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Overview

  • 13 references 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese
  • 50, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Professor Universitário
  • graduation and post graduation - doctor and post-doctor i...
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About Me

ABOUT ME

I live in Sao Paulo, Brazil and I work as an English Professor at a college. I like big cities, but also love the contact with nature. I used to have a house on the beach, which was like a small ranch, right in the Atlantic Forest.
I love cultural life, particularly cinema. Photography is my hobby, and I have thousands and thousands of pictures.
I also like to meet new people, so anyone who comes to SP or anywhere in Brazil can get in touch. I will be happy to help or give hints.
And I love to travel! A lot! I have seen a lot of the world and of Brazil! I´ve been to some other countries in South America, to Central and North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. I always in hostels or with couchsurfers. Couchesurfers are always welcome to chat here or come to my place in São Paulo.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I want to meet people, either people who are visiting Sao Paulo or people who could host me in other cities/countries.
I like to share experiences - and my house for guests.
When I have guests, if I have the time I like to show them around or even go out for dinner / lunch / beer.

Interests

I love traveling, going to the movies and to the beach. I like to talk with intelligent people, who are aware of modern life , actual matters, culture and enjoy life.
As I mentioned, I love movies and I see films pratically every week. São Paulo is a great city for movies lovers: there are Filme Festivals all year long (Documentary Festival, Short movies Festival, International movie Festival, MixBrazil Festival, among many others) and they are all free.
I am also interested in nature and beaches. I used to have a house in a very nice beach near São Paulo. It is a very special place, close to the Atlantic Rain Forest. I have many friends there, so I keep going, even without a house there.

  • photography
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • teaching
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

I am very ecletical. I like good music - all good Brazilian singers - Gilberto Gil, Anitta, Chico Buarque, Zeca Baleiro, and all the other good ones. I like American music too, though I can never remember names. I also like reading, books of Yuval Noah Harari. I love books about historical events or history, in general. An example I could give is a Brazilian author named Eduardo Bueno, who writes nice books about Brazilian history in a very special perspective.
A am a Linguist, so I am also interested in languages and in language teaching - that is my profession: teaching English as a foreign language.
I travel monly 2 days a week, so I have a lot of free time - to travel, to go to the movies, read, etc, etc, etc ;-)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I went to Africa I saw a friend who I hadn't seen for 25 years.
In the same trip, I unexpectedly got really (and dangerously) lose to a wild elephant.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am an English teacher, so I can have contact with different people. I can also share experiences about my trips, or give hints about places I really love.
Learning, teaching and sharing could be three key words for my professional life style, actually.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my house, give hints about my ( very exciting) city, show around the city. I know many places and sites in São Paulo and in the Sao Paulo State coast. I love to show these places to people who come here.
I could also contribute with hints about many places all over Brazil.
If you are interested in cultural life, São Paulo is the best place in the world, I can give you lots of hints.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil

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