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Overview

  • 7 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Dutch, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2010
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  • B.S. Civil Engineering
  • From Born in São Paulo. Grew up in New York City
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About Me

ABOUT ME

Where to begin?

I have had the fortune to have met many a great people, travel to 5 continents, experience living in various countries, among dozens of other precious moments which has only grown my thirst for new experiences, adventures, and friendships.

PHILOSOPHY

"Every one of us is precious in the cosmic perspective. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another" (Carl Sagan, Cosmos, 1980).

"None knoweth whence creation has arisen, and whether He has or has not produced it. He who surveys it in the highest heavens, he only knows, or perhaps he knows not." - from the Hymn of Creation, Rig Veda

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

- Surfed in Berlin (2008)
- Met and hosted several CS'ers in NYC (2009)
- Surfed in Brussels and Rotterdam (2013)

Interests

(In no particular order)
- History
- Photography
- Soviet Movies
- Languages
- Architecture
- Cheeses
- Coffee brewing
- Hiking
- Dutch Politics
- Antique Maps
- Exploring Markets
- Being on Boats
- Trains
- Sitars
- Much much more...

  • architecture
  • photography
  • coffee
  • politics
  • movies
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • cartography
  • history
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • science
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

The Black Keys, The Beatles, The Animals, Rock and Roll, Radiohead, LOS DESTELLOS, Juaneco y Su Combo, Roberto Carlos, Круг, Игорь Саруханов, Поющие гитары, самоцветы, Jacques Brel, Joe Dassin, Bob Marley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, David Bowie, Guns N Roses, Caetano Veloso, The Doors, Tom Jobim, Cheb Mami, Cheb Khaled, Ray Charles, The Opposites, Flinke Namen, Sef, Johnny Cash, Djavan, Some Rap, Eminem (oldies), Aerosmith, CHICO BUARQUE, Jorge Ben Jor, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Queen, REM, Radiohead, The Smiths, The Zombies, Elvis Presley, Gypsy music, Traditional Music from around the world, Jazz, bossa nova...I love discovering new sounds.

Movies:
Motorcycle Diaries, The Terminal, The Illusionist, Mr.Nobody, Blade Runner, Modern Times, Walk the Line, The Shawshank Redemption, Road to Perdition, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Memoirs of a Geisha, Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, Modern Times, Habemus Papam, Rabat, Star Trek, Catch Me If You Can, Moscow on the Hudson, Иван Васильевич меняет профессию, Двенадцать стульев, and many more...

Shows:
BBC Documentaries, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Black Books, Real Time With Bill Maher, Last Week Tonight...

Food:
Way too many to even begin to list.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitchhiking in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Nothing compares with the sensation of standing on the side of a local road or border crossing, not knowing where you'll end up or who you'll meet. Language barriers are no problem as it is in these situations where true human to human communication occurs.

Teach, Learn, Share

Despite my background in math and science, I also have a love for learning different languages. As a native Portuguese speaker, I have a good grasp of the main Romance languages. Although far from perfect, I can make conversation in Spanish, Italian and French. I love the sound of the Dutch language (especially Vlaams) and have a pretty good grasp on it as well. My German skills are pretty basic and that is definitely something I need to work on...though I never seem to have the proper motivation to stick through with it. I've been teaching myself Russian for the past couple of years but I feel that I need to spend some time in Russia to truly develop my skills.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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