Phil Zanello

Bridgman, MI, United States

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  • Chemistry student.
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  • From Piracicaba-SP, city 150Km northwest of Sao Paulo
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About Me


Next trip: France. I got to go there. Taking french lessons and it will be a good speking learning experience just to be there. And besides, I want to make new friens and see what Couch surfing is all about!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I found about this site on a newspaper article. Found it interesting, but didn´t log in. About 6 months later I logged in here and....WOW. I am stunned. This is the best site ever. Since I live in Brazil, I am quite far away from other countries and thus this makes it harder to participate. But I am planning tons of trips using this portal. It´s a major oportunity for those who are traveling alone and want to meet new people, learn about their culture.

And you can always stay at my house!!



- Leo Gomes in Rio de Janeiro (september 2007)

- Paulo Tiago in Sao Paulo (october 2007)

- Olivia Gutierrez in Belo Horizonte (december 2007)

- Coleman at Boston (february 2009)

- Rossae at NY city (february 2009)

- Robert Falck - Sao Paulo (april 2009)


Meeting new people!!

Homebrewing and everything related to beer.

Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Running.....





Travelling.... :)

Hanging out with friends..

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES: Everything is Ilumminated, Shawshank Redemption, Old School, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Fight Club, Weather Man, City of God, L´auberge espagnole, Lord of the Rings (all 3), Big Lebowski, Fargo, Rounders. There are so many more!

MUSIC: Queens of the Stone Age, Pixies, Modest Mouse, Get up Kids, Weezer, Placebo, Nada Surf, Arctic Monkeys, The Fratellis, BB Brunes, Kaolin, The Killers, The Hives, Weezer, Raveonettes, The Strokes, The Shins, Ash, My Diet Pill, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, Foo Fighters, Be Your Own Pet, Helio Sequence, Autour de Lucie, Snow Patrol, Samiam, Mother Mother, Jimmy Eat World......stuff like that;

BOOKS: Right now I am not reading much normal books, because of school and lots of other things going on in my life...I am reading/studying chemistry books. And my No. 1 hobby is consumming most of my book reading: homebrewing. Books I have read (and liked a lot) recently: Name of the Rose, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion and The Hobbit, Dune and all of the sequels, Red Mars and Green Mars, Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

42 hours with no sleep. I know I can go for more! Anyone want a challenge?

Teach, Learn, Share

Hangover manual:

1)BEFORE the event/party/etc buy yourself a big coke (600 ml or more, 1.5L is ideal) and put it in the fridge;

2)When you get back home, try to remember to drink as much water as you can before going to bed (yeah, I know, this one is pretty hard to remember, but with experience you will be able to do it). Eating a post party snack can be good, but it´s dispensable;

3)When you wake up, drink at least 2 big glasses of water. After that, you can hit the coke!;

4)Take a good shower;

5)Eating: it´s VERY IMPORTANT to focus on fried and fatenning foods. Fast foods are a good choice. Pizza, deep fried know what I mean. For dessert: Chocolate, ice cream, etc and etc;

OBS: You can substitute water for Gatorade;

OBS2: If in Brazil, try to find "terêrê" (a tea-like leaf) and drink it as much as you can....

OBS3: Charlie Papazian, in his great book "The Joy of Homebrewing" said that taking a complex B vitamin would help, since alcohol is known to deplete our vitamin B complex storage. This vitamin is reponsible for the metabolism of sugars, lipids and carbohidrates.

Countries I’ve Visited

United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, United States

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