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Overview

  • 25 references 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Scientist
  • PhD
  • From Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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About Me

Current Status - Return to EU after Living in Bogotá, Colombia, ai que rico pais!! My second home parce!
TE AMO COLOMBIA
TE AMO AMAZON RAINFOREST
"You’re in the Amazon. The greatest miracle"

Olá to the world and outer space!
About me....clearly, I am a tornado of souls!!!
Friendship is my business....and business is good! I love to meet my friends and make new friends all around the world! Fortunately, I´ve plenty of friends worldwide ;)

I am a scientist in ecosystems, sustainability, biodiversity, geography, remote sensing, and climate fields. I published 8 peer-reviewed papers in international scientific journals, won 2 international awards, was a speaker at some international conferences...and more!

I am a positive person towards life, towards animals and nature, towards love, compassion, and friendship...

I practice yoga and a martial art called Savate for about 6 years. Meditation as well.
Trying to reach a holistic spiritual lifestyle. Step-by-step :) Listening to the sound of soul**

I like tattoos, travelling, motorbikes, music, concerts, festivals, animals, meeting people, reading, science, etc etc etc!
I am Vegetarian and sometimes vegan (in the food and always in products but not in clothes).
I am a Geographer that believes "space is special".
Interested in working with environmental and sustainable development issues.

"Eu prefiro ser essa metamorfose ambulante do que ter aquela velha opinião formada sobre tudo"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I am part of this community since 2011 (yet I had another profile that I can´t remember the log in details)
- Meeting new people from all over the world
- Host and be hosted = having unique amazing experiences
- I will try to Host as much as I can (I have always friends visiting me around so is not possible all time to host)
- CS is a much better way to travel around!
- Also, to just meet people, either in the city, I am living or in the place, I am visiting.
- Make new friends :)
- Help if that is the case
- Get help if that is the case

Interests

  • concerts
  • music festivals
  • animal welfare
  • environment
  • human rights
  • beer
  • coffee
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • guitar
  • martial arts
  • geography
  • history
  • languages
  • science
  • travel
  • world
  • travelling
  • nature
  • friends
  • friendship
  • backpacker
  • rock
  • heavy metal
  • sun
  • motorbike
  • peace
  • maps
  • hitch-hiking
  • climate change
  • van
  • friendships
  • tattoo
  • sustainable living
  • nature walks
  • zero waste
  • autostop
  • alternative living
  • planet earth
  • vanlife
  • environmental protection
  • gis
  • climate
  • spatial planning
  • van life
  • metalhead
  • satellites

Music, Movies, and Books

Metal!!!
Traditional Brazilian music; Salsa; Perreo; OST; Rock; many others

Prefer to read articles; scientific books or articles. (But some books like "Animal Farm" e.g. are awesome!)

Prefer to watch documentaries rather than movies. (But some old cinema classics are great!)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Travel 2 summer months backpacking in the European continent from west to east
Saved a butterfly
Working in a refugee camp
Living in Colombia for 7 months...my second home!
AMAZONAS!
A lot more, I would say....but that is for the conversations!

Teach, Learn, Share

Open to all kinds of that if it will be interesting!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Nice conversations
Energy
Stories
Experiences
Knowledge
Life perspectives
Friendship
Beer and coffee
Dreams
Smile

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Colombia, Finland, Jordan, Portugal

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