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"Strangers are friends we have not met yet", read it in a coffee shop somewhere around the world. SO, let's meet!
I was born and raised in a small town in Brazil, but then when I was 16 I did my first trip abroad, and I still remember the feeling of when I crossed the boarding gate and left my parents behind. I spent one year studying in a High School in USA at that time. That trip changed me and my way of seen the world. From the day I come back, I live to feel that feeling again!
I believe short trips are nice to relax and see the beauty of the world, but living in a country is what I seek the most because is that how you really get to know its culture and people, so I chased opportunities to do so: i went to Poland to teach English to kids, to Hungary to show my culture and help in a kindergarten, to Peru to conduct a leadership workshop to teenagers, to Argentina and Colombia to study one semester of my university, to Bolivia to work in a orphanage home with handicap children and last I was working as an Au Pair in Luxembourg!
I started a trip with no-day-to-end in summer 2018! I started my adventure in the Balkans, crossed to Asia, reached the Caucasus, went down to Iran, to then make a turn and go back through middle east until I reach North of Africa. Then I flew home to spend Christmas with my family and I was travelling around Brazil when...... The virus came 🥺🥺🥺🥺 After many many many months stopped, this summer I'm finally going back to the road!
I have a travel instagram with pics and insights on how to travel on low budget www.instagram.com/pelagalaxia
SORRY, I CAN'T HOST YOU IN BRAZIL AS I'M IN A NOMADIC LIFE FOR FEW YEARS ALREADY. I AM GLAD TO SHARE TIPS THOUGHT!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Sure I could pay a hostel and just have a nice bed waiting for me in the end of the day, but there are things that the money doesn't buy. Normally these are not even "things". I don't care sleeping in someone's floor as long as we get the chance to share a beer, a story and a smile.
Once I was eating dinner with my host and she said: "you know what, Ana, in the last 3 days we hang out every evening. We cooked together, you taught me new recipes and so did I to you; we played games, you show me a nice one with the regular cards and you learned a new rule for UNO; you shared stories about your travels and gave me tips about the places I want to go; I learned about Brazilian history and you learned about my contry's one. I felt that even if I did not move, every single evening I was travelling".
I think that these lines define exactly what Couchsurfing is and why I'm on it.
In my free time I like to watch movies, read, cook, hang out with friends, listen to good music and others. I also like to spend a day hiking somewhere nearby or in a "barbecue" with friends and family :D I was vegan for long time and still all the things I cook are vegan (even now I eat meet and dairy when I'm outside my home), so if you would like to discover new recipes, let's do it!! On the evening, I'll probably be in for going to dance somewhere, specially if it's latin music (reggaeton <3)!
- latin music
- social science
- 420 friendly
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: independent movies, cult, dramas, real story movies.
Music: all the way from classic music to eletronic (serious, I've got no dislike about music at all)
Books: I read a lot for colleges classes, writters like Locke, Hume, Levi-Strauss, Durkheim, Marx, Rousseau, etc... In my free time, I like all kind of readings, mainly true stories and really fantastic stories (like Narnia).. Ok, I know that sounds crazy, but I swear I'm not bipolar!!!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Hitchhiked in Colombia for the very first time (and didn't stop since then)
- Dove in the Blue Hole in Belize
- Did the Inca Trail to get to Machu Picchu
- Explored the deepest cave of South America in Bolivia
- Being part of AIESEC and all my experiences related to it
- Spend four days sailing between Colombia and Panama
- Walked over the frozen sea in Finland
- Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua
- Going throught the secret catacombs under the Basilic of San Peter in Vatican and seeing the bones of St Peter 1m away of my eyes (and I'm not even religious)
- Build a house in one weekend with TECHO Argentina
- I was really close to death in 5 different occasions (years apart) and they were all lack-of-air related problems, and, apparently, I survived to all of them
- Watched the World Cup 2018 final in Croatia (they lost, but the party was amazing!)
- Jumped in the longest train in the world and crossed the Sahara desert in a wagon full of ore in Mauritania
- Walked 980km on the Camino de Santiago (St James way in Spain)
- Met people from more than 100 different nationalities, shared stories and created memories with them :)
Teach, Learn, Share
Well, the culture of my country is so extend that I could talk about it for like hours and hours. Quick brazilian History class: the land was occupied by native indians when the Portuguese came and colonized it, then they started to bring slaves from Africa to work there; when the slavery was prohibited, many Europeans from Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland and also from Middle East and Japan came to work here. So, we took the cultures of all these countries and mixed together to make "the Brazilian culture". It's amazing, I know hahahahaha Although, I'm still really curious about all the other cultures out there and want to learn pretty much about all them!
What I Can Share with Hosts
Laughts, food and memories!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Western Sahara
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, England, Hungary, Luxembourg, Peru, Poland, United States