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  • 2 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • a Private English Teacher (ali) and a Singer/Guitarist (mi)
  • International Relations/Spanish Lit. (ali) and Music (mi)
  • From Colorado, U.S.A. (ali) Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (mi)
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Step off the map and...float


ALI: I came to Brasil after graduating from college with the intention of hanging around for a few months but ended up staying for 2 years! I teach English to pay the bills but hopefully one day I will be a Port/Eng interpreter in hospitals or some other job that I haven't figured out I'd be good at yet :) My favorite thing in the world to do is TRAVEL and since I can't right now, I look forward to have you here to "show" me your country.

MICHELE: I grew up in Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro. I have been playing guitar/singing since I was 12 years old. I love listening to music, meeting new people and drinking very cold beer!! haha I am currently learning English and studying Cultural Production. I have a band called Musaico and we are trying to put on shows once a month. I finally recorded 5 of my own songs! So come hang out on our couch and I will play them for you :)


be patient and let things happen when they are supposed to
AND viver ultrapassa qualquer entendimento

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


No CouchSurfing experience yet! But we are looking forward to meeting people from all over the world :)


ALI: reading, travel, languages, cultural differences, foreign films, LGBT rights, women's rights, learning about ANYTHING new and different, working with non-profits, conversations that make me think

MICHELE: the beach, brazilian music, music production, playing guitar, drinking beer (bem gelada), singing

  • singing
  • lgbt rights
  • cooking
  • beer
  • drinking
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • guitar
  • languages
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

too many to list!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

ALI: lived/worked 5 months in a favela getting to know amazing people

MICHELE: was able to be married to my girlfriend here in brasil and finally working on recording my own music

Teach, Learn, Share

ALI: Portuguese for foreigners, surviving and adjusting in a new country, visa info, fusion glass artwork, entertainment/tourist points in the city

MI: Growing up in a favela, Brazilian politics, Brazilian music, cooking Brazilian foods, making Brazilian drinks, guitar

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Germany, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Chile, United States

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