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  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 37, Other
  • Member since 2011
  • Social Worker and Programmer
  • Degree
  • From London
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About Me


generally float in an easterly direction letting providence take its course.


Clare and Michael Dias currently on a year RTW trip after getting married in Ireland in May 2011.This should get rid of our itchy feet before we settle down and try and find out where kids come from :)Clare is a social worker and I'm a programmer and we both like the outdoors.We enjoy meeting new people, making new friends and experiencing the world, its culture, music and cuisine... as a local. God knows that hard work makes for great tasting food and a good sleep. We both enjoy cooking.... so let us make you dinner! This one thing we miss on the road - a kitchen!We consider ourselves family orientated with 4 godchildren between us, their parents being our close friends. We both enjoy charity work and have done numerous activities and events for different charities but namely Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. Michael has also spent time with a children's charity in the UK that takes children on holidays where their parents can ill afford to. Socially we enjoy music, dance, yoga and martial arts.Michael is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and has conversational French.


Carpe Diem... trying to leave the rat race and gravitate towards a more natural rhythm.

Work hard, be professional, eat well and socialize. What is life without interaction?

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
— Maya Angelou
Recently read this and it stirs up huge feelings

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We want to see CS at work and be able to return home and offer the same hospitality and more to fellow world citizens.


We have had amazing couch surf experiences since starting out and and we are loving it!!!
Definitely the new way to travel!!!


Debating about anything and everythingReading SwimmingSalsa Zumba Tango Pole DancingHorse RidingYogaMartial ArtsOutdoorsReligionCurrent Affairs Juggling Using a Kindle for free internet whilst traveling

  • arts
  • culture
  • rio carnival
  • dancing
  • tango
  • dining
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • zumba
  • partying
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • juggling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hunting
  • skydiving
  • martial arts
  • swimming
  • social work
  • software

Music, Movies, and Books

Most things with Kevin SpaceyHard hitting stuff like The CoveIce AgePeter Sellers and Dr StrangeloveEasy to watch action movies... Die Hard, Terminator, PredatorDracula, Frankenstein, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenancep.s - These are Michaels choices. I like rubbish girly books and true life books. And obviously "Dirty Dancing" is one of my favourite films :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Seeing a 360 degree rainbow above Machu Picchu from the sun gate after waking up at 5.00 for a race down to the lost city.Seeing James Brown at the Forum in London.Hunting for caymen aligators at night in the Amazon and swimming with pink dolphins.Rio Carnival and following the samba party up the coast.Getting engaged at 10,000ft and then doing a tandem skydive!Hiring a 1950's campervan for our wedding transport - was amazing to drive! Getting married was pretty amazing too. The different types of people who CS and the common invisible thread that unites us

Our current trip...
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Teach, Learn, Share

Social CarePole dancingSwimmingMartial ArtsYogaCookingReligionHow to drink and dance badly

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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