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To live a real life.
I don`t like to describe myself. My mission and occupation give an idea of who I am, but to really know we`ve got to meet.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Nowadays mainly going to meetings when travelling.
In Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, I`ve been in a couchsurfing meeting and I made friends and had great time. That`s why I decided to be part of it. If in a meeting I made friends and had good time, I imagine great things will happen in becoming part of it. So, today (16/12/08) my first guests are leaving and there`s another arriving today or tomorrow. It`s been so nice. I`ve found out that I like to be a guide.
... updating... some more guests in new year and I was a guest during Carnaval, in Salvador.
...updating... I won`t update it for the rest of my life! From time to time, someone comes to my appartment, believe me, and from time to time, I surf at someones appartment. :)
In Colombia I used a lot couchsurfing to make connections, many friends, many parties... and I slept two nights in Juan`s apartment, in Cartagena. It was nice!
And I`ve been guests other times now, in Brasil, Argentina and Chile. And used a lot of couchsurfing to meet locals in meetings.
Anyway, anwsering the question "why I`m on couchsurfing", nowadays I think it`s mainly to know new places through local views and make local friends. I`ve also hosted and kinda guided lot of people in Rio de Janeiro.
Literature, movies, travelling (nature and interesting towns), skating, good music, good chats, some beers.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: specialy samba, forró and classic rock.
Movies: Lots of them, I could make a really big list. Lately I`ve whatched and liked a lot The Elephant Man and Ex Machina.
Books: By this moment I`m really on Valter Hugo Mãe, a portuguese writer.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The Doors of 21st Century show; go to Iguaçu Watherfall; some trips to Ouro Preto. One vacation in Pantanal, Bonito and Chapada dos Guimarães and another in the three states Southern Brazil. Also vacation in Colombia , 4 weeks in Cambridge and everycarnival in Rio. Vacation in Chapada dos Veaderos, uncountable unforgetable evenings in Rio. The day when my first book was published; the day of the opening of a big exhibition of a cultural project I created; the day the publication of the first book of the publishing house I had. 9 days walking in the Amazing Monte Roraim. Trip to Patagonia... Loves I`ve lived, friends I`ve made...
Teach, Learn, Share
I may teach a bit of portuguese and brazilian literature.
A lot of things to learn...
What I Can Share with Hosts
Life experience, knowledge and many others things I won`t be able to think now but can simply show up unexpectedly.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Peru, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela
Countries I’ve Lived In