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Overview

  • 23 References 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Arabic
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Carpenter
  • BA in Conflict Studies
  • From Ottawa
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Europe this summer!

ABOUT ME

I'VE GOT A STUTTER. you won't ever forget me because of it. hahah

Also I am very interested in the middle east... and I've been there many times, so I can chit-chat about that a bunch.

I also like to experience as many different walks of life... I've lived many different kinds of lives and have some pretty great stories. Mostly I've just got lots and lots of stories.

PHILOSOPHY

I kind of want to see and experience the most radically diverse things this world has to offer. I want to be on my deathbed and be able to look back and see that I accomplished something - and that I saw a side of the world most people from my background would never have seen or experienced.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I occasionally host, and I also sometimes surf! it usually balances itself out :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

yeah my best surfing times were in prague with honza and then with jitka. good times! but ive also used this site to meet plenty of awesome people during my travels (Meeting Kamilla in Cairo for some excellent foreign films and classy adventures)
I had my first hosting time with Haley in summer 2008 which was pretty sweet!
Oh, and staying with Camille in her beautiful arabic house in Aleppo was an experience I won't forget!

Interests

Academia, and all things to do with the advancement of the mind!
Indie, dance, acoustic and hip-hop music
Movies (especially foreign ones)
Good Food.
Traveling, obviously.

  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • hip-hop music
  • surfing

Music, Movies, and Books

**Movies** -- Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind -- Lost in Translation -- Garden State -- The Darjeeling Limited -- The Life Aquatic -- Fantastic Mr. Fox -- What Dreams May Come -- Pulp Fiction -- The Fall -- Waltz With Bashir --

**Music** -- Beirut -- Kanye West -- Sufjan Stevens -- -- Iron and Wine - Bob Dylan -- Bob Marley -- Pink Floyd -- Lupe Fiasco -- Vampire Weekend -- Cake -- Feist -- Justice -- Tokyo Police Club -- Bon Iver -- Grizzly Bear --

**Books** The Alchemist -- Next year in Jerusalem -- anything by Robert Fisk

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've been detained and deported from Israel... I'd say that was a interesting experience. the story will entertain you, at the very least.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach me how to cook your favourite meal and we'll be good friends.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Egypt, Switzerland

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