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Random and occasional travels :)
I´m a Spanish journalist who has lived the last seven years in China.
In september 2014, I decided to take a break from China and travel around Latin America. It was supposed to be a 3-4 months trip... and I ended up travelling for 14 months!!
Especially when I travel (but not only) I´m a very passionate person with a lot of energy. I do get very easily excited about many many things.
As a journalist, when I travel I can´t help but to have a political-economic-social perspective on the countries I visit. You have been warned!! (although in a very polite and respectful way, always)
I also try to combine some nature (mostly hiking) whenever I´m traveling. I´m also an avid eater that will try absolutely everything. Mostly I enjoy a good conversation around a coffee, tea, beer, baijiu, sake, soju...
I´m also quite a geek, very interested in technology (smartphones and Kindle are both good friends of mine :)
And I also love photography and video, always travel with my DSLR camera, tripod, filters and some other gadgets.
The only language I can be considered expert is Spanish, and sometimes I even have doubts about it :) :)
Enjoy life as much as possible as long as you don´t hurt anyone around you.
Don´t spend a second in something you don´t like.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I was couchsurfing in july 2007 in the south of France and it was so cool that couldn´t stop anymore.
I have received some CSs at my hometown, Gijon, in the north of Spain, and also in Beijing, China.
I´ve been couchsurfing in different countries in Europe, Asia and Latin American and never had a bad experience!
Meet nice people.
Enjoy a good meal.
- scuba diving
- digital media
Music, Movies, and Books
Some writers: Hemingway, Kapuscinski, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Ernesto Sabato, Truman Capote, Balzac, Victor Hugo, Albert Camus, Luis Garcia Montero, Ma Jian, Lu Xun, Ba Jin.
Some directors: Pedro Almodovar, David Lynch, Wong Kar Wai, Zhang Yimou, Sofia Coppola, Jia Zhangke, Woody Allen, Billy Wilder, Fernando de Leon, Lars Von Trier, Li Yang...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Diving in Cozumel island, surrounded by hundreds of colorful fish.
Ziplining in the Copper Canyon of Mexico, 2.000 meters above sea level.
Spent several days in the geek district of Tokio, Akibahara. Loved it there!!!
Going to Galapagos Islands.
Did I say I lived 7 years in China? Many people think that´s quite amazing.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you how to cook "tortilla de patata" (Spanish omelet), share with you the secret and best recipe of Sangria and practice Spanish.
I can also tell you lots of stories from my seven years living in China :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, North Korea, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, China, France, Spain, United Kingdom