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CHICAGOJON

Chicago, IL, United States

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Overview

  • 56 Positive References1 Neutral1 Negative
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hebrew (modern), Spanish, Swahili
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • (Except that I work as an Airline Pi...
  • University, Bachelor's Degree
  • From All over the USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Is it possible to see and to have done it all? I think I'll find out if I can.

ABOUT ME

If I can only live once, I better live twice while I'm still alive. I'm an airline pilot to pay the bills, but there is soooo much more to life than that. I hope to see the world and her wonderful, even strange as hell places and people (present company never excluded), and to eat very well along the way. So far, so good and getting even better!

PHILOSOPHY

I'm never really satisfied - not that I walk around dissatisfied. That's a tricky balance. Less of a philosophy, more of an accurate description of the state of affairs.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

So far, So Good!! I have been having a great time hosting people from around the world, lately from France, England, Germany, South Africa, the UK (and seemingly half the rest of it's former colonies), around the US, and even Afghanistan (I know!). We've all had a great time and I look forward to the next one, as usual.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've been hosting just about every other weekend since April and have been having a blast with it. I would have hosted more, but I went couch surfing in San Diego on two separate occasions, and Zurich, myself.

Interests

Good Company, Rugby, Dancing, good Food/Drinks, Playing Guitar, Dancing, Music, Anything Unique, Sports, Clubs, Bars, Shows, Learning, Triathalons, Marathons, Exercise - basically everything. I just can't get enough.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Flatland, The Prodigal Daughter, Kane and Abel (both by Jeffrey Archer, who, interestingly enough, is a convicted felon and crooked politician from the House of Commons), Kavalier and Clay, too many others to name...

Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Super Troopers, 3:10 to Yuma, Gladiator, Wedding Crashers, The Pricncess Bride

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I hope you and I can talk all about these things in person, one day. I rode a bike through South China alone and without a map. Got detained 3 times in one night at various border controls in the middle East, Spent 5 months working in Eastern and Southern Africa with primary schools to help them build their rugby programs... does that count? They were great to me.

Teach, Learn, Share

People can be pretty alright, after all. Who knew?

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malawi, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Virgin Islands, U.S., Zambia

Countries I've Lived In

Israel, New Zealand, United States

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