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  • 15 references 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Resident Doctor in Public Health
  • University of Coimbra
  • From Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
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About Me

Hey, I'm Mariana (Mary if we become friends 😊), a 26 yo girl from Porto de Mós, a small town in the centre of Portugal. I went to college in Coimbra (the city of students, tradition and "saudade") where I spent the most amazing years, and now I'm doing my residency as a Public Health doctor in Lisbon..
Sep/22 - moved to Maastricht to do the master's in global health as a part of my residency, so I can follow my dream of helping to make health care, gender equity and freedom of choice a reality to everyone.
On the way, I except to travel as much as I can 😁

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because it adds so much more to a travel experience. Staying with a local is the best way to discover a new place and culture. I have SO many great random stories from CS experiences!


I like to spend my time hanging out with friends, reading outside on sunny days, going to live music shows, and making crazy plans real.

  • arts
  • books
  • concerts
  • human rights
  • womens rights
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • history
  • medicine
  • volunteering
  • beaches
  • party
  • public health
  • peace
  • gender equality
  • global health
  • global issues

Music, Movies, and Books

🎬 Every Christopher Nolan's movie, Atonement, Spirited away, the Departed and so many more you'll have to ask me in person...

🎵 Pink Floyd, Alt-J, Muse, Arcade Fire, Lorde, FKA Twigs, , Beach House... I mean, I can't choose my favorites like this. Let's open Spotify, drink some wine and share our musical taste ☺️

📚 Currently reading... "Prisoners of Geography"

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spent 20 hours inside a train in Northern India (in August 🫠).
Broke my front tooth with a bottle of beer.
Skydiving 🪂

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach a lot of boring stuff.
I can discuss a lot of interesting stuff.
I can learn everything!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Some (although very poor) vegetarian cooking skills, an edible gift from my country 😁... Really great endless conversations!

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Croatia, India, Netherlands, Portugal

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