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  • 3 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • In the Import Business
  • Went to UCLA Undergrad
  • From Chicago, IL
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About Me


Helping travelers explore my city, meeting people from all over the world on the way, and eventually getting back to backpacking.


I work mostly from home, love to bake and to cook, though prefer the former. I'm gay and live in Chicago's gay neighborhood, with a ton of gay bars, and which is, incidentally, directly attached to Wrigleyville, with a ton of sports bars, and Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs.

I live with myself, and definitely enjoy boozing it up on the weekends. With I could travel more often - when I was backpacking through Asia, I had some of the best times I've ever had. Nowadays, I try to do weekend trips visiting friends around the States.


Wow - this one's a doozie. I think my perspective on things has changed a bit over the years. I'm in sort of a constant pursuit of truth and greater understanding, whatever that is, and wherever that leads me to. I try to keep a balanced perspective on things. Epictetus's Handbook is a good representation of a lot of what I think:

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'd love to be able to host folks who need a place to stay in Chicago. I love the city I live in, and my neighborhood, and would love to allow other folks to experience it!


Unfortunately, none yet! I have a bunch of friends who have used the site, and although I have been registered for a while, I really haven't used the site. But, I have an awesome couch, and hope others get the change to use it!


Well wish I could travel more often - love to bake - used to be a Perl programmer - like to go out to the bars and drink on the weekends. Watch SciFi!

  • humanities
  • cooking
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • backpacking
  • sports
  • software

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I always go back to my travels through Asia, specifically to Laos. Something about that country is just spectacular.

Teach, Learn, Share

How about bread. If you've never made a yeast bread, it's not that hard, and it's amazing to see the product of your efforts. Come bake with me!

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, Israel, Laos, Nepal, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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