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Hi! My name is João Madureira and I am a 21 year old medical student who loves new experiences. I have a lot of interests, including photography, graphic design and cooking (and science of course). I am a very energetic person who is always busy like a bee. I particiate in the Local Student Comitte and in the Medical Student National Comitte, I also do research at my university, among others.
I am willing to share a little bit of Portuguese culture in exchange for some good moments x).
"We are born alone, we live alone and we die alone. Only through friendship and happiness can we create the illusion for the moment that we are not alone."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have never hosted anyone but I have done some guided tours here on Porto (to the exchange students at my faculty). I will be travelling during the summer so I'm afraid I can't be of much help if you need a host...
I have never done couchsurfing. Well, I have stayed at many sofas in my friends houses, but not through Couchsurfing.org. This year (2013) I will spend a month travelling abroad and I intend to start my experience in this amazing network.
- graphic design
Music, Movies, and Books
Nowadays I don't have a lot of time, so most of the books I read are actually technical ones.
I am not very picky choosing music. In fact I listen various styles depending on the occasion. If I am working I like to hear pop/rock (indie the most) and if I am studing I listen techno/house, for example.
My favourtie type of movies are science fiction and animation.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have won an contest to make the official poster of our Students Week (Queima das Fitas - the biggest music festival on the country).
I have organized a Promenade Concert with a professional Orquestra.
I have built (with my friends) a 20 meters chinese dragon for a student parade (the theme was ninjas, in case you are wondering why xD)
Teach, Learn, Share
I can give you general knowldge about Portuguese and give you some tips about its major cities, especially Porto (in case you are interested in visiting it - and you should!). I can also share some portuguese recipes and give you some medical training xD.