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Diego CASTRO A R SANTOS

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Overview

  • 62 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • I am a journalist, publicist and an ...
  • I graduated from UFRJ, one of the mo...
  • From I lived all my life in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Find a way to travel more and know lots of awesome people at least 3 months per year! ;)

ABOUT ME

I´m a "carioca", a guy from Rio de Janeiro. We have sun almost all year, and beach is something we do every time we can, it´s where we meet with several friends. I love the contact with the sea, not much with sand, though :)

I have few but very dear and close friends.

I´m very connected with my family. I´m living with my family for the moment (and a cat), after 8 years living by myself in Copacabana.

I work out to look good and take care of health. Don´t drink (really! Not even wine and beer), don´t smoke, never used any drugs.

I´ve learned english all by myself, and since 1985 I try not to read subtitles in portuguese or put them in english (on DVDs and Blu-Rays) so I can learn even more every single day.

I´m a collector of Special Editions, Blu-rays and DVDs, especially TV Shows (I have almost everything you can imagine).

I don´t go out much because I like to sleep well.

I think spending a night talking with someone interesting is way better than nightclubs (although, of course, sometimes I go to them, I´m not a loner :)

Hate screaming crowds in general.

I like silence (specially to sleep!)

I like horror and epic movies (and some musicals)

I was a boy scout and later a leader. I like exploring and hiking.

I studied japanese for two years.

I know a little about astrological maps.

I don´t like HTML and anything too technical.

Hate shaving, but do it.

Like reading (so much to catch up!) and singing.

I´m honest, sincere and loyal. And fun to be with. If you captivate me, I´m the best friend you can ever have.

PHILOSOPHY

Everything happens for a reason. There´s a wisdom in time, I believe that. Everything has its time and place. Every person that enters your life has a meaning. Everybody has worries, but I try not to let them dominate me. I stay positive and think straight. I try to help others, every way that I can. I believe that everything you do comes back to you.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love getting to know people from other countries. Check my pictures to see how many awesome friends I knew because of CS!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I hosted some really incredible guys and stayed in some places in the US. CS rocks!

Interests

-Learning languages -Meeting new people -Travelling -TV Shows -Beach, sun, sea -Friends! -Colognes (I confess!) -Singing -Hiking -Riding on horses

Music, Movies & Books

I like movies from the 80´s (and their soundtracks)! I had in my old apartment posters of them in my walls (Back to The Future, The Goonies, E.T., Lost Boys...)

I also like The Lord of the Rings, Moulin Rouge, The Neverending Story, The Sound of Music, Gone With the Wind, and almost any vampire movie.

TV Shows..where to begin? Beverly Hills 90210 was the first I was addicted to. Later, True Blood, Glee, Knight Rider, Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Bewitched, One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty, Grey´s Anatomy, The X-Files, Dawson´s Creek, Third Watch, Melrose, Nip Tuck, Entourage, Gossip Girl, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Alias, Spartacus, Charmed and many more!

Recently, I´m also watching Looking, The Following, Nashville (it´s so good!),Friday Night Lights, Arrow, The Walking Dead, Shameless (you HAVE to see it!), Teen Wolf...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- Diving on a cage surrounded by sharks in Hawaii http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N965PfiOaxY

- Taking surf lessons in Waikiki, Hawaii ( I managed to get up three times, but also managed to get hit by a fellow surfer´s board in the neck. It hurt like hell)

- Visiting Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S Missouri Battleship in Hawaii

- Finding the Beverly Hills 90210 Walsh house and Dylan McKay´s house, as well the Charmed (pink) house in Los Angeles, recording the visits in FULL HD video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vj_CTCIi_Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a5ta5nbRxQ - Finding a premiere for the new Tim Burton movie (at the time), "Frankenwennie", in Hollywood, and staying there to check the red carpet and the stars getting close to us (Tim Burton, Winona Ryder, Martin Short, etc) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN0IHN-uS-Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF8L5liPHPs

- Finding the buildings that served as locations for the Ghostbusters central and for the Daily Planet (in Superman) in NYC

- Watching a brand new movie ("Moorise Kingdom") at the classic movie theatre in Castro, San Francisco

- Biking from SF to Sausalito through the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco

- Visiting Alcatraz, the world famous prison, in San Francisco

- Kissing the dice (my hand, actually) like Demi Moore did in "Indecent Proposal" on a table of crabs in Las Vegas

- Mounting a mechanical bull in Kansas City (we don´t have that in Brazil)

- Talking briefly with actor Jake Gyllenhaal after his play in NYC and recording that in FULL HD Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb1TQc-N2EA

- Shaking hands with Ricky Martin in NYC as well, also on video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_VQoQcfwBE

- Hiking Red Rock Canyon and shouting from the top of it in Las Vegas, a thing tourists never do (usually everybody stay in the casino area)

- To see Madonna coming towards me, when she was visiting Rio and she accepted our governor´s invitation to know a famous slum ("favela"). I was working for him at the time. She was to enter the door I was standing in. I was speechless I didn´t say a thing, I only stayed there, petrified. I should´ve said something, a compliment, anything, especially when she smiled at me. (and she had no sunglasses on, so I could see straight those wonderful and brightful green eyes). She was so close, there was no one between us, I could´ve touched her (she was in my arm´s lenght) but I didn´t want to be disrespectful.(or look like a crazy person).

- Going to Versailles, in France, twice, exploring those gardens and managing to get a picture of myself ALONE at the world-famous Hall of Mirrors (crowded with tourists all the time)

- Visiting VOLCANOS (One in Santorini, Greece, and the Vesuvius, next to Pompeii, in Italy). We don´t have volcanos in Brazil.

- Visiting Pompeii (I always wanted to go there, it was amazing)

- Finding all 25 locations for my favorite movie, "Before Sunrise", in Vienna, as well famous locations of "The Sound of Music" in Salzburg, both cities in Austria.

- Talking briefly with Daniel Radcliffe in London, after his play and complimenting him for his work at a horror movie that I loved, "The Woman in Black" (and NOT "Harry Potter" as he was expecting, as always.. he was really surprised. LOL) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KecpYeL1RwM

- Finally seeing the real DAVI, of Michelangelo(such a huge statue), in Florence, as well THE LAST SUPPER, in Milan, both cities in Italy.

Wonderful sights I´ve seen...if you have ever been to Ipanema, to see the sunset on a glorious beach day, you know what I´m talking about. Rio has a lot of beautiful places, I´m fortunate to live here.

Sunsets in Oahu (Hawaii) and Santorini (Greece) were also amazing.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil

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