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My mission is to experience diversity and new culture. I work as a chef, and learning new foods is important to me. I also try to act as an ambassador showing not all Americans are like Homer Simpson, some of us are friendly open minded and interested in
I am a constant traveler, I cook aboard luxury yachts, so I am constantly on the move, with no home of my own at present, but that will change soon. I am friendly, good natured and fun, but content to relax and stay mellow. I dance enthusiastically but not well, I am always happy to make food for friends, both old and new. I am an easy travel companion. I have very liberal views, but have an open mind to other points of view. I am an artist by7 nature, and appreciate beauty in all forms, and I am as comfortable in an urban setting as a rural one. I appreciate the conventional as well as the tabu. I respect personal space, and I am always happy to be corrected when it comes to local ways. I would rather stay low key and blend than stick out like a tourist. I always try to appreciate the generosity of others and reciprocate when I can.
My personal philosophy is that all religions have a few central tenants- be kind, dont steal, dont hurt people, and help where you can. This is the foundation for how I try to live, and on a more selfish note, I want to see everything. Try to say yes to all new experiences-except eating bugs, etc, and extreme sports. not my thing.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I am new to this site, I do not have a couch to offer at this time, but plan to soon. Mostly I want to meet people and make new friends
I am new here, but I have a friend who has been a member for some time and loves this site, so I thought I would sign up! I have stayed around the world, mostly hotels, but plenty of couches. I love dropping into the day to day of a persons life and seeing how others live. I try to be a participant with out being an imposition.
I am open to all sorts of things. My background is in cooking and art(sculpture and painting) with a good deal of construction and carpentry. I love nature and new wild life, everything from coral reefs to deserts to jungles. Participating in regional ceremonies or celebrations makes me feel particularly privileged.
- extreme sports
Music, Movies, and Books
I love to read dull books nobody else like, generally history or science, and movies, I can watch anything
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have met so many people and been so many places, this is hard to answer. I have sailed half the pacific and most of the caribbean. I have drank kava kava with actual bone in the nose tribesman in Vanuatu, I have met amazing artists and scientists, and amazing people in everyday life. I constantly find life amazing.
Teach, Learn, Share
I am always happy to cook for hosts, or help with carpentry or fixing things, and I am happy to share any knowledge I have. At the very least I usually buy toilet paper and clean up the kitchen.
Countries I’ve Visited
American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kiribati, Laos, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In
Puerto Rico, United States