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Overview

  • 32 references 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • teacher
  • Bachelor and Master's degree
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To see the world and have great traveling experiences

ABOUT ME

I enjoy traveling and have been to many countries. I have summer and Christmas holidays off, therefore, I have the time to go and explore the world. I teach at a technical college, and also work at a homeless shelter.

PHILOSOPHY

Traveling and meeting diverse people is the ultimate experience! Always treat everyone with the greatest respect, and never consider yourself above (or for that matter) below anyone else!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I recently had my first couchsurfing experience in Haiti. It was the ultimate cultural experience! I got alot more out of it than if I had not been a memeber of this wonderful community. Afterwards, I continued to couchsurf through the Dominican Republic. My only regret is that I didn't know about this site much sooner. Imagine all of the missed cultural experiences and friendships I could have had if I had got on board sooner.

Interests

I'm quite diverse. I can enjoy a lazy day reading a great book or have a wild adventurous night partying. It depends on the scene, and the group of people. I love nature, and small fishing villages. I also enjoy the myriad of museums in the cosmopolitan city.

  • books
  • wine
  • beer
  • partying
  • reading
  • traveling
  • fishing
  • rock climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

Any and all books by Leon Uris, James Michener, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende, etc. I also enjoy the great Russian masters.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Too many to outline here. We must have a few beers/glasses of wine and I can tell you many stories. Some of the highlights though are:

Resigning my job in the late 90's, and traveling the world for three and a half years.

hitchhhiking for six weeks through Colombia in 1998, Chile in 1999, and Malaysia in 2001.

Climbing Macchu Picchu

Seeing the movie (City of Ghosts) filmed in Cambodia for two days with the actors Matt Dillon, James Caan and Gerard Depardieu. Knowing the producers son really got us "front seats" in the movie set.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, United States

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