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  • 69 references 39 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 55, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Filmmaker/ Registered Nurse
  • post graduation
  • From Florianópolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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About Me


Travel the World


I loove to travel and I intend to visit as many places as I can in this life time. I try to work in few projects while traveling like making a documentary, or taking pictures and videos or research about some subject, woofing or helpx.. basically I like to know more about the place I'm visiting in a deeper perspective than just being a tourist. As my friends say I'm not a tourist, I'm a traveler.
My intention is to make the world a better place and change things that are not right.(really!!??) I'm trying to do that starting with myself: internal personal growth, eating healthy, organic food, avoiding animal products, respecting all living beings and the environment, respecting others and contribute as I can wherever I am. The world is my home.
I love animals and for this reason I avoid eating them. I participate in many projects to protect animals and against animal cruelty.
I currently work as a RN in Orlando.


Live a day at a time and do to others what you would like them to do for yourself; Give love with no expectations to receive it back; We are the makers of our destiny so always work hard for your goals; If God gave us wings it is a waste to live inside of a cage.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Traveling in different couches and meeting people wherever I am.


I've been couchsurfing for over 12 years and I love it! Some of my good friends I met through this project. I've hosted people from different parts of the globe, surfed many couches and met many people in gatherings.


I have many: traveling (of course), photography, sports,dancing, music, theater, opera, movies, arts, gardening,computer, crafts, writing, reading, learning languages, nature, animals...

  • animals
  • wildlife
  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • theater
  • photography
  • documentaries
  • beauty
  • dancing
  • environment
  • dining
  • organic food
  • crafts
  • gardening
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • opera
  • skydiving
  • sports
  • languages
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Bossa Nova, classical, dancing music, alternative rock, Musica Popular Brasileira.The Police, The Cure, Opera (Especially Verdi)...
Books: Wicked, Marrying Mozart, Umberto Eco's books, Jorge Amado, Harry Potter (big fan), Richard Back, Water for Elephants,...
Movies, so many.. ask me if you dare..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Gaudi's work in Spain impressed me, specially the Casa Batlló It is really amazing.
The scenery in California. So diverse and beautiful. One of the most beautiful places I've ever been.
New York is lots of fun.
The ocean in Miami is warm and beautiful.
Alaska is a must see place. So grand and exuberant.
The mountains in contrast with the ocean and the wildlife impressed me. I will be back!
Brazil has great beauty and great people.
Paris is so charming with great food (No surprise there)
Rome is my favorite city
I jumped from 13 thousand feet from a plane with a skydiver (tandem). It is one of the best things I ever done. I need to do it again.
Santorine is a paradise.

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing knowledge, experiences, books, movies, spending time with, learn people's stories...

What I Can Share with Hosts

Whatever we feel like it... Stories, a meal, play ukulele, languages...

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Italy, United States

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