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  • 7 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Architect - Zoological Design
  • Bachelors degree in Architecture from Kansas State Univer...
  • From wichita, kansas
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About Me


my mission is to get to know the people, places, art, architecture, and cultures of the world!


a lover of the arts! music, movies, art, architecture, food, i love everything about what it means to be human.


As the italian's say, "la dolce far niente" which means "the sweet doing nothing" it is a great philosphy that can extend to the arts, liesure, and personal happiness.

another italian word is "sprezzatura" meaning "artfull artlessness" this is what i aspire my architecture, painting, and stone carving to be.

"If your not busy living, then your busy dying" - bob dylan

work's only purpose is to finance fun! I am a live and let live person who doesn't belive in forcing his beliefs on others.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host and I have hosted.


I had a lot of fun showing a couchsurfer around the small college town i used to live in. we went on a hike, did a wine tasting, went to a basketball game, and then went and hit the bars hard till early in the morning. it was fun talking about our traveling experiences, and i love showing people the little secret slice of heavan i live in.


i am intereseted in politics, art, and architecture, music, movies, photography, traveling, and the views and cultures of foriegn peoples. I love it most when people don't agree with me and the their views are not like mine. who wants to hang out with people who think like i do?

  • arts
  • architecture
  • photography
  • festivals
  • dining
  • wine
  • beer
  • wine tasting
  • walking
  • partying
  • drinking
  • boating
  • politics
  • movies
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • basketball
  • soccer
  • world cup

Music, Movies, and Books

music: bob dylan, tom waits, neil young, sigur ros, okervile river, rogue wave, HERMAN DUNE! iron and wine, sufjan stevens, my morning jacket, john prine,

Movies: amadeus, la dolce vita, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. foriegn films and classics espcially old itlian films and black and white movies.

Books: currently reading kurt vonnagut books, as well as various poetry and hiaku books. i have been slowly working on a book that collects 3,000 years of chinese poetry.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

new orleans during the new year's celebrations. New yorks central park on a fall sunday afternoon. The beautiful scuba diving in cozumel mexico. drinking wine in a vineyard in italy. cheering on germany's soccer team in the world cup in a small german college town. The kiel boat festival in germany. smoking in amsterdam. drinking hot mint tea in marrakech. nearly being robbed in morroco. riding in a taxi in tangier. coming within inches from being hit by a train in a tunnel in milan. after eating the world greatest lasagna, taking a nap in the sunshine in a park in montechino, italy. Drinking cheap beer at 10am and walking around prague!

Teach, Learn, Share

Live in a small italian town somewhere's in tuscany. you will never want to leave. and if you do, it will be your own personal happy place. if your looking for a great two week get away in the craziest party atmosphere in a hidden locale. go spend a week or two at the "rising cock hostel" in lagos, portugal.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Italy, United States

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