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  • 67 References 34 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning German, Italian
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Linux geek & wannabe filmmaker
  • Books
  • From Rio de Janeiro & Brasilia
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About Me

I become grumpy every time I'm hungry. When I'm lost in my thoughts, I just stare off into space with eyes wide open. My feet stink terribly after a day wearing shoes. I often cross my big toe over the second one. I never sleep facing the wall. I take a shit religiously every day. I'm only able to wake up with coffee and normally I have to use the toilet after that. I like pubic hair. I pick my nose in public.

Profile also on BeWelcome (username: maurelio).


Whatever works...

Shit happens, get over it.

In a sea of impossibilities there is always a drifting boat full of possibilities.

Don't look ahead. Don't look back.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because I still didn't give up.


Reading, cooking, hiking, camping, low budget traveling, sitting with friends, philosophy, drama movies, chilling music, theater, permaculture, ecovillages, autonomous communities, freedom, human behavior, sunrises and sunsets, beaches, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, biking, languages, naturism, nudism.

Actually I think it's important not only to say what my interests are but also the things I'm NOT INTERESTED in:
watching tv, sightseeing in the city, fancy bars/restaurants, clubs, museums, monuments, churches, hippie markets, shopping centers, pointless conversations about nationalities, professions, politics, family and/or religion.

  • theater
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • clubbing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • tv
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • languages
  • religion
  • budget travel
  • sightseeing
  • beaches
  • lakes
  • rivers

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: 'The Selfish Gene' and 'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins, 'The Drunkard's Walk' by Leonard Mlodinow, 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' and 'Lila' by Robert Pirsig, 'The Antichrist' by Nietzsche, 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley , 'Animal Farm' '1984' and 'Homage to Catalonia' by George Orwell, 'The Evolution of Cooperation' by Robert Axelrod, 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Milan Kundera, 'Liquid Love' by Zygmunt Bauman, 'In Praise of Idleness' by Bertrand Russell, 'The anarchist reader' with essays from Bakunin, Kropotkin, Proudhon, Malatesta, Godwin, Emma Goldman selected by George Woodcock; 'The Gospel According to Jesus Christ' by José Saramago; 'Deschooling society' by Ivan Illich; 'The Ego and Its Own' by Max Stirner; 'Sem tesão não há solução' by Roberto Freire; 'The end of money and the future of civilization' by Thomas Greco Jr; 'The Tao of Physics' by Fritjof Capra; 'Criação Imperfeita' by Marcelo Gleiser; 'Emma' a play by Howard Zinn; Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Music: Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, João Gilberto, Adriana Calcanhoto, Marisa Monte, Paulinho da Viola, Blues & Classic & Instrumental & Progressive & Psychedelic Rock, Ambient, Downtempo, Chillout and Trip Hop; I hate most of the techno, trance, cumbia and reggeaton I've heard.


Directors: Almodovar; Kubrick; Iñárritu; von Trier; Salles; Chaplin; Richard Linklater; Anders Thomas Jensen; Susanne Bier; Fernando Meirelles; Ulrich Seidl.

Films: Most from above directors; La vita è bella; Into the Wild; Pink Floyd - The Wall; Estômago; Little Miss Sunshine; The Bridges of Madison County; Inglourious Basterds; Brokeback Mountain; Blindness; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; No man's land; Lucia y el sexo; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Tropa de Elite I and II; The Kid; The Vagabond; Moulin Rouge; Lavoura Arcaica; O Auto da Compadecida; Cidade de Deus, Divã; Pixote; Blue Valentine; Intouchables; The Artist; Crash; Black Swan; Thank you for Smoking; Midnight in Paris; The Holy Mountain; Mar Adentro; Coffee and Cigarettes; Les poupées russes; Before Sunrise; Before Sunset; Harold and Maude; The Sessions; Groundhog Day

Documentaries: Zeitgeist Addendum; Home; Earthlings, Food Inc.; We feed the world; Food Matters; Jesus Camp; Alphabet; The Cove; Planet Earth; Religulous; Baraka; Oceans; Life; Waste Land; The Ascent of Money; Ilha das Flores; La Educación Prohibida; Venezuela: Nuestro petróleo y otros cuentos; Pina; Onibus 174; Revolution OS; Root of All Evil?; The Genius of Charles Darwin; Galápagos; Utopia & Barbárie; Estamira; Coconut Revolution; CitizenFour

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The great things we did in the past tend to become small when compared to the great things we did today so try to do great things every day.

Teach, Learn, Share

I guess if we have interests in common it's impossible not to learn something from each other.
Take a look at the INTERESTS section above.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Germany, Netherlands

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