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I never really know what to say in these little blurbs so here's a list of random stuff about me:
I studied opera at uni, I'm a vegetarian, I absolutely detest olives (but love olive oil), I'm a dual-citizen of the US and Brazil, I write a music blog called Soundcheck Charlie, I really like miniature things.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I love the fact that it gives you the opportunity to make connections in places that are brand new to you. Some of my best friends were made through Couchsurfing; moving to another country would've been a much lonelier endeavor without it.
singing, music, going to concerts, photography, films, biking, learning languages, traveling
Music, Movies, and Books
Ella Fitzgerald, Sufjan Stevens, alt-J, Billie Holiday, Nick Drake, Patrick Watson, The Beatles, José Gonzalez, The Strokes, Simon & Garfunkel, Tame Impala, DIIV, Explosions in the Sky, Alvvays, The Velvet Underground, St. Vincent, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Chopin, Debussy, PHOX, Gregory Alan Isakov, Indians, Antonio Carlos Jobim
Shawshank Redemption, Departures, A Single Man, Away We Go, The Graduate, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Amélie, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Little Miss Sunshine, Luce dei miei occhi
anything by David Sedaris or Haruki Murakami, Demons in the Spring, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Harry Potter, The Virgin Suicides, The Stranger
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I went to Obama's inauguration in 2009 along with a million or so other people.
Teach, Learn, Share
An interesting little tip: blowing raspberries (aka, blowing air through closed lips) actually helps you sing better by releasing the tension in your larynx. Who knew?
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Germany, United States