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About me or let's say about us:
Bine (29 yrs old), I am living in Lisbon for 3 years now. I fell in love with the city. I am interior designer, but my last job in Lisbon was working for Expedia. 2 years ago I had a horrible accident (got hit by a taxi here in Lisbon) and it took me a long time to recover (until May 2015). So then I decided that I am not going to work during summer to enjoy the free time and to travel.
Ritson (26 yrs old) is originally from Cape Verde and already here for 5 years now. He is working as a bartender & table service guy. We’re together as a couple for 2 years now and nearly living together for the same period, too (the accident really made us stick together).
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
We are interested in SURFING, HOSTING, joining EVENTS and helping the COMMUNITY (remember: you get what you give)
We love to travel (who doesn’t) and we love to cook! We’re trying to pursue a unmaterialistic and pure kind of lifestyle; for example many of the decorations in our house we found on flea markets, second hand stores and sometimes even on the streets (unbelievable what people consider as “trash”).
Ritson’s a huge fan of Bob Marley (but he is not a Rastafari and we ain’t smoking weed ;) ) We love the ocean (although Ritson claims the ocean here is waaaay to cold for an African; we do surfing & bodyboarding).
And of course we share the love for Lisbon! Especially the area around (towards Intendente, Anjos, Mouraria) is super multi cultural; you can basically travel half of the world by just walking down one street, there’s Chinese & Indian & Bangladeshi restaurants, shops, markets; African bars, Ukrainian hairdressers and so on…. And oh yes there is the German Goethe Institute close by, they are serving cold fresh German beer :)
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Bad Boys for Life; Enter the Void; Control; Documentaries (Bine)
Music: Reggae; Classic Rock; House & Electronic; Blues; Reggaeton
Books: Lisbon's telephone book and the Bible (Ritson)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Ritson: uncountable events, but especially swimming with dolphins in the open sea
Bine: the moment when I started to life my dreams and/or when I moved to Lisbon
Teach, Learn, Share
Bine: architecture, design, photo editing. And I call myself a german beer expert
Ritson: cocktails cocktails cocktails. I show you how to shake it :) And photography
What I Can Share with Hosts
We will welcome you in our family, be prepared to become the third member!
Countries I’ve Visited
England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Cabo Verde, Germany, Portugal