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I'm a pretty easygoing person. I work to travel. I think the only real way to see a place is with the people who live there. I love reading and the snow and the ocean. Im very political. Im spontaneous and usually down for anything. I can't party every night, but I can party. My heroes are Malcolm X, George Orwell, John Dewey and Rachel Corrie. Im a Middle East studies student, and I've mostly only traveled to that region, but I really am down to go anywhere.
I love the idea of couchsurfing because it requires an amount of trust so rarely found even among people who know each other. Trust is essential for community, and community is essential for democracy.
Its a beautiful thing.
Way too complicated to put down here
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I have never couchsurfed before.
The Middle East
Music, Movies, and Books
The Golden Compass, 1984, Homage to Catalonia, White Fang, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Cry the Beloved Country, Orientalism, everything else written by Orwell or London.
Lord of the Rings and HP, V for Vendetta, Public Enemies, Blow, A Night at the Roxbury, Fight Club.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Standing in the Negev where I could see Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Jordan at the same time.
Teach, Learn, Share
I know some Arabic and have a small library of books on the Middle East and Political Theory. I have good conversation to offer, if nothing else.
Countries I’ve Visited
Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In