Alexander Nelson

Seattle, WA, USA

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Overview

  • 42 References 28
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Student + Traveler
  • University of Washington
  • From Portland, OR, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Through Couchsurfing I see sides of cities, cultures and people I would never be able to on my own

ABOUT ME

My life:
I'm a junior at the University of Washington. I am majoring in International Studies and might minor in Business Administration. I'm saving up for a year in Asia as my graduation present!

My Past Trips:
I went on a few road trips that introduced me to couchsurfing but it wasn't until I worked for Alaska Airlines during the last half of 2013 that I really began to travel meaningfully. Flying standby on my days off I was able to see a lot of the US and Mexico in a short amount of time. In the summer of 2014 I flew to Mexico City for what was supposed to be a two month trip through Central America. 10 months later I flew home from Lima, Peru. It was the best and most meaningful 10 months of my life!

PHILOSOPHY

Life is too short to be taken seriously but it's also too short to not be taken seriously. Libertarian.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING -

For a long time I only surfed then I opened my place to travelers. Now I'm travelling again.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE -

SURFING:

UNITED STATES: Northern California Road Trip, British Columbia Road Trip, Coastal Washington Road Trip, Dallas, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, the Big Island of Hawaii

MEXICO: Tijuana, Mexico DF, Puebla, Tuxtla Gutierrez

GUATEMALA: Xela

HONDURAS: San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa

COSTA RICA: San Jose

PANAMA: Ciudad de Panama, Colon

COLOMBIA: Medellin, Barranquilla

VENEZUELA: Maracaibo, Caracas, Margarita, Valencia, Maracay, San Cristobal

ECUADOR: Guayaquil, Cuenca

PERÚ: Trujillo

HOSTING:

PORTLAND, USA: Travelers from Japan, Germany and France

SEATTLE, USA:

Interests

Project:
I'm writing a book about this experience traveling through Latin America.

Goals:
Meet fun people, do fun things, eat fun food and see fun places.

Interests:
University, adventure travel, podcasts, minimalism and frugality, alternative cultures and lifestyles, partying, internationalism, futurism, hiking, and wearing shorts instead of pants

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:
Shantaram, Lord of the Rings, Fahrenheit 451, Things Fall Apart, Country of the Blind, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztec, Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure, the Sex Lives of Cannibals

Music:
Reggaeton, Pitbull, and Florida Georgia Line

Movies:
Fight Club, Footloose, Dazed and Confused, The Motorcycle Diaries, Lord of the Rings, Top Gun, Space Jam, and Grownups 2.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I spent 10 months backpacking solo through Latin America. It was a life changing experience.

Teach, Learn, Share

Main Interest:
I want to learn about your life. If you're a couchsurfer you're probably an interesting person!

Other Interests:
Self improvement, economic development, international trade, social dynamics, geopolitics, how technology is transforming society, and new media/marketing.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm always interested in accompanying you and doing things! I think I'm pretty fun to be around and enjoy talking about anything; no topic is off limits.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, United States, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States, Venezuela

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