Luciana Telles

New York, NY, USA

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  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic, French, Hebrew (modern)
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • family coach (for children, teenagers, parents and nannie...
  • BA Business Administration, postgrad at Urban Economics, ...
  • From São Paulo, SP - Brasil
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


One day at a time!


Professionally I've been in between worlds, researching and living different experiences, looking forward to establish a social project for public schools in Brazil, so I'm traveling and collecting experiences that are helping me to improve the project itself, and also my negotiation skills with people that might be interested on support and sponsor this endeavor. Basically I'm collecting references from different cultures and countries.

People say I'm an open-minded person, but I know I have my boundaries and for most of the topics I'm pretty much orthodox. Literally. For instance, when traveling, I'm such a boring person to eat with, as I keep kosher, gluten free, vegetarian and, if possible, vegan. And these "rules" are not flexible.

I like singing, visiting art galleries and museums, meeting new people, talking about international affairs, economy and urban development, and I love-love-loooooooooove children! I believe in the power of being well educated!

I used to be also a very outdoorsy person; mountaineering, biking, canoeing and jogging were my favorite sports, but now a new time in my life, I naturally quit most of it. A night walk has keeping me up happy and alive! I need fresh air; air conditioning, to heat or to cool of, make me sick!

I want to travel as much as I can until I have my own family to raise me roots and to receive all this love in priority. I appreciate the diversity; different places, people, cultures and knowledgeable tools that might be useful one day as I'm very settled in which ethics code to live for. I live miracles everyday, and I wish people could empty their hearts a little bit for the Truth, so naturally our world would be a better place.


"Oneness". What was, is and will always be.

As I was raised seeing too much unhappiness at the huge and global city I was living in, I started searching for new models of what people live for, as I do my best to live accordingly to the law of G'd but it's hard to share my happiness with people who don't want to live under His law too... we could not speak the same language, so I could not easily communicate. So before my life started to become unhappy as well by the contact with others, I started this personal search of how to help others without getting hurt by that, and have been studying a lot since then... answering the question, all I know is that we are absolutely small no mater what we do, and that everybody needs true love, that kind of love that starts from within. And G'd is whenever people let "He" in, that's true love.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hope I can contribute again when I'm best settled somewhere, and really hope to know good people on this journey. Right now hosted by someone, traveling, since the end of 2009, when my stuff got all packed and in boxes, since then I've been living within my suitcases and necessaries!


I've hosted some people a few times, and usually when I'm traveling, even if for a short time in layover, I like to contact CS mates to have some good time together. I'm looking forward to make friends in NYC, Israel and India, as I want to make Alyiah and would love to visit India in 2013. I'm also living in NYC for a while, destination afterwards is undefined yet.


Family subjects regarding children/youth education and peace at home.
History, specially history of religions.
Music and arts in general.
Museums, galleries and libraries.
Politics and international trade.
International development.
Learning about new cultures and habits.
Knowing interesting people.

Music, Movies, and Books

Right now reading the biography of Jerusalem, by Simon Sebag Montefiore, AMAZING work! I enjoy reading about history, social sciences, Judaism and have been studying about my family tree past. I'm building up my ancestry as part of the research for the book I'm writing, so I'm having quite an adventure alone online going through the archives!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

# Child's eyes saying "thank you" for something just learned.
# Sunshine at the mountain after my first solo dawn in Outward Bound's expedition.
# My first volcano seen in Bromo Mountain, East Java-Indonesia.
# Stars. Wherever and however. I do love watching the stars, I can even hear them!
# And, of course: *Israel* Don't miss going there before you die (#homesick)

Teach, Learn, Share

You guys need to know these NGOs I'm part of:

I also work for two consultancies.
If you have an issue and need help on finding solutions for your business, let me know:

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahrain, France, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Panama, Portugal, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, France, Indonesia, Israel, United States

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