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  • 4 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Search and rescue helicopter pilot
  • University Degree
  • From Ericeira, Portugal
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About Me




"Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise." by Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland.

I am not sure of what this means nor am I able to explain it to anyone, but this is the best description of myself..!


Be kind to others, respect life, appreciate nature, learn about everything, experience fully with all the senses, fight laziness, be demanding with yourself. And love.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Still new at this...


In 2011 I had my first CS experience in Petra, Jordan. It couldn't have been more local than it was, in a cave with our wonderful host: Gassab.
In 2012 I stayed at Nadia's in Bordeaux. Soon enough she came to visit me. Very interesting experience.


Travel (duh), food (cooking), coffee, music, longboard (skate), adrenaline stuff.

  • fish
  • dining
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • running
  • flying
  • traveling
  • music
  • fishing

Music, Movies, and Books

Fav book: The life of Pi.
From 2012 readings: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.

Music: PJ is a big one and then I keep searching and finding new music. I change my playlist often.
Fav album: The Smashing Pumkins :: Melon Collie & The Infinite Sadness.
Most listened now on my mp3 player: Of Monsters and Men; Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes; We are Augustines; The Citizens; Angus & Julia Stone; Asaf Avidan & The Mojos; Daughter; Keaton Henson; The Black Keys; Nicolas Jaar; The National.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I did my pilot training in Texas, that was an highlight in my life for sure.
Also inter-railing through Europe was crazy fun.
I've seen flying fish (Sao Jorge Island, Azores), running over water fish (Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam) and no fish (Dead Sea, Israel).

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Portugal, United States

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