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maRia Valdes

Puerto Varas, Los Lagos (X), Chile

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Overview

  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • journalist, photographer, traveller,...
  • scary just-girls-nun school!, uni, b...
  • From Santiago de Chile
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About Me

From a chaos-lover to a peace-seeker :)
Trying to live a simple life. Trying to evolve... raise, rise, teach, learn, love...

I have an adorable toddler. Im vegetarian. Im living in a beautiful place.
Love to sing, breath clean air, travel...

PHILOSOPHY

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
Lao Tzu

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

Because I think its a great initiative!

Interests

Peace; stop cruelty; fair trade; better world; vegg; travel; wildlife; simple life; music; photography; singing; movies...

Music, Movies & Books

The educators; da experiment; Seven; los hijos de la calle; delicatessen; 25th hour; 1984; la vida es bella; el pianista; fightclub, amelie, buffalo 66, magnolia, who's john malkovich, great expectations, todo sobre mi madre, el lado oscuro del corazón, hombre mirando al sudeste, amaneceres, dancing in the dark, gorilla's in the myst, machuca, en la cama, about time, wes anderson's, scorsese's, woody allen's and i could go on and on with so many movies i love!
I like many kinds of music.. some of my favorites: Jack Johnson, Cocoon, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Belle and Sebastian, Pulp, Charly Garcia, Soda Stereo, Bebe...
Books: "Travesuras de la niña mala" de Mario Vargas Llosa, "A tango abierto", "La sombra del viento", "Los renglones torcidos de Dios", "La soledad de los números primos".
También me gusta Cortázar, García Marquez, Mario Benedetti, y los autores latinoamericanos en general...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Watching the sun rising in machu pichu's "puerta del sol".
Raising up 5 orphan puppies.
India.
Traveling in Bolivia on my own.
India...
Román.

Teach, Learn, Share

I think travelling is where you most learn and share.

I can teach spanish :) . I know a bit of healthy eating, and can share experiences.
I can also share whatever i have and you need...

I'd love to learn more about sustainable living, yoga, permaculture, growing your own food, etc...

What I Can Share With Hosts

I have plenty of friends and family visiting me quite often, but if your lucky and I have no visitors, I can offer you a bed upstairs.
I live in a small house (more like cabin), 15 minutes to the town of Puerto Varas.
From my place you can see cows, trees, lots of green and partially the Calbuco volcano and the Llanquihue lake.

PLEASE HAVE IN MIND...

Raising my 1 year old takes a lot of my time and energy, and I also have to do some freelance works, so I appreciate independent considerate guests, who are willing to explore on their own, and might give a hand with cooking or entertainment when they are home :)

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Australia, Chile, United States

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