Joe Junho

Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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  • 26 References 14
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic (Egypt), French
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Outreach manager for refugee assistance and human rights
  • B.A. International relations, graduated in chinese langua...
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About Me




Ps: the house is a safe place for free spirited people. As well as people that are not racist, homophobic and blablabla. I allow smokers in the house (cigs only though), and its pretty much a easy going, cultural aware, hippie, nature lover, naturist house.

Hotpot of cultures, since my background till my whole life.
parents from a country, born in other, raised in 2 different other ones, high school in another, university in another, backpacking around the world.
lived from great hotels to the streets, thought from dostoievski to bowie.
Im a bit of a contradition in itself, you might find me being a stressed workaholic, studying and into a lot of intelectual stuff or drunk dancing in a nude beach. Managing projects for days on end and in art exhibits as well as in raves and camping for days. So I´m basecally a mix between a hippie and a scholar, a philosopher and a party animal....all about the talk, and the books, and the road.


I don´t think i have a philosophy actually.
I know i´ve been travelling since i was a little child, i have most of my best friends spread around all the corners of the world... i also lived in different countries for a bunch of different purposes(most of them being about study), i do charity work, my friends around me are a big mix of every kind of people and background, i dont think i´m too high maintenance, i don´t believe in god or anything spiritual that much, i´m a little bit of a geek and mainly a cinema-geek. not sure wich philosophy can come out of it, i guess i just live and try to get different perspectives in life everyday.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I don´t really go to CS meeting so far(as soon as i get time i will try though), i´ve hosted people everywhere as well as i was hosted by a lot of people.


Well...i've been backpacking a lot and i lived with tons of different people in the way, Thats the best of traveling: the people you meet along the way.


Music, psychology, travel, languages and culture, diplomacy, human rights.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: A clock work orange, the stoneing of soraya m., paradise now, dogville, le petit nicolas, les chansons d´amour, persepolis, transpointting, amelie polain, The pianist, ragoon, all the invisible children, any from almodovar, bertolucci,felinni,pasolini, moodysson...and so on, and i'm a fan of documentaries(among them i would say born into brothels and human trafikking are by far the greatest).

Music: i am the guy you will find on a room listening to some weird tibetan music, or some old indian hit... when i am not you will find me listening to bob dylan or cat stevens.(also the xx , moby, foster the people, skye, morcheeba).

Book: Shantaram was one of the greatest ones, but i cant tell much, because every week i'm reading a new one and usually my favorite ones get "overtroned" by other greatest ones.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Backpacking in north america(from mexico to canada),
Living with a chinese family in the middle of nowhere...hicthhiking in europe with almost no money...get lost on asian mountains. get stuck in hong kong and live with foragees for a week...among others.

Teach, Learn, Share

im very good in writing and i speak some different languages, i've been studying different cultures my whole life as well as brazilian culture.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Laos, Mozambique, Poland, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, United States

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