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  • 58 references 29 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Czech, English, Spanish; learning Czech, German, Russian
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Teacher, translator, proofreader, sometimes tour guide, i...
  • English Philology, Spanish Philology, Teacher of Foreign ...
  • From Spain
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About Me

((Please note that the CS app is terribly slow and very often we get messages and notifications about hang outs and requests too late.))
Living in Andalusia, Málaga-Granada now

This is not just about books, cinema, music, art in general, but about every human being and everything in life. Think twice and listen- read/consider before you judge-define anybody- any country, anything.. Using your brains is for free and can help not to make many terrible mistakes and to fall in stupid prejudices/stereotypes. And it can be applied in all directions, nations, countries:

https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story/transcript?language=en

Me in other media¨:

https://www.instagram.com/salamandrosvejk/
https://www.facebook.com/francisco.lima.357
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_of_Suburbia

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoy life back in Spain and travelling as much as possible after covid lockdowns, unnecessary wars- crisis...

ABOUT ME
(((Teacher of Spanish and English. Teacher of literature and language. Translator. Proofreader. Ghostwriter, etc...)))

Just like everybody else: impossible to say in a few words, better try to get to know anybody in person, talking to the person, not looking at a webpage. And do not judge the book because of its cover or just after reading a few pages.
I love keeping fit reading, traveling, cinema, many kinds of music, doing some gymnastics, a bit of calisthenics, hiking, running, biking... Learning new things, learning in general, making new friends and acquaintances, going out, parks, nature, walks, travelling, art, architecture, photography, exhibitions... I am also very interested in History, Sociology, Anthropology, Ecology... And so many other things we can do. Life is too short, so much to learn and enjoy...

I usually don´t eat much meat, do love fish as an Andalusian. I admire some vegans, specially those who are not preachers nor suffer from some superiority complex.

PHILOSOPHY

Live and let live.
Learn as much as life lets you. Fight your own ignorance does not mean just being bookish, even if in books there is always so much knowledge... and in life. Enjoy the pleasure of learning and giving and helping as much as receiving help not tainted as charity, but based upon solidarity or just pure good will.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet up, to meet international people, make new friends, to share and learn. Hopefully to travel. I host again, occasionally

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Meeting, occasionally hosting, being a guest sometimes...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I met very interesting people, from many different places and ways of living. Mostly as a host, sometimes a guest too. I love both.
Mostly a very positive experience. Only once did I met some kind of taliban-vegan extremist who accused me of being a killer because of eating fish and who had some kind of superiority complex because of being vegan.
But most vegetarians and vegans I met were very nice people, great people. And in any case, we have to reduce the amount of animal proteins we eat, specially industrial, low quality, based upon suffering processed meat and the like. We are destroying our planet too fast and we cannot waste our water.

Interests

  • arts
  • literature
  • documentaries
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • running
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sports
  • gymnastics
  • anthropology
  • ecology
  • teaching
  • history
  • languages
  • sociology
  • tourism
  • travel
  • nature
  • linguistics
  • trekking
  • healthy food
  • healthy living
  • acroyoga
  • healthy lifestyle
  • calisthenics
  • translation
  • ecstatic dance
  • healthy cooking
  • low cost running
  • improvisation contact
  • sports and therapeutical massage
  • not consummerism running

Music, Movies, and Books

Too many that I don´t write now, just a sample: Woody Allen, Amenábar, Bolláin, Saura, Buñuel, del Toro, Werner Herzog, Coppola, Scorsese, Stone, Gaspar Noé, Lars von Trier, Kubrik... so many and many more, a shame not to mention here...
Game of Thrones, Rome, the Tudors, Phoolan Devi (The bandit Queen), Amistad...
The girl with the dragon tattoo, Zeit der Kannibalen, Paths of Glory, Look who´s back, Life of Brian, The end of suburbia, Syriana, Mientras dure la Guerra, La trinchera infinita, Los Santos Inocentes, Historias salvajes...
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Orwell, Marvin Harris, Chomsky, Michel Foucault, Stephen King, Jan Guillou, Haefs, Cortázar, Borges, Allende, Márquez, Vargas Llosa, Kundera, Lustig , Primo Levi, Zola, Turgueniev, Barthes, Derrida, so many and many more a shame not to mention here......
U2, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Dead can Dance, Lisa Gerrard, Ultravox, Depeche Mode, Big country, Duran Duran, David Bowie, OMD, Kraftwerk, Evanescence, Fields of the Nephilim, Talking heads, Led Zeppelin, The cure, Scorpions, REM, Suzanne Vega, New Order, Joy Division, Visage, Talk talk, Black, Rage against the machine, Jethro Tull, Rammstein, Suzanne Vega... And so many more and more and more...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was about to die once while working to pay for my studies in a dangerous accident.
Travel around. "Many" times and places and still always too few.
Learning, discovering, sharing... too many and too few times at the same time, life is too, too short and still u have to work and earn your living... Try to make the most of it :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Tolerant, open minded who try to enjoy life, to live and let live, to respect and be respected.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My conversation, company and the very modest place where I might be living in every moment, depending on where I am living and working. I can show you around and maybe help you with Spanish and/ or English.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Morocco, Portugal, Russian Federation, Scotland, Serbia, Sweden

Countries I’ve Lived In

Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain

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