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Overview

  • 33 references 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Political Organizer
  • Bachelores in Political Science and Spanish
  • From Grand Rapids, MN, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I work in politics and when I am not working I seek to travel throughout Latin America with the intention of learning about different cultures and learning from everyone I meet.

ABOUT ME

I love talking about politics and religion. I am generally relaxed and will talk about anything. One of my goals in life is to help people, however cliche that sounds I seek to better ones others life. I also like to think of myself as open minded and having the ability to listen to others perspectives.

PHILOSOPHY

I have been privileged in my lifetime and because of that privilege I have had wonderful experiences. This is why I seek to help others help themselves.

Soy privilegiado y porque de este privlegio he tenido muchas buenas experiencias. Por eso, quiero ayudar personas a ayudar sus mismos.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love meeting people traaveling and I have found the people from couchsurfing to be wonderful. If it was not for couchsurfing in Buenos Aires, Argentina my experience there would not have been as wonderful as it was and I wouldnt have met such great people.

In Mexico I have stayed with many people and I have made wonderful friend through my hosts.

I have hosted people in my home town of Grand Rapids.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have been to several events such as picnics in Buenos Aires. It totally transformed my experience there. I have stayed with wonderful people in Mexico and I have therefore learned about the wonderful culture and people of Mexico.

Interests

I like to read novels as well as non-fiction. I love meeting new people and I have found that I learn something new from everyone I meet.

I always like to better my Spanish and my trips to Latin America have a couple goals in mind. One is to learn abou the culture and people where I go as well as continue learning spanish.

  • culture
  • politics
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • soccer
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:Relato de un naufrago, One Flew Over the Koo Koos Nest, King of the Flies, La pregunta de sus ojos, Dracula, Frankenstein, 1984, Brave New World

movies: El secreto de sus ojos. Requiem for a dream - need to watch with friends otherwise it is just to depressing, Superbad,

Series; Dexter, House of Cards, The Walking Dead, and so many more Netflix series ha ha

Musica: Calle 13, Juanes, Mana, Mercedes Sosa

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I climbed the tallest volcano in Central America called Tajumulco en Guatemala. Played soccer on a tour of the Salt Flats of Bolivia.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to learn about other peoples cultures and to language.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can teach them about my culture and share my life experiences. I can also help them learn English if you want.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, France, Greece, Mexico, Peru, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, United States

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