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Overview

  • 56 references 34 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Russian
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Self-Employed
  • Finance and Mass Communications
  • From USA
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About Me

https://www.narcity.com/ca/on/toronto/lifestyle/8-awesome-dudes-who-would-gladly-lend-you-their-couch-if-youre-stranded-in-toronto

Florida bored me after graduating from the University of Florida and I had a spare Canadian passport so I packed my things, quit my job and have been living it up in Toronto for over 6 years now.

One of my biggest passions is traveling. (Me and everyone else on Couchsurfing!) I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain in the spring of 2009 which is when I explored most of Europe. That summer, I worked at the Pink Palace hostel in Corfu, Greece, where I met some of coolest people I know. More recently I've been spending the summers in Eastern Europe and the winters in Central/ South America.

I rarely say no to an opportunity to try something new and I love new experiences. Especially living in Toronto, I love going to sporting events and discovering new music. If you stay with me for any amount of time, we will probably go to a concert. I check http://www.blogto.com/events/ on a daily basis to see if anything interesting is going on in Toronto.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'd be happy to show people as much of the city as I know, or for that matter, explore the city together. Whether you want a host or just to meet-up for coffee send me a message and we'll try to make it happen.

*If you send a requests, please at least pretend your read my profile. If you send a copy and paste request, don't expect a response when I decline. I also haven't had great experiences when people are either moving to Toronto or visiting friends in town, so I'll probably decline those requests."

Interests

Any outdoor activities.. I play tennis and golf. Love going to sports games. Traveling, meeting new people. Music.. I always enjoy a good night out and rarely so no to the chance at having one.

  • concerts
  • beer
  • partying
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • backpacking

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Third Eye Blind, Sublime, Milky Chance, Bastille, Vampire Weekend, Jack Johnson, Sam Smith, Barenaked Ladies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lorde, Florida Georgia Line
Some cool Canadian bands for you to check out: July Talk, Bahamas, Walk Off the Earth, Tragically Hip, Alvvays,

Movies: Signs, Green Mile, Jerry Maguire, Wedding Crashers, Almost Famous, Animal House, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Books: Mostly non-fiction unless it's a can't miss. I\\

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

How can I pick one?

Las Fallas in Valencia

Summer working at the Pink Palace in Greece

Cannes Movie Festival

St Paddy's in Dublin

Carnival in Cadiz and Rio de Janeiro

Easter in Rome

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

World Cup 2018 in Russia

Football Game at the Big House in Michigan

... I loved them all.

Well actually maybe drinking vodka at midnight with a homeless guy in the train station at the border of Poland and the Czech Republic.

Teach, Learn, Share

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1109339--photographer-michael-chrisman-s-year-long-exposure-of-toronto-s-skyline-produces-dreamy-image-of-city?bn=1#article

What I Can Share with Hosts

We'll have a damn good time, hit some breweries, maybe a concert, rent bikes and explore the city.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Greece, Nicaragua, Spain, United States

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