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Overview

  • 14 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Finnish, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Air Traffic Controler
  • No education listed
  • From Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

figuring out what's my current mission

ABOUT ME

This is a difficult one, as I never now where to start. Well first you can check the reviews section. On my own words, I'm shy, calm, more a listener than a talker and I can be quiet sometimes but that just means I have nothing to say. I like to read (a lot) and enjoy a sunny day at the airport doing planespotting (that's my hobby).

PHILOSOPHY

Don't do to others what you wouldn't like to be done to yourself.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've hosted and surfed before. At the moment it's more hosting then the other.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've surfed in Lublin, Chisinau, Reykjavik and Akureyri. As for hosting, I've had surfers from Finland, USA, Germany, Australia, Russia, Brazil and France staying over at my place. Plus I've participated in meetings in Porto, Bratislava, Amsterdam, Brno, Warsaw and Chisinau.

Interests

I'm a planespotter (check the photos section) and I've spent more days at airports smelling jet fuel and taking photos then I can remember. That's my hobby. There's allways a book on my nightstand. I also do hard dance music festivals and pretty much all the times in The Netherlands.

  • writing
  • books
  • music festivals
  • dancing
  • coffee
  • flying
  • traveling
  • music
  • planespotting

Music, Movies, and Books

I enjoy dance music. I started with trance (when Tiësto was the king) then moved to Hardstyle (150bpm) and at the moment I'm going a bit faster with Hardcore. I've done, I don't know, maybe more then 16 festivals in The Netherlands since 2007 and every single one was amazing.

As for books I love Portuguese Nobel winner Saramago, even got 2 autographed by him. I usually buy second hand books and never read a book I didn't like.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Just one? C'mon, no way...I had the pleasure of fulfilling my biggest dream of travelling to all the Continents. While doing it I would say meeting everyone was also something amazing that I've done. There was as well cage diving with the white shark in Gansbaai, South Africa as well as the full moon party in Thailand. That was epic! I've also live in Chisinau for 1 month and lived/party with the fun and outstanding volunteers that work there. That's something I'll be forever thankfull. Clockwise road trip in Iceland for a week with couchsurfers was also amazing.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can defenitlly teach you Portuguese, and, why not, teach you all the basics to be an Air Traffic Controller. It's not that hard...

What I Can Share with Hosts

An apple pie receipt :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Portugal

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