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Samuel Sarmiento

Baltimore, MD, USA

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Overview

  • 32 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Dutch, German
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Ambassador for Peace, Planet Keeper,...
  • Medical Doctor
  • From Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To escape the frantic pace of modern society.

ABOUT ME

I'm a laid-back guy, a young physician but surfer at heart. A couple of years ago, I embarked on a journey to become a polyglot. Six languages later, I'm just as excited as during my first conversation in French.

I enjoy having an meaningful conversation over a glass of wine. I'm a very active person who likes to stay fit. What else... An open-minded person, a true free spirit. Loves to travel. Is ready after a swim in the ocean, not after spending hours on hair/primping. Has a genuine interest in different cultures, people, and languages. Is well-rounded but not arrogant or pretentious. Is sophisticated, yet not condescending or superficial.

PHILOSOPHY

Si el mundo te da la espalda, ¡agárrale el culo!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Curretly as a host. In places where the CS community is more active and organized, I love to partake in all kinds of events and meet-ups. Never a dull moment with fellow CSers!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I was first introduced to CouchSurfing through friends in New York City. After attending a few events, I was delighted to discover a community that shares my view of the world and my passion for traveling. Consequently, I opened an account and have hosted extensively, surfed, and traveled with fellow CSers. Every experience has been positive and I have learned from each of them. I hope to continue to benefit from this opportunity to learn and share in respect and tolerance.

Interests

Outside of medicine, I maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, a balanced diet, and a "dose of ritualism" by adhering to my beliefs. I enjoy hikes in nature, climbing, running, surfing and swimming, and I make an effort to lift weights on a consistent basis. I also have a genuine interest in traveling and discovering different cultures. At the same time, I believe it's important to stay grounded and loyal to family.

Music, Movies & Books

My interests include independent movies, creative writing, world music and making music myself (I play the guitar).

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- Upclose view of manta rays while snorkeling on Isla de la Plata
- First summit in the Andes at 5,200 meters in the Illinizas
- Walking through the red-stoned Jesuit Reductions in Misiones, Argentina. Taken back centuries in the astonishingly well-preserved humid, red scenery.

Teach, Learn, Share

The languages I speak. Insight into Latin American culture. I hope to learn just as much from you and thus turn this into a mutually-enriching experience!

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Ecuador, United States, Uruguay

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