Erica Tajima

Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

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  • Fluent in English, Japanese, Portuguese; learning French, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • I love to be around music, books, coffee, good food, peop...
  • I studied International Relations, but changed to Tourism...
  • From Born and grew up in Brasilia, Brazil.
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me


My current mission is flavours. I love discovering flavours, creating flavours, finding out responses to flavours. In this search of new flavours, I go on travelling.


I like thinking that we are all pieces of a destiny puzzle, in which we meet people who help us reach our final destination. Every encounter is unique.


Spontaneity, casual encounters, random places, spontaneous people make life less heavy. I search for spontaneous laughs, talks, confessions, stories. Randomly organized. if possible.:P

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Couchsurfing is one of the most amazing ways of traveling. Traveling is not only about the places. But also about the people. My mom always used to ask where are the people in the pictures, when she sees a photo of just a landscape, or of a famous building. She says that pictures without people don't have heart, don't have stories, so she doesn't like them. And neither do I. Memories are attached to people. And places to people.


Once I helped show a friend's friend around my hometown, Brasilia. I was surprised how many new things I learned about it doing that. It made me re-connect and feel for the city where I had grown up and lived my whole life. While we were walking, I kept thinking about untold stories of places, contemplating on how I feel differently about the same places at different times of the year and how things had changed from the time you were a kid until now..


I love food. I love learning how food can make people feel or remember feelings. And I do love cities and thinking about how cities define and are defined by people.

Music, Movies, and Books

Le fabuleux destin d`Amelie Poulain, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Chungking Express, In the mood of Love, Slumdog Millionaire, Be kind Rewind, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, Volver, the god father trilogy, to be updated..

Laura Marling, Spoon, Radiohead, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso,Jorge be updated

Books, Catcher in the Rye, Machado de Assis, Chico Buarque, Brave new world, to be updated

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbed Mount Fuji. Pretty challenging, had all sorts of mountain maladies, but the sunrise above the clouds made everything worth it!

Teach, Learn, Share

I learned from personal experience that everything passes. Life is too short to hold on to the past or to the unlived future. Life is now.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Can't host anyone at the moment, but can offer some sightseeing company, good food and drinks!

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Japan, United States

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