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Overview

  • 190 references 116 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Environmental Non-profit
  • No education listed
  • From New York, NY, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

**I love hosting people but if you're a group and send me a request then you MUST have profiles filled out for all of you or I will not accept**

Hi there,

My name is Alex and I've been a long time DC resident and have been involved with Couchsurfing for the past 3 years. I was born and raised in NY to a Colombian father and Ecuadorian mother.
CURRENT MISSION

To be your DC encyclopedia. I want to help you navigate as best you can while you're here.

ABOUT ME

Another transplant in the DC area. But I've been here for 14 years so I guess I'm a bit more seasoned than most DC folks here.

PHILOSOPHY

Empty your cup so that it may be filled. I also firmly believe in the Golden Rule. Be kind to others and treat them how you would like to be treated. Everyone deserves kindness.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

**please note that I do not view Couchsurfing as just a free hotel. I do enjoy the cultural exchange and expect at least a minimal engagement from people that would like to stay at my place. So if you are just looking for a place to crash then please do not send me a request**

The living room that has the 3 couches and a door for privacy that you can lock. Also there's a flat screen TV in the room with wireless internet, books, maps, etc.

And I've started a collection of items I've gotten from Couchsurfers so if you have a small item (anything really) from your travels or your hometown that you'd like to part with I can place it on the shelf with the others.

Interests

Biking, traveling, dining out, movie watching, and anything else that gets me out of the house. I really love meeting new people from all over the world and couchsurfing has blessed me with that opportunity.

  • animals
  • arts
  • dining
  • beer
  • movies
  • traveling
  • live music
  • karaoke
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • food
  • nature
  • nature walks

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: I love a good Kung-Fu movie and I'll admit I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to the whole comic book movie craze.

Music: Where to begin? I love going to live music venues. Whether it's a rap concert or an outdoor jazz festival. Anything that has a good beat.

Books: Anything on psychology, history, and unusual facts. I'm not a huge fan of fiction works but do appreciated

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I'd rather put amazing things I want to do/see here.

A Buddhist temple in Thailand (checked off in 2016)
The beaches of Croatia (checked this off my list in 2014)
Paris (checked off in 2018)
Russia- aiming for 2019

What I Can Share with Hosts

Name the souvenir from DC and I'll get it :)

Aside from physical things I can definitely share all the stories of the people I've hosted from around the world.

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Bahamas, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Jamaica, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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