Rafael del Castillo

Washington, DC, USA

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  • 28 References 20
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Italian
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Human Rights Specialist at the Inter-American Commission ...
  • Graduated in law, Master's degree in Human Rights
  • From State of São Paulo, Brazil
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About Me


To enjoy the best things life has to offer


I'm very relaxed and easy-going. I can have fun doing just about anything and you'll hardly ever hear me complain about something. I try to make the best of every situation.


You only live once.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love travelling and meeting new people and couchsurfing is a great way to do both. When I can't offer a couch I'm generally available to go out to get a drink or coffee.


I've hosted, been hosted and have been out and about with CS members.


Sports, partying, chilling, reading and basically doing anything that's fun to do.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - Shawshank Redemption, Hotel Rwanda, The Shining... (too many to write them all down here)
Music - Hip-Hop, Rock, Blues, Spanish Classical Guitar, Samba... (also too many to write them all down)
Books - mainly books wirtten by John Grisham and Dan Brown, also Dostoievsky (Crime and Punishment is my favorite) and from Brazil, Rubens Fonseca

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Up to now I'd have to say the most amazing thing I've done in my life is skydiving. A really great experience that I think everyone should try. Another amazing experience was standing in the old town of Istanbul at the beginning of prayer time and listening to all the mosques coming to life at the same time all around the city.

Teach, Learn, Share

Everyone has something to teach, learn and share. What's important is keeping an open mind to absorb all the great things people can add to our lives. There are no specific things I can teach someone. I guess different people might learn different things from me. There are also no specific things that I wish to learn since in reality I want to acquire as much knowledge and life experience as possible so I guess I can learn a lot from anyone. As for sharing, apart from sharing my apartment with my guests I guess the most important thing we can share are our stories, because by doing so we each share parts of our lives with someone else.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Netherlands, Spain, United States

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