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  • 44 References 28 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Polish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • PhD student and Photographer
  • BA in International Relations, BA in Law, Master in Peace...
  • From Franca - SP, Brazil
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About Me


I’m a Brazilian living in Barcelona, Spain, where I’m a PhD student in International Relations at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a photographer at
http://umbuphotography.com/ So, if you would like to have a photo session, just let me know!

I really enjoy walking around, getting to know different places and people. I like to practice capoeira, open air activities such as cycling, hiking and so on. I love being in the country side. At the same time, I enjoy things like going to museums, theaters, cooking together with friends, guests, hosts and having a beer in the bar around the corner. If there is live music, even better! Cultural diversity is something that really fascinates me.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Couch surfing when I travel, hosting people at my place, spreading the word around, sharing with people the beauty of the couch surfing project


The experiences through couch surfing I have had either as a guest or a host were great, with interesting talks, easy going attitude, amazing moments and a fun environment.I discovered couch surfing in 2007 when I moved to Spain. Since then, I have couch surfed in almost every country I’ve been in Europe. Also, I have hosted many people from all over. Since I moved to Barcelona a couple years ago I have been hosting a lot more than surfing. Some of the guests: Karin, Sarah, Marlene, Elke(Austria), Carolina, Silvina (Argentina),Melanie (France), Jana (Germany), Tommy , Fabio, Antonio (Italy), Ilze (Latvia),Cecilia (Norway), Laura (Spain), Kasia (Poland), Soraya(England),Katie (U.S.) Malgosia, Mateusz(Poland), Rafael (Spain)Erika (Italia),Hamid (Iran), Annika (Germany), Janina and Dace (Latvia), Eliza (France), Nataliiya and Slavy (Bulgaria), Janina and Dace (Latvia) and the list goes on and on...


Something that really interests me is to be in touch with different cultures, to be in a place and have the opportunity to feel the place, interact with people, listen to their stories and thoughts, share thoughts,laughs,stories, try to understand how people live and think in certain ways.
Art,literature, photography, music, politics, wondering around, a nice conversation

  • arts
  • literature
  • photography
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • capoeira
  • environment
  • cooking
  • breakfast
  • beer
  • walking
  • politics
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • international relations

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: I love reading. Amongst Brazilian authors, I really like Carlos Drummond de Andrade, socially engaged poetry. Machado de Assis, Graciliano Ramos and Clarisse Linspector are a must within Brazilian literature. Regarding international ones, the list is long, but in a nutshell, I would mention some of my favourite authors, such as Albert Camus, Kafka, Sartre, Gerge Orwell and Kundera, Dostoevsky, etc.
Movies: regarding directors, I would mention a few, such as, Kieslowski, Ki-duk Kim, Almodovar, ™David Lynch, Fernando Meirelles, Walter Salles, Alejandro Gonzales, Sofia coppola.
There many movies I appreciate from many other directors, such as "Biutiful"(yeah, I didn´t mistype it, that's how the movie is called!), "Dolls", directed by Takeshi Kitano, El abrazo partido" directed by Daniel Burman. Some other examples of movies I like are "the Secret Life of words", "requiem for a dream", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" , "La soledad" and
Music: I like a diversity of rhythms, depending on the context and mood. I do like a lot of Brazilian styles, such as MPB (Brazilian Popular Music), samba. I would mention Chico Buarque, Cartola, for example. Also, In some moments I like listening to indie music such as Beirute, others some good rock like Pink Floyd, it all depends. A short list would include Chopin, Tchaikovsky, some jazz and funk-groove.
There is a lot more, but we can talk about that when we meet up.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Going down hill in the pre alpes in Italy using garbage plastic bags as sleds; dancing in the rain in a mountain in Innsbruck (Austria); swimming at night in Mombasa (Kenya), The amazing view and silence in the alps in Switzerland; Riding a bike in the country side in the south of Poland; the sunset in Riga (Latvia); the view in the grand Canyon (USA); experimenting the local life in Zane, a really small town in Italy; camping in the desierto de las palmas (las palmas desert) close to castellón (Spain); Going to the Petrolia Hot springs (Italy) at night; sharing a meal with my family and friends in Brazil after one year without seen them; having breakfast in front of a lake in Brazil; getting a sincere hug.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Chile, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Brazil, Spain, United States

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