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Michel GOURVES

Parati, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Overview

  • 151 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in Breton, English, French, Portuguese, Swedish; learning Guaraní, Spanish
  • 67, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Sailor - Navigateur solitaire - Vele...
  • Medecine + Engineer NTIC
  • From QUIMPER (Bretagne) FRANCE
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION
Pior que naufragar é... não partir ! (Amyr Klink)
And Plse watch this before entering my world ---
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=725424877503691

I'M JUST HERE NOW
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=pt-BR&msa=0&msid=110590881808367950513.0004693d21a2e69b7efd4&ll=-23.224073,-44.706116&spn=0,0&t=h&source=embed

ABOUT ME
BRETON (French) SAILOR IN BRASIL (PARATY) ON "HORIZONTE AZUL""

I'm living on my sailing boat Ketch 57 feet
Moro no meu veleiro ketch 57 pês
Je vis sur mon bateau (Horizonte Azul) ketch 17,5 mètres

PHILOSOPHY
Never concentrate energy on a PROBLEM... But yes on the SOLUTION
Un arbre qui tombe fait plus de bruit qu'une foret qui pousse ...
La jeunesse ?? Ce sont les annees de liberte qui me restent a vivre ... :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I host people I find interesting (not Trip Adviser or Lonely planet tourists...)
And NO MORE US CITIZEN ON MY BOARD

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
After a 7 years experience, I'm MUCH MORE selective...
BE PERSUASIVE ! I'm not just a free hostel ....

Interests

Sciences, Economy, Politic
Meeting interesting people

Music, Movies & Books

I play Diatonic Accordeon (sailors songs)
And there is harmonica, irish flutes... on board too

Books ? Mainly ones telling this :
" Um homem precisa viajar. por sua conta, não por meio de histórias, livros ou TV. Precisa viajar por si, com seus olhos e pés, para entender o que é seu. Para um dia plantar as suas próprias árvores e dar-lhes valor. Conhecer o frio para conhecer o calor. E o oposto. sentir a distância e o desabrigo para estar bem sob o próprio teto. Um homem precisa viajar para lugares que não conhece para quebrar essa arrogância que nos faz ver o mundo como o imaginamos, e não simplesmente como é ou pode ser; que nos faz professores e doutores do que não vimos, quando deveríamos ser alunos, e simplesmente ir ver."
Amyr Klink, Mar sem fim

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Just the last one : Made my dream come true : living on the sea around the world...
I just now fully realise what a chance it is !
No physical boarders !

Teach, Learn, Share

I Can share a part trip sailing to my next destination (only to confirmed sailors)
I can explain navigation on a big sailing boat

After 7 years living on sea and in nature, I found that clothes are neither natural nor a need of any kind, so I just want to express this here now.
But this must not be a problem between me and my guests, I'm respectful.
just talk about if you want...

What I Can Share With Hosts

Unforgettable Moments.......
Amizades coloridas (da cor que vc quer.. rss)
Romantic cruises

Countries I've Visited

Afghanistan, Algeria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, French Guiana, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Martinique, Nepal, Paraguay, Senegal, Spain, Turkey

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, France, Kenya, Morocco, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, United Kingdom

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