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Overview

  • 119 references 81 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Italian, Spanish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • mostly community development
  • school of life
  • From Brazil
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About Me

MISSION: Rediscovering the gods of the small things

PHILOSOPHY: I strive to see a positive side to every situation

ABOUT ME: Life is a wonderful and bumpy learning journey for me, and I try to stay curious, grateful, informed, respectful and kind - tho I sometimes fail. I am passionate about community development and socio-environmental justice, and it's been suggested I'm 51% extrovert. I love a bit of drama but can't go without comedy.

DISCLAIMER: As most long term CSers, this community has added a lot of value to my life over time. However, like others, I can't be bothered with those who think this is a free hostel or a dating site. It may sound harsh but life is busy and one has to prioritise. C'est la vie.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING: Hosting, being hosted and hanging out. Sometimes, I create or attend events. Other times, I bring willing volunteers together for good causes.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE: Being part of the CS crowd has enriched my life beyond expectation.

Interests

Almost everything interests me.

I love people, and believe everyone can be somewhat interesting. But those with happy hearts and wide smiles are my most favorite. Rude and indifferent people make me sad, so I try to stay away.

  • world music
  • tea
  • inspiring people
  • social justice
  • wellbeing
  • sciences
  • squats
  • communication
  • sustainable development
  • anarchism
  • nature conservation
  • knowledge sharing
  • community development
  • campaigning
  • immersive theatre
  • skipping free stuff

Music, Movies, and Books

I don't make enough time to read much, but when I read I mostly read non fiction books that teach and challenge me, and sometimes some which validate my views.
I like going to the cinema and I like documentaries, preferably with popcorn.
I just love how music (and food!) transcends all the nonsensical barriers built by society.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Danced under the warm rain, drank from the snow in the hilltops, watched the magical effect sunshine has on all it touches, donated stem cells to a fellow human, lived in an 80-people village on top of a mountain in Italy, lived in culturally mixed houses and communities and in squats in London. I have shared eye contact with some pretty special creatures, worked in and about the Amazon rainforest, have met some amazing and inspiring people. Have felt deeply and freely. Discovered the god of the small things.

Teach, Learn, Share

May we cherish life!! Let's not take it for granted, let's take chances, let's not put things off, let's make life meaningful, be aware, raise awareness, love deeply and freely, be kind and step softly on this Earth.

I am a keen cook and baker, and patient when it comes to communicating in varied languages. Know a bit about community engagement and about climate change and other socio-environmental issues, and always keen to collaborate with others on these topics.

Moreover, I'm always up for learning anything new.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My love for life and its simple pleasures, like cooking and eating and laughing and...

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Italy, United Kingdom

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