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Charles Heck

Cottage Grove, MN, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Graduate student/university teacher
  • Doctoral Candidate in Social Geography
  • From Minneapolis, MN
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me


Immersion in Rio de Janeiro


I am a geographer in training. Previously I wanted to be a paleontologist, photographer, computer programmer, and mechanical engineer lol. I was born in a rural area, read a lot of books and started travelling when I was in high school (Mexico). I taught English in Sao Paulo, studied abroad in Portugal, and studied Portuguese in Rio.


The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I have been to a number of CS events in Rio and Salvador.

I like to hike trails and check out the view.


Hiking and ecotourism, working on my Portuguese, cooking spicy food (because its hard to find in Brazil).

Music, Movies & Books

Blues, Noise, Rock, eclectic latin like manu chao and tribalistas, House (deep, tribal, latin blends, I really like horns for some reason) trip hop, and some female vocalists of various genres.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know alot about urbanization, international relations, and political economy. Currently I am researching urbanization in the favelas of Rio

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