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Ben Douglas

Austin, TX, United States

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Overview

  • 40 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Graphic Designer/Database Builder/Ph...
  • Graduated from Brandeis University
  • From CA, USA
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About Me

I'm currently traveling Turkey with my girlfriend Frances from June 12th to July 14th. So far we're having a great time!

My Austin weird stuff site: http://austin.bagelsound.com/

My travel website: http://travels.bagelsound.com/

My photography website: http://photos.bagelsound.com/

I enjoy movies, photography, various music, and all sorts of other stuff. There are a multitude of projects that I'm always working on.

I have decided that life is all about having amazing experiences, and in traveling I hope to achieve that.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I can now host people! After using this service many times as a traveler, I'm finally giving back to the community by hosting.
Note: Couchsurfing is many things, but it is not a hotel service, nor a dating service, nor just finding a place to sleep for free. It is a sharing of cultures and making new friends.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

So far I've had a couple amazing couch surfing experiences. Really great project. I've met so many incredible people in my travels with such great hospitality. I had amazing experiences with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Nepal, Pittsburgh, Texas, and Iceland.

Interests

Films, technology, cooking, music, experiences, graphic arts, traveling, video games, opera, writing, telling stories, listening to stories, and humor.

Music, Movies & Books

The extreme EXTREME abridged version.

Books: Tao Te Ching, Don Quixote de La Mancha, The Dune Series, Tom Robbins, Hunter S Thompson, Shakespeare, Cyberpunk, Shel Silverstein

Comics: The Watchmen, Transmetropolitan, Blame!, One Piece

Movies: Batman 1966, Blade Runner, The Blues Brothers, Indiana Jones, La Strada, Pulp Fiction, Rocky Horror, Withnail and I, Godzilla, Muppet movies, Akira Kurosawa, Studio Ghibli, Wes Anderson, Post-Apocalyptic films, Spaghetti Westerns, Terrible B-Movies. So many more but I'm trying to keep this short.
Shows: Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The IT Crowd, How I Met Your Mother, MST3k, One Piece, Adventure Time, Arrested Development, Star Trek TNG, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Daria, Whose Line Is It Anyway

Music: Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Les Breastfeeders, Django Reinhardt, Gioachino Rossini, They Might Be Giants, David Bowie, Jimmy Smith, Man Or Astro-man?, Talking Heads, The Fiery Furnaces, Andres Segovia, and Irish drinking songs. So many more.

Foods: Francesinha, Okonomiyaki, Mapo Dofu, Masaman Curry, Pasteis de Belem, Paneer Tikka Masala, Shepherd's Pie, Tacos, Sushi, Pizza, Cold beer after a long day. And until you've eaten each of these items YOU HAVE NOT LIVED.

Opera: Carmen, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Don Pasquale

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I traveled around Asia for 2 years and did plenty of amazing things. One example would be my motorcycle trip from north to south Vietnam. Another would be my 2 week trek around the Himalayas. Another would be my incredibly cold experience at the Harbin Ice Festival. There's so many things to put in this space...

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach how to use media software on computers, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and so on and so forth. I can also teach how to do website things. I have a range of smaller knowledge that I can pass on as well. And I have LOTS of travel experience, with plenty of entertaining stories.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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