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Pedro Castro

Porto, Porto District, Portugal

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Overview

  • 52 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning German, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Tennis Coach
  • Degree in Law
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Survive the daily grind. Find a way to go to South America.

ABOUT ME

September 2012. First thing you might notice when you meet me is that I am who I am. I show all and only what I am, I don't try to seem cooler, more intelligent or whatever than I actually am. In fact, I'm often trying to seem really dumb. I don't put too much expectations on me, although I feel I can do whatever I want, as long as I have my heart in it.

Success, money and career are not essential in my dictionary. I prefer love, happiness and honesty.

I've just returned from an amazing cross-country trip in the USA for 7 weeks. That's one of my biggest accomplishments in life so far and I'm looking forward to embark on the next adventure. Traveling is the steam that keeps my heart beating.

To me, life is being a wonderful journey, with some minor bumps alongs the way. Some people say I'm an utopian dreamer. I disagree. I consider myself a dreamer who reaches his dreams, so I'm a realistic dreamer!

Anyways, I look forward to meet you and talk with you.

PHILOSOPHY

2013. Currently influenced by the Transcendentalism movement of the early 19th century in USA, finding my inspiration in the words of Thoreau or Ralph Waldo Emerson, which I strongly advise.

"However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man's abode" - in "Walden".

"To be simple is to be great" - R. Waldo Emerson

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

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COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted and surfed quite a lot! :) I also attend meetings in Porto.

Interests

First things that come to mind, in order of relevance: Music, traveling, tennis, literature, bodyboard, international politics, cinema.But in general, I think I'm interested in lots of issues and different things. I like to talk with people with completely different backgrounds. That makes me think in things that usually don't cross my mind!

Music, Movies & Books

I love music.
I love books.
I like movies.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Monument Valley, Grand Canyon and Zion Park in USA!

Sunsets by the ocean are always amazing to me.Once, I threw a basketball from one side of the basketball field to the other and scored! :) I swear it's true and I have two witnesses!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach tennis, as I'm a professional tennis coach!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Hungary, Portugal

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