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CASTAWAY

Lima, Lima, Peru

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Overview

  • 167 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Italian, Portuguese
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Flowing with Life for the upliftment...
  • Engineer, Translator, amateur Psycho...
  • From Neverland, so will never be a "grownup"
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Build Spreadable Self Sustainable Eco-Communities interacting with our Indigenous neighbors to recover and affirm their knowledge, and create better lives together, becoming the Seeds for a new Beginning

ABOUT ME

"Pathologically Optimistic" (Janet, sister I adopted), "the Strangest combination of Luddite and Technology Fashionista that I've ever met!!" (Juli, best friend), "so Thoreau!" (une amie), "Weeping Warrior" (Alix, from Chogyam Trungpa's), "Doityourself maniac"€, "Jack of all trades"€, "Marmite" (you love it or hate it), "Warrior of Light", "€œPolymixanos"€ (Greek friends)... "Control Freak", "knowitall" (those too proud to listen), "Lisa Simpson"... a rare mix of opposites: motherTheresa/JamesBond, Peasant/McGyver, Old man/Teenager, Animal/Robot...
I do my best to remain Equanimous, be Brave, honest, good, true to myself... with an invincible good humour...
come and describe me, I'll post it here!

I travel like St Christopher !
You are the hardest of hardcore travelers, and may one day be our patron saint. There is no challenge that is too much for you, but don't get crazy, because you are not immortal...yet.
What type of traveler are you?
Take BootsnAll's Travel Quiz to find out.

PHILOSOPHY

BUDDHISM, TAO: doing without doing, always EQUANIMOUS,
ENVIRONMENTALISM is my religion! (Barbarinha)

I live as Epicurus said: a man has to live to enjoy all kind of PLEASURES... without losing the most important of all pleasures: the "ATARAXIA" (this is the deep that separates this philosophy from hedonism, now it doesn't sound so easy, huh? ;-)

"There are NO STRANGERS here; Only FRIENDS you haven't YET met".

Practicing SOLIDARITY with people and all the peoples of the world develops our sensitivity to the point of getting affected when any EARTHLING suffers anywhere, and moved deeply seeing FREEDOM spreading and reaching the most remote corners of the world.
We are the mirror and the face in it...
We become mirrors for all beings to find themselves in us... beyond race, age, gender, SPECIES... we are one.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Spreading the idea and the feeling that this is NOT a web site to get FREE lodgement, or to DATE Foreigners... but to make people get to KNOW the TRUE (non touristy), DEEP essence of "the Others" behind those imaginary lines separating us, thus bearing UNDERSTANDING and SOLIDARITY among Nations all over the world. (no, I'd Never be a candidate for president :-)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Before joining CS, I had hosted and guided people from different countries and cultures through the Andes and the jungle of my country for the same reason as CS: LOVE (This, however, distracts me and makes me get LOST, I suck as a guide! :-)
I usually get friends on my trips, helping them with some knowledge of languages, bicycles, all sort of equipment, human nature and survival techniques (specially for the city :-)

I enjoyed my trips the most specially when I had the chance to live as the natives that hosted me, sharing with me their unique and so different lifestyles and CosmoVisions, as I did in the USA, Colombian and Brazilian Amazon jungle, Scandinavian countries... and mostly in so many lovable little villages in the Andes...

Interests

Ancestral Wisdom ( from India, China, the Andes, Amazon tribes, etc.), Environmentalism, Ancient Healing Arts, JIN SHIN DO (to me the closest to Ancient Roots of Acupressure http://www.jinshindo.org/development.htm), Yoga, psychology, designing, biking (Human Powered Vehicles and fair means of Transportation, like Skating, Sailing), mountain climbing, rock climbing, hiking, arts and beauty of all kinds, Mechanics, Architecture, Natural Building...

Music, Movies & Books

all kind of books... Jiddu Krishnamurti, Henri Thoreau's "Walden", "Civil Disobedience" (I was Thoreau before reading him ;-), De Saint Exupery's "Le Petit Prince", Alice Miller's "The Drama of the Gifted Child", Zen philosophy, Rumi poetry...
All kind of music but specially ancient, native, folk music from everywhere... Middle East, the Andes, Amazon, Celtic, African, Balkanic... Old Lullabies...
some of "my Songs": "Meu Mundo é Hoje", "A Thousand Years" (sting)...

Movies: Ettore Scola's "C'eravamo Tanto Amati", "Cinema Paradiso", "American Beauty", "Forrest Gump", "Zelig", "Amelie", "Himmel über Berlin"(merci for these last 2, Marlene), Kaurismaki, Cohen Bros., Fellini (Amarcord), Kusturica, Jarmusch, "Spirited Away"...

Movie Characters and phrases with whom I identify myself:
"are you talking to me?" Robert de Niro (Taxi driver)
"A man has to know his limitations" (Clint Eastwood)
Zohan ("don't mess with zohan")
Zelig ("Zelig" Woody Allen)
Forrest Gump,
Amelie,
The Angel wishing to become mortal ("Himmel Über Berlin")

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Amazing to ME? I am learning to SEE with my HEART!
Amazing to people? hmmm... just the last:
-I built a raft to SAIL the Amazon river showing natives that sailing it is an alternative!
-I biked through the Amazon jungle, from the Pacific coast, through the Andes and then the whole Peruvian (bikable) jungle until Colombia and Brazil (and biking on the ship deck... you can't bike the Amazon river ;)
-Became an Ayahuasca healer's Aprentice for months.
-Meeting All these Wonderful Warriors of Peace that come to visit me!

Teach, Learn, Share

All I know, all you know... specially about life, the universe, human nature... I would become a scholar in you! (how to SAIL, please?)
We'd share our thirst for learning! Stay Thirsty my Friends! :-)
...and Massage, Healing, soul and Body/Mind improving techniques (specially JIN SHIN DO: jinshindo.org), Medicine Plants, languages, "low-tech" eco-inventions, DIY (do it Yourself), HPV (Human Powered Vehicles), how to fix anything, I'm a Composting-Toiletologist :-)...

What I Can Share With Hosts

All I know, all you know... specially about life, the universe, human nature... I would become a scholar in you! (how to SAIL, please?)
We'd share our thirst for learning! Stay Thirsty my Friends! :-)
...and Massage, Healing, soul and Body/Mind improving techniques (specially JIN SHIN DO: jinshindo.org), Medicine Plants, languages, "low-tech" eco-inventions, DIY (do it Yourself), HPV (Human Powered Vehicles), how to fix anything, I'm a Composting-Toiletologist :-)...

Countries I've Visited

Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Norway, Peru, United States

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