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  • 214 references 129 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Arabic, English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic, French, Greek (modern), Swahili
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Research Scientist
  • Doctor in Seismic Engineering and Structural Dynamics
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About Me


Welcome to Abu Dhabi! I'm living in the UAE for 3 years.

@s_i_a333 (personal);
@remote_water (my project)


I am Sonia born in Porto, Portugal.

I lived 1 year in Hong Kong, 6 years in Barcelona, in Dublin (3 years), about 1 year in Greece (Thessaloniki and Athens), 3 months in Tanzania and 2 years in Dubai. I am into Science, the beach, dancing, sports, cooking (I prefer vegetables rather than meat) and learning languages.

Please follow the project to find water in Africa here: https://www.instagram.com/remote_water/?hl=en

and the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMpoeoWkD9mJapGRrsgZqXA/videos


Why I’m on Couchsurfing


**** Member since 2009 ****

I like more and more CS, once the people I hosted and surfed with, they were always SO nice that i really appreciate all my experience!


Growing up with travel and without it, i mean hosting people, it is a total open mind for everyone! Everyone should do it

  • animals
  • salsa dancing
  • tango
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • boating
  • camping
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • martial arts
  • volleyball
  • swimming
  • volunteering
  • tea
  • biking
  • beach volleyball
  • salsa
  • ping pong
  • gastronomy
  • wild camping
  • geophysics

Music, Movies, and Books

I like physics articles, languages....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Fantastic things are not things... but moments :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Everyone has something to teach and to learn!

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Tanzania

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