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Arthur de Medeiros Fernandes

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Overview

  • 28 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Leisured
  • Field Engineer with tendencies to so...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Dance like if nobody were looking

ABOUT ME

Nothing makes me happier than learn, and after a year of hard work, I decided to take a break in my career to live other cultures. I just came back from Europe after a good year of vacation, and now it's time to start my life again in Brazil. During my life I've lived in many parts of my country, from north to south, which made ​​me create many roots around the country. Such places are still very present in my life, as destinations to see friends and reminiscing. I've been living 9 months in Dublin, before start my travel around Europe. Most of this time studying English and working/living in a hostel(here I have done all the duties, like working as housekeeping, in the laundry,in the reception and cooking free food for guests).

Whenever possible I am in touch with nature, whether for a trekking, hikking, surfing, taking a beach or any other activity that provides adrenaline and harmony with nature. I love Brazilian popular culture, especially from the northeast, the land where I come from.

I am a peaceful guy, and always see the best in the things and people.

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Nada me deixa mais feliz do que aprender, e depois de uma ano de muito trabalho, decidi dar uma pausa na minha carreira para viver outras culturas.

Durante minha vida morei em diversos lugares do Brasil, de norte a sul, o que me fez ter raizes em cada lugar que vivi.Tais lugares continuam bem presentes em minha vida, mas como destinos para rever amigos e relembrar o passado. Sempre que possível estou em contato com a natureza, seja para um trekking,hikking, pegando uma praia ou qualquer outro esporte que proporcione adrenalina e contato com a natureza. Amo a cultura popular brasileira, especialmente a do nordeste, terra de onde venho.

Sou um cara tranquilo, e vejo sempre o melhor das pessoas e das coisas.

PHILOSOPHY

"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny."

— Mahatma Gandhi

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Currently I try to interact with CSers from the places I go. I also try to help people traveling to the places I've been. ====================================================== Atualmente participo de meetings e procuro interagir com CSers dos lugares por onde passo. Também procuro sempre ajudar quem viaja por lugares que conheço.

Interests

-Any radical sport -Parties -Cinema -Local Culture

Music, Movies & Books

Rock, Côco, Maracatu, Baião, Samba, Trance, Reggae Led Zeppelin, ACDC, Mestre Ambrósio, Cascabulho, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Mutantes, Secos e Molhados, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Stooges, Velvet Underground, Gilberto Gil, Jorge Ben, Eddie, Jacinto Silva, Jõao do Vale, Jackson do Pandeiro, DJ Dolores, João Gilberto, Rage Against The Machines...generos bem definidos nao!?

Clockwork Orange, Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol,Nueve Reinas, Amores Perros, Blame it on Fidel, Big Fish, Mr Nobody, El Hijo de La Novia.

Crime and Punishment, Lord of the Rings, Grande Sertão Veredas, The Main Enemy, A Pedra do Reino e o Principe do Sangue do Vai-e-Volta

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- I cycled more then 2500km from Dublin to Spain, passing By Wales, England and France.Riding the secondary roads same as all I've lived this year abroad.

- I hitchhiked from Avignon(France) to Barcelona, depending of nice people on the way.

-I walked 134 km of stunning beaches of the Rio Grande do Norte(Northeast of Brazil), with the most beautiful and distinct people and scenarios.

-Bungee jumping.

-At 17 I ran away from home and took a bus to a town 680 km far from where my parents lived. I lived alone one year (yes, with the consent of my parents), and I'm the only who know how much I grew.

-I've been living for 8 months in a amazing hostel, where I understood that you can't leave each person who pass on your life. =======================================================

-Andei 134 km de incríveis praias do RN, com os mais belos e distintos povos e cenários.

-Saltei de Bungee jumping. -Aos 17 anos fugi de casa e peguei um onibus para uma cidade 680 km de onde viviam meus pais.Vivi um ano morando sozinho (sim, com o consentimento de meus pais), e foi um crescimento indescritível. visited 13 states (48.1%)Create your own visited map of Brazil or another interesting project

visited 7 states (3.11%)Create your own visited map of The World or Like this? try: Visual Poetry

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach Portuguese, percussion, Brazilian culture, automation, IT, Economy...but honestly, I'm the worst teacher I've ever seen.

I'm sure we have many things more interesting to share.

Countries I've Visited

France, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Ireland

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