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Back 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:
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I am back in Andalusia, Spain now and looking forward to meet knew people here :)
Enjoy life, make the most of it, know more people cultures make new friends, write, learn more, and do something you like with your time here and contribute at least to leave a better world than the one we have built so far in most places...
It is wonderful if yours is a powerful, well-off or well connected family, but that does not make you a better human being, just gives you an easier life. Not everyone is so lucky as to be born in the "right" (powerful, rich , etc) family/ environment/ country. Remember that. No resentment but please don´t look down on others who could not get so much as you do.
(((Teacher of Spanish and English. Teacher of literature and language. Translator. Proofreader. Ghostwriter, etc...)))
I cannot help but I love to keep as healthy and fit as much as possible (working schedules, place of residence, etc do not always help in this). It does not mean I don´t drink, but I drink moderately and from time to time, when nature demands it from me, and do not force it on myself.
In any case... Impossible to say in a few words, better try to get to know more about me. And do not judge the book because of its cover or just after reading a few pages. For your own sake and that of intelligence and fairness ;)
Reading, traveling, cinema, many kinds of music, doing some gymnastics, hiking, running, biking... Learning new things, learning in general, meeting interesting people, making new friends and acquaintances, going out, parks, nature, walks, art, architecture, photography, exhibitions... I am also very interested in history, sociology, anthropology, ecology... Life is too short, so much to learn and enjoy...
I try to survive this "gulag of capitalism" where we are forced to live, our freedom often maimed by unsteady, underpaid jobs (does not matter how long you studied) , too high rents, impossible mortgages, lack of connections to get a good job, where we are punished for not belonging to an elite, the right family, contacts, etc, because of xenophobia (I lost my job at university because of that "the problem is that I am a foreigner", the accountant with important contacts who managed to kick me out of university said to me, and I have been attacked several times now, just like so many others) , etc, with the most positive approach I can. Life is too short to keep on mourning because of this kind of stuff, so I try to make the best of the opportunities I get, to become a better teacher/ translator/ proofreader, but not everything is work (languages, linguistics /sociology, history, literature are not the only thing), I try to enjoy life after work, try to find some time for myself, even if sometimes I see myself forced to work in too many places at the same time, or I just force myself to do too many things at the same time too
I am especially interested in German and Russian cultures and languages, but English is a language I love too, of course. Slavic and Scandinavian I also love too.
I do admire the tolerant advanced societies from certain countries in Europe, I would have loved to live there and enjoy a tolerant welfare state society maybe from some Scandinavian country, but I bet everything on the Czech Republic and there I lived 11 eleven years, and tried to stay forever. In spite of growing xenophobia and passive/ collaborative when not directly encouraging attitude of government about this (a problem in the whole of Europe) and the incredibly low salaries it still has so much to offer.
I am not a salsa dancer, sorry :)
I am not gay, I am utterly hetero, but absolutely tolerant, I don´t care at all what you are, some of the best people I met were gay, bi, lesbian... it is just like the colour of your skin or nationality, it has nothing to do with how good or bad person you are to others.
Regarding food, I am not a vegan nor a full vegetarian. It would be better for nature and animals and I sincerely admire many vegetarians and vegans, but not those who look down on "omnivores" and fish lovers while they themselves drive luxury- ultra polluting cars and-or live in luxury villas and similar, play luxury contaminating sports that destroy nature and kill and main and exterminate animals much more and much deeply than the food industry. We should shift to vegan, of course, AND we should not destroy nature by luxury urbanization "development" and vehicles (= kill animals directly or indirectly apart from plants and whole ecosystems, etc)
I hate processed meat, excess of meat and sugar in our diet, and try to eat as less meat and animal proteins as possible, and to eat and live in a healthy way.
I am "omnivore" because of the necessary proteins and aminoacids. I am not proud of that, I try not to eat an excess of meat in my diet, vegetables are healthier, and being from Málaga, the best is fish, like the great stuff you can taste in the South of Spain. It is s one of the best and funniest sources of proteins... :)
I understand we are killing too many animals, and spending too much water on meat, etc, but to replace animal proteins with sugar and industrial sweets/ cookies, etc is not an option for me. And many of us do not enjoy such a high and privileged (or "privileged" in other cases) social status as to be able to allow ourselves a vegetarian or vegan diet and keep fit enough to struggle in the job market. And it is very nice to worry about animal suffering but not eating meat does not mean we don´t destroy nature and kill animals indirectly with cars, luxury villas, yachts, water bikes, golf courses, houses in the middle of forests, in the middle of beaches, too close to the sea shore and even right on it...
We should also worry about human suffering. For example how people are living maimed lives in too many places living like semi-slaves or with the stigma of being unemployed just because they do not accept underpaid jobs, or because they were not lucky because of their social position, country/ family where they were born and so many other circumstances. Working hard and well does not always means success and a getting the fair reward for your job. Too many people discover that too late.
I also love to try to keep fit all the time, I am not an athlete at all, but I love the healthy part of it, the endorphines, well being... :)
I enjoy nature, hiking, gymnastics, running and many other sports. Doing, not just watching... :)
I do try to be tolerant and I love to make new friends and acquaintances. I want to travel much more too.
I am in love with Prague and other cities from Europe, like Berlin, Amsterdam, Moscow...
I love sport, cinema, reading, some dance, nature...
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.
Love as much as you can when it is possible.
Try not to harm no one.
Try to enjoy as much as u can. And to help others enjoy too.
Try to learn as much as u can, no matter if sometimes it is hard or complicated. It is not always painful learning. Ignorance very often make us happier, unfortunately, but so does learning.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
To meet up, to met new people, make new friends, to share and learn.
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Offering my modest apartment and knowledge of Prague (Now it´s Málaga) and company. I offer and I also like to get accommodation and maybe some kind of friendship and help/ guiding to visit other places.
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 exremist 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 meat, processed meat and the like.
Travel, meeting people from other countries and cultures. Cinema, literature, music, art, learning languages, history, anthropology, sociology, people, traveling, sport, keeping fit, gymnastics, nature, different kinds of dancing cooking, nature, trekking... and much more, of course :o))
- healthy food
- healthy living
- healthy lifestyle
- 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...
The girl with the dragon tattoo, 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... And so many more and more and more...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
When I was about to die once while working.
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, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Morocco, Portugal, Russian Federation, Scotland, Serbia, Sweden
Countries I’ve Lived In
Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain