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Overview

  • 8 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Danish, French, German, Icelandic, Norwegian Bokmål
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Scholar
  • PhD
  • From Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Publish a couple books I´m working on. Record some decent music.

ABOUT ME

I am a historian with a particular interest in the Scandinavian Middle Ages, ancient languages and economic anthropology.
I like books, listening to music, playing guitar/bass/drums (none of them well, to be honest), good beer & wine, peace, historical monuments and sites, games (board games, strategy games, card games), thinking and talking. I am quite into politics and philosophy, and enjoy discussing those topics.
I tend to prefer people with a strong personality and some sense of humor (but not too much, people who laugh at everything tire me). I generally feel puzzled by people too interested in their looks.

PHILOSOPHY

A rationalist: I believe most stuff is better solved by thinking clearly and calmly about it. Politically speaking, I am moderate leftist.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I´ve been a member of CS before, hosted a few people while I lived in Iceland. I surfed for the first time in the summer 2012 in Aarhus, and it was a wonderful experience.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Generally positive, met some interesting people in Reykjavík, Buenos Aires and Aarhus. I had just one bad experience (as a host)

Interests

History.
Anthropology.
Art.
Music.
Politics.
Architecture.
Philosophy.
Beer.

  • books
  • architecture
  • dining
  • wine
  • beer
  • politics
  • music
  • guitar
  • anthropology
  • history
  • languages
  • art

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Too many to make a list. My favourite is Essai sur le don ("The gift") by M. Mauss. Kafka's "The trial" is probably my fav fiction book.

Movies: I generally do not like movies too much, but there are around 20 exceptions, and I enjoy discovering new ones.

Music: Almost everything. Strong preferences for grunge and alt. rock. Fav. bands are probably PJ harvey, Pearl Jam and Tool at the moment. (And Bob Marley!)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Being 8 years old, I looked upwards to the vitreaux and arches of a gothic cathedral somewhere in Spain. Pure awesomeness.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach history and some language (is anybody there into Old Norse?). Maybe some basics of guitar playing or music theory.
I´d like to learn German, and practice French and Scandinavian languages.

What I Can Share with Hosts

food, beer, walks, talks

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Iceland

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