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About you first.
IMPORTANT: If you smoke, use cologne or sprays, then you will need to find another host because I'm allergic to those things.
You need to be cool with me being a nudist at home and at the beach; roommates and CouchSurfers too.
If you stay at my home you should be friendly to all. I'm gay and I'm gay friendly and straight friendly.
If you would like and if we have time, then I can show you around New York City. You should also feel free to do your own thing.
A couch surfer that takes a shower at least once a day is the best!
Now about me!
I enjoy traveling around the world, also meeting, hosting and visiting people everywhere and from everywhere.
Broadway Shows, museums and neat neighborhoods are great to see and visit. Camping, canoeing, skinny dipping, visiting the sauna and the beach are terrific pass times. I enjoy cooking, eating and drinking red wine as well as drinking ice cold beer on a hot nude beach.
Thank you for reading about me and enjoy your visit to New York City.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have met visitors for a drink or dinner. Had surfers stay and cooked dinner with them and other friends while we hung out and drank just a little too much red wine.
I have hosted surfers from around the world and surfed in Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Greensboro, Charlotte, Copenhagen, London, Berlin and Abu Duabi.
Food, red wine, travel.
- red wine
Music, Movies, and Books
Lena Horne in The Lady and Her Music was a one woman show that I saw a very long time ago. My best Broadway experience.
Beautiful. The Carol King Musical is a great show.
War Horse was a great show.
The Imitation Game-great movie
Sophie's Choice-great movie
Mantle of Command by Nigel Hamilton is about how President Franklin D. Roosevelt ignored the US military experts in the War Department and won the war with brilliant strategy and some good luck. Excellent book.
The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto
Great book about why New York is fundamentally different from much of the rest of the USA. New Amsterdam was founded by the Dutch West India Company to make money and granted freedom of religion so they could make more money. Some other colonies were begun by religious fanatics demanding conformity to their life styles and beliefs. Some of the prime beliefs of those Christians seems to have been to expel, maim, punish and/or kill those that did believe as they did. So much intolerance and hate in the US and throughout the world is generate by religious people and has been for centuries. Hopefully the future will be better.
Factory Man by Beth Macy about a family saga and the movement of furniture manufacturing from the US east coast to Michigan to North Carolina to China then to Vietnam.
A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren about working hard.
Forcing the Spring by Joe Becker about gay marriage success in the courts
No Ordinary Time by Doris Kerns Goodwin about FDR and Eleanor
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline about street children in New York City shipped off to 45 states, Mexico and Canada by people trying to get them a better life. Many children went to towns and farms in the the Midwest United States, the largest number ending up in Indiana from 1853 to early 1900's.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
One of the most amazing experience was hiking the Kalalau Trail, along the Napali Coast on Kauai which is one of the beautiful islands in Hawaii.
Some other pretty amazing things were in 2014 I traveled to Mindo, Quito and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador for 3 weeks. Miami, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Raleigh, Greensboro & Charlotte, North Carolina for 3 weeks. Copenhagen for a week with a day in Malmo, Sweden, London for two weeks, Berlin for a week and Croatia for two weeks. Then to Dubai for 3 days, Abu Dhabi for 3 days and India for 16 days.
I was in Berlin and Paris in January 2009. Had a great trip to Bali, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Thailand a few years ago. In the distant past visits I made to Kenya, Egypt, Ireland, England, Italy, Holland and Germany.
Teach, Learn, Share
If you are in town long enough, it would be great if you could teach me how to cook a traditional dish from your country.
I can show you how to cook something too.
What I Can Share with Hosts
The City of New York! You can come visit.
Countries I’ve Visited
Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Macao, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In