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  • 5 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Educator
  • Lewis and Clark College '08
  • From Pacific Northwest, USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

I like good conversation, to cook/eat new things, go backpacking, ride bikes, read books, and play basketball. I enjoy meeting new people that challenge the way I think; there is so much to learn in the world and I am thankful for the opportunity to travel from time to time.

Me gusta una buena platica, cocinar y COMER cosas nuevas, hacer backpacking y caminatas, leer libros y jugar basketball. Me gusta conocer a la gente que piensa diferente de mi y que pueden desafiar mi punta de vista; hay tanto por conocer en este mundo y me siento muy afortunado tener la oportunidad viajar y conocer otros lados.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I try to avoid the hotels/ hostels/ tourist areas in general when traveling. I like to see places through the eyes of local, everyday-type people.

Trato de evadir los hoteles/ hostales/ areas turísticos. Me gusta ver lugares por los ojos de la gente humilde y local.


Cooking and food tend to be my main focus whether at home or traveling. I really enjoy trying typical foods and learning about them as well.

Cocinar y la comida en general es mi enfoque principal en mi tierra igual por otros lados. Me gusta mucho probar comidas típicas y aprender sobre ellas también.

  • flamenco
  • cooking
  • beer
  • coffee
  • running
  • walking
  • gardening
  • anime
  • backpacking
  • basketball
  • hitchhiking
  • volunteering
  • reading books
  • social justice
  • bikes
  • street food
  • people watching
  • transportation
  • cider
  • botany
  • speaking spanish
  • literacy
  • luthiery

Music, Movies, and Books

Mario Vargas Llosa, John Steinbeck, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Music: flamenco, rap, R&B, jazz, acoustic, indie, math rock, classical, samba, some pop music, salsa, música llanera, and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting. Anime: Full Metal Alchemist, Steins;Gate, Hunter x Hunter

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I lived in Bogotá, Colombia for almost three years (2010 - 2013), teaching English and doing a bunch of hiking with a group called Los Patas Bravas (Angry Feet? haha) in Cundimarca on the weekends. I rode my bike as transportation all over the city and survived to tell the story.

Vivi en Bogota, Colombia casi tres anos, ensenando ingles y caminando con un grupo que se llamo Los Patas Bravas, andando por Cundinamarca los fines de semana. Monté mucha bici y sobreviví!

Teach, Learn, Share

Local street food above all. Of course interesting things to do, places I can walk/ take mass transit to, but really it's about food and good conversation.

Comida callejera es mi favorita. Por supuesto, me gusta hacer cosas interesantes y fuera de lo normal, ir a lugares a pie, pero sobre todo comer bien y tener buena conversación.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Flamenco, bike-related stuff including some basic maintenance and how to ride safely in the city, basketball, food and cooking (but I don't claim to be a great cook or anything), backpacking, gardening/ botany. I'm always interested in learning about other people's passions, so please share them with me.

I'm an English teacher so I can also help with English if someone is interested.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, United States

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