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Merly Costa

Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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Overview

  • 69 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Italian
  • 112, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Filmmaker/ Registered Nurse
  • post graduation
  • From Florianopolis, SC Brazil
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel the World

ABOUT ME

I loove to travel and I intend to visit as many places as I can in this life time. I try to work in few projects while traveling like making a documentary, or taking pictures or research about some subject, or woofing... basically I like to know more about the place I'm visiting in a deeper perspective than just being a tourist. Like many friends say, I'm actually not a tourist but a traveler.
I worked as a RN in Brazil and the US until Dec 2012 and Graduated in Film in California in 2009. I've been doing some film productions since 2008 and my favorite thing is to create a story, write the script. But I do every part of the production work to include editing and marketing. Now I'm trying to work just with movies in Brazil. This is my passion and it is what I want to pursue. My intention is to make the world a better place and change things that are not right.(really!!??) I'm trying to do that starting with myself: internal personal growth, eating healthy, organic food, avoiding animal products, respecting all living beings and the environment,, respecting others and contribute as I can wherever I am. The world is my home and I've been traveling in it from February to August 2013....until my next adventure...
I love animals and for this reason I don't eat them. I participate in many projects to protect the animals and against animal cruelty.

PHILOSOPHY

Live a day at a time and do to others what you would like them to do for yourself; Give love with no expectations to receive it back; We are the makers of our destiny so always work hard for your goals; If God gave us wings it is a waste to live inside of a cage.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Traveling in different couches and meeting people wherever I am.. I might be able to host depending on the house situation.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've been couchsurfing for over 6 years and I love it! Some of my good friends I met through this project. I've hosted few people from different parts of the globe, surfed many couches and met many people in gatherings.

Interests

I have many: traveling (of course), photography, sports,dancing, music, theater, opera, movies, arts, gardening,computer, crafts, writing, reading, learning languages...

Music, Movies & Books

Bossa Nova, classical, dancing music, alternative rock, Musica Popular Brasileira.The Police, The Cure, Opera (Especially Verdi)...
Books: Wicked, Marrying Mozart, Umberto Eco's books, Jorge Amado, Harry Potter (big fan), Richard Back, Water for Elephants,...
Movies, so many.. ask me if you dare..

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Gaudi's work in Spain impressed me, specially the Casa Batlló It is really amazing.
The scenery in California. So diverse and beautiful. One of the most beautiful places I've ever been.
New York is lots of fun.
The ocean in Miami is warm and beautiful.
Alaska is a must see place. So grand and exuberant.
The mountains in contrast with the ocean and the wildlife impressed me. I will be back!
Brazil has great beauty and great people.
Paris is so charming with great food (No surprise there)
I jumped from 13 thousand feet from a plane with a skydiver (tandem). It is one of the best things I ever done. I need to do it again.
Santorine is paradise.

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing knowledge, experiences, books, movies, spending time with, learn people's stories...

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Italy, United States

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