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Shirley Famelli

State of Amazonas, Brazil

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Overview

  • 32 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Biologist / Herpetologist
  • MSc. Applied Ecology / PhD Conservat...
  • From São Paulo, State of São Paulo
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Save Earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!!!

ABOUT ME

Since I was a kid I use to think I must do something useful for this planet... I don't know if I'm on the right way, trying though... So I am a Biologist studying Ecology of reptiles, amphibians (they are awesome!) and endangered species and ecosystems.

got a PhD, became a Ninja and now I'm using my skills in the Amazon Forest! ;)

PHILOSOPHY

I leave and get a little about each person who cross my path. =)

"No point in going to church, do yoga and do not greet the doorman."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

"My one mighty travel talent is that I can make friends with anybody. I'm just saying.... I can do it. This is why I'm not afraid to travel to the most remote places in the world, not if there are human beings there to meet. People asked me before I left for "NZ".... 'Do you have friends in Auckland?' and I would just shake my head no, thinking to myself, But I will!"
Elizabeth Gilbert
It's about me too! Hehe! =D

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I can't find words to describe how much I enjoy everything about it (see my pics about my CS experience around OZ).

I lived in Melbourne, Australia, with a really active CS (I was one of his surfers!). It was a crazy experience meeting new people every DAY! He used to have 13 CSurfers at once! Yes! I meant that! 13 or more people a day in a small flat, one bathroom! Crazy days!

Interests

I really enjoy traveling and meeting new people and new culture.
It makes me feel alive!
Food - I'm vegeQUArian (I do eat sea food!)
Books
Sports
Beach
Drinks
Friends
Nature

Music, Movies & Books

My Mum was a Librarian. So I've read a lot of books since child, but I think the best book I've already read is "The little Prince." You should read! =)

I really enjoy reading. So please recommend me some good books.

I can't do anything without music! Everyday I wake up with a different music in my mind! So I wake up singing a new song every day!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Skydive in Queenstown, NZ (15,000) =D

Living, traveling and researching in remote areas of the Amazon Forest...

Clandestine camping in Kata Tjuta and Uluru - Central Australia!

Studing Brazilian freshwater turtles and frogs in the Atlantic Rainforest for more than 7 years!
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Teach, Learn, Share

I'm open to learn whatever you can teach me!

"Nobody is so great that can not learn, nor so small that it can not teach."

What I Can Share With Hosts

I can teach you how to cook some Brazilians meals.
How to dance "forró" (Brazilian salsa! My favorite dance! If I can dance it you also can do!).
Portuguese language!

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Belgium, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Thailand, United States, Venezuela

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Brazil

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