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Family Agriculture - Tourism, Permaculture and Mandallas
American resident of Brazil since 1979. Retired Merchant Marine Captain with experience working in over 65 countries.
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”
Founder of the daily newsletter and BLOGS Americans Living in Brazil.
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.
CONSULTOR DE VIAGENS
CENTRO DA RESERVAS - ACARI E SERIDÒ, RIO GRANDE DO NORTE - Tour Operator - EMBRATUR, SINDETUR, ABAV, IBAMA
Permaculture & Sustainable Agriculture , MANDALLAS e AGRONEGOCIOS SCHOOL (ESCOLA) PERMACULTURE - Jacumá, Conde, Paraiba
"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.
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.
Ecology, Family Agriculture, Tourism
Music, Movies, and Books
Where the river runs black
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