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  • 290 references 256 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Quechua, Spanish
  • 77, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Jubilado
  • Heuristic, eclectic, autodidactic, metagnostic, sciolistic
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


I don't expect, and won't accept, payment of any kind; even small gifts are unnecessary and not solicited, not even thank-you meals. That is how it should be. "Freeloaders" welcome. This cosmos does not run on entropy.

Here's how it works: you give me an arrival time the day before you arrive and I give you a place to stay. Arrival times same day for same-day requests. I will meet you in the plaza and show you the way to your room.

You get the keys to your own room with wide windows on both sides, facing the sun as it rises and sets. You get power and water most of the time, and whatever else is listed below. You will have a place to rest and restore and plan your trip ahead, cupped in the shelter of these breathing peaks.

Note: I am not in Cusco, I am in Ollantaytambo, 74 km away. I don't know why CS throws me at people looking for lodging in Cusco.
Note: I have five cats, plus strays, so if you are allergic, here is not for you.

Telegram, Signal and Whatsapp number is +51 955 789 564, I use texting there if you want. I don't accept requests through chats apps, however. Email:

Special Today! Special Everyday! No extra Charge!

* Wifi -yes, I got me a router
* You do not have to entertain me! I'm not into polite obligatory conversation! Talking for fun is, however, fun.
* Private room! Sublime vistas! Foam mattresses! Lots of blankets! Electric shower! Power and water!
* Cooking privileges! Up to 6:45 pm when I power down for the night.
* Meet only with CS'ers staying here - don't 'meet up' to chat or give travel advice - I'm not a lonely travel agent
*I don't own this property, I rent a couple rooms.
Limited time only! Until I die, move, or decide CS has monetized

Note: please don't ask me to 'friend' you on CS if we have never met and don't know each other. Why would anybody do that? Is it like collecting scalps?

Below is my profile.


Recently somebody called me "rad." "Am I," I asked myself, "In every definitive and contingent intension of the term, rad?" Probably not. They're just generous souls. Maybe like "groovy." But there is no internal communication between your room and mine so not to worry.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The two motorcyclists trekking from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego were good company, and a blob of noneuclidean space/time circumscribed by orthogonal quasi-static wave/particle formations impermeable to wind, rain, snow, mechanical elves, and some of the smaller avians falls by formal social agreement under my control at intervals based on the lunar cycle in exchange for a fixed quantity of colorfully designed lozenges of cellulose pulp that I might otherwise have exchanged for soft white cheese just sits over there on the other side of that wall vacant but for a twin-size foam mattress, electric shower, and a few stored personal items, pulsating quietly. You could call it a room and you could stay dry and fairly warm there and nobody could see what you were doing, or, with a modicum of self-control, hear either. Neutrinos get in but most of them are friendly.

Translation: I have a small, spartan spare room for which I'm paying anyhow so I may as well make it available to trekkers.


Lying about my interests.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Leonard Cohen, Hawaiian slack key guitar, Nana Mouskouri, Mathangi Arulpragasam, Noir Désir, my own Martin D15M played dyslexic and inverted to which I vocalize in high reedy aspirations; the wind

Movies: Quest for Fire, The Mill and the Cross, Altered States, Bagdad Cafe

Books: Mosquitos of North and Central America and the West Indies, The Psychomental Complex of the Tungus, The Signature of All Things, the Aubrey/Maturin series, stuff about Inkas

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

How easily are you amazed?

Teach, Learn, Share

Everything and nothing

What I Can Share with Hosts

I have the original map to the Valverde's treasure

Yo no tengo la mapa original al tesoro Valverdes, pero por favor no informar los gringos de que.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Kiribati, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Solomon Islands, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Peru, United States

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