Ruben Martinez

Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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I'm a fun, loving good hearted Spaniard that after living in San Francisco for 6 years I have decided to travel through Asia for as long as I can make it last. From months to years.

I love life and everything it has to offer. My favorite thing in the world is to meet people and discover wonderful personalities. I'm always positive and always looking forward having more fun or learning new things. I believe in doing good and karma.

I will always be down for pretty much anything. Existence is a gift.

If by any chance you are looking for a designer or 3D artist, you can see some of my work in here

My plan now is to turn this map red ;P

visited 14 states (6.22%)


I love people, and appreciate good conversation. I love bike riding and being out in the sun, I don't care where as long as I have good company, a good joint or both. I mostly drink beer and bourbon, but I can appreciate good wines and cocktails. I love photography and I try to make my digital photography as analog as possible. I love great design, sculpting and drawing characters. I love great food and I used to have a blog about SF's best burgers. I love both skiing and snowboarding, now I want to become good at surfing. I love walking barefoot and jumping into the ocean. I love cooking but I won't do it just for myself. I prefer bars with pool tables, although good music is more important. I love random anything, from go karts to french escargot. I make great pastas and pizzas ;)

In the last year or so I've gone to many festivals, I've hiked around NorCal, I've learned surfing in San Diego, I've jumped from a plane, I've blown my own glass pipes, I've started doing yoga, I've learned brewing beer, I've lived in the dessert for a week, I've designed a beer brand, I got my first speeding ticket, I've been to Spain twice and made countless amazing new friends all around. I'm hoping this year to get better :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've been sharing my apartment in San Francisco with people from all over the world for a few months and I've always had great experiences. Its incredible how interesting people from all over the world are.

Now it's me the one who is traveling. I'm hoping to cross paths with other couchsurfers and share couches and adventures with them.


I've hosted people from all over the world for a few months in my living room in San Francisco (when I had one).

Now I've been traveling around Asia and I've had THE BEST experiences couch surfing in Bangkok, Phuket, Cambodia... I've met wonderful people and so far I haven't had a single bad experience.


Art, music, good food, traveling, amazing people, friends...

I'm hoping to surf and scuba diving a lot in the next couple of years in my life, as well as dedicate time to those things I can never find time for in the city, like drawing and sculpting.

Music, Movies, and Books

I wouldn't be the same person without Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, The Endless Summer, Lost in Translation, The Fall, American Beauty, Pixar and Woody Allen. I love movies but Hollywood tends to disappoint me nowadays...

I grew up around a family owned movie theater so movies to me represent something very special. I love the experience of going to the movies and talking about them for hours after...

On the other side, I don't care about TV. Haven't seen it in years. No, not even Game of Thrones.

Music is also vital to me. I can't imagine a world without Led Zeppelin, Elvis or Radiohead. I endlessly listen to The Doors, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Placebo, Muse, CCR, Nirvana, Social Distortion, Kings of Leon, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Dark Angels, Black Keys, Stone Foxes... and pretty much any good band that I can see live. I love live music. My new favorite is The Black Angels.

I'm currently reading lots of books about traveling. Just read Vagabonding, about traveling the world cheap, and I'm starting On The Road. I wish I had more time to read. Actually, that's one of the reason's I want to travel.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The first thing that comes to mind after this question is clearly Burning Man. Probably the most enjoyable week of my life. Other than that... the last month has been increeeeedible! I love traveling!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can design, draw, sculpt and other forms of visual arts. Now I'd love to move as far as possible from the computer and learn to surf, play guitar and work on wood.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Singapore, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

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