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To keep smiling despite anything
International Journalist. Traveller. Teacher. Blogger. Diver. Romantic. Hispanophile. Russophile.
"Don't stop me now, 'cos I'm having a good time, having a good time"
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
visited 69 states (30.6%)Create your own visited map of The World or Amsterdam travel guide for Android
The more I meet people, the more I love this world.
I am also interested in Politics, Economics, International Relations, Arts, Literature, Independent Cinema, Off the beaten track trips, Middle East, Russia, Languages.
- scuba diving
- track and field
- international relations
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite movies: Mar Adentro (Amenabar), La lengua de las mariposas (Jose Luis Cuerda), l'auberge espagnole (Cedric Kaplish), La vita e bella (Roberto Benigni), Repulsion (Roman Polanski), Bicho de Sete Cabecas (Lais Bodanzky)
Favorite books: Blindness and The Cave (both by Jose Saramago), The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka), The Passion According to G.H (Clarice Lispector) e Inspiração Nordestina (Patativa do Assaré)
Music: anything by Abba and Queen, to start.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Cycling from midnight to 6am around Moscow was one of the best things I've ever done. So simple, but so so amazing. Diving in Thailand. I cried some times while travelling: getting to Machu Picchu, seeing the Parternon, entering Angkor Wat.What, admiring the Mt Ararat...
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you some Portuguese and samba (oh, yes, such a cliché for a person coming from Brazil, but... hehe).
Whatever you teach me, I'll be happy to learn. It can be Arabic taught by a Norwegian in the Philippines or Egyptian food taught by a Mexican in Namibia. I'm a good student. And I enjoy the process much more than the result. :-)
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom