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I am a Brazilian globetrotter currently living in Portugal.
I have been traveling independently since my teens and from then onwards I progressively became more interested in exploring off-the-beaten-track places around the world.
I like to think of myself as a down-to-earth and open-minded human being and I strive to live a minimalist and frugal lifestyle. Although I'm not (yet) resistant to all the germs of consumerism, I try my best to question all conditioning of modern society. For instance, all simple pleasures in life e.g. a good homemade meal or an uncontrollable laughter make me happier than spending money on unnecessary material goods.
My religion is love and kindness.
I am keen to meet people with depth, with a wild and untamed spirit, who speak with emotion and bring a true piece of themselves into my life. Please do not hide your differences; celebrate it instead!
Echoing Marisa Monte: the world is portable for those who do not have anything to hide.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
To share, connect, exchange, (co-)evolve.
I also love the anti-commercialism of it - I believe that this is a peace movement.
The idea that we can spark a Ripple effect of positive change on people's lives from all around the globe through Couchsurfing is something that mesmerises me beyond measure. Go, humanking, go!
I don't travel to watch soccer or get drunk. I travel to cross mountain ranges until I get to the edge of the world, to watch sunrises and sunsets, to breath different air.
I like to be outdoors, fully immersed in nature.
I appreciate all simple things in life, such as practising meditation and yoga in the wild.
I love reading a good book while sunbathing at the beach, or along with a good glass of wine or a warm cup of coffee.
I get fully recharged when I go trekking or hiking, when I discover secluded waterfalls in tropical jungles, when I explore ancient ruins from lost civilisations...
- outdoor activities
- sustainable development
- sustainable living
- nature walks
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: bossa nova, MPB (Música Popular Brasileira), jazz, blues, soul, reggae, alternative R&B, indie, indie pop, folk and contemporary music have a special place in my heart
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Personal favourite adventures include swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines; bathing an elephant in a river in Thailand; exploring the tantalising Cambodian temples; experiencing the hospitality of Vietnamese people; diving into Hinduism in Indonesia; camping out in the Australian wilderness; walking the Camiño de Santiago da Compostela from Portugal to Spain; climbing active volcanoes in New Zealand; swimming with wild dolphins somewhere far in the Pacific ocean; floating down an underground river just to watch glow worms light up a cave's ceiling with their twinkling glow; experiencing the awesomeness of Carnival in Rio; trekking an unrestored section of the Great Wall of China on my own with the loud buzzing sound of cicadas as soundtrack; running away from a herd of mad goats in the Swiss Alps; picking up wild berries and mushrooms in Finland
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Brazil, Finland, Portugal, United States