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Oriol Rafols

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Overview

  • 26 Positive References
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Spanish; learning Chinese, French, Russian
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Messing up the order
  • Geology
  • From Vilanova i la Geltrú, Catalonia, Spain
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About Me

ABOUT ME

Well, I just try to expend as much time on the road as I can. I write things, even now I'm trying to write a novel. I'm curious, quite curious. Overall, keen to know. Enjoying :)

PHILOSOPHY

Trust if you wanna be trusted.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

As everyone here, I guess, I find it much more interesting to know a country through locals, their houses and their stories, rather than through hotel waiters :)

I hosted some people when I was living in Bangkok. In Barcelona I can't host, but feel free to contact me anytime for anything :)

Interests

Travel, travel and writting. I like to know the story of things.

I love literature, art, history, essential oils and zouk dancing.
I like well decorated places, old neighbourhoods with plants, narrow streets and fountains. And animals, some times.

I love and hate spiders, at the same time :)

Music, Movies & Books

The classic Russian writers are maybe my favourites. Dostoievski, Chekhov, Gogol... they are simply awesome. Also some french ones like Camus, Céline; English-speaking ones like Kerouac, Miller, Fante... and a long list from all over the world. And, of course, the great Gabriel García Marquez. In essence, whatever well written.

I love art. I have a nice time going to galleries and museums. I like great artists like Matisse, Dalí, etc., but I also like a lot going to little shows by local artists. It gives charm to places.

Talking about music, bossa nova, bebop, reggae and classic music. Once I was percussionist of a reggae band.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

From Barcelona to Guangzhou (Hong Kong) over land, hitchhiking. Many cars and many interesting people. From there, I hitchhiked down to Kuala Lumpur.

Central Asia and the Caucasus, the most interesting regions I've ever been!

Teach, Learn, Share

Wanna learn more zouk and more languages :) And I can teach what I already know about it ;)

I'm passionate about essential oil blending and smells. Maybe I could also teach you some basics too.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I always, always, cook. I love cooking. Prepare for some Spanish and Catalan dishes, paella, Spanish omelette, "esqueixada" or "escalivada", and some other invented by me :)

I like good conversations, those with a cup of wine and a sofa. I offer you one. And some dancing steps :P

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Spain, Thailand

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