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Raf Sz

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 16 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese; learning German, Hebrew (modern), Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • trying to find a place where I would...
  • Economist + studying Philosophy...
  • From Rio de Janeiro - R.J. - Brazil
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Improving my French and getting a job in Paris!

ABOUT ME

I'm from Brazil, economist, like to travel and meet nice people.
When I travel I like having long walks, seeing the sunset, going to pubs to try new beers and listen to live music - if possible some ROCK/METAL!

Don't believe some of the references I have: I'm not the "most kind" or anything like that, I try to be nice to people, but if they start abusing of my good will and I think they are even being disrespectful I get angry and might even give u a negative reference.

PHILOSOPHY

Carpe diem!
I enjoy doing things if I can learn sth while doing them, even if I'm not 100% sure where I'm going to get.
I like taking risk - but this is very different from doing crazy/stupid things.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I try to go the weekly meetings and surf when I'm traveling, and now I'm starting to host because finally I have a couch. : )

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have a negative reference because someone who likes playing with this tool got a negative reference from me. She plays with it so her image can be great, but you can see that her references are mainly from friends, not hosts or surfers - one write to the other so everybody is happy... Like T., who created her profile on 23.sept.13 and on 17.oct.13 wrote a reference to G., and vice-versa. By the time I write this (21.dec.13), T. never logged in again and doesn’t have any other reference or friend besides G.
I’m not her to play, and I don’t even have references from some people I consider the best friends I made on CS - I didn’t bother to write reference to them either, because that’s not what this is about!

Interests

My professional and academic interest are Financial Markets and Economics&Philosophy.
Personal interests are traveling, reading, seeing different countries and people, music, food, etc

Music, Movies & Books

(Hard)Rock in general: Iron, J.Hendrix, Metallica, L.Zep, Black Sabbath...
Some Brazilian stuff I really like (a mix of hard rock and maracatu): www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3pgDydiRgg (or for a better sound quality: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH-79nfRAWc)
I like reading classics: Dickens, Cervantes, V. Hugo, but didn't try Shakespeare yet...Movies: Rounders, Madagascar ; ), Fight Club, Tropa de Elite 1 and 2, After the Rain and many others.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Working in a Kibutz for 5 months.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can cook beans in the brazilian style (feijoada). But I'm really good at making a churrasco! I can teach how to make it, if we get a good fireplace and some proper meat (picanha)...
But so far I think what I have shared the most was talking about Brazil, specially giving tips about Rio de Janeiro. ; )

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, France, United Kingdom

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