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Natasha Tatiana da Costa Lopes de Souza

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References1 Neutral1 Negative
  • Fluent in Portuguese; learning English, Esperanto
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • International Relations/ Personal Or...
  • College and Trade school
  • From Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To make new friends around the world and visit every country in the world at least once before I die.

ABOUT ME

Cheerful, fun, friendly and organized person.

I'm a spontaneous and open-minded, friendly and polite person, I like to socialize, go out, meet new people and hang out with my friends, I love travel, do touristy sightseeing. I love all kinds of music which sounds good. I enjoy gazing at beautiful historic buildings. I like walking through unknown places and to explore them. I love dancing and having a fun time. I am a talkative person and non smoker. I love hanging out with friends and meeting new people speaking different languages and belonging to different cultures and traditions. I am truly amazed to see how similar people are all around the world yet they are so diversified. One of the best things which I learn through my traveling experiences is to be more flexible and being culturally open minded and respect people with diverse values. I believe that respect is the most important thing and you have to earn it.

I am as people have told me, very nice and friendly natured. I fully believe and live by caring and sharing whatever I can as I personally see no enjoyment or satisfaction in being selfish or only looking out for your own well-being.

I both love to party but its not the only thing I enjoy doing. I enjoy and appreciate the simpler gifts life has to offer and even the chance to just relax up on a couch together for the night and watch a movie.

PHILOSOPHY

The best investment is traveling. Memories and knowledge are the only enduring legacy.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have a couch to offer and I look forward to people to host me when on my travels. I had also been to several CS events here in the City.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

SURFING:

-> São Paulo, Brazil:

* Dennes Albert https://www.facebook.com/dennis.albert.31 https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/dennisalbert.usp/

* Adeline Veyret https://www.facebook.com/Aveyret https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/a2v/

-> New Orleans, EUA:

* Bullet Miller https://www.facebook.com/bullet.miller?fref=ts https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/bulletmiller/

* Katie Arnold https://www.facebook.com/katie.v.arnold https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/sunkistflowerchild/

HOSTING:

* Roberio Feitosa https://www.facebook.com/roberio.feitosa?fref=ts

* Charlene Hance https://www.facebook.com/charlene.hance https://www.couchsurfing.org/people/hance-charlene/

Interests

Traveling, dancing, a good salad plate, volunteering in general, walking, biking, watching a good show, go to the theater or the museum and exhibitions.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Love my classics and political fiction and non-fiction.

Music: I enjoy all kinds of music especially if it has meaning to a person and anything a person can dance to.

Movies: I'm a fan of thought-provoking movies. I like to watch films in the original language.

I am eager for recommendations, particularly among ones favorites in movies, music and books. I have eclectic tastes and an open mind.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I went to hydrothermal largest resort on the planet, in Caldas Novas, Goiás. I traveled to NOLA alone, it´s was a great experience!

Teach, Learn, Share

First, I am super social when I travel. I talk with whomever I'm sitting next to on the bus. I chat with vendors. I banter with people while waiting for a train.

It's important that people don't think of couchsurfing as a free roof. Technically, it is; however, the reality is that A GUEST SHOULD ALWAYS GIVE BACK ECONOMICALLY TO THE HOST. IF HE DOESN´T, THEN HE´S JUST A LEECH/ FREELOADER, WHICH IN TOTALLY UNCOOL.

Therefore, it's important that you learn....

HOW TO BE A GREAT GUEST COUCHSURFING I HOPE:

The worst couchsurfing guest is extremely selfish. The best ones are super generous. The slogan is: if you can not divide, not subtract. Here are several ways you can give back economically to your host:

* Once the guest arrive, bring a useful and practical gift; * Do not eat anything of his guest pantry or refrigerator. Buy food for you AND your host; * Ask about the house rules before taking any action; * Cook for your host and clean up immediately afterwards; * Pay attention to places where the belongings of the house and keep everything exactly the same place; * Upon leaving, always invite the host to entertainment. The guest must pay the host ticket; * Fill up their car or motorcycle with gasoline. If necessary, the guest must pay the taxi; * Do not make a mess, keep your bag with fully closed belongings with her clothes inside. Do not ask to use the washing machine; * Ask too little. This will prevent constraints.

* Clean their house, bathroom, car, motorcycle and/or yard** * Help them repair their house, garden, run errands, pet** * Be aware and has sustainable attitudes. Use with great care and economy the electric light and water** **These are ways to give economically without spending money.

What I Can Share With Hosts

If you're unwilling to do things like that (described above), then you probably shouldn't enjoy couchsurf. I don't know of any culture in the world that doesn't encourage guests to bring a gift for their host and be generous with it, so follow the worldwide practice.

HEADS UP! NO TO PARASITE/ LEECH/ FREELOADER! IF YOU´RE SO CHEAP THAT YOU CAN NOT TREAT YOUR HOST, THEN STAY HOME OR CAMP IN SLEEPING BAGS. DO NOT COME TO MY HOUSE IF YOU ARE NOT GENEROUS, AND DO NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE/ HELP/ SHARE.

Remember, you are not paying for hosting. But we count on the guests for other expenses and activities. Thus, the guest must pay what it takes for everyone (especially the host) when your stay, whether one night, two nights or three weeks. The logic is one, no matter how long. If we (the hosts) do not have time to hang out with guests nor would accept the request sofa. If it was accepted, it means that we program ourselves to such cultural exchange. Therefore, we will always with our guests show the city and hopefully the guest pay our expenses. If you come to Rio de Janeiro and will meet friends and do not intend to go out with your hosts, so do not come here. We would be disappointed with that attitude.

It is a cultural exchange ratio where one helps the other. We help with hosting (the most expensive part of the whole trip), you help with the cleaning, food and transportation. Thus, it is not heavy for anyone and everyone has fun and no place to leech. IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH THESE WHERE EVERYONE HELPS, LOOK FOR ANOTHER PERSON THAT HOSTS LEECH.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:

1) Before guest arrive, report the flight number and date so that the host can organize to host you; 2) WE DO NOT DRINK. PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY KIND OF ALCOHOL FOR OUR HOME IN. IF YOU DRINK THE STREET, OK, BUT KEEP THE RESPECT; 3) We do not store bags. Deposit is not the couchsurfing concept; 4) Keep your word. If you combine a stay for 2 or 3 nights, do not ask to continue staying. THE MAXIMUM WE HOST THE GUESTS ARE 3 DAYS. NO EXCEPTION; 5) The host must pay the cleaning fee of R$ 150,00 (housemaid) if he does not wish to help with the cleaning.

Countries I've Visited

United States

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil

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