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Tim Cruz y Celis

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

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Overview

  • 40 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Yucatec Maya
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Study, love, teach, love, read, love...
  • University. Books. People. Trying to...
  • From Mexico.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Teaching somewhere in Central/South America, contributing to alternative education, being part of an autonomous & self sustainable community in Latin America.

ABOUT ME

Weird person. Very open about everything. Brought up as a christian, militant atheist for many years, currently shifting from agnostic to spiritual. Changed my studies many times and towards many different directions (from law school to Organic-Mayan-Rebel-Farming). I love love, and love to love and be loved. I love BOOKS. I love THE WORLD AS A LIVING ORGANISM WHERE WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. But I'm still not sure everything is connected.

PHILOSOPHY

I don't think god (in a religious sense) exists. At a point I wasn't sure we existed, that I existed. I believe my notion of what is good and what is bad comes from my mind and have trouble recognizing that love is, per se, the only "spiritual" or "metaphysical" concept that makes living worth all this complicated situation of being alive.

At the end of the day, I believe I try to walk on the path on the middle, sure that contradictions are inevitable, but am aware that this will take me where I want to go and where the world goes, no matter what.

Still, the hope to make my own path is great. I'm on it. I'm on it.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Have hosted mostly, traveled to mountain and sea with couchsurfers, and hope to travel and surf soon.

Have given and received online information, wonderful information.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couchsurfing has changed a small part of my life. The project catalyzes personal relationships, giving us the opportunity to find ourselves with people or in journeys that can change our life.

Interests

Books, traveling, linguistics, pedagogy, international affairs, poetry, existentialism, organic farming, cuisine, science, sustainable development, politics, animal behavior, music, traditions, old stuff, antiques, entheogens & psychedelics, precolumbian cultures, history, love, tattoos and piercings, morality, literature, evolution, atheism, films, languages, sexual behavior, information science, anti-government movements, crazy authors, blogs, Internet, bicycles.

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES:

The Salt of The Earth, La Belle Verte, Kusutirka, Kubrick, Charlie Kaufman's scripts, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, González Iñarritu, Amelie, Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Casino, The Corporation, Michael Moore, Noviembre by Aquero Mañas, Tarantino, Kim Ki Duk, Won Kar Wai, Park Chan Woo, I Love Huckabees, Wes Anderson, Jim Jaramusch, Dead Like Me, Breaking Bad, The Walknig Dead; 2001: A space Odyssey, 9 Songs, Adaptation, Butterfly Effect, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, El Crimen del Padre Amaro, La Ley de Herodes, Cantinflas, Pedro Infante, Woody Allen, David Lynch, Wim Wenders, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Almodovar, Otesánek (Svankmajer), Reconstrucción, Jeunet, Fellini, Abbas Kiarostami, Story of the eye, TEMPORADA DE PATOS (Eimbcke), The squid and the Whale, Chris Cunningham, Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze. There are so many more.

MUSIC:

Joanna Newsom, Yann Tiersen, Cocorosie, Dresden Dolls, Treeat, JJ72, Estopa, Café Tacuba, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Cabo San Roque, The Beatles, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Bjork, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Bright Eyes, Paganini, Moncayo, Arturo Márquez, Carlos Prieto, Bob Marley, Animal Collective, Daft Punk, Fisherspooner, Opera, Several Sountracks and indigenous live music, Phoenix, Air, EITS, Mars Volta, The Smiths, The Doors, The velvet underground, Jannis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Cesaria Evora, No Smoking Orchestra, Tambuco, Voz en Punto, Convivium Musicum, Tom Waits, José José, Leonard Bernstein. J. S. BACH above anyone else.

BOOKS:

Cien años de Soledad (García Márquez), Man's search for meaning (Frankl), Diablo Guardián (Xavier Velasco), Popol Vuh, Poesía y ensayo completo (Octavio Paz), Revista Algarabía, Gabriel García Márquez, The wrong boy (Willy Russell), Thinks (David Lodge), Letter to my father & The Metamorphosis, Dante, Casar, Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda, libros de historia en general, UNAMUNO, libros de los temas que me gustan, Salvador Elisondo y Rosario Castellanos, Salvador Novo, Miguel Hernández, H.G. Welles, George Orwell's 1984. There are so many more.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Evaded an existential crisis by: abandoning my college, my car and my flat in Mexico City, biking to Mérida in the Yucatán peninsula and going through a six month training on how to fight against "the system" in a revolutionary Mayan organic farming project!

Bicycled Cuba.

Climbed a bunch of Mexico's Volcanoes.

Swam with alligators in the Caribbean.

Had intense loving experiences in the waterfalls of Chiapas.

Been arrested for sunbathing in the nude.

Wrote really nice poems.

I stopped using some dangerous polluting materials, became very conscious of recycling and managing my waste and the water I consume and pollute.

Changed my point of view radically, sometimes, hehe.

All kinds of drugs.

Teach, Learn, Share

I hope to LEARN and SHARE as much as I am possible and as much as anyone will let me.

I know how to wash hammocks, travel in Mexico properly.

I can teach how to teach.

I can teach Spanish.

I can teach people and children how to enjoy poetry, books and reading.

I am a big www.TED.com follower.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Hugs. Love. Books. Conversations. Coffee. A few Drinks. Sometimes a mobile phone and a bicycle. :P

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Mexico, Spain

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