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Pedro Muniz

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese; learning German, Japanese
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Student of philosophy
  • No education listed
  • From Rio de Janeiro
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About Me

ABOUT ME

I guess I can say I'm a easy-going, normal (and sometimes a bit shy) 28 year-old guy. I'm a student of philosophy specializing in philosophy of language and of thought, now doing my PhD in Rio de Janeiro and as a visiting student in Paris. I've always been fascinated by languages and different cultures. One of the things I most sincerely enjoy doing is getting to know other people and learning new things from them (and perhaps getting to see the world a little the way they see it). I love travelling, and I want to have more experience both travelling abroad and hosting travelers where I live, no matter where they come from. The best experiences I've had visiting new places were when I truly tried to get into the real life of that place. So I'm here to try and provide that both to guests I may welcome in my own town and to myself when traveling. In short, I'm here basically to make new friends from different corners of this little blue planet :)

PHILOSOPHY

A general goal in my life is just learning as much as I can from other people. I like trying to see things from different perspectives.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Ever since I became active in CS (and when I was at home) I've tried to host as many surfers as possible. I've recently also started to become active in CS groups and events. Now I want to be a surfer for a while and get to know many different people. And when I go back home I hope to host a thousand people, sincerely! I can say for sure that it's all just great, everything so far!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Recently I've been becoming more and more active with CS and I think I'm starting to understand why people get so intensely involved with CS! It's kind of addictive, because it's so nice. It's a great idea and I hope it'll always stay like this and just get better . With all the people I've met through CS I've learned a little, and all the experience I've had so far has been important for me - it's changed me for the better somehow.

Interests

Philosophy, literature, nature (I love hiking and I'm very interested in biology and ecology too) art in general - I especially love cinema, no matter from where. And well, any kind of cultural exchange interests me.

Music, Movies & Books

When it comes to movies, I could never give a complete list of the ones I like. There are too many. But in general I very much like the work of directors such as: Almodóvar, Ethan Fox, Fassbinder, Fatih Akin, Hans Weingartner, Herzog, John Waters, Karin Aïnouz, Kubrick, Lars von Trier, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Romero, Tarantino, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, Wim Wenders, Wolfgang Becker, among many others.

As for music, I like The Boy Least Likely To, Belle and Sebastian, Kings of Convenience, David Bowie, B-52's, Blondie, Pulp, Cardigans, Wir Sind Helden, Stereo Total, Grauzone, Jorge Ben Jor, among others.

Besides philosophy, I like the work of authors such as Arthur C. Clarke, Carl Sagan, Clarice Lispector, C. S. Lewis, Daniel Quinn, Douglas Adams, Frank Herbert, Franz Kafka, George Orwell, George R. R. Martin, H. P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov, James Clavell, José de Alencar, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, Neil Gaiman, Phillip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Richard Dawkins, R. L. Stevenson, Tolkien, William Gibson, &c. No particular order, except maybe alphabetical.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've seen Rio de Janeiro from up Pedra da Gávea. If you go to Rio, do it!

Teach, Learn, Share

I guess I can share my point of view on certain topics, my limited knowledge on others (like philosophy, though not everything one can know in philosophy) and maybe some vegetarian recipes... :-) But learning is something more fun doing with company, so I sincerely hope we can learn something with each other.

What I Can Share With Hosts

A good conversation about a philosophical topic? :P Maybe I can also try and cook something, or we can cook together a typical Brazilian dish. But well, I'll be always thankful and you'll be always welcome to visit me in Brazil. And you can be sure you'll be treated like family :)

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, France

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