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  • 153 References 85 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic (North Levantine), Chinese (Simplified)
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Living in this wonderful world.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION:

TO VISIT ALL THE COUNTRIES ON THE WORLD, AND THEN TO DIE HAPPY...

ABOUT ME:

I'm Luís Garcia, born in Portugal, probably with the genes of the ancient Portuguese navigators and, like them, immensely curious to explore and experience this world as much as possible.

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To travel! To change countries!
To be forever someone else,
With a soul that has no roots,
Living only off what it sees!

To belong not even to me!
To go forward, to follow after
The absence of any goal
And any desire to achieve it!

This is what I call travel.
But there’s nothing in it of me
Besides my dream of the journey.
The rest is just land and sky.

Fernando Pessoa, 20-9-1933

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE:

RIGA, JURMALA, SMILTENE, LIEPAJA, UPESLEJAS (LATVIA)

TALLIN, NARVA, TARTU, VALGA (ESTONIA)

HELSINKI (FINLAND)

KRETINGA, VILNIUS, VARENA, MARCINKONYS, MOLETAI, KAUNAS, NORMANTAI, VISAGINAS, ZARASAI (LITHUANIA)

LONDON (ENGLAND)

TIRANA (ALBANIA)

PORTO, SANTA CRUZ, VILA REAL, BRAGA (PORTUGAL)

POSTOJNA, MARIBOR, CELJE (SLOVENIA)

BUDAPEST, PECS (HUNGARY)

CLUJ-NAPOCA, SIBIU, ARAD, GALATI (ROMANIA)

BELGRADE, (SERBIA)

ODESSA, KIEV, KHARKIV (UKRAINE)

ISTANBUL, IZMIR, ANTALYA, ADANA, ANKARA (TURKEY)

WIEN, WOLFSGRABEN (AUSTRIA)

ALEPPO (SYRIA)

AMSTERDAM (HOLAND)

PRAGUE, BRNO, OLOMOUC, OSTRAVA (CZECH R.)

KRAKOW, LODZ, WARSAW, BIALYSTOK (POLAND)

MARRAKESH, AGADIR (MOROCCO)

SURABAYA, SENGGIGI, SURAKARTA, KLATEN, YOGYAKARTA, JAKARTA (INDONESIA)

SINGAPORE (SINGAPORE)

JOHOR BAHRU (MALAYSIA)

BRATISLAVA (SLOVAKIA)

VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-SAÔNE, RENNES, TROYES, COURTENOT, TOURS, SAUMUR, SARRÉ, SAVONNIÈRES, BEAUMONT-EN-VERON, HÉDÉ, GENNES, ROUEN, EVRY, NANTES(FRANCE)

KURLAND, OSLO, VESTNES, ÅLESUND, DYRKORN (NORWAY)

NIS (SERBIA)

UROSEVAC, (KOSOVO, SERBIA)

YEREVAN (ARMENIA)

BANGKOK, SAPPRAIWAN (THAILAND)

ETC....

Interests

Travel, Meet people from other countries and different cultures, International Politics, Draw, Paint, Make sports (specially Badminton & Volleyball), Sunset, Geography, History, China, Iran, Nature, Learn languages, Music, Play guitar, Photography, Read, Blogging.

Traveler Blog: "Nomad Life"
https://livinganomadlife.wordpress.com

My Personal Blog:
http://pensamentosnomadas.com

My photos on 500px:
https://500px.com/luisgarcia

My photos on Olhares:
http://olhares.sapo.pt/luisgarcia1981/

My albums on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nomad-life/sets

  • photography
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • volleyball
  • badminton
  • geography
  • history
  • languages
  • tours
  • lakes
  • international politics

Music, Movies, and Books

FAVORITE BOOKS:
1984(George Orwell)
The Scarlet Plague (Jack London)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Bolo'Bolo (P.M.)
Blindness & The Gospel According to Jesus Christ,
(José Saramago),

For more books check my rates on GoodReads:
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11134946-lu-s-garcia

MUSIC:
Jorge Palma
Valete
Zeca Afonso
Chico Buarque
Elis Regina
Tom Jobim
João Gilberto
Novos Baianos

Mercedes Sosa
The Doors
Bob Marley
Yildiz Ibrahimova
Fairuz

MOVIES & DOCUMENTARIES:
It easier to just check my watched movies list at Movielens.org:
http://classic.movielens.org/publishServer?format=html&feedId=2568&key=20120316113417&numItems=all

FAVORITE DIRECTORS:

CHRIS MARKER, LUIS BUр˜UEL, JEAN-LUC GODARD, RENÉ LALOUX, SERGEI PARAJANOV, FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT, ANDREI TARKOVSKY, ABBAS KIAROSTAMI, STANLEY KUBRICK, JIM JARMUSCH, KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI, WOODY ALLEN, GODFREY REGGIO, MAJID MAJIDI, DAVID CRONENBERG, KIM KI-DUK , JEAN VIGO, BAHMAN GHOBADI, CLAUDE CHABROL, ERIC ROHMER, SPIKE LEE, HAYAO MIYAZAKI, EMIR KUSTURICA.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The lakes and the forests of the Baltic States (ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA)

Turkey, the immense generosity and hospitality of its people (TURKEY)

To watch an Aurora Borealis! (NORWAY)

Tadmour, in the middle of the desert, with the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, the medieval Arab Castle and the Green Oasis (SYRIA)

The breathtaking visit to the active Bromo volcano and the amazing plateau around it, where is located a "magic" temple... (JAVA, INDONESIA)

Belitung Island, for being The paradise on Earth, and for the great hospitality of its people. (INDONESIA)

and many more...

Teach, Learn, Share

- I'm not an expert but I think I can teach you how to play guitar and play volleyball.

- I can teach you about international politics, geography, photography languages and traveling experience.

- I´m always ready to learn a few words or sentences, doesn't matter in which language!

- Willing to learn all kinds of skills needed in a post-armageddon world. :p

What I Can Share with Hosts

Everything you need...

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, France, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Thailand, United Kingdom

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
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  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
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