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Juan Pincheira

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires City, Argentina

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Overview

  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Portuguese
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Traveler - Biz Adm - Anthropologist ...
  • Attended to University of Buenos Aires
  • From Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoy the lightness of being.

ABOUT ME

Feeling tired of my white collar kind of life back in Buenos Aires, I just quit my job and started my trip around the world. First, I headed to beautiful New Zealand, where I lived for a year, and from where was able to explore amazing Asia (First trip included SEA, HK and Macau). Then I had the pleasure of living in wonderful Australia, where I stayed for a year and a half. Next chapter was in Taiwan, where I stayed for six unforgettable months, went back to Oz and now I'm back in BA planning my next trip.
I love backpacking, reading, watching movies/documentaries (not only American...), sports (football, running, hiking, etc) and specially, helping people, so, that's why I joined CS. Hope to see you around!

PHILOSOPHY

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Taking Couchsurfing spirit as a personal way of being.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

When in Buenos Aires, I would help CSers who were willing to know the city, it's people, our culture.
Now that I'm travelling, I try to make people know about Couchsurfing. I'm spreading the word...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

A friend of mine told me about his experience couchsurfing around Europe and that was it, I knew I had to be a part of it.
Hope one day to be able to host fellow couchsurfers (I definitely will as soon as I'm back to Argentina)

Interests

People
And I really enjoy reading a good book (I'm reading Wild swans by Jung Chang, at the moment) and hope to write one myself someday, practicing any kind of sport, since I'm backpacking now, anything related to the matter and I am watching a lot of Asian films lately (If you are in Sydney, do not miss the Korean film night on Thursdays, organized by the Korean Culture Center).

Music, Movies & Books

Everything that makes you think.
Books: Spartacus (H. Fast), Tropic of Cancer, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Lord of the flies, The Drowned and the Saved, 1984, Animal farm, Norwegian wood etc, etc.
Movies: Das Leben der Anderen, Shi gan, La historia oficial, Janghwa, Hongryeon, The Godfather, Metro Manila, etc, etc.
Documentaries: Defamation, Las AAA son las tres armas, Apologies of an Economic Hit Man, The Century of the Self, Food Inc. etc, etc.
Music: Pretty much everything

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The very idea of being hosted by someone, at his/her home... amazing.
Been hosted four times now. :) :) :) :) To my great hosts.

Teach, Learn, Share

I believe that learning someone else's language means to open the gates to an entire culture, to a world to be discovered.
Creo que aprender el idioma del otro significa abrir las puertas a un nueva cultura, a un mundo por ser descubierto.

I would love learning Mandarin

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Cambodia, Chile, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan

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