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Teaching somewhere in Central/South America, contributing to alternative education, being part of an autonomous & self sustainable community in Latin America.
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.
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 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.
Books, traveling, linguistics, pedagogy, education, post-apocalyptic scenarios, survival skills, international affairs, poetry, existentialism, sex, organic farming, cuisine, science, death, 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, plants, anti-government movements, crazy authors, blogs, Internet, bicycles, camping.
Music, Movies, and Books
GOT, Moonrise Kingdom, Frances Ha, Mad Max Fury Road,The Salt of The Earth, La Belle Verte, Kusutirka, Kubrick, Lars von Trier, Charlie Kaufman's scripts, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, González Iñarritu, Lost in La Mancha, Amelie, Royal Tenembaums, The Yes Men, 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, Star Wars, BIG ADVENTURE TIME fan. There are so many more.
Glenn Gould, Apparat, B. Lewis, The Beatles (just a few songs, though), Belle and Sebastian, Beth Gibbons, Joanna Newsom, Yann Tiersen, Cocorosie, Dresden Dolls, Treeat, JJ72, Estopa, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, CABO SAN ROQUE, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, BJÖRK (uff, I love her), 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. Café Tacuba (early years only), CAT EMPIRE (is so fun), Cat Stevens (only recently, since I saw Harold & Maude), COCOROSIE (specially live), Den Sorte Skole, DEVENDRA BANHART (he's really gorgeous), Felix Laband, Tyondai Braxton, LOS ANGELES AZULES, Moderat, Nicolas Jaar, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, THE SARCASTIC DHARMA SOCIETY, Soda Stereo AND Gustavo Cerati (playing solo, he was solo good), XXYXX, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Lessons of the Masters (Steiner), STEVEN PINKER, El Animalario del Doctor Revillod (Javier Sáez in general), Dr. SEUSS, So Many Books (Gabriel Zaid), ANTONIO ESCOHOTADO, Francisco y Natalia Toledo, ed wARDESTlin cUmMInGs, Mary Roach, Cien años de Soledad (García Márquez), Man's search for meaning (Frankl), Diablo Guardián (Xavier Velasco), La Perorata Puberta, A.N. Roquelaure, Popol Vuh, Poesía y ensayo completo (Octavio Paz), Revista Algarabía, Gabriel García Márquez, The Giving Tree, 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 gust an, Sade, 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!
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, Belize, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In