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Overview

  • 17 references 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, German, Welsh
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • UK Chartered Institute of Linguists
  • From London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To meet people and exchange experiences during interesting conversation

ABOUT ME

Live with on a small fishing beach, and run my own translation and interpreting micro-business.

Love to travel, meet new people and travellers and learn from others, have good conversations, smile and laugh!

PHILOSOPHY

Let life take me, I just give it a tweak sometimes.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Travelled extensively around South America in 2001, slept on many a couch/floor in many countries.

Still do so now when I get the chance to travel.

Interests

Will try anything different, attracted to (reasonable) risk, curious and interested to learn about other people's hobbies.

  • writing
  • dining
  • wine
  • running
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • drums
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • volleyball
  • swimming
  • business
  • teaching
  • languages
  • beaches
  • krav maga
  • ziplining
  • abseiling
  • rappel
  • playing cricket
  • frescobol

Music, Movies, and Books

Love movies, Latin American as well as mainstream, various kinds of music, particularly live, and am a book addict - love reading fiction, both by Latin-American and British/US authors.

Play the drums occasionally, and love to go to the movies, films from all over the world - especially when I have someone with me to discuss the film afterwards.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Too many to list

Teach, Learn, Share

Have been an English teacher and am now a self-employed interpreter and translator, providing services to various clients both here in Brasil and overseas.

Would like to learn Italian, and recapture my fluency in Spanish.. Absolutely love anything to do with languages!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Laughs, experiences, travel stories, food and drink, kindness.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Grenada, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Ecuador, Germany, United Kingdom

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