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Overview

  • 142 References 74 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Japanese, Polish, Russian
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Planning on taking Europe but it hasn't happened yet.
  • Pursuing Indiana Jonesishness
  • From Chico, CA, USA
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About Me

Unfortunately, I do not receive notifications in my e-mail (perhaps CS punishing me for protesting their corporate takeover) so I apologize in advance for any late replies.

ABOUT ME
Born in Cali and been a nomad ever since. Been in the military, travelled the world, tried this and tried that. I love Europe and I love nationalism.

PHILOSOPHY
"Once you open the doors of awareness they cannot be closed." -Thich Nhat Hanh

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I found this website after watching a TED video of a man presenting a conference on the friendly internet. I immediately found this website to be awesome and have experienced exactly what was talked about in the video. I have hosted and surfed with people all across the globe and CS continues to amaze me with such great opportunities for meeting great people! It's a real pleasure.

Interests

  • arts
  • culture
  • acting
  • concerts
  • dining
  • wine
  • nightlife
  • politics
  • anime
  • traveling
  • classical music
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • buddhist
  • martial arts
  • entrepreneurship
  • history
  • sightseeing
  • urban exploration
  • nature
  • cultures
  • spirituality
  • film
  • archaeology
  • metal
  • shamanism
  • reiki
  • revolution
  • occult
  • conspiracies
  • megalithic
  • nationalism
  • pleasure
  • hallucinogens
  • identitarianism

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite Movies: Lawrence of Arabia, The Good The Bad and the Ugly, Dr. Zhivago, LOTR, The Matrix, & Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Favorite Music like: Deftones, Incubus, Claude Debussy, Aaron Copland, Trivium, Rammstein Sting and The Police, Bassnectar, Excision and Destroid, and many others.
Favorite Books: World War Z, LOTR, GoT, Shogun

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Visited 34 countries and counting.

Visited 25 states and counting.

I keep an open mind when it comes to food and drink so here is my list of strange things I've ate and drank while traveling:

Drinks:
Cow Bone Marrow Tea (so so)
Fermented Horse Milk (so so)
Homemade Potato Vodka (bad)
Soju (soso)
Makgeolli (delicious)
Mongolian Tea (okay)
Kbac (Russian: so so) (Mongolian: bad)
Glogg (Hot: good) (Cold: bad)
Hot Wine (good)

Bugs:
Silk Worm (bad)
Grasshopper (good)
Cricket (bad)
Scorpion (so so)
Locust (bad)
Ants (delicious)
Tarantula (good except for the abdomen)
Mystery Beetle (bad)

Fruit:
Many Mysterious Exotic Varieties (good)
Dragon Fruit White/Purple (delicious)
Durian (bad)Jack Fruit (so so)
Rambutan (good)
Passion Fruit (good)
Lychee (delicious)
Star Fruit (good)
Mangosteen (delicious)
Kumquat (so so)
Papaya (so so)
Green Mango (so so)
Small Banana (good)
Mystery Melon (good)
White Guava (bad)
Asian Coconut (so so)
Bilberry (good)
Mango (delicious)

Ice Cream:
Many Many Exotic Varieties (good)
Squid Ink (so so)
Wasabi (delicious)
Soy (bad)
Chestnut (so so)
Potato (good)
Mochi (delicious)
Green Tea (good)
Mongolian? Berry (good)

Meats/Fish/Poultry:
Tartare (good)
Raw Horse (delicious)
Cow Stomach (good)
Cow Intestine (bad)
Cow Liver (so so)
Cow Colon (horrendous)
Quail Egg (good)
Putrefied Egg (so so)
Chicken Heart (good)
Raw/Cooked Squid (so so/good)
Raw Octopus (so so)
Cooked Eel (good)
Raw Salmon (delicious)
Chicken's Feet (horrendous)
Stuffed Frog (good)
Rocky Mountain Oysters (good)
Anchovy Pizza (delicious)
Tuna Blood Chips (so so)

If you have any questions about any of what I have eaten I would be more than happy to answer! =)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach the basics of surfing! I'd love to learn everything I can but particularly anything physical like martial arts to include Historical European Martial Arts would be amazing. Also I speak a bit of German but if I can hear and learn more of any language I'd be happy to!

http://youtu.be/sdEyG9J_08M

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, Scotland, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Estonia, Poland, United States

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