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  • 42 References 36 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, German
  • 48, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Travel, Run, Dance, Dive, Climb, Listen, Speak, Hike... a...
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About Me


Enjoy Life and jump into puddles (


Great guys!
We work for living 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 20 couch-surfers.
It's really a great experience and we've made really good friends and we already surfed some of their couches.
One of this days we must do a couchsurfing guests visit trip :P

But the real test is yet to come: surf with unknowns :)


We are lazy outdoor activities fans and participate in orienteering and adventure races competitions.
We also like to do mountain hiking and sometimes we go climbing - 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 those kind of subjects and try to understand what they think of the local/global problems/situations/etc.

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

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies : Pulp Fiction, Babel, No Country For Old Men, Inglourious Basterds

Music : Tim Minchin, Julia Marcell, Yann Tiersen, Waterboys, Linkin Park, Muse, Naragonia, Dazkarieh

TV : 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 :)

Countries I’ve Visited

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

Countries I’ve Lived In


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