26 Gainesville, FL
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My self-summary
I grew up an expat in 5 different countries. Most of my family lives abroad, so "home" is a complicated concept for me. I'm in medical school at UF and played five years of college rugby.

I'm energetic, determined, and inquisitive. I'm a firm believer in "work hard, play hard".

I love to eat, so I learned to cook, and got decent at it. I also enjoy exploring the many local restaurants in town.

I've been to over 25 countries, and am always looking forward to the next adventure (currently planning to hike to Machu Pichu this summer).

Staying active is very important to me. Playing sports, hiking, rock climbing, working out, whatever. It's all good, as long you're not a couch potato. I recently got my scuba license, so I plan on exploring the local springs/caves.

I read a lot, and not just books, so I'm full of random and often useless facts. This makes for good conversations with any one that appreciates knowledge for its own sake, while some find it annoying. If so, keep looking, as we probably won't get along.
What I’m doing with my life
Medical school, so I'm usually in the hospital or clinics around Gainesville or in Jacksonville for a few weeks at a time.
I’m really good at
Science (duh), languages, making friends with strangers in hostels, rugby, and setting and reaching goals.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very easy to talk to and open minded. I also usually get asked why I don't look Hispanic/ have a strong accent with a name like Fernando.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am an avid reader, but picking a favorite book is very difficult. My IB English class taught me to enjoy classical literature, but I also like reading series such as Game of Thrones, The Wheel of Time, and of course, Harry Potter. I recently finished reading the Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov as part of an online literature course I'm (very) slowly taking for fun.

I'm not very big on TV but I enjoy watching House, The Walking Dead, How I Met Your Mother, and Game of Thrones when they're on TV.

I love Mexican and Thai food, and even took a Thai cooking course while I was visiting. Like any self respecting man, I cannot turn down a good steak, but I'm making an effort to make vegetables a bigger part of my diet.

My music taste varies, but mostly I just like listening to new things. I cannot stand the radio in Gainesville, as they play the same 15 songs over and over. I can and do enjoy anything from electronic to salsa to classical music, and a handful of country songs.
The six things I could never do without
My laptop, sports, my passport, camaraderie, delicious food, and red wine.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think a lot about where my next adventure should be, space exploration, and why people are so afraid to accept that evolution and climate change are facts.
On a typical Friday night I am
Most weekends I like to go out to a bar or local restaurant with friends.
I like to salsa. If we go dancing I will ask you to join me. It doesn't matter if you don't know how (but if you do, even better).
Movie nights or board games (Risk anybody?) can also be very fun.
Occasionally, as much as it sucks, I'm stuck in the library studying.
You should message me if
you want to suggest the next place I should visit or restaurant for me to try.