Luciana Santos

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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About Me


Sharing happiness... =))


"Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle."
-Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

After more than one year living my dream in Ireland I'm back to my beloved Rio and I've been trying to organize life here without giving up the happiness of living with and around travelers. =D

I love getting lost in the awesome trails around here, spending time with travelers, laughing, walking and chatting.


"A man needs to travel. By his means, not by stories, images, books or TV. By his own, with his eyes and feet, to understand what is his. For some day planting his own trees and giving them some value. To know the cold for enjoying the heat. To feel the distance and lack of shelter for being well under his own roof. A man needs to travel to places he doesn't know for breaking this arrogance that causes us to see the world as we imagine it, and not simply as it is or may be. That makes us teachers and doctors of what we have never seen, when we should just be learners, and simply go see it." (Amyr Klink - Brazilian sailor and writer)

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
-- Mark Twain

Vai menina, fecha os olhos. Solta os cabelos. Joga a vida. Como quem nao tem o que perder. Como quem nao aposta. Como quem brinca somente. Vai, esquece do mundo. Molha os pés na poça. Mergulha no que te dá vontade. Que a vida não espera por voce. Abraça o que te faz sorrir. Sonha que é de graça. Não espere. Promessas vão e vem. Planos, se desfazem. Regras, voce as dita. Palavras, o vento leva. Distancia, só existe pra quem quer. Sonhos se realizam, ou nao. Os olhos se fecham um dia, pra sempre. E o que importa voce sabe, menina. eh o quão isso te faz sorrir. E só. "

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love traveling and whenever I can I go around the world with my backpack trying to be envolved in cs comunity because in my opinion it's the best way to meet new people and to discover more about their city and their culture. Since I joined, cs always has been an amazing experience for me!

Right now I can't host as I'm doing a WOOFing experience at Arembepe/Bahia. :)


Apr/2015 - BA - introducing CS to Dan Nima from England, UK;
Mar/2015- RJ - Hosted Sarah Brunner from Los Angeles;
Feb/2015 - RJ - Hosted Martina Ferracane from Italy;
Jan/2015 - RJ - Hosted Ester Porter from Costa Rica;
Jul/2014 - RJ - Hosted Christian and Francesca Rozo from Califórnia;
May/2014 - RJ - Hosted Rommanessa and Petter Boylan from Ireland;
Sep/2013 - RJ - Hosted Ester Porter from Costa Rica;
May/2013 - RJ - Ilha Grande with Fabio Hwang, Benny Sirota, Rafael Carvalho, Tamara, Pia, Milan, Sascha, Graciosa Carinhosa and Esther;
May/2013 - RJ - Rapel at Turtle's Stone - With Fabio Hwang and Torsten Moltrecht;
April/2013 - RJ - waterfall hiking (Véu da Noiva - Muriqui) with Fabio Hwang, Torsten Moltrecht, Augusto Berton vedan and Katherine Gorsuch;
March/2013 - RJ - hang out with Anderson Soares;
March/2013 - RJ - Pedra da Gávea hiking with Fabio Hwang, Torsten Moltrecht, Alena Savko, Mahsa Mosavat, Lucas Silveira and Augusto Berton vedan;
February/2013 - Bray - hosted Israel Torres from Morelia, Mexico;
December/2012 - Cork - surfed with Sunita Wardhan;
December/2012 - Kilkenny - surfed with Marcin Kopka and Anna Karpinska;
December/2012 - Kilkenny, west cork and Kerry - hitchhiking with Liam Upton;
December/2012 - Dublin - surfed with Daniel Schlachter;
December/2012 - Dublin - winter swimming with Chris Kinsella, Franziska Weibortel, Thomas Naughton, Jaçanã Ribeiro, Omar Castaneda and Chloé Dumont (okey me and Chloé were only the photographers... lolz);
November/2012 - Cork - surfed with Darren McAdam-O'Connell, Al80rock, Eoin Tiger and 38746837 CSfers... hehe;
November/2012 - Dublin - hang out with Sebastian Ilari;
October/2012 - Dublin - hang out with James Matt, Amy Ward and Cristina Gonzales Tamayo;
September/2012 - Ibiza - hang out with Jose Dias and Kenny Vogel;
August/2012 - Rio de Janeiro - CS meeting with Viviene Lee and Otavio Cypriano;
July/2012 - Dublin - surfed with Leah & David and Giovane & Giacomo;
June/2012 - Donegal - helper with Josie O'Grady ;
April/2012 - Dublin - hosted David Lestas from France and Jon & Sara from USA;
April/2012 - Scotland - surfed with Torsten Kranz;
April/2012 - Scotland - hang out with Elaine Fong;
March/2012 - Galway - surfed with Matt Raymond;
January/2012 - Rio de Janeiro - CS meeting with Marquinho Chileno, Vitor Mattos de Souza and Sandra Chá;

In few months I made incredible friendships and I discovered amazing cultures and places.
Em poucos meses fiz amizades incríveis e conheci culturas e lugares maravilhosos.


- Hiking;
- Hitchhiking;
- BookCrossing;
- Salsa and Forro (Brazilian dance);
- Meditation;
- Yoga;
- Different cultures;
- Be involved in Couchsurfing community;

Making new friends, experience new cultures, explore new places, traveling, traveling and traveling. ;)
Fazer novos amigos, conhecer novas culturas, desbravar novos lugares, viajar, viajar e viajar. ;)

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Jack Johnson, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Chimarruts, Vanessa da Mata, Zeca Baleiro...

Movies: Amelie; Into the wild; Inside I'm dancing;

Books: A long way gone (muito longe de casa) - Ismael Beah;

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

6 days hitchhiking around Ireland during winter time. =)

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to learn meditation and I can teach some Portuguese. I can share some stories and tips about Rio de Janeiro and Brazilian culture.

I collect coins and any one of your country it will be a nice gift very appreciated. =)

What I Can Share with Hosts

I know how to make yummy Brazilian desserts!! :D

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Ireland

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