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  • 37 references 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning Chinese, French, Spanish
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Photographer / journalist
  • Postgraduate
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


Have a good laugh...


My friends say I'm very curious, and I guess that's why I've always been interested in meeting new people. New topics of conversation are always welcome and I try to respect everyone. I admire artistic minds.

I enjoy being with my friends, taking pictures, chasing after pictures and waiting for a picture. Traveling is always at the top of my list and new experiences are a must.

I do not enjoy: writing my profile, closed-minded people.


I can't see it all, but I'll try to get a big glimpse...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've hosted and been hosted. Sometimes in a informal way, outside the Couchsurfing scheme.

Never had a bad experience, but I've experienced personality clashes a couple of times. When that happens, trying to understand the other side is the best answer.

My experience with couchsurfing has been 5 stars!


Photography, cinema, traveling, trekking, cycling, and, yes, football.

  • writing
  • photography
  • movies
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • soccer

Music, Movies, and Books

Many, but the I have to stress Clint Eastwood's movies. I also like good science fiction.

Sigur rós, Pink Floid, The Doors.

I read a lot about photography. I'm now launching myself into a classic: My Life, by Giacomo Casanova.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Unforgettable experience, seeing and photographing the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake. 80 000 dead.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Photography

Learn: develop films at home

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, China, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Portugal

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