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  • 10 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Hindi
  • 22, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Student
  • Bachelor in Medicine
  • From Aracaju, State of Sergipe, Brazil
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About Me

Hi there! I'm Juca, a 22 yo medical student living in Brasília (escaping whenever I can).

“We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity (...)” Jonah Leher, The Observer

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm all about its gist: travel, meet and experience.


  • culture
  • education
  • technology
  • traveling
  • teaching
  • languages
  • medicine
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

→ Music: Brazilian Music (from 1974's Jorge Ben to Castelo Branco latest release), batuque (Afro-Brazilian percussion) and some folk to even it up (Damien Rice, Ben Howard, Roo Panes).

→ Movies: Drama (as in Nise, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Prayers for Bobby).

→ Books: National literature and Psychology Essays (mostly Oliver Sacks).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

→ River Rafting on the Ganges (Rishikesh, India)
→ Attending a frozen music festival, Igloofest (Montreal, Canada)
→ Self-driving a Safari for three days (Kruger Park, South Africa)
→ Assisting several deliveries within an hour (Maputo, Mozambique)
→ Hosting a Street Store (Aracaju, Brazil) (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=538369949648386&set=gm.1514551485531575&type=3)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach some Portuguese or cultural traits of my region, some vegetarian recipes, dance moves from the northeast, human body tricks (...)
I'd love to learn about visual arts, architecture, languages, psychology and Behaviorism, mass behavior and social movements, (that list is nearly endless)
I can share books I have, my ideas, some memories, my space and my appliances, my food (...).

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Colombia, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mozambique, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Peru, South Africa, Spain, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Canada, India, Mozambique, United Kingdom, United States

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