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I want to live, I want to give. I've been a miner for a heart of gold.
Have been searching for real experiences around the globe. Real people, real food, real places... trying to see the positive side of things and learn with every person I meet. Love life and feel very lucky to be able to travel and see so many beautiful things. Hope I can share with as many people as possible.
Developing skills. Patience and compassion (very needed). Permaculture. Trying to be a good snowboarder. Photo, movies, writing, music. I also gather seeds and study native people.
It's been 12 years of intense travels, going to one place to the next, though I prefer to stay for long time and experience the local cultures.
Living the extreme. When its good, its so good I dont want to stop. A beautiful sunrise, a kangaroo that comes to say hi, someone really unique, a delicious meal or a landscape so perfect that makes me believe in a lot of things. When its bad, its so bad I wonder why Im doing this. Hours waiting for a ride at the side of the road; sleeping on a bench, cold and hungry, waiting for the morning bus; rude people that think they are better than everybody. And it all changes so fast. But at the end of the day I can only be grateful and humble.
I fear nothing. No thing fears me.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
There is CS from the point of view of the host and CS from the point of view of the traveler. Good is to experience both. I feel sad for people that believe that CS is only about free accommodation. And i actually met hosts that think like that.
I try to understand what a host expect from CSers, but everyone is so different. Some offer you all they have and a little bit more. Others get upset if you drink their juice. I do my best to be flexible and enjoy this incredible idea that is Couch Surfing.
But in few words, we are creating a better world, and letting go of the idea that someone that you dont know is a stranger.
Outdoor sports. Snowboarding! Love to cook and, even more, to eat. Unquenchable search for music, trees and coffee. I'm open to all religions and believe in sustainability. Enjoy farm living. I try to meditate as much as I can, which can be sitting in silence, walking in nature or dancing reggae. I really like smiles, waterfalls and maps.
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Music_Xavier Rudd-Jimmy Cliff
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Learned to say thank you in 21 languages.
Volunteered in 9 countries.
Saw the Everest.
Traveled the Amazon Forest on a boat.
Hitchhiked in 10 countries.
10hrs sweat lodge in Argentina.
Hiked 6 days in NZ by myself and nearly died twice.
10days meditation retreats in silence.
Swan naked in the Iguazu Falls.
Rock climbing in Thailand.
Spent 4 days in an airport in London.
Met the maoist army in Nepal.
Walked over ember.
Machu Picchu at night.
2500km bike travel in Northeast Brasil.
Got very close (less than a meter) to a whale in Mexico.
Ice climbed with a snowboard attached to the backpack.
Traveled with a caravan.
Spotted Saturn's ring.
Gave english classes to tibetan refugees.
Rock climbing in Yosemite
Teach, Learn, Share
1tB of music, films and ideas to save the world
What I Can Share with Hosts
Peace Love Chocolate
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Brazil, Israel, New Zealand, Peru, United States