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Overview

  • 42 references 31 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, Spanish, Thai
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Nomad, Web Developer, Divemaster
  • BsC in Computer Science, PADI DM
  • No hometown listed
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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. :)

Currently based in Thailand, trying to make sense of the world without worrying so much. Let's grab a coffee? :)

ABOUT ME

I've been traveling on and off for some years, set base in several incredible places, met countless amazing and unforgettable people and got *accidentally* hooked to traveling!

I'm easy going, relaxed, peaceful and open minded. I love music, food and learning new stuff!

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

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Having fun, meeting people, learning cultures, sharing stories, seeing the world!

Aaaaaand.... Couchsurfing is awesome!

Interests

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

Learning. Learning about your country, your culture, yourself and the rest of the world!

  • writing
  • graphic design
  • vegetarian
  • meditation
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • boxing
  • swimming
  • anthropology
  • languages
  • philosophy
  • sociology
  • hitchhiking
  • volunteering
  • countryside
  • outdoors
  • learning
  • driving
  • 420
  • psicology

Music, Movies, and Books

Can't live without music! :| from classical to rock, jazz, blues, bossa nova and some electronic, I like most stuff depending on the situation (everything is better with music)!

I tend to be picky with movies and tv shows, but 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!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Taught myself how to play 9 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 Thailand.
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 by 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.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you some musical instruments, graphic design, web development, scuba diving, etc! I'm happy to share about any of the cultures I've came across so far, we can play music together, go out for drinks or just chill in the couch like a potato! :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Anything and everything! I can buy the first beer if you buy the second one. ^^

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Iceland, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

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

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