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Downside School (UK), Complutense University (Madrid), ESCP Europe (Paris)
My job is to design new business models that connect to local P2P communities on a global basis
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Hey, I’m Rafael!

Madrid, Spain · Member since December 2012
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Hola world traveler! :-)

Welcome to Madrid (my home town) and to my flat (my personal universe).

I studied Economics and Politics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I have lived in several countries (United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Bahrain, Argentina, Peru and Ivory Coast) for several years. After 20 years working as a corporate strategy consultant in big firms, I am now concentrated in the sharing economy and its local implications on a global level. I do fencing as sports. I speak Spanish, English and French.

I am deeply and hopelessly in love with Madrid. When I came back to my home town in 2002, after almost 20 years wandering around the world, I suddenly found that I belonged here. To me, Madrid makes sense and I would love to stay here for good.

I have been hosting Airbnb travelers for three years now and I can only say good things about the people I have met. They have all given me the opportunity to learn and have a lot of fun. They have made me realize how much I enjoy hosting my peers from other countries at home, in my home town, Madrid. It has been a discovery how I love to share my personal things (like books, paintings and other valuable things) with people who also appreciate to be surrounded by them. For all, it is great to live the sharing economy!

If you would like to dive into the spirit of Madrid, please let me know about your accommodation needs and we shall work out together a great Madrid experience.

I am currently writing a blog about Madrid for airbnb visitors (villajardines wordpress com). It is not always updated, but still has some good information. Even if you don't stay in VillaJardines, it is made for the airbnb community. Please feel welcome to visit it!

I am a life explorer. Please feel free to ask ;-)