Ben Blevins

Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

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  • studying international development in Japan
  • Ph.D. in International Development (in progress!)
  • From Sedona, Arizona
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION cram my brain full of useful information!


A work in progress... ;)


live slow, die old

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love Couch Surfing and hope to do all that I can to help out the weary traveler.


I mostly host, but the few surfing experiences I've had have been a testament to kindness and trust. What a great site!


If you like healthy ethnic food, international music, world travel, and interesting conversations ranging from philosophy to politics to movies, then you've found your man.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Bolaño, Hobsbawm, Zizek, Saramago, McCarthy...
Movies: 400 Coups, Mar Adentro, Hable con Ella, The Importance of Being Ernest...
Music: Cesaria Evora, Leonard Cohen, Caetano Veloso, Radiohead, Elis Regina, Dead Prez, Mouloudji, Slick Rick, Ornella Vanoni, Sean Kingston, Passion Pit...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I once found a human skull in the woods. (Sounds twisted, but it's true)

Teach, Learn, Share

I'll teach you how to enjoy a beer on my balcony :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Ecuador, Japan, Laos, Liberia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

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