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I'll be in Rio for a while now, living at a friend's house, so unfortunately I can't really host again until I get back to my own place in Fortaleza, in the northeast of Brazil.
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 mind. 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 :)
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 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 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.
CS can be kind of addictive. It's a great idea and I hope it'll always stay like this and just get better . With each person 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.
Philosophy, literature, nature (love hiking), art in general - I especially love cinema. Practically any kind of cultural exchange interests me.
Music, Movies, and 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, Terrence Malick.
As for music, there's a lot of different stuff I like. Some of the names that come to my head are: The Boy Least Likely To, Belle and Sebastian, David Bowie, B-52's, Blondie, Cardigans, Stereo Total, Grauzone, Jorge Ben, Jacques Brel, Françoise Hardy, La Rue Kétanou, Monsieur Roux, Mano Chao, among others.
Now books. Besides works in my area of expertise (philosophy), I quite like some of the work done by 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
Learn a new language (and thus assimilate a culture) in just one year.
Teach, Learn, Share
I guess I can share my point of view on certain topics, my limited knowledge on others, and maybe some vegetarian recipes... :-) But learning is something more fun doing with company. I sincerely hope we can learn something with each other.
What I Can Share with Hosts
A good chat 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 if you do, you can be sure you'll be treated like family :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In