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Robert August Smith

Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil

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Overview

  • 67 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Portuguese; learning Georgian, German, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Teacher , Student
  • "I never let my schooling interfere ...
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Dasein

ABOUT ME

When asked about the greatest day of his life, the flying man said 1) the day his feet first left the earth and 2) every day since

PHILOSOPHY

Eu não tenho filosofia: tenho sentidos
--Alberto Caiero

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting, Surfing...

CS has also led me to roommates, a language tandem, useful travel advice, and even hitchhiking companions

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

wouldn't trade it for anything: hosting and being hosted, it's safe to say that I've met some of the most fascinating people in the world

Interests

the sun, the sea, cooking, WWOOFing, bicycles, above-ground trains, canoes, laughing, theater, cinema, (un)learning, swimming, basketball, language(s), Capoeira Angola, dance, summer, fall, falling, falling asleep, staying up, sleeping outside, the moon, hammocks, using the moon as a hammock, (hitch)hiking, rock climbing, tree climbing, closed off stairs climbing, warm places, warm people, et al.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:
El Lado Oscuro del Corazón
Once Upon a Time in America
Ingmar Bergman
Buster Keaton's early shorts
Fellini
Der Himmel über Berlin
The Man with the Movie Camera
Absolute Giganten
O Auto da Compadecida
Abril Despedaçado

Music:
Cartola
Nelson Cavaquinho
Novos Baianos
Chico Buarque
Clara Nunes
Fundo de Quintal
The Mountain Goats

Books:
Search Sweet Country
Calvino
Kurt Vonnegut
Catch-22
Possession
Moby Dick
House of Leaves
Jazz (Morrison)
Middlesex
The Master and Margerita
The Glass Bead Game, Demian
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The 42nd Parallel
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
On Photography
Love Medicine

Poetry:
Rilke
Szymborska
Manoel de Barros
Spoon River Anthology
Leaves of Grass
Giampiero Neri
João Cabral de Melo Neto
Literatura de Cordel

Short story:
Jeanette Winterson
Flannery O'Connor
Machado de Assis
Mark Twain
Karen Russell
Boccaccio

One Amazing Thing I've Done

the world, people

Teach, Learn, Share

Yes!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Georgia, Germany, Italy, United States

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