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  • 28 References 20 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Dutch, English, French
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • museum geek... dancer...runner....cyclist
  • History and MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies
  • From Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel around the world... like Daft Punk song, meet new people.

ABOUT ME

Hi surfers I am Gina
I studied History in Mexico City and then a master in Art History both at UNAM.
I think I am a very active, open and sincere person.

PHILOSOPHY

Karma-Dharma
Live and let live. Get rid of clychés and stereotypes.
Not damage others to profit your self.
Be authentic and sincere as much as posible.
Do some good as much as you can. Try to help people, help others in their travels.
Try to learn from everybody, everyone has something to teach and every situation is an opportunity.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Help people on their travels. Write me I´m here to help you not only to host and be hosted.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

CS is a great idea ! When you meet new people from other countries, from a different culture and a different lifestyle, you will realize that there are so many paths that lead to happines. You can always change and improve your mindset and learn something new. Travell with a CS experience will be the best history lesson you will ever have.

To save money on accommodation is a bonus, the most important thing is the friendship you can build after. So far, all my CS experiences have been really great, CS is a great non-profit project, well not now, it used to be at the beginning (2016 edit). CS community and its ideals should be preserve as pure as possible! Anyway this is a great experience for enrich yourself and give beautiful things to others and receive beautiful things as well.

Interests

ART: MUSIC, CINEMA, DANCE, THEATER, MUSEUMS, EARTH, NATURE, TO RECYCLE, RUNNING, BIKE, at the city at the mountain, SPORTS, SCUBA DIVING, SNORKELING, LUCHA LIBRE, HISTORY,(my majored),ART HISTORY, POLITICS, ECONOMICS,TRAVELING, DANCE: salsa, cumbia, merengue, ballet, well everything. EDUCATION, ALPHABETIZE. HELP OTHERS, LEARN, TO EXPERIENCE NEW, EXTRANGE AND BIZARRE PLACES.

  • arts
  • theater
  • dancing
  • cumbia
  • education
  • marathon
  • running
  • politics
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • sports
  • art history
  • economics
  • teaching
  • history
  • travel
  • sport
  • museums
  • local history
  • world history
  • art museums

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES, FILMS:

I really love cinema. Art is my passion !!!
Kusturica, my favorite movie maker, "Gato Negro Gato Blanco", "Undergroud", "Life Is a Miracle", also Kim Ki Duk with "The Blow", and "Las estaciones de la vida", Lars Von Trier: "Anticristo", "Dog Ville", Alejandro Jodorowsky with "Santa Sangre", Herzog with "Aguirre la ira de dios" and "Cobra Verde". Kubrik with "Clock Work Orange", "Dreams" of Kurosawa, Chan Wook Park with "Señorita Venganza", and also the trilogy of the revenge. "Tron", "Videodrome" by Cronenberg, "Hair" by Milos Forman, "Blade Runner", Todo Quentin Tarantino: "Kill Bill", "Death Proof", "Reserver Dogs", "Inglorious Bastards", "Pulp Fiction", "Dear Wendy" by Wintenberg, David Linch with "Lost Hihgway", "Los Olvidados" de Buñuel, and also "El discreto encanto de la burguesía" , "Ese oscuro objeto del deseo", "El ángel exterminador" and my favorite "Simon del Desierto"
Mexican cinema like: "Nosotros los Pobres", "Mecánica Nacional", "Vámonos con Pancho Villa" "Gueros" "Te prometo anarquía" "El violín" great mexican movies!!.
Giussepe Tornatore with: "Cinema Paradiso", Pasolini with "Los cuentos de Canterbury", Godard, "Los cuatrocientos golpes", Felini with "La Strada"... and a lot more...

MUSIC:

I enjoy all kind ok music, my philosophy about music is: there is a type of music for every moment and every place, and sometimes listening music in an other context or put it out of his context could be funny. Like reggeton in a fancy event.

Ska, Punk Rock, Indie, Trip Hop, Electrónica:
CAFE TACVBA, La Maldita Vecindad, Polka Madre, Soda Stereo,Mano Negra, Manu Chao, Interpol, YYY, Air, Tricky, Massive Attack, Daft Punk, Blond Readhead, Stereo Total, Coco Rosie, Bomba Estereo, The Smiths, The Clash, The Cramps, The Beatles, The Doors, .

Salsa, Cumbia, Banda, Norteña, Ritmos Latinos in general:
La Sonora Margarita, Aron y su grupo Ilusión, Cañaveral, Los Tigres del Norte (Tigers of the North), La Arrolladora Banda Limón, Los Ángeles Azules, Los Lobos, Los Xochimilcas Los Panchos, Juan Gabriel, Violeta Parra, Rubén Blades, Gilberto Santa Rosa.

If you are interested in latino music here you can grab son examples, yuotube it and you won´t regret

Clásicos, Blues Jazz:
Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Tom Waits, Bola de Nieve, Natkin Cole, B.B. King, Elvis Preasley, Bessie Smith,Patty Smith...

Classical Music:
Dvorak, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov,Bach,Mozart, Brahams, and my favorite one Tchaikovsky I´m a ballet dancer.

BOOKS:
1) El Principito (Le petit prince), Seda from Alessandro Barrico, La Presa de Kenzaburo Oe, La Casa de las Bellas Durmientes de Yusunari Kawabata, L´arranche-coeur du Boris Vian, Pajaritos de Anais Nin, Pedro Páramo de Juan Rulfo, Anhelo de Vivir de Irving Stone, Rosario Castellanos todo, Asfixia by Chuck Pallaniuk, Las tablas de la ley de Thomas Mann y un largo etc...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Travel to NY and expirienced museums, "Museums are my second home" I am crazy about it, I am a museum geek but don´t get me wrong I am not bored.

-Travel arround the West Coast in the States, one night I was sleeping in a roof near the sea in Todos Santos, while other night I was sleeping in a wardrobe in SanFran.

-Running a half-marathon in Cobán, Guatemala.

-Won second place in a triathlon in Los Cabos, México.

-Hiking at Vinincunca in Cusco, Perú.

-Lago Titicaca and hiking at isla del Sol in Copacabana Bolivia.

-Survive an extreme hike at Valle del Colca in Arequipa, Perú

-Machu Pichu ruins

-Sailing and snorkeling in La Paz (my hometown)

-Cycling trip to Todos Santos

-Survive car accidents while ridding my bike in Mexico City (ride a bike in D.F. is really challenging)

Teach, Learn, Share

TEACH: about my country, my city, my language

LEARN: about other countries and cultures, about life and people´s world view,
I also want to improve Eanglish, Francais, Italian and Dutch.

SHARE: my time, my person, my house, my expirences, my bad jokes and my sense of humor.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bolivia, Czech Republic, France, Guatemala, Hungary, Mexico, Peru, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Mexico

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