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Luis Gonçalves

Guimaraes, Braga, Portugal

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Overview

  • 75 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in Portuguese; learning English, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Entrepreneur and teacher
  • Very well educated
  • From Guimarães, Portugal
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Going out and exprience this world

ABOUT ME

I am just like any other guy that likes to have fun, going out with the friends after a day of full hard work or stay at home with them playing silly games, that likes to go out in the nature or explore a new city and that never says no too a new experience and too new friends, that likes to find the differences and similarities between cultures and what make us different and equals as individuals.

PHILOSOPHY

The world is a small village.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting, surfing, going to meetings and when i have time organizing meetings in my city

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

From simple hosting people and go to and organize meetings to hosting a concert in my house :)

Interests

Travel,hiking,nature, meet new people and cultures, gadgets, photography, music, to write and read a good book and watch a good film, theatre, arts in general.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: *Siddhartha (Herman Hesse)*Le Petit Prince(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) *Cem anos de Solidão(Gabriel Garcia Marquez) *Who moved my cheese(Spencer Johnson) *Auto da Barca do Inferno (Gil Vicente) *Ultimatum(Álvaro de Campos)

Movies: *Vanilla Sky *Fight Club *Se7en *Memento *Crash *Into the Wild *Taxi Driver *Once *Lost in translation *Closer *Butterfly Effect *Matrix Trilogy *Miami Vice *American Beauty *Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind *Donnie Darko *Magnolia *Monty Pythons and the meaning of life *Life of Brian *The crow *American History X *Tropa de Elite

Music: *Sigur Ros *Moby *Zero7 *Sol Seppy *Gotan Project *Goldfrapp *Nouvelle Vague *Massive Attack *Thievery Corporation *Radiohead *Damien Rice *Dido *The gift *Silence4 *David Fonseca *Coldfinger *Balla *Blasted Mechanism *Smashing Pumpkins *Nirvana *Placebo

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Besides enter in the couchsurfing world:
-Organized the movement "Limpar Portugal" (clean Portugal of garbage on the forest that makes part of global movement Let's do it World) on the place i live;
-Helped organize the Erasmus Language Café for Erasmus in the most iconic cafés of Guimarães;
-Crossed 1538m at the speed of 120km in 150m high above the ground in a fantasticable (this helps to viualize it better http://youtu.be/iozL_25bN7o)
-Played as an extra on a Peter Greenway movie.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can help with the Portuguese if you are trying to learn, give you some tips about informatics, tell you the "secret" places in my city and guide you around it.

Countries I've Visited

Poland, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Portugal

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