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Nordin_Machado

Portimão, Faro District, Portugal

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Overview

  • 354 Positive References
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Arabic (Morocco), French, Italian, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Learning & Teaching (Sustainable Dev...
  • through formal studies (Biology & Pe...
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I believe that all the highest ideals of life should not just remain in the scriptures; and that we can actually live according to them.

Life (the way I see it) is all about connecting to People, to the Earth and to the Cosmos.

Although tending to change / adapt to the surroundings, some things that really define me are: - no tobacco, no recreational drugs and no alcohol; - being an avid environmental and social activist; - living very simple and aiming almost self-sufficiency; - eating and living healthy and sustainably; - loving both people and solitude. Although I like people very much I really need to spend some time just by myself. Either in the freedom of the wilderness, or in connection with the metaphysical word (through Meditation). Though I guarantee I can be really extremely sociable when among people. ;D

«Be the change you want to see in the world.» - Mahatma Gandhi.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

Member since 2008. And I love it! Have been mainly hosting, but have also organized a few gatherings (picnics, potlucks, photo-walks, board games gatherings, language exchanges and discussion groups), and regularly meet people for a walk and a chat and I try to be hosted by couchsurfers when I travel. And, in August 2011 I was invited by the Couchsurfing Team to become a Couchsurfing Ambassador. I have probably met over 600 people through Couchsurfing, and I have always learned something from every single couchsurfer that I have met.

Interests

- sustainable development / nature / permaculture; - organic agriculture / ecological farming; - horses / natural horsemanship; - spirituality / religion / Islam; - french and arabic languages; - holistic health / nutrition; - Yoga;

Anyway, what really matters is not what we like, but what we are like.

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES: Documentaries.

BOOKS: I'm a compolsive reader / "book warm"!! ;D Books on Sustainable Development, History, Spirituality and Religion.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

To have achieved certain states of self-consciousness.

Teach, Learn, Share

Guess I can teach: - Yoga & meditation; - Fitness / Pilates / Personal Training; - Nutrition / Dietetics; - Biology & Earth Sciences; - Portuguese & English; - Permaculture / Sustainability.

Would love to learn: - more and more about all my interests; - and probably quite more (as I'm pretty open and use to become interested in new things quite often).

And CS is all about sharing, isn't it?

What I Can Share With Hosts

A smile, respect, gratitude, knowledge, openess and eventualy help in anything I may be able to contribute to.

Countries I've Visited

Cabo Verde, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Sahara

Countries I've Lived In

Morocco, Portugal

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