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André Amaral

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, German
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Travelling, partying and working!
  • Chemical Engineering
  • From Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

BEING HAPPY!

ABOUT ME

Hello everyone! I am Brazilian guy from Belo Horizonte, and currently living in São Paulo, where I work as a management consultant.

I am a very friendly person, easy to get with others, regardless of age, gender or origin. I'm an easy going person and really open minded. I like going out, traveling and especially meeting new people and new cultures, what is fascinating for me. I do like making new friends from everywhere in the world.

I give a great value to true friendship.. my friends with my family are the most important things in my life..

The first time I've participated in CS was when I was living in Porto, Portugal, making an exchange student program. I stayedd for 6 months studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Porto. Parallel to the studies I was traveling and visiting different places in Europe, meeting new people, new cultures and making new friends!

After Portugal I moved to Dublin, where I've spent three months studying English.. Then I've moved to Austria to study some German .. And after one year living in Europe I've came back to Brazil where I've spent one year..I moved back to Europe again and I've lived and worked in France for six months! Great times!!

Back to Brazil last year I finished my studies and moved to São Paulo at the beginner of 2015!

PHILOSOPHY

"The most dangerous risk of all: The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later!"

"Every little thing gonna be all right..."

"We travel not to scape life, but for life not to escape us"

"In the end, we only regreat the chances we didn't take!"

"It's better to see something once, than hear about it a thousand times...~~

"Collect moments, not things!"

"Life is not just about the value you seek. It's about the values you stand for."

"It's not just about what you know, but who you know."

"20 years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.Discover."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

hosting, surfing, showing the city around for travelers, going out for a beer.. meeting really nice and interesting people from everywhere in the world! and making really good new friends! ;)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Since I've started to participate in this project I've had only amazing experiences.. either hosting people or surfing! I could met different people from the whole world, learn with them, teach them somethings about my country.. and of course.. have fun with them! partying, walking around and discovering the city, listeng or playing some music, cooking together, sharing stories and experiences of life!
when I'm hosting people I feel like traveling to many differents palces but I'm at home at the same time! and while surfing, it's always better know the city in a different and singular view that you just can experience being and spending your time with natives!

Interests

Sports, music, go out for a drink, party, dance... and of course, travelling!!!

Music, Movies & Books

I like and I can appreciate all kind of music, all depends on the moods and moments!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

My student exchange program. It was an amazing time where I could meet people from many different places, learn their culture and make new good friends!

I've crossed the Danube River swimming!

I've lived in four differents countries during the time that I was out from Brazil (Portugal, Ireland, Austria and France)!

I was almost hosted by monks in Prague!

I've participated of a reality show in Bratislava (ok.. it was just for one day but I've done it! hahah)

I've seen the sunset and sunrise during a camel ride at the Sahara Desert in Morocco!

I fed elephants in Laos (after riding and swimming with them!)

I fed monkeys in Indonesia (after almost being stolen by them!)

I was blessed by a Buddhist monk in Thailand.

I was blessed by a pandits (Hindu priest) in Malaysia.

I ate scorpions in Bangkok (it's tasty!)

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Teach, Learn, Share

If you like dancing, I can teach you some forró (typical Brazilian dance)..

I can share all of my travelling experience, some good stories, I'm always up for a good talk!

What I Can Share With Hosts

I can share my couch.. and of course I can share a beer!;)

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Brazil, France, Ireland, Portugal

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