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Eugenio 000

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 134 Positive References
  • Fluent in Creole, English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic (Egypt), Chinese, French
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Advisor @ Plan International (plan-i...
  • MA, Georgetown, studying for PhD Col...
  • From Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION Uzbekistan

ABOUT ME

PHILOSOPHY

"I said to the sun, 'Tell me about the big bang.' The sun said, 'it hurts to become.'"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

A couchsurfer in the Virgin Islands once took me out to lunch and told me "couchsurfing restored my faith in humanity." people -- instigated by the media -- are just so afraid of each other these days, so the best way to participate is to do exactly that, restore faith in humanity.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

COLOMBIA: Trekked Colombian maze-like jungle and avoided the FARC w/ a Vietnamese couchsurfer

PORTUGUESE ISLAND, MOZAMBIQUE: Got lost in a rainforest on a tiny island in between Madagascar and Mozambique. There was nothing there but a gigantic prison system full of old chains and bones of slave-criminals.

FRANCE: Slept underneath the Eiffel Tower, surrounded by French Police officers, after spending the first night at a hotel on the Champ Elysees for free (long story). Even crazier, a friend of mine is now the owner of that hotel: http://www.champselysees-paris-hotel.com/ ....life is just crazy sometimes

Interests

festivals, languages, spontaneous encounters, island cultures, film, breakdancing to old disco vinyls remixed, graphitti art, futebol, etc etc etc

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Elevator to the Gallows, The Lives of Others, Bourne Trilogy, Orfeu Negro, 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Chinatown, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Psycho, Inception, Ran, etc.

Music: 5'nizza (Jah soldaaat!), Revelacao, Royskopp, Flying Lotus, Radiohead, Jazz, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Nujabes, etc.

Books: Beat Generation, collected works of Neruda, memoirs, I AM THAT

One Amazing Thing I've Done

very hard to name 1...

1. At a hotel 3 blocks from Tahrir Square, I watched a revolution explode in Cairo, Egypt.

2: I lived in a destroyed part of the Bolivian Amazon, in a Japanese colony of World War II immigrants from the island of Okinawa for 1 and a half years, and at this time also became friends w/ many family members of nazis who went in hiding.

3: I went three times (the second time to make sure I wasn't dreaming) -- to the Guinness Book of world records largest party ever held in a single night: 2.1 million people Reveillon on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro.

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to share my sincerity. Something beautiful happens, I find, when people wear their hearts on their sleeves and are open to others.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Experiences

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Anguilla, Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, United States

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