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Mike Taylor

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • student
  • public schools and state colleges
  • From san jose, california
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

make you breakfast!

ABOUT ME

I like a good adventure, a good party, and a good conversation.
I'm very opinionated but open minded. I like comparing culture and how different people operate.
I have no clue why I studied economics in college... there are so much other interesting things in the world right now i'm kinda psyched on people, music, and language.

I'm a beginner in french and love language exchange opportunities.

PHILOSOPHY

Life is uncertain.. eat dessert first

you don't find yourself, you create yourself

'I'm not afraid of heights, spiders, or blood... I'm afraid of getting old before I do everything I want to do.' i'm half quoting another CSer

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting
for people new to SF i like to help make your plan. I have a pretty extensive list of things that i've done here so tell me what you're into!

BEFORE YOU SEND ME A REQUEST:
I only know my schedule 7 days in advance so if your trip is in 1 month the answer will be "maybe"
Please have at least 1 reference. This is very easy to get by meeting with a local couch surfer before you start your trip.
Please take some time to develop your profile.

The most important thing in CS for safety is knowing who you will be dealing with.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I just taped a world-map poster on my wall, and i'm marking dots on all the countries my surfers are from. My experience has been great!
there's more than one thing that stands out from every couchsurfer i host but i'll try to keep this brief.

Hosting:
7. sylar/macgyvver (germany) -- renting bikes/riding down the champs elysees, singing "ooh champs elysees!"
6. alyssa (usa/italy) -- wine on the docs in the rain
5. konstantin (russia)-- new russian chicken dish
4. laure (france) -- talking all night til 5am
3. clare (australia)-- writing songs/open mics/rowboats
2. shane (alaska)-- freestyling guitar improv/ bars
1. adam (hungary) -- cooking and teaching me poker/ and walking alot

surfing:
1. pedro (barcelona)-- all night moon/music festival on the beach

Interests

I usually make french toast in the morning for myself and whomever is around.
Good food is a motivating factor for me.. I love to cook.
I really want to learn French... Communication is important
In San Francisco I teach a performance arts poetry class to school kids.

I'm also pretty active out-doors. My favorite sports include BeerPong, basketball, futbol, swimming, badmittin, rock climbing, yoga, and outdoor chess

Music, Movies & Books

music: Sage Francis, 90's rock, Mowtown, Black eyed peas, Incubus, K-OS, one republic, george watsky
Books: Michael Crichton, hunger games, hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy
Movies:action, comedy
TV: heroes, avatar (last airbender), scrubs

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I took a bus across Hawaii (Oahu) to surf the North Shore. Traveling alone, its fun to meet people. That day I hitch-hiked to and from different beaches. Surfing was fun but the journey... sitting in the open cab of a truck full of surfboards in the warm rain completely exhausted that was amazing.

I did a 2.5 hour hike through a completely rugged trail to bungee jump off a bridge and then hike back kinda getting lost but following the river (all w/ friends in 80's workout clothes.)

I made the donut burger 10 minutes after seeing it done on Man VS Food... It was pretty delicious

Teach, Learn, Share

Down to share food and recipes

Music, I've been learning guitar

French, trying to learn every day

Countries I've Visited

China, France, Netherlands, Spain, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Bermuda, France, United States

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