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My mother is an actress and my father an entrepreneur, so I guess I had a bit of both worlds. I am a logical but creative and deeply interested in arts guy, passionate about meeting other cultures and peoples. Traveling is the thing I love most, I've been to some 40 countries in the last decade and was actually backpacking the whole first semester of 2014. When I am not exploring some corner of the world you will probably find me taking photos, writing, watching movies, going to concerts, having a great dinner and drinking good beer with friends, dancing like no one is watching on a indie rock/folk nightclub/bar/gig, watching live sports on TV/at the closest stadium or at the outdoors hiking and enjoying nature. I am originally from Brazil from a Belgian dad and an Italian/French family on my mother's side. At university I studied International Relations and Business. Later on I did some further studies in Film, Creative Writing and Political Science. I worked seven years with management for big corporations and was free-lancing most recently in Turkey and Mexico as a business journalist. At this point of my life I am searching for a more meaningful line of work, something more adequate to a balanced lifestyle. My days of living to work are over!
"I want a life of unbelievable adventure and profligacy and at the last possible moment, sainthood. I want a life that makes sense."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I host, I surf, I travel.
Marta Jankowska, from Warsaw, in Rio de Janeiro - Oct/13
David Todd, from Duncaster, in Rio de Janeiro - Nov/13
Esther Hartman, from Amersfoort, in Rio de Janeiro - Nov/13
Ülkü Baturoğlu, from Ankara, in Istanbul - May/14
Lýdia Machová, from Bratislava, in Istanbul - May/14
Severin de Capitain, from Munich, in Istanbul - May/14
Pepe Guevara, in Lima - Jan/14
Angelo Davila, in Huaráz - Jan/14
Kôichi Fukunishi, in Trujillo - Feb/14
Ignacio Donoso, in Guayaquil - Feb/14
Marcelo Conto, in Cuenca - Feb/14
Alexandra Torres, in Quito - Feb/14
Ülkü Baturoğlu, in Ankara - Mar/14
Vitor Holz, in Budapest - Mar/14
Clara Nguyen, in Chicago - Aug/14
Anton Lukyanov, in Seattle- Aug/14
Espen Grimstad, in San Francisco - Sep/14
Gastronomy, cinema, photography, music, beer, football (soccer), volleyball, ice hockey, basketball, trekking/hiking, politics, history, scuba diving, crafts, and writing/reading.
- film making
- salsa dancing
- outdoor activities
- scuba diving
- international relations
- political science
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Stanley Kubrick, Lars Von Trier, Quentin Tarantino, Sofia Coppola, Juan José Campanella, Paolo Sorrentino, Darren Aronofsky, David Cronenberg, Cristian Mungiu, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher.
Music: Samba, Rock, Indie, Soul, Funk, Black, Trip Hop, Electro, House, Forró, Maracatu, Brega, Bluegrass, Folk, Balkan, Gipsy, Sertanejo, Funk Carioca, Salsa, Bachata, Tropicalia, Afrobeat, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Celtic, Choro, Fado, Classical, Mangue Bit, Carimbó, MPB, Samba-rock, Samba-canção, Surf Music, Zouk.
Books: El Amor en Tiempos del Colera, Cosmopolis, Werther, Fall of Giants, Travesuras de la Nina Mala, Terra Sonâmbula.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Sunset in the Atacama desert, World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Snow on Times Square, Swimming with dolphins in Pipa, New Years Watching fireworks in a dune in Jericoacoara, Boat trip through the fjordes in Norway, Sunbathing at Flamengo beach watching the Sugar Loaf, People Watching in Amsterdam, Drinking and dancing in the eternal flame in Brasilia, Peace Walls in Belfast, Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, Trindade in the State of Rio, Munich everywhere, the Scottish Highlands, Machu Picchu, Pamukkale/Hierapolis, Caye Caulker...
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Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: Portuguese, English, Brazilian Culture, Travel Planning, Forró Dancing, Caipirinha, Churrasco and Feijoada Making;
Learn: Norwegian, French, Film Making, Brewing, Gardening, Woodworking, Skiing, Sailing, Meditating, Salsa Dancing, Percussion, Accordion, Disk Joking;
Share: Cooking, Storytelling, Photography, Writing, Favourite Movies, Songs , Books and much more;
Countries I’ve Visited
Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Turkey, United States