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Andrés Barrios

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Overview

  • 19 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Chinese (Simplified), French
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Cultural Manager
  • No education listed
  • From Mexico City
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To organise an exhibition of my dad's art in Fine Arts Palace

ABOUT ME

I think I have learnt more about life during the last months than the rest of my life for I have lived so many important things the recent days. Due to the above, I have been trying to stop routines, to have a look inside of me, to become even more reflexive and to propose new paths. If we meet you will understand what I mean.

PHILOSOPHY

I am compromised and convinced with the fact that the most important change that could happen in personal life is the removement and replacement of our very estructures and self paradigms in order to rebuild ourselves and to become better persons.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Fortunately, I have had the chance to use CS intensively. I have met great people by using this and I have no regrets. I have hosted and have been hosted by really nice friends. Not only that but also have guided traveleres in my city.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Basically, my CS experiences have been extraordinary.

Interests

I have so many different interests. I am interested in arts in general, for my dad was a ramarkable Mexican painter. I love good conversations, I am very talkative and expresive, I am a films, music and literature lover. I enjoy studying and understanding about politics, history, economy, philosophy, environment and many other things.

Music, Movies & Books

Cinema: Theo Angelopoulos, Andrei Tarkovsky, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Emir Kusturica, David Lynch, Lars Von Trier, Abbas Kiarostami, Stanley Kubrick, Wong Kar Wai, Kim Ki-duk, Quentin Tarantino, Alfred Hitchcock, Ingmar Bergman, Guisseppe Tornatore, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Charles Chaplin, Pedro Almodóvar, Woody Allen.

Music: Tradiotional music of so many regions and classical music, among other genres; Shostakovich, Schnittke, Rachmaninov, Arvo Pärt, Ligeti, Villalobos, Stockhausen, Xenakis, Gubaidulina, Gorecki, Karaindrou, Vasks, Piazzolla, Philip Glass, Penderecki, Mahler, Morton Feldman, Nyman.

Literature: Goethe, Hermann Hesse, José Hernández, Oliverio Girondo, Alfonsina Storni, Borges, Juan Gelman, Julio Cortázar, Elfriede Jelinek, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Mario Quintana, Lispector, Rubem Fonseca, Mistral, Neruda, Mo Yan, Dai Sijie, Li Po, García Márquez, José Martí, Naguib Mahfuz, Pérez Galdós, Cela, Alberti, Lorca, Mark Twain, Ibsen, Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Camus, Wilde, Lessing, Asturias, Kertesz, Benedetti, Tolstoi, Dostoievski, Saramago, Ernesto Cardenal, Rubén Darío, Nezahualcóyotl, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Pellicer, Villaurrutia, Chumacero, Octavio Paz, Rosario Castellanos, Jaime Sabines, Ibargüengoitia, Monsiváis, José Emilio Pacheco, Dolores Castro.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Have visited Chiapas, Mexico, it is an amazing place. There is also an unexpected encounter with a good-seized rattle snake, powerful and miystical situation. One special thing I will never forget is when I climbed the Iztaccíhuatl volcano, it was snowed and our course was perfectly enlightened by the moon, with the Popocatépetl behind us. It is a visualization that will prevail within my mind forever.

Teach, Learn, Share

I would like to teach something related to Mexican art, history, politics, etc. I would like to learn about you, your country, its culture. I like to share my opinions, things that I use to do, my cotidianity, my dreams, my time.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Peru, Romania, Spain, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Mexico

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