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Grow as a person in every possible direction.
I'm not the typical carioca. I don't go to the beach very often, don't dance samba, don't play football (soccer). I'm more of a guy who enjoys playing video games, going out for alternative/indie rock parties and going to a bar to have some beers and talk, sitting down at a sidewalk table. Well, that's not all I do, but it's most of it. That doesn't mean I wouldn't want to go to the beach, it's just not a habit.
I've come to a point in life where all I care is balance and self-awareness. The more I think I'm already through the Dark Ages of my life, when you're the result of the environment more than a true individual, the more new ideas, principles and aspirations take shape in my mind.
Being ambitious involves the urge for growth in all aspects of existence. Professional, spiritual, social, familiar and so on. Being wealthy is not enough, maybe desirable yet unnecessary. I would never be ashamed for the lack of money, but I'd certainly be ashamed for the lack of humanity, kindness and good will.
To understand the evolution of the world is a search that can keep us young forever.
-- We All Want to Be Young
I struggle to find happiness in life my own way. Each one must find it's personal path to it and respect each other decisions on how to do so.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've hosted some people and absolutely loved the experience and want more! I've also surfed some couches and can't think of any other way to travel right now.
I'm very excited about making part of this, hosting people from all around, getting to do stuff together and to know people.
I have to say the most interesting thing that happened to me while couchsurfing was staying for some days in a squat, in the Netherlands. The ideas and ideals that were shared, the lifestyle, the generosity, the community, it's all so beautiful and inspiring. Something I will tell my grandchildren about, for sure.
In general: gathering friends, bars, restaurants, alternative parties.
When travaling: museums, exhibitions, architecture, parks, churches.
Music, Movies, and Books
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 25th Hour, Requiem for a Dream, Waking Life, Little Children, Stranger Than Fiction, Das Leben Der Anderen, El Laberinto del Fauno, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Memento, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, Crash, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Inglourious Basterds, Punch-Drunk Love, Moon, Oldboy, The Help, Before Sunrise/Sunset
Agua de Annique, Arcade Fire, Blonde Redhead, Broken Bells, Dave Matthews Band, Feist, The Gathering, Juno Reactor, Franz Liszt, Moby, Pain of Salvation, A Perfect Circle, Shiny Toy Guns, Two Door Cinema Club, Wye Oak, The xx, Los Hermanos
"Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid" (Douglas Hofstadter), "Steppenwolf" (Hermann Hesse)
This section should be "Movies, Music, Books, Games"...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
While doing a short euro trip I sat down in a park in Paris for reading a book while I waited for my host to arrive home. I had been traveling for two weeks already and the changes (for the better) in my mood, self-awareness and my joy in general were so great that I realized I had to keep traveling as much as I could for the rest of my life.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you how to whistle while inhaling, or with your fingers. I also can teach a bit about jump rope, though it'll have to be theoretical since I'm all out of rope right now.
I'm always willing to learn about cooking, recipes, ingredients and stuff. Not that I'm good at it, that's why I need to learn.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In