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Rafael C Cordeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Portuguese; learning German, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • PhD Student
  • Materials Engineer
  • From Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
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About Me

I'm an easygoing, open minded guy, always willing to know new people, places and cultures! I'm a Brazilian PhD student in engineering (though i'm interested in many areas, like music, art, history, psychology, etc..) who lived in Germany (Chemnitz) for 1,5 year, and now i'm back to Rio de Janeiro, seeing the city in a whole different way after my time away!

I love hiking up mountains through forests, I'm back to climbing after many years, and i like every kind of adventure! I also love to know the history and culture of new places, including the language, food and drinks! Hahaha

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

It's the perfect place to meet many interesting and cool people, to hear stories and perspectives from all over the world, and to be able to travel more and further!

Interests

Traveling, getting to know other cultures, cities, foods, landscapes, people... Photography, beer drinking, wine drinking, cheese eating, cocking, making friends, running, cycling, rock music, folk (Celtic/medieval/renascence) music, other good musics, concerts, parties, adventure sports (Hiking, climbing, hang gliding, rappelling, rafting, kayaking, cave exploring, snorkel diving, scuba diving, etc!), and other stuff i can't think if right now!

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Dream Theater, The Beatles, Blackmore's Night, Symphony X, Arcade Fire, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Rammstein, Dave Matthews Band, Pink Floyd and so many more!

Books (Authors): Neil Gaiman, J.R.R. Tolkien, Douglas Adams, Edgar Alan Poe, Bernard Cornwell, etc., etc.

Movies: Pulp Fiction, The Matrix, Back to the Future, Pirate Radio, District 9, Oldboy, Serenity, The Lord of The Ring, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Star Trek, Blood Diamond and maaany more!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Walking over the glacier "Perito Moreno" in Argentina, seeing the Fjords in winter, the Northern Lights and going dog sledding in Norway, Trekking in Ilha Grande (Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro state) for 4 days, road tripping with a friend through 12 cities and 5 countries (Germany, Czechs Republic, Poland, Netherlands and Belgium) in 2 weeks, being able to live in Germany for a whole year... luckily, it's hard to pick one!

Teach, Learn, Share

This initiative is really interesting, and i love both to learn and to teach! I can always teach about Brasil, it's beauties and problems, culture, music and food... and also everything I've learned on my travels!

What I Can Share With Hosts

Stories, pictures, moments, Brazilian drinks and/or foods, and knowledge on whatever I have experience in! I plan to become a professor soon, so i love to teach!

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Germany

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