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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, German
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Teacher
  • Post Graduate Student
  • From State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Profile 70% complete

About Me

I'm an easy going, respectful and friendly person who loves traveling, meeting new people and learning languages. I'm a graduate student in Classical Languages and Literature at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, with a focus in Ancient Greek Epic.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

As a host: Way before learning about couchsurfing, I had already hosted at my apartment many international friends I made abroad or in Rio. I love helping people feel at home when abroad and make the most out of their experience when travelling. Then although I'm new to this website, I've been a host to international travellers many times and I loved it. When I found out there was a social network to facilitate this process I was delighted.

As a guest: I always feel that locals will be able to provide me the best possible experiences in the places I'm visiting. Apart from the usual touristy attractions, I feel that meeting people who inhabit those cities will provide me much more of a honest and true sense of what the place is like.

Being a language enthusiast, I'm always looking forward to the opportunity of communicating in local languages when my skills allow for it. Although I might express myself funnily, I will love to talk to you in your native language if I can. Aside from Portuguese, English and Spanish, I'm currently an intermediate speaker of French and German - and I'm always trying to improve and learn new ones if possible.

Interests

  • arts
  • literature
  • traveling
  • music
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite books: The Iliad (Homer), The Odyssey (Homer), A Wild Sheep Chase (Haruki Murakami)
Favorite movies: All of Tarantino's, The Godfather, The Lord of the Rings
Favorite tv series: Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Dexter, Game of Thrones
Favorite music: Heavy Metal, Rock'n'roll, Classical Music

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm a teacher and forever a student: I love sharing experiences, be them from my life in Rio or from my field of studies.
My friends say I'm quite the cook, so if you like Brazilian food I'd love to cook you a meal if I have the time and the ingredients.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, France, Germany, United States

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