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To walk the Earth
I am back in Los Angeles after spending five years teaching and traveling around China. Los Angeles has a poor reputation among travelers. I aim to change that.
Message me if you'd like to live the city, not just visit it. I invite you to check out funky street art, gallery exhibitions, impromptu concerts, taco trucks, and not-so-touristy beaches.
I'm interested in places, people, and the divisions that tie us together. I created www.thefaceofchina.com while I was in China . Journalism is one of my hobbies and I enjoy learning about the lives of others and sharing stories, to create common understanding between people.
I want to burn brightly and shed light on the darkness of mutual ignorance. I believe in the promise and potential of the road. We'll get along well if you also enjoy getting lost recreationally.
Curiosity. It's a valuable quality. What are you curious about?
"...pack your leaving trunk, you know we got to leave today
Just exactly where we going I can not say
But we might even leave the U.S.A.
'Cause it's a brand new game, and I want to play."
"But let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious."-Jack Kerouac
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I host and attend meetups occasionally. If you're in town and want to taste the local experience, I can help. I'm also interested in interviewing travelers about their adventures. One of my articles, about a couchsurfer who hitchhiked from Serbia to Beijing, can be seen here:
Meeting observant people, daytripping, contemplating, exploring, reading historical accounts, eating apples in bucolic environments.
- street art
Music, Movies, and Books
60s and 70s counter culture classics
(Blow Up, Easy Rider, Putney Swope).
Thought provoking science fiction
(2001, Bladerunner, Moon, The Man From Earth).
Film with dream-like thoughtscapes
(Eternal Sunshine, Vanilla Sky, Being John Malkovich).
Charming/ridiculous indie comedies
(The Big Lebowski, anything by Wes Anderson, Ghost World,
Punch Drunk Love, Submarine).
War films that are more than war films
(Apocalypse Now, The Thin Red Line, Paths of Glory).
Stylish violence and satire (Tarantino, American Psycho).
Artsy romance films in which the protagonists fail to truly connect (Chungking Express, 3 Iron, 500 Days of Summer).
Unintentionally awful films (The Room, Manos The Hands of Fate).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hitchhiked from Beijing to Shanghai.
What I Can Share with Hosts
They say a picture says a thousand words.
I say a thousand stories give a picture.
I have many stories to tell.
Countries I’ve Visited
Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, China, United States