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Rafael Bergamaschi

Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Overview

  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Italian
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Travel journalist
  • Graduated in Journalism
  • From São Paulo, Brasil
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

I've been travelling since I know myself as a person, actually, even before that. I've always had this thing for getting in touch with the world that's beyond our everyday life. When I grew up that thirst only enhanced.

I've been to quite a few places but didn't get even close to the number of cities I want to know and the number of people I want to meet.

I must admit I'm really keen on going out and partying. If you´re the kind that likes to spice up your vacations a bit don't hesitate in asking for a couch. You've got good chances of being accepted!

Just trying to find a way to complete freedom.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I like meeting cool people. There are lots of those around here.

Interests

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Music, Movies & Books

Movie directors: Nanni Moretti, Bernardo Bertolucci, Darren Aronofsky, Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, Fernando Meirelles, Pedro Almodovar, Jean Eustache, Louis Malle, Jean-Luc Godard...

Music: I'm in a happy pop rock from the 90's phase

Book authors: Mario Vargas Llosa, Machado de Assis, Gabriel García Marquez, Charles Dickens, Ernesto Sabato, Ernest Hemingway...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Be the master of your own boat in Hvar, Croatia

I've always had this weird aspiration of buying a sailboat and crossing the Atlantic in the pursuit of adventures. However, apart from a beginner's sailing class I once had by accident - this story I'll tell some other time -, my dream never came close to becoming a reality. Maybe the fact that a sail boat costs as much as U$S 50.000 has something to do with it.

That being said, I must talk about Hvar, a small paradisiacal island on the southwest of Croatia. A place that serves as a getaway point for wealthy Croatians or Europeans looking for some peace of mind and, of course, some good old partying. I've been there on the summer of 2009.

But why have I started this text talking about my Popeye's dreams? Because even Hvar being one of the most expensive places in Croatia it's still much cheaper than other parts of Europe and probably even more beautiful. There I could rent a boat for 50 euros a day!

Ok, it wasn't an amazingly sharp boat or anything and it probably wouldn't last long away from the land but it was mine. With my own tiny motorboat I could explore the incredible amount of small islands that sit around the main island and even establish my own rules on that piece of wood.

I was the master of that motorized country and free to move wherever destiny pointed at... at least until the oil lasted.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Brazil, Italy, Spain

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