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Santiago Carrion

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

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Last login about 2 months ago

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Overview

  • 17 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Italian, Portuguese
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Journalist and/or Street Preacher
  • Fine, thanks.
  • From Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Echar leña al fuego

ABOUT ME

You'll find out when we meet. I'd be giving away the surprise!

PS: I'm nice, I cook and clean.

PHILOSOPHY

If anyone comes up to you in this dream-like rollercoaster ride we call life and asks you, "how's life?" You say, I don't know, I've nothing else to compare it to.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

It is one of the most spiritually rewarding activities I have participated in. Only good has come of it for me.

Interests

I have too many to recount. The latest one is stealing books for my growing library, but I also am an occasional vagabond, I talk with anyone I can find, I sing and play in a band,I drink beer on a regular basis and I make up wise and old-sounding aphorisms that sound best when drunk.

I am very keen on political activism on many levels, particularly through journalism and information.

Music, Movies & Books

Woody Allen, Michael Haneke, Francis Ford Coppola, Werner Herzog, Jim Jarmusch, Christopher Nolan, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Wong Kar Wai

Current literary favorites are: Mark Z. Danielewski (for House of Leaves), Charles Baudelaire, William Shakespeare; Max Weber, Theodore Adorno and Jurgen Habermas; Jorge Luis Borges, Charles Bukowski, Cormac Mcarthy, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Julio Cortazar, Herman Hesse, Mijail Bulgakov, Heraclitus and the Sophists, Roberto Bolaño...

Music: James Blake, Grizzly Bear, Fats Domino, Animal Collective, Charlie Parker, Claude Debussy and Stravinsky, Deerhunter,, Cartola, Nina Simone, Franz Schubert, Flying Lotus and John Coltrane, the great Boban Markovic, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles, Chico Buarque, Carlos Gardel, Tim & Jeff Buckley and blah blah

Ethiopian GROOVE.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIdKFOjGiTM

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have been seen running down like a goat down a steep desertic slope into a volcanic crater filled with water.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have a lot of random skills and people tell me I'm a good teacher. I can offer chess, juggling, singing and basic music theory, any language I know that you don't, comparative religion, Ludwig Wittgenstein and sharing.

I am thirsty for learning and hopefully I always will be.

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Tunisia, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Ecuador, Iceland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

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