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Overview

  • 42 References 31 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Graphic Designer/Database Builder/Photographer
  • Graduated from Brandeis University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

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

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

I've had many 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.

  • arts
  • writing
  • photography
  • festivals
  • cooking
  • technology
  • movies
  • video games
  • traveling
  • music
  • opera
  • surfing
  • animation
  • communications
  • software

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Dune, Moby Dick, Tom Robbins, William Gibson, Shel Silverstein

Comics: Transmetropolitan, One Piece, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Achewood

Movies: Batman 1966, Blade Runner, Indiana Jones, Brick, Rocky Horror, Godzilla, Muppet movies, Akira Kurosawa, Studio Ghibli, Wes Anderson. More.
Current cinematic love: Colossal

Shows: Space Ghost Coast to Coast, MST3k, Adventure Time, Arrested Development, Star Trek TNG, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Kids in the Hall, Community, Rick and Morty, Black Sails

Music: Surf rock, funk, classical, world folk, and everything else.
Current musical love: PROTODOME

Podcasts: The Adventure Zone, Stuff You Should Know, Radiolab, MBMBaM, The Moth

Foods: Francesinha, Okonomiyaki, Mapo Dofu, Masaman Curry, Pasteis de Belem, Roti Canai, Paneer Tikka Masala, Shepherd's Pie, Tacos, Sushi, Pizza

Video games: Most Zelda games, Shadow of the Colossus, old LucasArts adventure games, FFVI, FFVIII, FFXII, Adventure/Exploring/Strategy games

Operas: Carmen, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Don Pasquale, Barber of Seville

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

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, 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, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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