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Renato Amado

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • 17 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Publisher, writer and lawyer
  • Ordinary family and private school, ...
  • From Rio de Janeiro
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


Be a free person. Meet my essence and work to live as a writer.


I don`t like to describe myself. My mission and occupation give an idea of who I am, but to really know we`ve got to meet.


Just live freely and lightly, with some budget to sustain the craziness.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Mainly hosting people. Being a guest is harder to me, because one never knows the level of freedom the host will give to the guest. I mean, if I may not leave and come back anytime I prefer to stay in a hostel, so... I think a lot before deciding being a guest. Actually, I`ve only been a guest once, in the apartment of someone I had already met and I knew I could leave and come back anytime I wanted.

Oh, and once in a while I go to meetings in my town.

Time to update...

Well, in Colombia I used a lot couchsurfing to make connections, many friends, many parties... and I slept two nights in Juan`s apartment, in Cartagena. It was nice!

And I`ve been guests other times now, in Brasil, Argentina and Chile. And used a lot of couchsurfing to meet locals in meetings.


In Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, I`ve been in a couchsurfing meeting and I made friends and had great time. That`s why I decided to be part of it. If in a meeting I made friends and had good time, I imagine great things will happen in becoming part of it. So, today (16/12/08) my first guests are leaving and there`s another arriving today or tomorrow. It`s been so nice. I`ve found out that I like to be a guide.

... updating... some more guests in new year and I was a guest during Carnaval, in Salvador.

...updating... I won`t update it for the rest of my life! From time to time, someone comes to my appartment, believe me, and from time to time, I surf at someones appartment. jejejejeje.


Literature, culture in general, traveling, beer, bars, parties and nightlife in general.

Music, Movies & Books

Specialy Samba and classic rock.
Movies and books I have to watch or read and consider each one. I don`t decide by genres. But I´ve got to say that drama movies are in general the great ones.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The Doors of 21st Century show; go to Iguaçu Watherfall; some trips to Ouro Preto. One vacation in Pantanal, Bonito and Chapada dos Guimarães and another in the three states Southern Brazil. Also vacation in Colombia , 4 weeks in Cambridge and everycarnival in Rio. Vacation in Chapada dos Veaderos, uncountable unforgetable evenings in Rio. The day when my first book was published; the day of the opening of a big exhibition of a cultural project I created; the day the publication of the first book of the publishing house I had.

Teach, Learn, Share

I may share 100 Reais for 100 Dollars, Euros or Pounds? Any candidate? :)

I may teach a bit of portuguese and I specially would like to improve spanish and keep always practicing english and french.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Peru, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In


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