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Overview

  • 55 references 35 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Portuguese, Russian
  • 36, 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 10 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/beer 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, Matchbox 20, Vampire Weekend, Lumineers Jack Johnson, Foo Fighters, Barenaked Ladies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Morgan Wallen, Taylor Swift, Sam Hunt
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, Happy Gilmore, The Big Short

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

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, Cologne, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro (4x)

Easter in Rome

Oktoberfest (3x)

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

World Cup 2018 in Russia

World Cup celebration in Argentina 2022

Football Game at the Big House in Michigan

Final Four in Dallas

Lollapalooza in Buenos Aires and São Paulo

Skydiving in Vegas, Paragliding in Medellin, Parasailing in Rio

... 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

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, 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

Brazil, Canada, Greece, Nicaragua, Spain, United States

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