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Aaron Fowles

Memphis, TN, United States

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Overview

  • 321 Positive References5 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • ESL Teacher
  • Uni, CELTA, Masters of Arts in Teaching
  • From Normal, IL, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Before you go any further, make sure the couch is free:
https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=jbjk2a7jl6t3vlm2qhnpt2i6eo@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Chicago

LEGACY PROFILE:

https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/34072/profile/legacy

Here's a link the New York Times 36 hours in Memphis video: http://www.nytimes.com/video/travel/100000003423873/36-hours-in-memphis.html?src=vidm

Before you make a request, make sure to click on the "My Home" section and read it thoroughly. There are rules there.

ABOUT US

Ashley and I are both teachers. We like running, board games, reading, and cooking and eating different foods. In the summer, we like going to the Levitt Shell free concerts in Memphis.

PHILOSOPHY

CouchSurfing is primarily a network, and not a service.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I used to be the Memphis Ambassador, but that program changed significantly and I chose to no longer participate. Ashley and I have both hosted individually, and now we host together.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted and surfed. I've had some great times with Couchsurfing. In Montreal, my host and I sat in his very uncomfortable kitchen and chatted until almost midnight. I always took my guests out on the town in Korea. The guys who hosted me in St. Paul were a blast. Each surf is unique and each surf has its own potential. Now I'm hosting in Memphis. Ashley and I also CouchSurf when we travel.

I love hosting CouchSurfers; I get to travel the world without leaving my house.

While hospitality is my core CouchSurfing value, I believe that it is a reciprocal experience. Both parties must understand that CS is a human experience, not a commercial one. CS hosts are not hostels and don't appreciate being treated as such.

Interests

Chess, reading, theatre,running. Those languages in my profile are the various results of aborted attempts at learning. Ashley also likes sewing very much. We are in a process of continually updating our home. We are trying to start a garden.

Music, Movies & Books

Action movies, jazz music, cheap books

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Sunset over the horizon while eating seafood on the beach.

Teach, Learn, Share

When in a foreign restaurant and you can't read the menu, always choose the second or third dish listed. Chances are good you've already had the first thing.

Did you know that Google has transit directions?

What I Can Share With Hosts

A bottle of wine that I provide.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, France, Germany, Nicaragua, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Italy, Poland, South Korea, United States

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