, United States

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