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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Chinese (Simplified), German, Japanese, Russian
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • University studient.
  • Future doctor and psychologist.
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About Me

I am a simple guy who adores traveling and can't imagine his life without it.

If you don't read ALL my profile, I won't host you. At least you can say my name, my password and why do you want to meet me.

CURRENT MISSION

My current mission is to be better every day, to improve my thoughts and knowledge, to learn new stuff and to apply it in my life.

I'd love to travel across the 7 continents someday and to be learning every day about new cultures and countries.

In fact I want to be a wise person and to be successful in life doing what I love the most. Helping folks and environment.

ABOUT ME

I like to discover new things, new people and learn new languages. My hobbies are: numismatic, music (but I'm rusty), Of COURSE (traveling), medicine, history, trekking, reading, videogames and learn how can I be a better man everyday.

PHILOSOPHY

Ascetic. I believe that everyone can do what they like the most if they don't harm or annoy others with their beliefs and behavior. In few words, respect me and I'll respect you.

If you want to say something ill-at-ease to me, please say it face to face instead of posting it without the opportunity to explain, fix or apologize. For sure, I will do the same if I have something uneasy to say you.

Everybody has to be more tolerant and open minded to avoid taboos and be able to make some interesting conversations without being worried about making a lethal joking or speaking mistake. I am and I hope you are too.

I’m straight but don’t discriminate against the LGBT community.

Open to nearly all types of people.

Every app is a dating app....if you're creepy enough.

My goal with Couchsurfing is not hook up, getting laid or using it in any way that remotely resembles Tinder but for Friendships with awesome people around the world.

If you're going to a party while I'm hosting you don't hesitate to ask and please invite me too.

AND If there's one thing I've learned about couchsurfing, it's to avoid all offers for massages and shared beds.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

It's a wonderful way to meet new friends across the world and open your mind to the big screen outside your borders and confort zone because it's a tool to learn other customs, contacts, languajes and also meet up with locals if you need help in your travels as well as helping travelers with a big smile in your face.

Interests

I would like to talk about a lot of topics, At least for me, I'm not a boring person. I like to talk about politics, facts and to study intresting stuff.
I love to travel, to taste new food, to discover new wisdom in every drop of water. My strong points are biology, paleontology, geólogy, medicine, zoólogy and languajes. I love videogames too!!!!

  • desserts
  • backpacking
  • medicine
  • hitchhiking
  • mountains
  • nature
  • reading books
  • friendship
  • learning new things
  • languages and cultures
  • discovering new places
  • paleontology
  • friendships
  • surgery
  • nature conservation
  • zoology
  • jungle trekking
  • traveling around the world
  • mountain trekking
  • hitchhiking.

Music, Movies, and Books

The World's Most Traveled Man, King Leopold`s Ghost, Wild Swans, Un Mundo Feliz, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, Hellraiser, 1984, Shibumi, The Parfum, Needful Things, Juan Salvador Gaviota, Los renglones torcidos de Dios, The Dark Half, The Lord of the Rings, Ensayo sobre la Ceguera, Jurassic Park, The NeverEnding Tale, El Túnel, Ensayos de Jorge Luis Borges, Farenheit 451, Mein Kampf, Viaje por los Paises Socialistas,The Painted House, Dune, Sobre héroes y tumbas, La Tercera Guerra Mundial, Dreamcatcher, La Segunda Oportunidad, etc.

About Movies please recommend me. I love documentaries though and for travelers a must see are those of Simon Reeve and The Vice Guide to Travel.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have done lots of amazing and crazy stuff.. Working in the Amazonia at 15 y/o searching for fossils (should've studied paleontology or biology), going on solo trips, approached strangers on the street who turned out being amazing people, wrangling about foreign politics with nearly everyone, trying to prove that birds are actually dinosaurs, learning Russian and French and trying to comunicate in them in every available opportunity..It’s just that the way I see it, there is no room for embarrassment in life (:

I love going to the rain forest. The most beautiful place I've ever seen is the amazonian jungle in the frontier with Peru. I ate piraña, saw cocodriles mating season in Limoncocha, swam with pink dolphins in Yasuní, and slept in a camping in the jungle with my father and two sisters in Cuyabeno. A beautiful trip.

I've climbed mountains across Argentina, Chile, Bolívia and Ecuador and also the pyramids of sun and moon in Teotihuacan, México.

I've crossed in a boat the Rio de la Plata between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.

I've hitchhiked across the longest country in the world (Chile) from the southernmost one (Puerto Williams) to the northernmost point (Árica y Parinacota). And also in all the Argentinian Patagonia from Neuquén to Ushuaia, Colombia, Bolivia and Paraguay.

I've eaten street ceviche in nearly every big city in Perú and I'm not dead yet.

I've traveled from Boston to New York, arrived at midnight with my backpack and instead of searching a hostel to sleep I chose to walk all night and see the big apple, Times Square and the dawn in the Hudson river.

I did a road trip from Chicago, Illinois to Toronto, Ontario, then to Detroit, Michigan and finally to Gary, Indiana hahahaha.

I crossed the border between the United States and Canadá in a boat across the Superior Lake. And I also swam in the Michigan lake.

And I've been in the Galápagos islands hahaha

I've been in two parties for my birthday in two countries in the same day :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm open minded and love to learn all kind of new experiences about traveling cheaper and wiser. I love languages so if someone tries to improve or help me to learn a new language I would be very glad. I love to travel all around my country and the world.
I love to act like a turist guide. I love numismatics so if i could change coins with a acquaintance would be wonderful because it could help my collection to grow.
I love talking chit-chat and then moving to almost academic conferences, grasping every bit of knowledge I can and study of course.
I can teach how to understand the move in Ecuador, costs, food, give them a ride if they are needing it, etc.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A good talk, beer and a confortable bed. And a new friend :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Chile, Ecuador

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