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Antoni Galbany

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, French, Spanish; learning German, Portuguese, Turkish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Journalist
  • Journalism and languages
  • From Barcelona, Spain
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Discovering who I am in Brazil!


I am 24 years old, easy-going and open-minded. I graduated in journalism last year and spent 3 months in the US having an internship at an NGO based in Washington DC called Search for Common Ground, where they work for the peace in the world.

I studied a year in Turkey (Galatasaray University) as an Erasmus exchange student, where I learned how to speak Turkish, how to drink Turkish tea, and how to discover a country from the point of view of a real traveller who speaks the language. It was a wonderful year.

I lived in Berlin for a year and a half, learning the language and trying to figure out what I wanted to do next! I worked as a tourist guide in Berlin, too.

Now I live in Rio de Janeiro and, who knows what is going to be next? Hopefully home, sweet home!

I don´t think sexual orientation should be something to sort us as persons. Just in case you are one of these persons, don´t bother writing me; we wouldn´t find much common ground.

And, if you got until here, it means you took your time to read who I am so please, write ASTEROID when you send me a request!


I believe that everybody has something to teach and I appreciate people who are able to listen and learn from a mutual exchange. I always try to understand other cultures and peoples from their point of view and, I think the world would be a nicer place if everybody did the same.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I couchsurfed in Syria and Turkey and had great experiences. I like couchsurfing because people are interested in others, being everybody really nice and willing to learn from the couchsurfing exchange. One of my best friends is actually a couchsurfer who travelled for a year from couch to couch, doing a world trip.


I enjoy speaking foreign languages. I can speak fluently English and French, and at an intermediate level Turkish and German and, now also Portuguese. I love travelling as a backpacker, going to unexpected places where only locals would take you. I like singing and playing the guitar, hiking and biking. I enjoy the beach and the sun and hate cold and rainy weather. (I am a mediterranean guy!)

Music, Movies & Books

1. The Alchimist by Paulo Coelho
2. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet
3. Pura Vida by Jose Maria Mendiluce
4. L´Atles Furtiu by Albert Bosch
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
6. Nunca sabrás a qué huele Bagdad by Marta Tafalla

1. Titanic
2. Aladin
3. La Sirenita
4. El Jardinero Fiel
5. La Mission

1. The Beatles
2. La Oreja de Van Gogh
3. Train
4. Marwan
5. 60s´

One Amazing Thing I've Done

1. Jumping from an airplane from 4000 meters
2. Hitch-hiking in the east of Turkey
3. Camino de Santiago.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach how to play the guitar and how to learn Turkish (it's not impossible!). I can also teach how to cook Spanish food (Paella, Gazpacho, Pà amb tomàquet).

I would love to learn about cooking, maybe some of your favourite songs to play them with my guitar and anything you consider it would be interesting to teach to others!

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Italy, Morocco, Serbia, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Turkey

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