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Pedro Muniz

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 13 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 28 year-old guy. I'm a PhD student in philosophy, specializing in philosophy of language and of thought. I study in Rio de Janeiro, but now I'm in Paris to stay here for one year as a visiting student. 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 see and understand the real life of that place. So I'm here to try and provide that to people I may host in my home and of course also to myself, when I get to travel. In short, I'm here 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. It's still very little, but I hope to host many many people still. I'm always open to making new friends :) I've recently also started to become more active in CS events. I can say for sure that all the CS experience I've had so far is just great, and I hope it'll continue to be so for me, and to contribute to make it so for other couch surfers.

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 ecology too) art in general - I especially love cinema, no matter where from. Practically 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 just too many, I love cinema! But I'm no specialist! Still, here are some of the directors I like, in no particular order: 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, Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache, Coline Serreau.

As for music, I like The Boy Least Likely To, Belle and Sebastian, David Bowie, B-52's, Blondie, Cardigans, Stereo Total, Grauzone, Jorge Ben, Stromae, Jacques Brel, Françoise Hardy, La Rue Kétanou, Mano Chao, among others. I also like listening to jazz and instrumental music (be it classical or more modern) from time to time, but I know little about it.

Besides works in my area of expertise (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

Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, France

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