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  • 49 references 28 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Photographer , traveler, volunteer , partner
  • University of Life. (MA, MS, PhD, EdD), Photography, Huma...
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About Me


To Love!


Hey stranger!
I'm... you know, a group of atoms held together, changing constantly.

Born and raised in Colombia, but I have been away for almost half of my life, so I guess I'm a bit of everywhere I've been, everyone I've met and everything I've experienced.

Facts about me:

I love transcendental conversations as much as the most surreal, silly conversation. I like real talk and crave connection.

I really, REALLY, enjoy music. It's my favourite relationship. I consider Thom Yorke a closer friend than most of my friends.

I don't drink alcohol, but I'll toast with you! I don't eat meat, but I'll enjoy seeing your face of delight if you really like a good steak.

I'm absolutely in love with the best boyfriend on earth :)

I improvise. I'm terrible at planning. I'm like a last-minute-deal-friend.

I heart simple plans, like strolling around, listening to music, running, laying down in a park, taking a bus nowhere, reading, cooking, drawing, dancing, and getting dirty in the nature!!... basically sharing moments.

Some days I think I've got the world figured out...

most days I recognize that I don't know much at all.

Coffe? - documentary - weddings


Love deeply and freely. Don't expect. Don't posses. Don't take anything for granted.
Everything happens for a reason. Everything looks for its balance.
Take chances. Give everything and have no regrets.
Have fun with your mistakes and learn from them.
Everything changes and life always goes on.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love the humanity that is behind the idea of CS. It is like breaking frontiers and being all neighbors in this home of us which is the earth.
I've done a couple of artistic projects on couchsurfers. This one was published in Argentina. It is about the identity of each couchsurfer through their luggage. Our belonging talk for us. So I asked some couchsurfers that I hosted to open their luggage and let me know what did they carry with. Here are some photos.

Music, Movies, and Books

Specially Rock in all its presentations, anything that has the word "psychodelic", Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Classical, Tango, Salsa, Bossanova, Samba, Son Latino & fusions. I hate reggaeton, even though I dance to it.

I have lots of music from all around as to choose, but these are examples:
Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, Spinneta, Cerati, Hendrix, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, Air, The Doors, The Beatles, Beck, Massive attack, The cure, The Clash, The libertines, Ray Charles, Fleet Foxes, Bill Withers, Pearl Jam, The smiths, Nina Simone, Phoenix, Groundation, Iggy Pop, Janis Joplin, Drexler, The Kooks, Led Zeppelin, Morcheeba, Jamiroquai, Bomba Estereo, Chico Buarque, Cat Power, Cultura profética, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Fito Paez, Lhasa de sela, Toquinho, Vinicius de Moraes, The xx, Sly and The Family Stone, Marvin Gaye, Steve Vai, Coldplay, Les colocs, 65-days-of-static, Dave Pike, Ef, Madeleine Peyroux, Phyllis Dillon, Thievery corporation, Red sparrows, Efterklang, Ravi Shankar, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Jack Johnson, Toto la momposina, Days of the new, etc, etc, etc....

*The latin boom, specially Julio Cortazar.
*The classics: Dante, Nietzsche, Desiderius Erasmus Rotterdamus, Huxley. Herman Hesse. Krishnamurti.
* Poetry: Olivero Girondo. Bennedeti. Neruda. Alejandra Prizarnik. Walt Whitman. Cesar Vallejo.
* Others: Michael Ende. Murakami. Bukowski. Jodorowsky. Isabel Allende. Eduardo Galeano. Patrick Suskind, etc.

MOVIES: *From director: Jodorowsky, Woody Allen, Almodovar, Tim Burton, Eliseo Subiela. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Julio Medem, Wes Anderson, Jonathan Dayton...

*Favorite Movies:
Waking life.
Mi vecino Totoro.
Les incendies.
El lado oscuro del corazon.
No mires para abajo.
Los amantes del circulo polar.
Across the universe.
500 days of summer.
Ruby Sparks
The death poets society
Inglorious bastards

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Skydiving and flying a private airplane (and landing it) without a license.
Also, falling in love.

Teach, Learn, Share

My superpower is Loving and marveling at life. I guess one cannot teach how to love, but I'm all ears if you wanna talk about it.
Other than that, I have knowledge and/or ability in photography, travel, gluten-free veggie cooking, customer service, languages, trekking, running and dancing.

I like sharing, helping, serving. So, if you don't know, and I don't either, we can learn together and find out how it's done in the process!

I love learning. Anything. Everything. Specially about travels, countries and cultures, religions, Fire Poi, Hand crafts, Music, and Cuisine.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Hey, I'm a tool with a good attitude!
I'm up for building a project and helping out!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin (French part), Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Peru, United Kingdom, United States

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