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About me

I'm a PhD student at the Universitat d'Alacant studying machine translation, I also work as a language engineer. I'm interested in languages, travelling, and all that other stuff listed below.

Regarding the languages I speak: Beginner denotes that I studied this for some time and am literate to some degree. Intermediate denotes that I can function on a day to day basis in this language.

Spoken languages

  • English Expert
  • Spanish Fluent
  • Catalan Fluent
  • French Intermediate
  • Russian Beginner
  • Norwegian Beginner
  • Basque Beginner

My interests


aberystwyth, anarchism, anime, anti-imperialism, balkans, central asia, drugs, dystopia, electric wizard, films, free software, global justice, gnu, graffiti, history, hitch-hiking, irc, languages, libertarianism, linguistics, metallica, mythical origins of language, nirvana, opeth, pantera, pennywise, playing guitar, politics, programming, sailing, sepultura, slayer, socialism, spanish punk, the gathering, tool, travelling, ua, uea, utopia, uwa, volunteering


The books of George Orwell and Hunter S. Thompson, Isaac Asimov and Peter Fleming, among countless others.


Most music with guitars and drums. Particularly punk, metal, rock, post-rock, grunge... etc.


Films that are described as "social realist", or "gritty", fear and loathing in las vegas, anything with stunning cinematography or that makes you think.

Travel experiences

Past trips:

TRAVELLED: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Wales, Malta, Sweden, Morocco, Finland, Russia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Finland; LIVED: England, Ireland, Spain, United States, Wales, Iceland, Luxembourg, Norway

Planned trips:

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Alacant - Alicante

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yes, i can host
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Other information for guests:

At the moment I'm in a shared house, so it's space on my floor I'm afraid. I have a sleeping mat available.

Latest comments


from TamBorine - 2012-02-27 02:15:08

Fran is a lovely guy, & very kind of him to host me last minute after some confusion with another host; I can highly recommend him! I really enjoyed chatting to Fran about all sorts on our nice long walk back to his beautiful house north of Alican... more


from teeshirt - 2011-08-31 01:32:37

Fran is very passionate about what he does. He is a curious and open-minded person and I have always enjoyed his company. He would go out of his way to help you with whatever he can. I would not hesitate to contact him and spend time with him. I am l... more


from turysta - 2011-01-27 16:02:04

Francis is very positive, easy-going and open-minded guy. Unfortunately he had to study and work while I was visiting him so we did not spend much time together but the evenings were really cool. We had a little chat about languages and the cultures ... more

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