Posts tagged with brazil:
In August 2011 I went to a community in the middle of Amazon where some people work with social capital and open source software. I was touched by them and the people that I met there. They were free even if they didn’t have money for the next month and I was the oposite, with money but feeling in a cage. Something was wrong with my path and my choices.
After 7 months I quit my job, sold and gave the rest of stuff that I had and start organizing and going to events in Brazil that have made difference for me. In 6 months not so much money left, when an opportunity to go to MIT appeared, the first place that I thought in asking for help was Couchsurfing, I thought “in 2011 I offered my apartment when I was travelling on vacations, so I’m sure I can find someone with a good heart as mine”. I posted that I needed a place to stay for 3 months in Boston and a lovely couple answered.
Rich and Rose were the most incredible family that I could ever met. They didn’t only host me in a nice bedroom, but opened their life as they were my family and received participants from the event that I was organizing (almost 20 people from 15 different countries).
During the same period in Brazil I offered my apartment to a friend that opened for friends, it has been an interesting experience.
I had to say good-bye to the best couch ever and soon I’ll travel to Africa and/or through USA and find many other awesome Couchsurfers. Who knows?