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Winded by travel, music...& on a mission to promote our glorious planet~
Low-maintenance, anti-drama and powered by INSPIRATION! i live for stimulation and google everything. Love love love music and travel, and hence adore curious travelers and colorful people of all cultures and hybrids.
Let's get lost in ideas - the what, when, where, and how's of life. (o:
Aspire, inspire, or simply expire.
The world is about "we", not just "you" & "me".
"Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?" - Walt Whitman
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
by spreading the news, crossing out cultural barriers ...& lathering up all the CS love- one friend/traveler/conversation/language/nation at a time!
whether we're breaking bread, sharing a bottle of vino, or a thoughtful cup o' joe... it's always a privilege and pleasure. put two wide-eyed bushytailed travelers together, and i don't think its possible for the 2 NOT to have a good time. (o; i've had too many a fuzzy, inspiring episodes and ever anxious for MOOOORE!
wonderful wonderful... Muuuuusic, Art, foreign languages & poetry, Design, Soccer, Photography, Snowboarding, Architecture, and BLESSED TRAAAAVEL! Amazed by people-especially the thinking kind- and in LOVVVVE with nature~
Music, Movies, and Books
Music helps me focus, shelters my thought process, articulates my insides, & makes sense of the world around me. So I listen, lose myself within, and explore...ESPECIALLY when NOT traveling!Thievery Corporation, Bonobo, Zero 7, Ocote Soul Sounds, Saravah Soul, Akua Naru, Dub Pistols, Breakestra, Orchestra Baobab, Quantic, Cymande, O Rappa, Bebel Gilberto, Fleetwood Mac, Lamb, Funkadellic, Fela Kuti, Gotan Project, Nightmares on Wax, Parov Stelar, Portishead,The Doors, Air, Massive Attack, Cesaria Evora, Alpha Blondy, Angelique Kidjo, Orchestra Baobab, Smith & Mighty, Lack of Afro, The Roots, Wax Poetic, Zap Mama, Yesterday's New Quintet, Cinematic Orchestra, Mazzy Star, Moloko, Cut Chemist, Badmarsh & Shri, Fiona Apple, Gorillaz, Led Zepellin, Lee Scratch Perry, Ben Harper, Billie Holiday, Joao-Astrud-Bebel Gilberto, Baaba Maal, Jack Johnson, Ananda Shankar, Ravi Shankar, Feist, digable planets, The Cure, Steve Miller Band, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Bjork, CocoRosie, Paco Pena, Rosalia De Souza, IAM, Tricky, Zion I, Buena Vista Social Club, Tribe Called Quest, LTJ Bukem, Stan Getz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Mc Solaar, Santana, Jamiroquai, Mozart, Yo-Yo Ma, Living Legends, Beethoven, The Eagles, Princess Superstar, Beck, Serge Gainsbourg, The Baquette Quartette, Stephane Pompougnac, Blackeyed Peas, Federico Aubele, Pacha Massive, Chris Joss, Chopin, Pinker Tones...haaa blessed music!!! (o:MOVIES: Motorcycle Diaries, The Diving Bell & Butterfly, ALL Pixar Studio
Animations (UP, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, etc.), Amelie, Love
Actually, Shawshank Redemption, Goodwill Hunting, The Graduate, The
Pianist, all of Hayao Miyazaki animations, Gandhi, Little Miss Sunshine,
Big Night, Children of Men, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, My Fair
Lady, The Darjeeling Limited, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Royal
Tannenbaums, The Weeping Camel...BOOKS: We're going to have to sit down over coffee or a drink for the full list. To quickly note a few faves: Pablo Neruda, Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi (Read Flow, and Creativity), Around the Globe in 20 Years by Irena Wiley (an artist and wife of a diplomat)...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
...to have lived to see today. We forget to appreciate the simple/little things in life- and how beautiful people around us really are.
Oysh- too much to be grateful for: seen the fantabulous underwater world, snowboarded the Alps, trekked the Sacred Valley, spent 4 months in the Amazon (amaaazing!!), heard the echo of my own foosteps n voice within old Parisian cobblestone streets, wanderlost myself by the Thames River, trekked desert sands, worked a few international courier gigs, Brazilian beaches n sunsets, seen some amazing paintings and architecture, enjoyed a lot of laughs, soccer n sunshine with the united nations. (o:
in travel and life, i've met some truly inspiring and great people- friends/family/and even strangers- If you look hard- there are always WAYS to connect! THAT itself- IS just amaazing>> THE ADVENTURE aka LIFE.
Teach, Learn, Share
Always happy to teach you something I might know, but just as delighted to learn new things.
Ever eager to perfect my Spanish and Portuguese, and play better soccer...and infinitely ready & willing to share everything from my sandwich, a bottle of wine.. to my music collection, seat, two cents, and even a meal! It's brilliant how the value of everything is multiplied when shared- so let us break bread!
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Haiti, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Colombia, France, Haiti, United States