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  • 14 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Catalan, Valencian
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Web content editor
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About Me

(Falo portugues tambem ;)

I've been living in Brazil since 2014, I love this country. I love to travel, I totally embrace the couchsurfing philosophy, as in "there are no strangers, only friends you haven't meet yet".
I'm quite chilled and relaxed, in my free time I like sports and music (I play percussions - that one reason why I love Brazil :) ).

I'm very fond of nature, animals and plants (I wish I had a dog, but with the travelling, I didn't make the move yet). I also love cooking and making cocktails for making a good time with friends.


Don't expect anything... And the world will be yours.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I feel like I've been blessed to live in Brazil, in the cities of Salvador and Porto Alegre, and I'd like to give back a little by hosting travelers who needs a couch.

Also I like to travel and meet locals, so I use couchsurfing when I'm on the move. I don't like travelling when everything is embedded in a commercial relationship. It's not only about saving money, it's also and mostly because relationships out of money are much more true, obviously. Being on couchsurfing allow me to enjoy the reality of different corners of the earth through the eyes of the locals.


Music (drums, guitar)
Sport (football, running)

  • writing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • running
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • drums
  • sports
  • soccer

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Haroun and the sea of stories, The Alchemist, 100 años de soledad...
Book Authors: Paul Auster, Eduardo Galeano, Luis Sepulveda, Alfred de Musset, Harper Lee, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Nicolas Bouvier., Ernest Hemingway ..

Movies: French movies, brazilian movies... No blockbusters :)

Music: so many music... From Georges Brassens to Leonard Cohen to Chico Buarque to E o Tchan to Parangolé to Groove Armada to Air to Gotan Project to Le Peuple de l'Herbe to Wu-tang Clan to Cypress Hill...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Relocating after 30 in Brazil, alone, because it's never too late, when you're young at heart!

Teach, Learn, Share

Teaching: drums & percussions, content writing, cooking crepes :-)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Tips about visiting Porto Alegre - Playing football together - Playing music together - Sharing a Chimarrao (Maté)

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Costa Rica

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, France, Spain

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