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Overview

  • 142 references 111 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Dutch
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Ambassador for Peace, Planet Keeper, and Green Advocate
  • Medical Doctor
  • From Cuenca Canton, Azuay Province, Ecuador
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About Me

Check out our COUCHSURFING STORY here: https://blog.couchsurfing.com/my-journey-with-couchsurfing/

***100% straight. Come on gay dudes, get your act together. That's not what Couchsurfing is about.***

ABOUT ME

I'm a laid-back guy, a young doctor but surfer at heart. A few 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 believe I have a genuine interest in other peoples and cultures and I love to travel, learn new languages, engage in cultural experiences, and try different foods.

I enjoy getting to know someone over a glass of wine, figuring out public transportation in a new place, speaking the language of the locals, traveling like one, and winding down with kickboxing after a long week.

After an inordinate amount of education, I work in consulting in the life sciences with the company I started. You can learn more about what I do here: https://www.juniperconsulting.info/. I can be busy, but I still make time for the things that matter in my life like staying active, eating healthy, and keeping in touch with family.

PHILOSOPHY

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

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Mainly as an active host. I make an effort to be an ambassador of the places I host in, helping travelers and teaming up with other local CSers to organize events for the community.

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. I decided to create an account and I have since hosted extensively, surfed, and traveled with fellow CSers. Nearly 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'm a big martial arts fan and I practice kickboxing and wrestling. 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.

  • literature
  • traveling
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • martial arts
  • entrepreneurship
  • languages
  • medicine
  • biotechnology
  • weightlifting
  • creative writing

Music, Movies, and Books

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

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Literally saving a life.

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!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Travel anecdotes, how I became a polyglot, nutrition and lifestyle advice, a sense of humor, and obviously a meal or a drink!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Ecuador, United States, Uruguay

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