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I will be happy to receive some cool and interesting people at my place, but I have to say that I am crazy picky, so you have to convince me you are this great person I need to meet. Good luck with that. Ah ah
By now I honestly need a personal assistant to answer to all requests I receive. So if you have no references and you send me a request of two lines just to let you know dont bother, I will decline.
Also I do not accept requests of people that are coming to live in Lisbon. I know the rents are expensive but my place isnt an hostel.
Also women: I know you feel safer with a woman, but I wont host you just because you are a woman lol so besides you like me because I have the same gender as you, you need to tell me in which else we will connect, even more if you dont have references. If not your request will be declined right away. Believe me I am a feminist but also after hosting many men I believe in the good of all people and will not discriminate by gender or nationality. If I think you are cool and we will match in personality I couldnt care less about your gender, sexuality, background, etc. See beyond, feel beyond. Life isnt on the surface.
Amig@s brasileir@s, se tiverem de visita terem todo o prazer em receber-vos em minha casa se achar que temos coisas em comum, no entanto se vierem viver para Lisboa aconselho-vos a virem já com um lugar para ficar, não recebo pessoas que venham viver para cá. Máximo de noites: 2. Pedir mais do que duas ou três noites do CS não é muito bem visto, as casas dos Couchsurfers não são hostels. Tive que escrever isto em português devido à quantidade de pedidos de brasileiros. Galera sem discriminação, não recebo qualquer nacionalidade que venha viver para cá.
Se tiverem dúvidas ou quiserem me conhecer quando cá chegarem para saberem mais sobre Lisboa e a cultura aqui, sem problema, podem enviar mensagem.
Lisbon is a beautiful city, you guys will fall in love with it!
The World show us that is worth to stick around if we are brave enough to do better, to be better...
I am a philosopher at heart, but I am, of course, more than that. While my profile is a bit too philosophical, I have to add that I am also one of the people you will meet with the loudest laugher. Also, my type of humor is pretty silly. You will notice that after a glass of wine, black vodka or baileys.
That said, back to the philosophical side:
I am everything and nothing*
Some days introvert, some days extrovert, talkative but love the silence, funny and serious, quiet and loud, spontaneous and organized...
Nature is my god*
Trying to be a free soul and spirit in a world that cage us since our first breath.
Have a love/hate relationship with humanity. My thing is to do the opposite of what the majority is doing. Sometimes is cool other times is just stupid, but I do it anyway.
My mind is everywhere, but my body goes slow. I love to observe all the details about being alive. And if I can, I love to live a little bit of everyone's lives.
Wherever I am, I am home. Thats probably my biggest achievement.
You can think is all about how many countries you visited but not really. Its about how many great laughers, how many hugs, how many magical conversations, how many beautiful souls you met. Dont go fast, you learn nothing. Go slow, enjoy the moment, get to know the people, learn the language, be present.
Being present is one of the most difficult but yet fulfilling things of our times. Tenho dito. Ah ah As I said philosopher at heart.
Should I say that I am a vegetarian? I am. I dont mind people with different perspectives and ideas about this but this is a decision for life so I appreciate respect and understanding.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
"Não sou nada. Nunca serei nada. Não posso querer ser nada. À parte isso tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am on Couchsurfing because I dont know how to be happy without deep connections with people. When I travel I need to have those connections with the locals, thats the only way that makes sense to me.
I cannot thank enough to all the amazing people that I met trough CS.
Its always my wish to see them again one day!
Now as a host I hope I can show you how beautiful Lisbon is and share with you a bit of the Portuguese culture and language, even though I have to warn you that I am a lot different from many Portuguese people and not a role model of the Portuguese culture in almost any way.
- spoken poetry
Music, Movies, and Books
Music - Bon Iver, Salvador Sobral, Sylvan Esso, Florence and the Machine, Aurora, Maro, Queen, Hardwell, Thievery Corporation, Ren, Ben Howard, Monika, Lady Gaga singing jazz, and a big fan of lyrics that are like poems...
1984 - George Orwell
Apeirogon - Colum McCann
The travels of Ibn Batuttah
Besides these many more...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Not too long ago a Couchsurfer that I hosted and loved to meet asked me a really interesting question: "How many lives have you lived?" I kept counting. Oh so many! Would not change a thing:
To achieve to walk more than 200 kms by myself in the south-West coast of Portugal*
Traveled India alone for 1 month and 2 weeks*
Survived 4 months working in a cruise with no days off*
Felt what is the meaning of Paradise, at 7 am in a deserted beach in Costa Rica*
Lived for one week in a self-sustainable community in Portugal, I learned so much that I cannot put everything into words*
Got lost in Brazil for more than 2 months, so many adventures, so many amazing people, so many life lessons...
Saw the night sky in Namibia, never saw so many stars in my life. So beautiful!
The sunrise on top of dune 45 in Namibia!
The safaris in South Africa and Namibia! All those beautiful wild animals...
Published a book. Still wondering how, when, who... But at the same time so happy about it!
Watched the sunset in Albania while listening to "The Nights" by Aviici. Quite a beautiful moment.
Survived the lowest temperature in my life (-17 degrees) in Norway.
It was only one, right? xD
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States