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To thoroughly explore the world people inhabitat and the people who inhabit the world.
I'm Austin, a college student based in Massachusetts, USA. I was born in southern California, raised in the neon lights and sin of Las Vegas, and am currently being outsourced to New England for a liberal arts education that will either land me in consulting or a cardboard box. Let's say, I'm stoked.
My interests span from Rubik's cubes to advocacy work in socioeconomic inequality. I enjoy traveling, exploring, drawing, photographing, and meeting other people. And maybe candle-lit dinners and long walks on the beach, but only if they' are accompanied with scaling rooftops and making smores.
A few of my favorite quotes: A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that that patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face." -Jorge Luis Borges
"We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down." - Kurt Vonnegut
"Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, Iâm not going to make it, but you laugh inside â remembering all the times youâve felt that way." -Charles Bukowski
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I predominantly participate in "couchsurfing culture" by meeting and inviting others to join in fostering a solid sense of camaraderie. As soon as I have my own place, I'll certainly open it up to the couchsurfing community.
So far, I have couchsurfed in:
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada (3)
- Berlin, Germany (1)
- Prague, Czech Republic (1)
From these experiences, I have been able to meet the sweetest hosts and fellow couchsurfers at various meet-ups.
I like to hike, run, sky dive, draw, photograph, and of course, travel!
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Into the Wild, Slumdog Millionaire, Waking Life, Little Miss Sunshine, The Pianist, Black Swan, Life of Pi
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Survived the motorcycles of Ho Chi Minh City
- Seeing the Pyramids of Giza,
- Hot air ballooning over Luxor
- Seeing the Mona Lisa
- Bearing witness to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
- Biking through the beer gardens of Munich
- Going on a canal ride through Amsterdam
- Swimming in Barcelona
- Riding a camel in Cairo
- Watching the Perseid Meteor shower from the roof of an abandoned eis factory in Berlin
- Strolling through the Red Light District of Hamburg
- Soaking in Paris from Sacre Coer
- Relaxing by the Seine at night
- Seeing the Prague Castle
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you: how to fold a paper crane, how to draw/paint, how to solve a Rubik's cube, how to take fantastic jumping photos, how to work a camera, and how to speak conversational Vietnamese.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, United States