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  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Project Manager
  • University
  • From United Kingdom
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

I have been living and working in a hostel for almost a year now and I am looking for couchsurfing to experience a different style of living for a short period if possible whilst I look for a new job and apartment.
As well as working at the hostel here I have been volunteering at a charity called Edumais in Cantagalo-Pavao-Pavaozinho teaching English with children in the favela there.
I can speak good Portuguese and would love to practice more with somebody whilst couchsurfing if possible.
I am in love with Rio and would love to hear about your favourite places here and, who knows, maybe I can show you my favourite places in Rio too!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have lived and stayed in Lapa my entire time in Rio and I would love to get to know a different neighbourhood better as well as staying with a Brazilian to practice my Portuguese and explore the city with. I want to share my experiences and favourite places with someone as well as learning about theirs. I would love to learn how to cook some Brazilian food too and perhaps learn samba!


  • animals
  • culture
  • education
  • dining
  • partying
  • drinking
  • eating out
  • music
  • sports
  • soccer
  • teaching
  • science
  • beach
  • futebol
  • anything outdoors

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Played beer pong at the top of Pedra da Gavea!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can help with learning English with cooking, cleaning too. I've traveled to a lot of places in South America and Europe and I can help with suggestions of places to go.
Maybe I can even introduce you to some places in Rio that you have never been to! Vamos ver!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Peru, Spain, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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