When I am not trying to understand the functioning of marine ecosystems, as pastimes I enjoy very much swimming and a variety of water sports, such as surfing, free diving and sailing. In the past, I also played in an underwater rugby team. I find these activities a great way to relax and clear my mind from whatever is bothering me. Furthermore, I have a keen interest in travel and have visited several countries around the world, such as Scotland, Portugal, US, Mexico and Nepal, among others. I travel because I love learning new things and experiencing different cultures. Traveling opens my mind up to the world and presents me with new puzzles to solve.