Val129

Val129


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  • My interests in other cultures

    Hello, everybody! I now live in Spain, but I am a Swiss citizen.
    Coming from a multicultural country, I am interested in learning more about the history and traditions of people from other cultures. I would love to travel the world sometimes, but so far I have only been to some European countries. It would be wonderful if I could make friends from all continents. I could also help you with your language learning process as I think that speaking and learning different languages can create meaningful bonds with other people.

  • My proudest accomplishments

    I obtained a Master's degree in History (major) and English Literature (minor) in 2021 (magna cum laude). I am proud of that. 🙂
    But I am just as proud of having been able to learn Portuguese on my own.

  • Cities and countries I have visited

    I was born and raised in Switzerland and lived for some years in Germany. I have travelled to the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Italy and Spain. My favorite place to visit has without any doubt been London. I love the multicultural atmosphere and the many interesting touristic sites such as the London Eye or the MoMa.

  • Favourite books/authors/films

    My favorite books are 1984, The Great Gatsby, The pictures of Dorian Gray and Shakespeare´s Hamlet. As you can see, I really enjoy English Literature.
    Other books that I like very much are Crónica de una muerte anunciada and La casa de los espíritus

  • Something to tell the world!

    Stay true to yourself.
    Sometimes, we tend to put on fake personalities to impress other people, but is it really worth it? I do not think so. It is better to have a few good friends who like you for who you really are than 500 fake friends.

  • Life regrets

    I regret not having visited any countries outside of Europe, but it is definitely a dream of mine to visit countries such as Argentina, Algeria, Brazil, Chile, Georgia, Jordania, Morocco, Peru, Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon and Indonesia.
    Oh, and I also regret dumbing myself down to please other people.

  • 10 years from now

    10 years from now, I will hopefully be able to speak 10 languages and have seen as many countries as possible.
    And be a successful teacher.

  • Personal skills

    I would say that I am very patient and good at learning new languages quite fast.

  • I always enjoy talking about...

    I always enjoy talking about politics, philosophical and religious questions, mysteries, music, literature, geography and social questions. But I dislike smalltalk.

  • My parents and me

    I am not close to my parents. But I love my mother very much. We differ a lot when it comes to dating, travelling, religion, work life and gender roles.

  • My opinion on human nature

    Human nature is, in my opinion, very complex. When I was younger, I used to think that human nature was naturally good, but as I get older, I see lots of people acting in a Machiavellian way, which makes me wonder if most human interactions are triggered by selfish desires.

  • I feel concerned about...

    I feel concerned about inflation, wars and environmental pollution. And also about the lack of privacy on many online platforms. Also, I notice some kind of intolerance and insulting behavior disguised as "political correctness" (not saying that being political correct is always something bad, it is not)

  • Over or underrated

    Overrated: Skype conversations, Starbucks coffee, Netflix, Facebook
    Underrated: postcards, history books, the 2000s

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