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Overview

  • 14 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese; learning Catalan, Valencian, Italian, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • PhD
  • Language acquisition, Gesture, Prosody
  • From New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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About Me

**As I am currently in Barcelona for a part of my studies, I cannot receive any couch surfers!

CURRENT MISSION

Experience life in many different styles and settings.

ABOUT ME

I an half Brazilian - half American
I'm a pretty down to earth guy, very easy-going.
I'm doing my PhD between 2 Universities - one in France and the other in Barcelona
I'm go betwen vegetarian and vegan (mostly the latter lately).
I try to stay active (particularly by running, doing yoga, or biking)
I'm very "go with the flow" chill, laid back.

PHILOSOPHY

Positivity and Happiness.
And don't sweat the small stuff. Most everything is small in the grand scheme of things.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have been hosted a few times throughout Europe, each experience was great.
After that, I started hosting. I've hosted a handful of people. It's been good times with all my hosts and surfers.

I truly appreciate the cultural exchange aspect of CS. That's the only reason why I do it- not for a free place to stay (which is of course a perk) but mainly to learn about a place through the eyes of a local resident.

I have had a number of true and lasting friendships come out of CS. That's why I do it.

Interests

I love the beach.
I love enjoying a nice adult beverage.
Good (vegetarian) food.
History/language/culture is super cool.
Biology is super cool too.
I like all sorts of movies.
Teach me your language and I'll teach you any of mine.

  • culture
  • education
  • dining
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • running
  • movies
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • teaching
  • history
  • languages
  • tourism
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

I usually enjoy a good nonfiction book.
Mary Roach is great for the science nerd in me.
I also enjoy socio-political books(such as The Mole People, Ghettonation, Spiders of Allah).
Right now I'm reading a lot of academic articles, so no time for leisure reading

La Haine is definitely in my top 3 for movies. Otherwise I really enjoy horror and comedy. Its a good balance.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Kayaking Les Calanques de Cassis.
Driving the Hana Hwy in Maui.
Roadtrip Through Croatia
Walking through Florence
Exploring the bush in New Zealand
Scuba Diving in NZ

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, New Zealand, Spain, United States

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