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Overview

  • 30 references 26 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • System Analyst
  • IT
  • From São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

CARPE DIEM

ABOUT ME

We know what life is like: One day it's everything right and the other things are not so perfect as well. Ups and downs are part of the construction of our character. After all, every moment, every situation we face in our lifes is a challenge, an unique opportunity to learn, to become a better person. Just depends on us, on our choices.

I do not know if I'm close or far, if I got the right or wrong direction. I only know that I move on, living the same day differently. I take every memory, every experience, every lesson. And even if it does not walk the way I would like to know that I am no longer the same as yesterday makes me realize that it was worth it.

PHILOSOPHY

Change!
Start slowly, because the direction is more important than speed...
Sitting in another chair across the table, later changing tables...
Walk out on the other side of the street...
Then change the path for other streets, quietly, pay close attention to places that step...
Take other buses, change your style...
Walking barefoot few days...
Take an afternoon to wander freely and hear the birds singing...
See the world from other perspectives...
Open and close doors and drawers on the left hand...
Sleep across the bed and then try to sleep in other beds...
Watch other TV shows...
Read other books, live other novels...
Do not make a habit of lifestyle...
Loving the news...
Sleep later, sleep earlier...
Learning a new word a day in another language...
Eat different foods, new spices, new colors, new delights...
Try the new every day...

A new side, a new method, a new flavor...
A new way, a new pleasure, a new love, new life...
Just try...
Find new friends, try new loves, new relationships...
Lunch at other places, other restaurants...
Taking other types of drink...
Buying bread at another bakery...
Lunch or dinner soon afterwards, whatever...
Choose another market, another toothpaste...
Bathing at other times...
Use other colors of pens...
Know other places...
Love much, more and more different ways...
Write other poems...
Open an account in another bank, go to other cinemas, other hairdressers, other theaters...
Visit new museums...
Change!
Always remember that life is only one...
Find a new job, a soft work, decent, more humane...
Find reasons to be free, to invent, to be creative...
Make travel aimlessly...
Try new things, switch back, change again...
Try again...
Meet the best and worst things...
The important thing is change, movement, dynamism, energy!
Only what is dead does not change.

"Salvation is at risk, without which life is not worth it!" Clarice Lispector

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I hosted a belgian, a serbian, a cuban and a swiss guy and some brazilians. I surfed by couchsurfing in Brugge, London, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Aracaju, Maceió. In USA I was hosted in Miami, Washington, New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego. I've met really nice people that I don't have words to describe how I'm grateful to have known them.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've been in many places, usually I walk a lot when I travel and try to discover as much as possible about the culture, people, churches cause I love architecture, especially medieval places. It's astonishing for me to be at places that changed makind. I've met wonderful people by couchsurfing and all them are great people that I'll never forget.

If you wanna know more about me and keep in touch u can check it out on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000553284941 or instagram kotneo

Interests

I want to meet others persons, to have new experiences, new habits of life and see the world with another perspective.I want to increase my culture, review my values to open my mind to new ideas, to know another places, to be in places I've never been before.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've done many times of "couch" and is different meet people who have never seen. The most part of states and cities that I know in Brazil was by couchsurfing people like Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Aracaju, Maceió.

My first time in Europe I've been in 10 countries in 35 days, it was crazy but I jad to prove to myself that I was able to do it, I got lost every single day, many things happened but I'll never forget.

I've been in 9 cities in USA and most of them people from couchsurfing asked me if I wanted to be hosted, it was really awesome. They really like to host people, they are very friendly and receptive.

I slept in Sahara desert, I woke up very early to see the sunrise I could see the moon and the sun at the same time, I could walk on camel in the desert, it was very different for me.

I never had seen so much snow in my life when I was in Russia, it was totally cold like -9 degrees, in Sweden was -12 degrees so I could realise that I really miss the sun of Brazil and many people need extra D vitamins on their bodies.

In Florianópolis I would find couchsurfing guy on a beach, I got lost and spent the meeting point, I noticed it was on the beach side and could cross a trail around three hours, I was alone in the woods without cell signal and tracks without trace and drizzling, after a few hours I managed to find the right place and meet him. There are many things that happen when u visit an unfamiliar place and things are unforgettable... like backpacking in Panamá, Miami, Washington, New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.

Teach, Learn, Share

This is exactly what life is made of moments. Moments that we have to go, being good or bad, for our own learning. Never forget the most important: Nothing in this life is by chance. Absolutely nothing. Therefore, we have to worry about doing our part as best as we can. Life does not always follow our will, but it's perfect in what has to be. - Chico Xavier

There are moments

There are moments in life when we feel so much
the lack of someone who we most want
this person is taking our dreams
and hug her.

Dream about what you want.
Be what you want to be,
because you have only one life
and only if it has a chance
to do what we want.

Get enough happiness to make you sweet.
Difficulties to make us stronger.
Sadness to be more human.
And enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest people
not have the best things.
They know how to make the best
opportunities that appear
in their paths.

Happiness comes to those who mourn.
For those who are injured.
For those who always seek and try.
And for those who recognize
the importance of people who go through their lives.

The brighter future
is based on past lived intensely.
You will only succeed in life
forgiving when mistakes
and disappointments of the past.

Life is short, but the emotions that we leave
last an eternity.
Life is not to play
because one day she dies.

Clarice Lispector

What I Can Share with Hosts

It´s easy and fun way to meet interesting people and explore a city in the company of a native person or to explain for u the best places to go, how to get there, and a lot of local tips. I'm open-minded person, with some flexibility to live with different kinds of personality and habits. We become better person when u know and respect the differences and diversity of human being.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Panama, Portugal, Russian Federation, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Ireland, Portugal

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