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Overview

  • 43 References 19 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Japanese
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Engineer & Teacher
  • University of Antioquia
  • From Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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About Me

Hola, I'm Daniel from Colombia, I'm currently living and working in Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam as an English teacher.

I've worked for two consecutive summers (2014-2015) in the USA as a camp counselor and as a lifeguard, that's when I discovered my passion for swimming and working with young people then decided to try it as a teacher in Vietnam and I'm loving it so much that I'm working hard so I can pay for my master degree in education in the near future.

I've lived in the Philippines for 2 years working as a Engineer trainee for a Oil refinery and as a Spanish representative for website Tripadvisor in Manila. I've met tons of awesome people there thanks to Couchsurfing, Filipinos really take the CS experience to a whole new level, they're great people, so kind and welcoming.
I was part of ultimate frisbee team along with some CS friends, we played almost every two weeks and we even enrolled a tournament, it was so much fun.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm wanna meet fellow travelers and locals to exchange our culture and passion for traveling and languages.

I like living and traveling abroad, most of my travels have been to Asian countries but I'm looking forward to travel in other parts of the world, especially Europe and South America, make new friends

Interests

I enjoy attending big concerts and music festivals.

I like sports in general even though I'm not exceptionally good in any( maybe swimming), but I do it just for fun and to stay healthy. My favorites are ultimate Frisbee, biking, football and table tennis.

  • concerts
  • traveling
  • music
  • swimming
  • language exchange
  • films
  • ultimate frisbee
  • watersports
  • asian food
  • asian culture
  • waterskiing
  • tabletennis

Music, Movies, and Books

I like mostly alternative rock music, but I enjoy with different kind of music.

Here some of my favorites bands: Incubus, Radiohead, Snow Patrol, One Republic, Keane, Smashing Pumpinks, Depeche Mode, Arctic Monkeys, The Lumineers,

International concerts I've attended so far:

The Offspring
Ataris
Smashing Pumpkins
Lifehouse
Snow Patrol
Keane
Fall Out Boy
Linkin Park
The Killers

I'm looking forward to attending more concerts :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swam in clear Turquoise waters in the Philippines.

seen amazing stars in Kansas USA.

visited stunning ancient temples in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm willing to teach you some Spanish if you are interested, I could tell you about Colombian culture, our music, history, dishes etc.

We could also exchange stories about travels and some tips for the future if you're planning to visit any of the countries I've been to.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Colombia, Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Colombia, Philippines, United States, Viet Nam

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