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  • 10 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, German
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Teacher, bartender, and former au pair.
  • Marketing, English teaching, and bartending.
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About Me


To help the world become the best it can by becoming the best person I can and to have at least one friend from each country.


I'm an English teacher and bartender.
I work with 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in the mornings and with teenagers and adults in the afternoons. I also teach corporate groups and do translations.
On Thursdays, I mix drinks at a local bar; there's a live jazz band too.


Dream BIG. Work hard.

Couchsurfing Safety: I am committed to the safety and welfare of all of my invited guests. I am practically concerned regarding the proper behavior towards single female surfers. I consider my home a safe place for all individuals who travel alone. This commitment is based upon my integrity, honesty and responsibility as a man. I encourage and challenge all male members of the couchsurfing community to commit and post on their profile a commitment to the safety and welfare of their guests while under their watch. I also do not see couchsurfing as a dating website in any way and will not use it as such in anyway and will be committed to the safety, privacy and boundaries of all that decide to surf with me or those that host me.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'd like to see the world. And the world is not a lot of famous places and landmarks. WE are the world, we are the people. So I want to meet people, make friends, learn and teach things, connect, understand others, and have new experiences and adventures. I don't think there's a better way to do this than by couchsurfing.


After arriving to NYC on New Year's and being informed by my hotel that my reservation had been canceled and I didn't have where to stay, I hopelessly posted on one of the forums. I was surprised when I was contacted by different people offering their couches. I ended up having a great time in NYC, made new friends and my faith in humanity was restored. Since then I've met a lot of great people through couchsurfing.


Life. I find everything to be absolutely fascinating. But mainly: ART, specially music. Nature, technology, and how they can co-exist. Politics. Religions. Fashion. Design. Languages. Traveling. Leadership. Entrepreneurship. Innovation. Biographies. Quotes. Marketing. Social development.

  • arts
  • culture
  • design
  • fashion
  • education
  • recipes
  • cocktails
  • drinking
  • politics
  • technology
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • jazz
  • drums
  • teaching
  • entrepreneurship
  • languages
  • religion
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES. The Other Side Of Immigration. Rudo y Cursi. Avatar. Fight Club. El Infierno.

TV. How I Met Your Mother. Two And A Half Men. Californication. Skins.

Music. Gorillaz, AC/DC, Queens of The Stone Age, Franz Ferdinand, Rihanna, Foo Fighters, We Are Standard, Blink 182.

Books. The Unbearable Lightness Of Being. Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Le Petit Prince.

*This needs a little updating. I still like all of this but I feel like I should include more recent stuff too.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

2010 World Youth Conference volunteering. I met so many interesting people (mostly education and youth affairs ministers) from all over the world, specially from Africa; and Mexican volunteers. I translated speeches for my state's governor and the Tai princess, and then had dinner with them.

And jumping out of a plane.

Teach, Learn, Share

TEACH: English, Spanish, and a little French. Drums. Mexican cuisine.

LEARN: Anything and everything.

SHARE: My knowledge, culture, values, and life.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my time and my knowledge. I can share my point of view, vision, and ideas. Also a few signature cocktail recipes ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Costa Rica, Mexico, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Costa Rica, Mexico, United States

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