Rubén Escobar

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (Republic of)

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  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Spanish; learning French, Italian
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • No occupation listed
  • Graduated in Journalism
  • From Mataro (Barcelona)
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Learning from people. They always make me grow!


I don't like to wake up very late in the morning, I just feel as if I had lost the day. I like very much the sound of the rain when I'm just falling asleep. I like trekking, and enjoy the nature. I'm comprehensive and I try to understand others. I adore literature, one of my highest passions. I don't have prejudices about food, traditions, so I get easily used to new lifestyles. I am self-taught and I love creativity, imagination and details!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


CATALONIA: Girona, Ampuriabrava, Olot, Montblanc.

SPAIN: Zaragoza, Valencia.

EUROPE: France (Beziers and Preixan -Carcassonne-)
Holland (Den Haag, Utrecht, Maastricht)
Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Germany (Berlín, Köln)
Belgium (Waterloo, Tournai, Charleroi)


I like reading, it's one of my passions. Moreover, I like watching films and finding hidden places in the cities I visit. Travelling is one of my hobbies, so whenever I can and whoever want it too, I join with to the place we select. I like meeting new traditions and cultures. I study journalism, so I'm interested in international relationships and conflicts which have taken place all over the world. Specially, I like learning new things day by day, and help people to learn somewhat else if I can.

Music, Movies, and Books


ORWELL, GEORGE: 1984, Animal Farm
CAPOTE, TRUMAN: In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Music for Chameleons
KAPUSCINSKI, RYSZARD: The Soccer War, The Emperor, Imperium, Travels with Herodotus, Ebano
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, GABRIEL: Noticia de un secuestro, El general en su laberinto, Crónica de una muerte anunciada, Amor en tiempos del cólera, Relato de un náufrago
WOLFE, TOM: The Right Stuff, New Journalism
REVERTE, ARTURO PÉREZ: El pintor de batallas, Capitán Alatriste, Territorio Comanche
VILA-MATAS ENRIQUE: Dublinesca, El mal de Montano, Bartleby y compañía

OTHER INTERESTING WRITERS: José Saramago, Mario Vargas Llosa, Javier Cercas, Henry David Thoreau, Antonio Tabucchi, Joe Sacco, Herman Hesse, John Dos Passos, Robert Walser, John Hersey, Kafka, Hunter S. Thompson, Philip Roth, Salam Auslander, Guy de Maupassant, Günter Wallraff, Quim Monzó, Joaquim Amat-Piniella, Roald Dahl, Javier Marías, Aldous Huxley, Haruki Murakami, José Luis Sampedro, Paul Auster...

SOME BOOKS I RECOMMEND: The Catcher in the Rye, A confederacy of dunces, According to Pereira, Mr Vertigo, HHhH, Soldados de Salamina, Gomorra

2) FILMS: Big Fish, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, American Physco, Punch Drunk Love, Cinema Paradiso, Amour, Funny Games, Amen, Holy Motors, Drive, Shame, Argo, Persepolis, La voz dormida, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs, The Concert, Swimming Pool, Caché, The Capital, La cinta blanca, Como ser John Malkovich, El gran Lebowsky, Brick, Mullholand Drive, Two Lovers, 21 gramos, Gran Torino, Inception.......

3) MUSIC: Txarango, Simon & Garfunkel, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Bruce Springsteen, Ben Harper, Phil Collins, Tina Turner, System of a Down, Dub Incorporation, La Gossa Sorda...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The first moment was in Paris, just in the garden located below the Sacre-Coeur. I could observe all the Parisian view from one of the highest places, listening to a very peaceful music which made me relax and enjoy the moment. It was a lovely moment.

The second one was in Den Haag. I had the chance to sleep in a skyline doing couchsurfing, and I could wake up in the morning and saw from the 21st floor the sunrise of the city.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In


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