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Robert August Smith

Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil

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  • 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 ...
  • From born: Texas ; "grew up": Indiana
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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


Eu não tenho filosofia: tenho sentidos --Alberto Caiero

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Hosting, Surfing...

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


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


the sun, the sea, flâner, cooking, WWOOFing, bicycles, above-ground trains, canoes, laughing, theatre, cinema, (un)learning, swimming, basketball, language(s), 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 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 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


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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