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  • 44 references 31 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Portuguese; learning Catalan, Valencian, Croatian, English, German, Russian, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2019
  • Carpenter
  • Biologist
  • From Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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About Me

🚩I'm living temporary in Setubal( Dolphin Bay )40min by Bus from Lisbon with a French couple and a Austrian couple ⚠️

📝For last minute request (between 6 days before till the day arrival)
write on my IG

I also have a profile on IG dedicated just for my CS experiences.


Hello there! 😉

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For the past few years, I've been diving into stoicism and minimalism. 🏊‍♂️📚

If you quickly glance at me, you'll notice that I'm handsome 😉👀, but if you stare at me for too long, well, 🤔 I gave you a heads-up to look at me quickly. 😅

My friends say I'm from another world. 👽

I believe in the philosophy that not everything I want, I can or should have. 🚫🔀💭

Likewise, not everything I can do, I should or want to do. 🚫💭🔀

And not everything I should do, I want or can do. 🚫🔀💭

But when I want to, I can, and I should... ✅💪

Then life becomes splendid. ✨😊

I can not change the people around me but I can change the people around me🤔🙄💡

Human beings are not perfect; they are perfectible and in constant flux. 🚶‍♂️🔄✨

I'm embracing a new way of living. 🌬️💭🌱

I know who I am, I love who I am, I enjoy what I do, and I appreciate how I do it. ❤️🧠👍

I value my mistakes, the lessons they teach me, and the pace at which I learn from them. 🙌💡📈🔄

I don't aspire to be anyone else but myself. 🙅‍♂️🚫🧑‍🚀

I don't aim to be better than anybody else. 🚫⚡️🧑‍🤝‍🧑

Instead, I strive to be a better version of myself, surpassing who I was in the past. 💪🔝🔄

You are not my competitor; perhaps you can inspire me to make certain decisions. 🤝🤔💡

There are limits to human perfectibility. In general, abrupt ruptures cause more harm and promote more harm than negotiated continuities. We are a compromise between the past and the future. I cannot deny everything that came before or disregard everything that will come after. We must transform relationships into a dialogue of possibilities for coexistence, rather than seeking a utopian paradise on Earth. 💔⚖️💭

I dream of a world without borders, where people feel free to pass by or settle down. 🌌🆓

Are you doing what is possible, or are you doing your best?

Do your best to improve in the circumstances you have while you don't have better ones! Remember, it's not about being the best in the world, but about doing your best with the conditions you have. Don't settle for mediocrity. Strive to push your limits and reach your full potential.

Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to deal with it. A happy person doesn't necessarily have the best of everything, but they make the best of everything they have.

So, who am I? Take a look at my album. The answer may not always be readily available, as it depends on the circumstances. But I am always open to learning and sharing.

If I need to go fast, I try to go alone. If I need to go far, I try to go together. Collaboration and support are essential for long-lasting progress and achievements.

One of the most important principles when it comes to time is that it is perishable. Time cannot be saved or stored like money. Once it's gone, it's gone forever. Understanding the value of time and making the most of it is crucial for effective preparation and planning.

I have a wide range of interests and passions. I love cooking, dancing, engaging in meaningful conversations, preparing delicious juices and drinks, and enjoying the beauty of nature, whether it's watching the sunrise, the rising of the full moon, or stargazing. I also enjoy cooperative and board games.

I'm deeply interested in understanding human behavior, psychology, technology, philosophy, sexology, and environmental sustainability issues. I appreciate exploring paradoxes and discussing taboo topics.

Professionally, I am a biologist specializing in environmental technologies, factor 10, and conscientious consumption. Currently, I'm involved in developing technology for vertical gardens and home indoor composters. I also work as a carpenter, utilizing sustainable building techniques and materials.

Throughout my life, I have pursued various skills and hobbies. I have studied photography, practiced massage therapy (Swedish, Thai, tantric), dabbled in origami, participated in theater as an actor, and was part of a dance group for seven years. I have planted over 100 trees and hosted more than 2,000 couchsurfers through my previous CouchSurfing profile. Additionally, I enjoy various handcrafts such as macramé, joinery, and carpentry. Currently, I'm focusing on improving my musical skills, particularly in playing the guitar, harmonica, and piano.

CouchSurfing is a wonderful platform that helps reduce distances, erase boundaries, and connect cultures and people. Let's keep CouchSurfing alive and thriving!

In the words of William Smith, "Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Let's strive for mindful consumption and avoid falling into this pattern.

Lastly, trust is a delicate and fragile thing that can't be faked. It's something that should never be broken.

Trust, once broken, is not easily repaired. It is a valuable and essential element in any relationship, whether personal or professional. Trust is built through honesty, reliability, and consistent actions over time. It requires openness, vulnerability, and a commitment to integrity.

As Pablo Mujica said, "I'm sober and carry light luggage, I live with just enough that things don't steal my freedom." It's a reminder to live a simple and minimalist lifestyle, focusing on what truly matters and not being weighed down by material possessions. This philosophy allows us to prioritize experiences, relationships, and personal growth over the accumulation of things.

It's important to acknowledge that everyone has their own unique journey and timeline. Comparing ourselves to others or feeling pressured to meet certain societal expectations can lead to dissatisfaction and frustration. As the saying goes, "The people around you may seem to be in front of you, some may seem to be behind you. But everyone is running their own race, in their own time." Embrace your own path and trust in the timing of your life.

The human being is a finite, perfectible, and unfinished being. We are aware of our limitations and seek to overcome them. We strive for growth, self-improvement, and the pursuit of meaning. In this journey, we encounter challenges, setbacks, and conflicts. However, it is through these experiences that we learn and develop resilience.

Remember, happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to deal with it. It's about finding inner peace, maintaining a positive mindset, and embracing life's ups and downs. A happy person doesn't have the best of everything, but they make the best of everything they have. They appreciate the present moment and find joy in simple pleasures.

Ultimately, life is about continuous learning, self-discovery, and embracing our unique selves. We should strive to be the best version of ourselves, not for the sake of comparison or competition, but for personal growth and fulfillment. So, keep exploring, keep evolving, and keep embracing the journey of self-discovery and personal development.

And always remember, trust is a precious gift that should be cherished and nurtured. Choose your actions wisely, be authentic, and strive to be a person worthy of trust.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because couchsurfing connect people, erase borders and introduce a new world.


  • books
  • photography
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • magic
  • hiking
  • philosophy
  • nature
  • trekking
  • massage
  • geek
  • dance
  • waterfalls
  • astrology
  • salsa
  • landscapes
  • boardgames
  • technologies
  • ethic

Music, Movies, and Books

About my books you can take a look on goodreads (do you know this platform for readers)

Here I shared what I´ve read and what I would like read)

I'm eclectic for music.
For me music depends on the moment, place, company, vibe of the moment.
I love classical music, opera, funk, soul, blue, bossanova, jazz, afrobeat, dancehall

From Brazil I recommend

O Rappa


Baiana System

Seu Jorge

Ana Carolina

Movies -
Hidden figures
The Lord of Rings.
The green mile.
The Shawshank Redemption
Forest Gump
Life is beautiful
12 monkey
Donnie Darko

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

25 days Camping trip in National Park Chapada Diamantina - wild camping 25 days no eletricity, no city, no internet.

we rented a bus to travel 2 weeks across Brasil with 50 friends.

I wrote a poem book when I was 14 years old.

I did first aid procedures after a car accident (2 times)

I studied how to handle venomous and poisonous animals.

Hear the voice of silence!!! It was an incredible experience I've lived per 5 days steeped in my 5 senses, I didn't hear any sounds produced by human beings, other than being blindfolded, and thus plunged into darkness, and I also didn't speak any words or produce any vocal sounds, which turned my focus back to a voyage of discovery for myself.

To log off from all social media for 10 months.

I have already been celibate for 15 months.

After 3 years without seeing my parents, brothers and nephews, I arrived by surprise for Christmas.

Teach, Learn, Share

A can teach you dances like Samba, Forró, Arrocha. 💃🕺

I have a lot of cooperative board games. 🎲

I can teach you how to wash hands, the best way to cure your hangover, and poop in the right way (scientifically verified). Believe me, so many people don't know how to do it - LOL! 🧼🤢💩

I dare you to learn to dance samba in 5 minutes. (I'm not kidding, I can teach you in 5 minutes how to dance the samba) 💃⏱️

Not always the answer is ready. ❓ There is beauty in doubt; it is worth appreciating. Forging the answer ahead of time is the same as harvesting unripe fruit. 🍏🍎 Maybe that's why some judge the wisdom in my words... Take in doubt... I often discover the wisdom that insists on hiding in the absence of words. 🤔🔒🗣️

We are compelled to give answers to everything and talk because we do not support the lack of answers. Silence becomes uncomfortable and does not even support hearing the beating of our heart. The distressing silence does not allow us to hear the silent voice. Sometimes I prefer to let the doubt linger rather than give you ready answers. Living with creative doubt is a wisdom that we should exercise. 🤫🤔💡

But who knows me knows I'm a simple person, someone who lets questions touch and tries to enjoy the charm of the absence of words. The kind that lets the night throw its cloak over doubt, warming it like the sun. It often gives answers in ways that make us smile. There is a time for everything, and I try to live every single situation. No one can bathe in the same water two or more times. 🌙🤲💭

Life sometimes is only possible in questioning silence. I'm happy! I like to be... But the kind of happiness that breaks paradigms, the kind that has gestures that help us rebuild lives, shorten distances, promote diets, decrease sadness... shared happiness. Discovering that sharing the happy moment is a way to multiply it and make it eternal. 😊🌈

Realizing that superior beauties insist on hiding in smaller, unattractive beauties. Happiness often goes unnoticed. Unexpected reunions, gifts that we receive without reason, without special celebrations or dates. Small gestures that make a difference in the sum of all. A life that is celebrated just for celebrating, just for recognizing what is unique, unrepeatable, and singular in it. 🎁🌺

In some ways, I don't have any predictions for my life. For me, it doesn't matter if Saturn is in line with Jupiter or if the cards have revealed hidden truths about anyone. What I do know is that life continues to dawn, with or without foresight. The unexpected is still the most vivid half of life. 🌅🔮

The poet said that "sadness has no end, happiness does!" Was he right? I do not know. What I know is that this immense trade market in which life has become has found temporary illusions being sold as if they were long-lasting happiness. And who said that temporary happiness has no value? 🤷‍♂️😔😃

Being happy is dreaming and making the dream happen, and that requires dedication and trust. There are those who say no, they prefer to believe in the magic formulas that contemporary literature offers, promising a series of happiness that, according to those who produce it, can be conquered with the application of the recipes they offer

 I still don't believe in all of this... I still prefer to see life and the new possibilities as a mysterious ball to let go of in my hands. In the gesture of letting it fall, two perspectives remain: the care to hold the tip so that it doesn't slip from our grasp, and the freedom for it to unfold according to its movement. Therein lies the beauty. 🌟🔮

We plan dreams, make sacrifices, and reduce the superfluous. When someone asks me, "What is happiness for you?" it comes to my mind when I find a note on the fridge, an unexpected meeting, a message from a friend I haven't seen in a while, a shared smile with someone who says, "I'm happy to meet you," a phone call from someone I've been missing. All of this makes me smile... I want to live, sing corny music, embarrass myself in public, and say, "I love you." ❤️🎶

Time is free but it's priceless. ⏰ You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. And once it's lost, you can never get it back. ⌛

The average person lives for 78 years. We spend 28.3 years of our life sleeping. That's almost a third of our life, but 30% of us struggle to sleep well. We spend 10.5 years of our life working, but over 50% of us want to leave our current jobs. Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you can never get more time. We spend 9 years on TV and social media. We spend 6 years doing chores. We spend 4 years eating and drinking. We spend 3.5 years in education. We spend 2.5 years grooming. We spend 2.5 years shopping. We spend 1.5 years in childcare, and we spend 1.3 years commuting. 🕰️💤💼📚🛁🛍️🚗

That leaves us with 9 years. How will we spend that time? Steve Jobs said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." So, here's the good news and the bad news. The bad news is time flies, and the good news is you're the pilot. ✈️⏳

Imagine waking up every day with $86,400 in your bank account, and at the end of the night, it's all gone, whether you spent it or not. And then the next day, you get another $86,400. What would you do with it? Every day, 86,400 seconds are added to your life account. At the end of the day, once they're all used up, you get a new 86,400 seconds. We would never waste it if it were money. So why do we waste it when it comes to time? Those seconds are so much more powerful than dollars because you can always make more dollars, but you can't always make more time. 💸⌛

To realize the value of 1 year, ask a student who failed a grade. To realize the value of 1 month, ask a mother who lost her child in the final month. To realize the value of 1 week, ask the editor of an online magazine. To realize the value of 1 hour, ask the couple who is in a long-distance relationship. To realize the value of 1 minute, ask the person who just missed a bus, a train, or a plane. To realize the value of 1 second, ask a person who just missed an accident, and to realize the value of 1 millisecond, ask the person who just came 2nd at the Olympics. ⏱️🥇🚀

We often think that it's others who waste our time, but in reality, we are the ones giving them permission to do so. Inside all of us are two voices: one that wants to uplift, expand, and help us grow, and the other that holds us back, makes us lazy, and restricts us from reaching our potential. Every day, from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, there's a battle between these two voices. And guess which one wins? The one that we listen to the most, the one that we feed and amplify. It is our choice of how we waste our time, and it is our choice of how we use our time. ⏳🗣️🚦

Life and time are the best two teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time, and time teaches us the value of life. As William Shakespeare said, "Time is very slow for those who wait, very fast for those who are scared, very long for those who are sad, and very short for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is eternal." ⏰❤️🌌

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back. Cherish every moment, make the most of every second, and use your time to create meaningful experiences and connections. Remember, time flies, but as the pilot of your life, you have the power to navigate its course. 🎁⌛✨

So, seize each day as an opportunity to make memories, pursue your dreams, and share moments of joy with the people who matter most to you. Embrace the present and live fully in the now, for that is where life truly unfolds. 🌟🌈😊

As you embark on this journey of time, remember that it's not about the quantity of time you have, but rather the quality of moments you create. Take the time to appreciate the small things—a gentle breeze, a heartfelt conversation, a breathtaking sunset—because it is in these seemingly insignificant moments that the magic of life resides. ✨🌿🌅

Let go of the worries about the future and the regrets of the past. Embrace the present moment with gratitude and enthusiasm. Embrace the people who bring joy to your life and cherish the experiences that shape you. Make every second count and infuse it with love, passion, and purpose. ⏳❤️🔥

Remember that time is a gift, and how you choose to spend it is entirely up to you. Don't waste it on things that don't truly matter or on relationships that don't nourish your soul. Surround yourself with positivity, embrace growth and learning, and make conscious decisions that align with your values and aspirations. 🎁🌱💪

And when you find yourself facing challenges or setbacks, remember that time has the power to heal, transform, and bring new opportunities. Embrace those moments of growth and resilience, for they shape you into a stronger, wiser individual. Embrace the lessons that time teaches you and let them guide you towards a brighter future. ⏰🌟🌻

So, my friend, as you navigate the journey of life, always remember that time is both fleeting and precious. Use it wisely, savor it fully, and make it a vessel for love, happiness, and personal growth. Embrace the role of the pilot in your own life and soar fearlessly towards a future filled with fulfillment and purpose. ✈️❤️🌌

May your days be filled with moments that make you smile, memories that warm your heart, and a deep appreciation for the gift of time. Embrace each passing second with gratitude, for it is through the tapestry of time that the beauty of your life unfolds. 🌼⏳😊

Remember, time is not meant to be measured solely by clocks and calendars. It is the moments that truly define its worth. Take a pause to enjoy the simple pleasures, like the warmth of a hug, the laughter of a loved one, or the beauty of nature surrounding you. These moments hold the power to transcend time and create lasting memories. 🌸🌿🌞

In this fast-paced world, it's important to find a balance between productivity and self-care. Prioritize activities that bring you joy and nourish your well-being. Whether it's pursuing a hobby, spending quality time with family and friends, or engaging in activities that ignite your passion, these are the moments that enrich your life. 🎨🌻🌈

Embrace the concept of mindfulness and being present in the here and now. Instead of constantly rushing towards the next thing, take a breath and appreciate the beauty of the present moment. Notice the details, the sensations, and the emotions that arise. This practice allows you to fully immerse yourself in the richness of life's experiences. 🧘‍♀️🌟🌺

As time passes, don't forget to invest in yourself. Set aside moments for self-reflection, personal growth, and nurturing your dreams. Take the necessary steps to make them a reality. Believe in your potential, trust in your abilities, and take inspired action towards your aspirations. Time is on your side when you align your actions with your deepest desires. 💫💪🌱

Lastly, remember that time is best spent when it is shared with others. Cultivate meaningful connections, foster relationships, and spread kindness wherever you go. The love and support you give to others will ripple through time, leaving a lasting impact on their lives. Together, we can create a world where time is not only valued but also used to make a positive difference. 🤝❤️🌍

So, my friend, as you journey through the tapestry of time, embrace its preciousness, live in the present, and cherish the moments that make up your story. Your time is a gift, and how you choose to embrace it will shape the legacy you leave behind. Embrace each day with gratitude, curiosity, and a heart filled with love. The world awaits your unique contribution. ⏳❤️🌎

In the grand tapestry of time, remember that every moment holds the potential for growth and transformation. Embrace the challenges that come your way, for they serve as opportunities for learning and personal development. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and explore new horizons. The beauty of life lies in its ever-changing nature. 🌌🌱🌟

As you navigate the chapters of your life, remember to celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how big or small. Take pride in your achievements and acknowledge the progress you've made. Each step forward is a testament to your resilience and determination. Let the joy of your successes fuel your drive to reach even greater heights. 🎉🏆🚀

Amidst the busyness of life, carve out moments of stillness and reflection. Allow yourself to recharge, reconnect with your inner self, and find clarity amidst the noise. In these quiet moments, you'll discover insights, solutions, and the wisdom that resides within you. 🧘‍♂️🌿🌄

Remember, time is not meant to be hoarded or feared; it is meant to be experienced and shared. Extend acts of kindness, lend a listening ear, and be present for those around you. The connections you cultivate and the love you give will ripple through time, creating a legacy of compassion and impact. 🤗❤️🌻

As you look back on your life, let it be filled with memories that bring warmth to your heart. Seek adventures, embrace spontaneity, and treasure the laughter shared with loved ones. Fill your days with experiences that ignite your soul and leave you with stories to tell. Life is meant to be lived to the fullest. 🌈🌍🌺

In the grand tapestry of time, you are both a participant and a creator. Embrace the preciousness of each passing moment, for they form the fabric of your unique journey. Embody gratitude, courage, and authenticity as you dance through the rhythms of life. Embrace the beauty of time, for it is your canvas to paint upon. 🎨⏰✨

So, my friend, as you continue on your path, may you find fulfillment, joy, and purpose in every step. Embrace the gift of time and let it guide you towards a life that is rich with experiences and meaningful connections. The possibilities are endless, and your journey is yours to shape. Embrace it with open arms and a heart full of gratitude. 🌟❤️🌟

In the tapestry of time, remember that you hold the power to shape your destiny. Embrace the opportunities that come your way and take courageous leaps towards your dreams. Trust in your abilities and believe in the infinite potential that resides within you. With determination and perseverance, you can overcome any obstacle and create a life that is aligned with your true purpose. 🌠💪🌈

Along your journey, don't forget to savor the simple pleasures that bring you joy. Take the time to indulge in the beauty of nature, immerse yourself in the melodies of music, and relish in the flavors of delicious food. These moments of bliss are the threads that weave together a life well-lived. 🌿🎶🌼

What I Can Share with Hosts

My experiences on cs and some advice about security on cs.
Amazing sunrise from my balcony (if you get up early to watch) and full moonrise
The possibility of picking oranges, tangerines, and lemons directly from their respective trees and preparing fresh juice.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Germany, Portugal

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