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  • 124 references 118 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Indonesian
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • federal gov't employee
  • MPIA (if you can figure out what that stands for, you win...
  • From Oakland, CA, USA
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About Me


Yeah, I am not a mission oriented type person.


Compared to some, I'm well-traveled while to others I am still a beginner. The bulk of my traveling has been to Asia and the Middle East, while I have gotten a little taste of Central America and western Europe.

I grew up in Oakland, then was gone for over a decade, and now am back (hopefully permanently).


Life is about the experiences you have.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Kinda obvious: about 99% of my experience has been hosting couch surfers.


I've been hosting since the Spring of 2010. I figured that I should share the hospitality that I encountered during my own travels. It has been a great experience and one of the better decisions I've made.

That being said, my wife has practically no experience from it. She just knows about it through me.


Traveling, running, reading, conversations.

  • running
  • reading
  • traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Pearl Jam, classic R&B, variety of other stuff.
Books: Wind-up Bird Chronicle, American Tabloid, English Passengers
TV: Mad Men, the Wire

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Amazing places I've seen:

-The oasis in Siwa, Egypt
-Sunrise over Halong Bay in Vietnam
-The old city of Sana'a, Yemen

Countries I’ve Visited

Bangladesh, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Morocco, South Korea, United States, Yemen

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