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I just came back to Chile for the first time in six years to help my dad set up a photography exhibit commemorating the 40th anniversary of the coup. I am bumming around Santiago for the next 3 weeks looking for something to do.
I am a half-Chilean, half-Gringo perennial slacker and underachiver. Since dropping out of high school in my junior year and acquiring my GED, a solid case of existential funk and liberal guilt has seemingly driven my every action. I've been backpacking across the Latin America, worked super odd jobs, volunteered as an EMT, and have been in and out of college (as well as done other dumb shit).
I just came back to Chile for the first time in six years to help my dad set up a photography exhibit commemorating the 40th anniversary of the coup. Needless to say, after six years of absence I feel like a stranger to my own land. I would thus love to meet someone to share this experience of rediscovery with!
I am a leftist and secular humanist. I believe we have a basic obligation to help decrease suffering and income inequality but I don't get too hung up on it.
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I dunno, I'll see what I can do I guess!
I've never used this website but I've done couchsurfing in my lifetime. When I was 18 I went backpacking through the north of Chile and into Peru and Bolivia. Throughout my time there, I would stay with strangers whom I met.
Basketball (Anything about it, particularly playing pick-up)
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: All the King's Men, One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cien Años de Soledad), The Stranger (Camus), Motorcycle Diaries (Guevara), On the Road, LOTR: ROTK, One Bullet Away, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Pride and Prejudice, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Beloved, A Song of Ice and Fire
Favorite Authors: J.Baldwin, Hitchens, Kerouac, Marquez
Movies: Anything by Woody Allen (Vicky Christina Barcelona is my favorite), American Beauty, The Return of the King, 8 & 1/2, He Got Game, 10 Things I Hate About You, Friday, Sexo con Amor, Snatch, The Messenger (Joan of Arc), The Princess Bride, Machuca, The 400 Blows
Shows: Almost anything HBO. Particularly love True Blood, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Newsroom and most importantly, The Wire. Adventure Time, Seinfeld, Curb your Enthusiasm, Robotech.
Music: Reel Big Fish, Pink Floyd, Sublime, Immortal Technique, Gil Scott Heron, Molotov, Inti-Illimani, Los Tres, Biggy, Method Man, Los Fabulosos Cadilacs, Calle 13, Jedi Mind Tricks, Iron, Benni Benassi
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Exploring the Pongo de Mainique in Peru. Breathtaking.