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Donald Reid

Conde, Paraiba, Brazil

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Last login about 1 year ago

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 78, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Tourism and Family Agriculture
  • Superior
  • From Houston, Texas
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Family Agriculture - Tourism, Permaculture and Mandallas

ABOUT ME

American resident of Brazil since 1979. Retired Merchant Marine Captain with experience working in over 65 countries.
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Capt. Donald Reid - Projetista registered IBAMA – Ministério do MeioAmbiente – as (como) Técnico Federal N° 235492 “Uso de Recursos Naturais /utilização do patrimônio natural; Turismo / complexos turísticos e delazer, inclusive parques temáticos”
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Founder of the daily newsletter and BLOGS Americans Living in Brazil.
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Owner of Ande Turismo Ltda (Tour Agency) and president of NGO/ONG Association ABTC-BRASIL (Brazilian Travel Club) - a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the exchange of information among travelers and promoting responsible travel and sustainable family agriculture in Brazil and South America.
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CONSULTOR DE VIAGENS
CENTRO DA RESERVAS - ACARI E SERIDÒ, RIO GRANDE DO NORTE - Tour Operator - EMBRATUR, SINDETUR, ABAV, IBAMA
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Permaculture & Sustainable Agriculture , MANDALLAS e AGRONEGOCIOS SCHOOL (ESCOLA) PERMACULTURE - Jacumá, Conde, Paraiba

Websites about Ag School www.acari-rn.com.br/permaculture.htm www.acari-rn.com.br/permacultura.htm
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PHILOSOPHY

"I wanted to work for a company that is part of a society and contributes to it. I wanted to invest, but I also wanted something to believe in..""You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." -- Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of US.And I remembered my dream from decades ago: to establish a mecca for the international traveler, a community where we were the "natives", where we didn't feel like foreigners, where we all could do something, where nobody would have to be afraid of the question "What do you do?", where nobody would feel as though he were incomplete or unnecessary or a burden, where we would feel whole and in control and useful and wanted, and from where WE could enrich the world.-- When you give up your dreams, you die.-- If you do not have a dream, your motivation for living is alreadydead.-- Dare to dream!-- After you have visualized your dream, dedicate yourself to making yourdreams a reality.-- Above everything else, enjoy today.-- Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.-- If it's not healthy and fun, don't do it.-- It's your life, live it to the fullest."Going that extra mile for our customers isn’t an obligation - it’s just what we do."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

President - Owner of Ande Turismo Ltda (Tour Agency) and president of NGO/ONG Association ABTC-BRASIL (Brazilian Travel Club) - a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the exchange of information among travelers and promoting responsible travel and sustainable family agriculture in Brazil and South America.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Over last 30 years have hosted and assisted many American travelers in Brazil, not only as a travel agent, as a friend and adviser. Father of six, two are Brazilian/Americans and are students.

Interests

Ecology, Family Agriculture, Tourism

Music, Movies & Books

Where the river runs black
Brazil
Gabriela
Emerald Forest
Medicine Man

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Retired - 35 years as boat captain - offshore oil.
Worked and traveled in over 65 countries.

Teach, Learn, Share

Director of school on family agriculture - Mandallas
Also advise prospective immigrants interested in living in Brazil.

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Suriname, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Malta, United States

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