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João Paulo Escobar

Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Overview

  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Community Development
  • Bachelors in social communication (e...
  • From State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I am working on promoting a tourism project in rural and indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico, which is aimed at generating new sources of income to underdeveloped communities and cultural integration

ABOUT ME

I quit my job in advertisement agencies to live as a nomadic social entrepreneur in Oaxaca. My dream is to find a way to unite traveling with doing good for others and integrating peoples and cultures to promote peace and diversity.

I meditate and I cycle in between all of that, because I believe that the root of all good is some peace of mind.

PHILOSOPHY

If you're not doing good for others, you're probably not doing too good yourself

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Helping people to live truly unique and positive touristic experiences

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I usually travel by myself and I've learned that when travelling its better to sleep in someone's uncomfortable couch than to sleep in the most comfortable hotel bed

Interests

Traveling, bicycles, music, meditation, languages

Music, Movies & Books

I believe its more interesting to talk about this personally and slowly unveil one's tastes than to just put it out there and be done with it. This totally kills the opportunity for serendipitous coincidences in conversation. But at least in music I will say that I enjoy a lot of things, from Brazilian samba and tropicalia and cuban rumba to folk, rock and electronica. And before that's left like that sounding very pretentious, I would just like to add that I love pop culture too and am equally excited about a lot of pop divas as I am about psychedelic folk singers.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Living for a couple of months in indigenous communities in Oaxaca

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to share the hidden places I've discovered throughout the city with people to get them out of the obvious tourist circuits and help them find authentic and unique experiences. I'm usually eager to sit down and write long and detailed itineraries. I'm also always looking to dig up as much local music from wherever I am because I adore the diversity you find throughout world music, including that of from my home country

What I Can Share With Hosts

Music, capirinhas, recipes and travel tips

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Mexico, United States

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