Vanessa Mason

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • student by day, nomad by night
  • currently finishing my master's degree
  • From Spring, Texas, US
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About Me


sarcastic, inveterate globetrotter currently living in rio who loves occasional wine and cheese while perusing fine art as well as the festival that turns into a huge street party. i'm always looking for ways to get more passport stamps to have more stories to share.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


hoping to get involved in the local community in rio


none so far. just have heard about great experiences from friends


dancing, live music, anything involving the beach/ocean, foreign languages, spicy food, camera-worthy moments

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: all Jane Austen, Pathologies of Power (Paul Farmer), Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston), all David Sedaris, The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)

Movies: Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn version), It Happened One Night, His Girl Friday, Pride and Prejudice (A&E version), Mean Girls, Little Miss Sunshine, Amelie, lots of Wes Anderson, some of the Coen Brothers, 500 Days of Summer

TV Shows: Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, West Wing, almost anything by Joss Whedon

Music: Lauryn Hill, John Legend, U2, oldies (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, etc.), salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia, Damien Rice, Arctic Monkeys, Ella Fitzgerald, Feist, Jason Mraz, Kate Nash, Ray LaMontagne, Gilberto Gil, and tons of others.

Food: anything spicy

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

quitting my fulltime job to move to mozambique alone. it was the most terrifying/wonderful thing i could have ever done. everything else seems achievable in comparison

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Brazil, Mozambique, United States

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