Carlo Velasco

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

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  • 23 References 13
  • Fluent in English, Tagalog; learning French, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • I think, write and edit.
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • From Manila, Philippines
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About Me


The world is our playground.


The world is my playground.

Yes, just like you, I share the goal of traveling the most amazing places on this planet. I am a writer and editor based in Manila, Philippines. I work for a travel magazine and a travel show for Southeast Asia.

I travel the world to connect with people, share interests, and get inspiration from their personal stories. I'd like to build friendships in different parts of the world and I aim to write about the unique lives I've encountered in my journey. I'd like to observe and get insights on how people think today.

What makes me addicted to traveling are the creative minds whom I meet during my trips. I always love collaborating with creative professionals from different parts of the world. The possibilities are endless.

I try to travel within and outside the Philippines at least every two months. And whenever I do, I always look for people to meet, new friends to share stories with, and then there's the food. I always love trying local delicacies. I want to know how locals live in their hometowns and I'd like to experience that.

People define places.

You can read my blog where we go out and meet passionate people one city a time:

My portfolio:


The world is our playground.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'd like to meet new people from different parts of the world to share interests, possibly collaborate on a creative project, establish new relationships.


I've had the best experiences couchsurfing in June 2011. I just started when I recently visited Seoul and Busan. My first host showed me around Busan and introduced me to its exciting expat community. I also met the friendliest locals ever. In Seoul, I was hosted by a fellow journalist. I had a great time exchanging stories.


Writing, Editing, Traveling, Backpacking, Partying!, Reading books and magazines, Eating, Siesta & Fiesta!, Music, Film, Art :D

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Up in the Air, Requiem for a Dream, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Dancer in the Dark, Amelie, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang

Music: Duncan Sheik, Bjork, Phoenix, The Killers, Brandon Flowers, M83, Foster The People, Copeland, Kings of Leon, Kanye West, Nirvana, Jay Z, Imogen Heap, Dave Matthews Band, Britney Spears, Up Dharma Down, Paula Cole, Company of Thieves, Alanis Morisette, Paul van Dyk, Chicane, Kaskade

Books: The Alchemist, The Vampire Lestat, Marrying Buddha

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My dream has always been to be a magazine editor. I guess I'm living the dream. On another note, I'm a romantic, always amazing to connect with someone very special to me. Makes me high.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach English, feature writing, and Filipino. I can teach you everything I know about the Philippine Islands.

I'd like to learn new languages and local cultures. I especially want to improve my Spanish. Tengo que practicar! I'd love to learn French.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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