I'm Riq, 48, from São Paulo, Brazil. In 2005 I traded a very succesful career in advertising (used to be a copywriter) to start one of the top Brazilian travel blogs, viajenaviagem.
My partner, Nick (he's 62, and we've been together for 25 years now), is an interior designer.
We're new here at airbnb, but we're used to renting since 2001. We've already rented in Paris, New York, Rio, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Amsterdam and London.
We love to explore the neighborhood and usually cook only light meals at the place we rent (breakfast everyday, but lunch or dinner only on occasion).
I'm always on some assignment, so there's no time to party... we're early risers, non-smokers, and don't do drugs of any kind.
A good internet connection is essential, 'cause I'm always updating my blog.
Nick is absolutely neurotic when it comes to cleanliness and organization, so you can be sure to find your place at least as spotless as we got it :-)
You can find me also at Twitter and Instagram as @riqfreire .