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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Writer + Backpacker.
  • Almost graduated.
  • From Curitiba - PR, Brazil.
  • Profile 70% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Left my job and my university to become a writter. Intend on backpacking across the entire planet, knowing new people and new places, and never stop writting. I want to save people, the same way I was saved, thru my writtings.

ABOUT ME

Not long ago, there I was, working for a sucessful company, earning good money, with a promising future ahead of me. I was almost graduating (computer engeneering). One day, at the end of the day, I caught myself in my office, wearing a shirt and a tie, as always, in a AC controlled room, all white and shiny, artificial lights and air and windows shut cos of the servers. I opened the windows and stared at the horizon. A light breeze hitted my face, and I saw the sun going down on an amazingly painted sky, and birds flying and singing. I was stressed of each day being worst then the previous, and then it hitted me! Whatta hell was I doing in there? Why I was putting myself thru that hell for? I didn't care about money, consumism, materialism, comfort... I was following the path that everybody follows, except that I wasn't trully looking for the outcome. At the same moment, I went into my boss's office and quitted. Never went back to university again. Sold all my stuff (wasnt much, the only stuff I bought was my computer and some books, even tho I had money to buy more, I never even had a car) and then I bought all the stuff that I needed to start backpacking around. The movie "Into the Wild" was inspirational. Since I was a kid, I knew something was wrong with the world. I knew that I didn't want to follow everyone's path cos I fouded it boring, and I didnt want the same stuff in the end. That movie was a light in the end of my tunnel, saved me. Some months later, I met what I always thought it didn't exist... My soulmate. Now we're backpacking around freely, first from brazil to antartica, then back to brazil, then canada from coast to coast, then ireland, then china... then, who knows? Someday I hope I can share a couch to anybody that is doing the same, but for now, I don't have a residence, not so soon to come. =)

PHILOSOPHY

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO - What a ride!

A vida não deve ser uma jornada para a cova com a intenção de chegar seguramente e com o corpo bonito e bem preservado, mas sim derrapando de lado, champagne em uma mão, morangos na outra, corpo estremamente usado e desgastado, e gritando "Woo-hoo, que passeio!"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

For now I can't offer couchs of my own. But Im sure doing a lot of telling around to everybody I know, telling this site is incredible and really works. Let's make it even bigger and better!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Starting now, none yet!

Interests

Interested to get to know a little bit of everything and everyone that crosses my path. If you can learn something good and teach something good to any random person, it was already worth knowing him/her. And we always end up learning/teaching.

  • birds
  • books
  • singing
  • flying
  • backpacking

Music, Movies, and Books

Almost every kind of music. There's not such thing as a good or bad band or style... there's only good or bad music. I can jump from Fear Factory to Enya no problem.

Movies... every movie can give u something good. Into the Wild was my inspirational one, but there's a lot of good ones.

Books... guess what? I really like Siddartha... lol. Hermann Hesse in general, Thoreau, Tolstoi, Jack London.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Fortunally, I came to prove that true love exists, on contrary of what I always thought. I found something I really thought it was a myth... I found my soulmate.

Teach, Learn, Share

To each his own. Learn to love the people next to you just the way they are. Don't thing ur right and they're wrong. Don't hate them cos they think different from you. Everybody can teach you something of valor, and the world would be so damn boring if everybody was the same.

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