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To achieve a greater perspective on the meaning of life through the medium of books, films, conversation, people, alcohol, nature and travel!
I have lived in Vienna, Austria, for 6 years, where I studied for a Masters in Translation Studies at the University of Vienna. In the meantime I have busied myself with learning as much as possible about the kind, good-natured (sometimes grumpy) people of this architecturally stunning city and tried to explore as much of this small but fine country as possible; its mountains, lakes and peculiar sausage dishes! I love feeling like I am part of somewhere wherever it is I go. I am a linguist at heart, so I love to listen to and try to absorb as many foreign languages as possible, as this is key to understanding the rich variety of amazing people on this planet.
I would like to say I am mostly easy-going, but I do have South American parents, which I heard can make me a bit volatile, overly-passionate and emotional sometimes. But what's wrong with showing a little emotion, in my opinion!
Generally I am very friendly, enjoy food and wine and I have a real sweet tooth. I love animals and different ways of experiencing nature :) I am also a real movie fan and love all sorts of genres, like arthouse films, some Hollywood ones, Almodovar, Coen brothers and even some Bollywood!
Sometimes I'm funny.
Crying and laughing (sometimes at the same time) is the best remedy to all one's problems.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I go to the CS parties and get togethers in the CS community quite regularly here in Vienna.
3 weeks in Andalucia with a good friend of mine. Malaga, Granada, Almeria... Sardinia in August 2010, Tallinn, Madrid and Galicia! Also in Llubljana, Slovenia.
Travelling, nature, beaches, mountains, city breaks, wine, yoga, hitch-hiking, music and food! Listening to people who play guitar :-)
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Manu Chao, Ojos de brujo, Amadou and Mariam, Jorge Ben Jor, Shantel, Chico Trujillo.
Books: Planet of the Apes, Love in the time of cholera, 100 years of solitude, Of love and other demons, Ignorance, Immortality, The Joker, Daisy Miller, Fraeulein Else, Mephisto, Death in Venice, Captains of the Sand etc.
Films: Black Book, Happiness, Central Station, Die Faelscher, La Mome, Fargo, 2024, In The Mood For Love, All About My Mother, Talk To Her, Azul casi negro, Princesas, The Postman Always Rings Twice, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Three Colours Blue, Dark Horse, Matador and many more
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hitch-hiking around Iceland in summer! A fantastic experience full of loads of wonderful, amusing and interesting people and the most bizarre and stunning landscape I have ever experienced.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Pleasant (and sometimes controversial) conversation topics, cooking, hanging out, going on nice walks or hikes and (if desired) on jolly drinking tours and generally being eager to take part in anything that hosts may like to share with me! I can also regale you with many stories, of travels, literature, music and living in different countries.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Viet Nam