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Overview

  • 21 references 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Music is everything to me!
  • Portland State University (Portland, Oregon) class of 201...
  • From Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Meeting YOU!!!

ABOUT ME

I'm really into all kinds of music. I can get down with just about anything, and I love to dance.

PHILOSOPHY

Try your best not to sweat anything life throws at you - move on instead.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Going to meet-ups and hosting here and there.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've crashed at a lot of peoples' places, but mostly in the United States. The most memorable are past visits to friends in Maine, NYC, Oakland etc., especially one trip to Maine when I stayed on my friend's couch for most of the summer and I was able to see much of that beautiful state.

Interests

Music and art, knowledge, science, people and culture, especially the beautiful array of personalities we find here in the lovely city of São Paulo, migrant, underserved and/or manipulated populations and the fascinating webs of artistic/cultural perseverance that emerge around these groups as well as the feelings of hope and unity they give to all; that any real social progress to occur benefits them. Wake up, reach out, and spread love...

  • arts
  • culture
  • dancing
  • human rights
  • mexican food
  • organic food
  • music
  • rock music
  • anthropology
  • science
  • linguistics
  • brazil
  • sustainability
  • funk
  • latin america
  • humans
  • sustainable development
  • brazilian food
  • brazilian music

Music, Movies, and Books

The Beatles, Sam Cooke, Radiohead, Wu-Tang Clan, Schubert, Velvet Underground, Fleet Foxes, The Roots, Phish, Bach, Jimi Hendrix, Mos Def, Dead Kennedys, Miles Davis, Black Sabbath, Chopin, Outkast, David Bowie, Cafe Tacuba, Mozart, Joy Division, A Tribe Called Quest, Led Zeppelin, Harry Belafonte, Iron Maiden, McCoy Turner, The Supremes

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

"What a loooooong, strange trip it's been!" Nothing really stands out, the whole trip has been one great big amazing adventure doin' and seein'.

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to share with people things I've been learning, such as music theory, culture, Portuguese or Spanish. I want to learn more dancing.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'd like to share music with the Paulistas. I'm here in São Paulo to work a lot teaching English, but I'd really like to meet musicians to discover and explore what music we can come up with through our cultural exchange. I'd also really enjoy meeting and conversing with fluent Spanish speakers because my Spanish is slowly but surely meshing into Portuguese.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, United States

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