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  • 44 references 39 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, German
  • 53, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Travel, Run, Dance, Dive, Climb, Listen, Speak, Hike... a...
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About Me

NOTE: COVID / VACINE deniers, please don't send us any requests.

Enjoy Life and jump into puddles (

We work to live and live to travel.

Life is here, live it. No big deal about it.
No gods, no "energies", no karmas.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Over the years we hosted more than 40 couch-surfers.
It's a great experience and we've really made good friends and we already surfed some of their couches.
One of this days we must do a couchsurfing guests visiting round trip :P


We are outdoor activities fans and participate in orienteering and trsil running competitions.
We also like to do mountain hiking and climbin, although we are very bad at it, only IV/V level climbing :)
We are also into folk/traditional music/dance and never miss a concert or festival near us :)
MJ (Maria João) is into International Relations and I also like the subject, so we are always willing to share opinions on foreign politics with other people.
When traveling we always try to talk to locals about all kinds of subjects and try to understand what they think of the local/global problems/situations/etc.

  • concerts
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • adventure races
  • trail running
  • rock climbing
  • rugby
  • swimming
  • international relations
  • orienteering
  • canyoning

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The Professor and the Mad Man, Manifesto, Pulp Fiction, Babel, Inglourious Basterds, Dead Poets Society

Music: Of Monsters and Men, Beirut, Tim Minchin, Julia Marcell, Yann Tiersen, Waterboys, Cramberries, Linkin Park, Muse, Naragonia

TV: Black Mirror, The Handmaid's Tales, The Daily Show, Shameless, Doctor Who, BBCs Sherlock

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One, you're joking, right?
- Croatia, Venice, New York
- Hiking in Picos de Europa, Alps
- Waterboys, Yann Tierson, Final Fantasy live concerts
- Andanças, Ortigueira Festivals
- Live watching Vanessa Fernandes winning the Lisboa Wordcup Thriatlon
- TV Watching Portugal vs New Zeland rugby worldcup match in Dubrovnik on a Irish Bar with New Zelanders
- Be a part of the ARWC (Adventure Race World Championship) 2009, watching, helping and even "crewing" a South American team.

Teach, Learn, Share

HHHmmm, this is a hard one.
Can't remember anything special...
Maybe i can teach how to ride a Bicycle or swim!
And of course (as Freeda reminded us) we can teach you orienteering :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

A private room, shower and a place to park a bike.
Laughs, music and tips for what to do around, where and what to eat, etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In


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