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alvion

Reykjavik, Greater Reykjavik, Iceland

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Overview

  • 26 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • I make things that don't actually ex...
  • Self-educated
  • From East Lansing, MI
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To find my spirit animal, and eat it.

ABOUT ME

Wide-eyed, wandering, enthusiastic nomad. I indulge curiosity in all its forms, not the least of which is traveling. I enjoy my surroundings wherever I may be, but always eventually find myself setting off in search of new horizons.

PHILOSOPHY

"This is why I am continuing my travels -- not to seek other, better teachings, for I know there are none, but to depart from all teachings and all teachers and to reach my goal by myself, or to die."

-Siddharta

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

With enthusiasm.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted a lot of people at my house in San Francisco, and every time it was somewhere between great and amazing.

On the road, Couchsurfing has absolutely transformed my traveling experience. I was doing it through MySpace and Friendster before I knew this site existed, but the community here and the people I've met have been invaluable to me.

Interests

tilting at windmills. underwear dance parties. post-humanism. artificial intelligence. traveling alone. nordic culture. ski touring. nerbanity. goosebumps. daydreaming. the human condition.

Music, Movies & Books

neutral milk hotel, bjork, microphones, sonic youth, squarepusher, stevie nicks, built to spill, animal collective, melt-banana, xinlisupreme, sigur ros, mum, blonde redhead, nina simone, tool, binary star, magnetic fields, godspeed you! black emporer, lightning bolt, modest mouse, mates of state, aphex twin, venetian snares, sufjan stevens, rolling stones, 3 inches of blood, and willie fucking nelson

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I snuck back stage at the Oscars in 1999. I hung out for a while, saw a lot of celebrities, then was arrested for trespassing and spent the night in a pretty bad LA jail. Pretty memorable experience overall.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you a lot about stars, constellations, galaxies, nebulae, etc. Or I can teach you how to open a beer with a lighter, or just about any other rigid object. That's about it.

I would like to learn about your language, your food, your music, your culture, your beliefs. Most of all I would like to learn all the little things that make you yourself an utterly unique person.

Countries I've Visited

Afghanistan, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, United States

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