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  • 25 references 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Japanese, Norwegian
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
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About Me

I work with books and translation, so I'm very interested in language. I was a Portuguese teacher for some time.
I'm also a musician and over the last years I've been doing photography (mostly 35mm film).

I love music, cinema, literature and specially to talk about different subjects with people. I believe that's one of the best ways to learn new things.

I'm very interested in technology and programming as well, so I guess I'm just curious about everything.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I think the richest part of travelling is the interesting people you meet, that's what stays longer in memory at least.
I feel like people end up just rushing to touristic spots like they're making some sort of collection or checking a list of chores, and forget that what makes a place is it's people, how they live with each other and with their surroundings.
Obviously, (some) locations are touristic for a reason, I just try to find the balance between visiting them and spend some time enjoying the place with no rushes or expectations.
This is definitely the right community to truly be able to know a place through people.


Music, Cinema, Literature, Photography, Guitar, Travel, Food, Video and Board Games.

  • arts
  • books
  • literature
  • architecture
  • photography
  • movies
  • music
  • philosophy
  • films
  • cinema
  • film photography

Music, Movies, and Books

Films - Andrei Tarkovsky, "Il deserto rosso", "Irréversible", "Yurika", "There will be Blood", "Moon", "Idi i Smotri", "Le Mepris", Bergman, Antonioni, Kurosawa, Paul Thomas Anderson, Zvyagintsev.

Music - Nick Drake, Air, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, MONO, Fleet Foxes, Chico Buarque, Tom Jobim, David Bowie, Warpaint, Carlos Paredes, Ichiko Aoba, Jon Hopkins, Ulrich Schnauss, Björk, Shostakovich, Erik Satie, Billie Holiday, George Harrison, Blonde Redhead.

Books - Mário de Sá-Carneiro, Albert Camus, Dostoevsky, Tosltoy, Fiama Hasse Brandão, Manoel de Barros, Joseph Conrad, José Saramago, Fantasy and Sci-fi literature as well.

Some of the painters I admire are Rothko, Turner, Kadinsky, Schiele, Nadir Afonso.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Portuguese, which is a very interesting and complex language. I can also share some of my knowledge of guitar and photography.

We all learn through conversation as well, sharing our life experiences and views.

Portuguese cuisine is also very rich, I can give you some secret recipes!

What I Can Share with Hosts

please include "pastel de nata" in your message if you are sending me a request, so that I know you took some time to read the profile :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In


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