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Overview

  • 190 References 161 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Breton, English, French, Portuguese, Swedish; learning Guaraní
  • 69, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Sailor - Navigateur solitaire - Velejador
  • Medecine + Engineer NTIC
  • From Quimper, Brittany, France
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About Me

PLEASE READ MY FILE COMPLETELY !! Including MY HOME part (before sending crazy requests)

CURRENT MISSION
Pior que naufragar é... não partir ! (Amyr Klink)

I'M JUST HERE NOW
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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 VIE NE VAUT RIEN, RIEN
Mais quand je tiens, tiens
Dans mes deux mains éblouies
Les jolis petits seins de mon amie
Je me dis
RIEN, RIEN, RIEN NE VAUT LA VIE !
(Alain Souchon)

La jeunesse ?? Ce sont les années de vraie liberte qui me restent a vivre ... :)

Jaime la jeunesse. ..
Dans la jeunesse, ce n'est pas le peu d'années, c'est la faculté d'étonnement renouvelée dont je salue l'enthousiasme, et aussi bien sûr la beauté

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Sailors basically love loneliness, but sometimes we need company and like to share our experience

After a 10 years experience, I feel that CS spirit has changed a lot and so I'm now MUCH MORE selective... I'm not just a free hostel ....
So I host people I find interesting (not Trip Adviser or Lonely planet basic tourists...) Show me you are an original, genuine and warm human being

And please : NO MORE YOUNG US CITIZEN ON MY BOARD,
("How to succeed in United States ? A lot of ignorance, A lot of self-confidence." Mark Twain) ::))

Interests

Sciences, Economy, Politic
Meeting interesting people

Music, Movies, and 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 ! Just some crazy technocrats

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 12 years living on sea and in nature, I found that clothes were neither natural nor a need of any kind, so I usually live naked on board and just want to express this here now.
But this must not be a problem between me and my guests, I'm respectful.
So feel free to do the same if it's natural for you or just discuss it if you want...

Cada um que passa em nossa vida
Passa só, pois cada pessoa é unica
E nenhuma substitui a outra.
Cada um que passa em nossa vida
Passa sozinho, mas não vai só
Nem nos deixa só.
Leva um pouco de nós,
Deixa um pouco de si.
Há os que levaram muito,
Mas não há que não deixaram nada...
Esta é a maior responsabilidade de nossa vida

What I Can Share with Hosts

Unforgettable Moments.......
Hanging up in Paraty best places
Romantic cruises

Countries I’ve Visited

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

Countries I’ve Lived In

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

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