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FEEL FREE to drop me a line anytime, even if it is just to say HELLO, we might cross paths one day (it happened already).
I have landed in Finland to study again after a 8 years trip across 75+ countries searching for "something", still totally clueless but very happy about where that long search took me!
I love bicycles!
I'm a complete cinema addict, my first trips were thanks to foreign films!
I appreciate details and people who pay attention to them!
Traveling has changed my entire life, the way I think, see the world and interact with people, the way I consume and my concept of time.
Portuguese and French are my favorite languages although I don't speak any of them :P
I like the Italian word "tutti" (means "everybody" but in Finnish means "dummy"), every time I hear it I think they are talking about some funny dude called Tutti.
I like off-topic/awkward comments and when someone gets lost in a conversation.
I love dark humor and politically incorrect jokes.
I am interested in alternative ways of living/consuming, dumpster diving, transition movements, De-growth, urban agriculture, renewable energy, consciousness (and speculations about it), ecology, environmentalism, serendipity, and hard translations.
Some quotes I like and try to have always present:
"Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself" -Saw it in a shop in Helsinki Finland
One friend wrote me once: "Hope everything is going to come out just the way you wouldn't expect it, and that day will enrich you even more with their ever changing prospective" I also hope that :)
"We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring. Will be to arrive where we started. And know the place for the first time" -T.S. Eliot
"If we took the time to get to know each other, we would find out that we are more similar than we would like to admit"
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I've hosted 150+ people from 45 countries.
I've surfed 250+ couches in 76 countries.
LINKS WORTH SHARING
Free Volunteering Networks (work for food and board):
http://VolunteersBase.com | Free alternative to HelpX, WorkAway, Wwoof, etc.
https://hippohelp.com | Free alternative to HelpX, WorkAway, Wwoof, etc.
http://ThePoosh.org | Sustainable building projects looking for volunteers
http://ProjectDirt.com | UK’s most active network connecting and resourcing community projects.
Paid Volunteering Networks (work for food and board):
http://www.wwoof.org (paid membership)
http://www.wwoof.net (paid membership)
http://www.helpx.net (paid membership)
http://workaway.info (paid membership)
http://gen.ecovillage.org/ (free membership?)
http://www.truetravellers.org (claims to have minimal fee or not fees sometimes)
http://www.the7interchange.com (paid membership)
http://www.ecovillage.org/php/public/evdir/evsearch.php?lg=1 (Search Ecovillages)
http://www.bugday.org/tatuta/index.php?lang=EN (organic Farms Turkey paid membership)
bikesurf.org | Very cool project that provides free bicycles for travelers visiting a city. You can start your own cell using their online platform
warmshowers.org | Free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists. People who are willing to host touring cyclists sign up and provide their contact information, and may occasionally have someone stay with them and share great stories and a drink
Volunteer tour guides:
http://www.streetbank.com (former justfortheloveofit.org)
http://www.hitchhikers.org Hitchhikers.org (Europe)
http://www.viajamosjuntos.com Viajamos juntos (Spain)
http://www.taxistop.be Taxistop (Belgium)
http://www.prevoz.org Prevoz (Slovenia)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have cooked for Wizards, Hobbits, Elfs and Orcs in New Zealand during the production of the "The Hobbit" trilogy.
I'm a character in a Romanian Book :)
I tried wrestling with my 160kg Dutch host in Krakow, Poland... intense experience!
I hitchhiked to the roof of Europe (71°1′8″ N) twice.
I have taken a little look at the underwater world in the Pacific and it was amazing!
Teach, Learn, Share
I would really like to learn more about Photography, French language and how to play any musical instrument..
I am a data base of random facts, always ready to share if u dare/are interested.
Maybe I could teach Spanish language (???) or maybe I should improve my Spanish? O.o...
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Montenegro, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan