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Overview

  • 43 references 33 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, Sinhala, Sinhalese, Spanish, Thai
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Web Engineer, Divemaster
  • BsC in Computer Science, PADI Divemaster
  • From Évora, Évora, Portugal
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Keeping the slow travel mindset, I started an overland trip from Singapore to Portugal in 2015, whenever I decide I resume it from the last location I've been: I made it to Northeast India so far.

Trying to make sense of the world around me without worrying so much. :)

ABOUT ME

I've been traveling on and off for some years, set base in incredible places, met countless amazing people and got hooked to the state of traveling.

I'm easy going, chilled and open minded. I love music as much as silence, trying new food, learning about this world and the people in it.

PHILOSOPHY

Be conscious. Stay curious. Practice good. Do more.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

February 2015 - hosting in Geneva
May 2015 - surfing in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
June 2015 - surfing in Ipoh and Penang
July 2015 - surfing in Bangkok
August 2015 - surfing in Singapore
January 2016 - surfing in Penang
March 2016 - surfing in Bangkok
August 2016 - surfing in Kota Bharu
September 2016 - hosting in Koh Tao
October 2016 - surfing in Barcelona and Valencia
November 2016 - surfing in Berlin
December 2016 till March 2017 - hosting in Koh Tao :)
March 2017 - surfing in Hanoi
April 2017 - surfing in Hanoi and Dong Hói
May 2017 - surfing in Saigon and Bangkok
June 2017 - hosting in Koh Tao and surfing in Toulouse
August 2017 - hosting in Cordes-sur-Ciel
September 2017 - surfing in Villalonga, Alicante and Almería
October 2017 - hosting in Évora
January 2018 - hosting in Lisbon
November 2018 - surfing in Bangkok
December 2018 - surfing in Koh Phangan
February 2019 - surfing in Ratchaburi, Pran Buri and Penang
December 2022 - surfing in Muscat, Oman
July 2024 - surfing in Zwolle, Netherlands

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Meeting interesting people, learning new cultures, sharing stories, getting to know the world.

Interests

Playing music, reading, writing, hiking, scuba diving, freediving, boxing, swimming, the countryside and the outdoors.

Learning. Learning about you, your country, your culture and the world.

  • writing
  • meditation
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • boxing
  • swimming
  • languages
  • philosophy
  • sociology
  • hitchhiking
  • volunteering
  • countryside
  • freediving
  • outdoors
  • muay thai
  • learning
  • driving
  • psicology

Music, Movies, and Books

I came to realise I cannot live without music. From classical to rock, jazz, blues, bossa nova and some electronic, I like most of it depending on the situation and mood. Silence is great but generally life is better with music.

I tend to be picky with movies and tv shows, I often neglect them while traveling so it's likely I'm not up to date with the trends. In any case I love a good movie night and in the end all depends on the mood and the company.

Books I don't keep track, I borrow them, I read them and I pass them along... Usually 2 or 3 at a time! The hardest part is to finish them. 🙊

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

• Taught myself how to play 8 instruments.
• Crashed a music festival for 5 days, had free food, drinks, accommodation and access to all areas.
• Performed on stage for over 1000 people audience.
• Worked for Google during a summer.
• Worked at CERN alongside with Nobel Prizes in physics in the biggest experiment in the world.
• Fell in love.
• Hitchhiked from Singapore to India.
• Stopped resembling my passport picture.
• Worked as a SCUBA Divemaster, Rescue Diver and Emergency First Responder.
• Stayed with and hosted awesome people on Couchsurfing, made friends for life.
• Crossed Vietnam by bike with a tent on my back, camped in amazing remote villages alone with the locals.
• Taught English to dozens of children while volunteering in a school.
• Helped renovating a medieval tower from the 13th century in the south of France.
• Crossed south of Europe, doing 3500km on a tiny Twingo.
• Drove from Bangkok to Koh Phangan by motorbike, camping and staying with the locals on the way.
• Hitchhiked Northeast India, walking with no direction and following whichever destination the locals took me.
• Helped setting up a co-working and co-living space in the Japanese countryside.
• Crossed Portugal from the very south to north of Spain (till Santiago de Compostela) on a bicycle.
• Lived and travelled by campervan to better explore my own country.
• Learned Vipassana which changed the way I perceive myself in the world and the world in me.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you some musical instruments, graphic design, web development, scuba diving, freediving, boxing, meditation, and many other things! I'm happy to share about any of the cultures I've came across so far, we can hang out together, go out for sunset (or sunrise), coffee, drinks or just chill in the couch like a potato.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Nowness.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Iceland, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Japan, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand

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