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To see as much of the planet and as many of its inhabitants as I can in my short, human lifespan.
I'm a nomad at heart. I fiercely desire to spend the rest of my life exploring the exotic corners of this fantastically diverse planet. However, there are many skills that I wish to acquire that require a sedentary lifestyle. So I temper my wanderlust with sporadic bouts of settled city existence. If I can't be actively traveling myself, I love to surround myself with those who are.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
As soon as I have a couch, it will be open to the CS community. Until then, I'll share all the knowledge and experience I've gained in my extensive global travels. As a constant student of the lessons of life and other people's experiences, I'm equally open to learning from anyone else with an open mind, honest heart, and insatiable soul.
I've couch surfed on six of the seven continents. I'm abundantly grateful to those brave souls who've extended trust and hospitality to a total stranger.
Intrepid global exploration, foreign peoples and cultures, balkan/gypsy music, cinema, circus arts, accordion music and musicians, arts, puppetry, harpsichord, violin, cello, stop-motion animation, reading voraciously, zoology, various sciences, tea, deep sea marine biology, independent films, oddity
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: City of Lost Children, Tuvalu, Triplets of Belleville, Institute Benjamenta, Man Bites Dog, The Saddest Music in the World, Cowards Bend the Knee, Down by Law, Night on Earth, Oldboy, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou?, White Zombie
Books: Geek Love, Middlesex, The Contortionist's Handbook, Immortality, Desert Solitaire, Catch 22, The Wind in the Willows
Authors: Rushdie, Faulkner, Tom Robbins, Dostoevsky, Kafka, Nabokov, Lewis Carroll
Music: Tom Waits, DeVotchKa, Gogol Bordello, Killsonic, CocoRosie, Beirut, Beats Antique, Gregory Page, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Dark Dark Dark, Psapp, Ms. John Soda, Kelpe, Rf, Aphex Twin, Morphine, Pixies, Nick Cave, Diamand Galas, Yard Dogs Road Show, Jason Webley, Deru, Clue to Kalo, Iron & Wine, Boswell Sisters, Nat King Cole, Andrews Sisters, Firewater, Talkdemonic, Cab Calloway
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Attending the Festival Au Desert in 2008 was a phenomenal experience. Getting to and from the festival required battered taxis, boats, airplanes, 4x4s, and camels. I accompanied my musician friends as their documentarian for this extraordinary voyage into the fierce heart of the Sahara desert.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love infecting others with my contagious humor and lust for life. Sharing yoga, language, culinary skills, and art is super keen.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Laos, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In