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  • 120 references 76 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Estonian; learning Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Software Engineer @ Startups
  • Math, Computer Science, Cybersecurity
  • From Olympia, WA, USA
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About Me

For recent photos, you can find me on instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/craastad/

CURRENT MISSION

Make ever day an adventure! Meet amazing people. Work remotely to maximize travel. I'm always happy to meetup and explore new places. :)

ABOUT ME

I'm a life loving global citizen at heart. I thrive on connecting with people, the passion for things I do, and the thrill of travel. People say I have quite a bit of energy, it's probably from the coffee and running. Estonia is the place where I really woke up and found myself. I'll never forget my 6 years there. I lived two years in Miami and NYC before coming back to Europe.

During my 4 month stay in Budapest Hungary I became very interested in traveling and seeing the world. Summer 2010 I drove 12,000 miles all over North America! I spent two great summers in Washington, DC. Singing in the Estonian Song Festival was the most powerful experience of my life.

PHILOSOPHY

Go live life!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Couchsurfing has brought me more great experiences than any other platform. From it's heyday 8+ years ago until now, it still has that spirit to turn complete strangers into friends in a matter of hours. I'm an active surfer, host, same willing to meet up

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

When living in Budapest, surfed Pecs Hungary, Prague Czeck, London England, Seville Espana, and Targu Mures Romania.

USA Trip: Pittsburgh PA, Baltimore, Chicago, Cornell/Ithica NY, Montreal QB, Toronto CA, Madison WI, Bozeman MT, Atlanta GA.

That legendary 4th of July weekend in DC that I hosted a hoard of surfers.

Estonia: Surfing Tartu, Pärnu, and Tallinn (whichever city i'm not living in at the time). Hosting in Tartu and Tallinn.

Europe: Helsinki, Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania.

Turkey.

Meeting up with surfers in Moscow, Vladivastok, St Petersburg, Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, NYC, Miami, Atlanta, etc.

Interests

Running, Music, Socializing, Trance DJs, Choir Music, Beer, Startups, Computers, Math, and of course Traveling.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Avatar, Pixar, Walle, Up, The 5th Element, Inception, LOTR, Harry Potter, Singing Revolution.

Music: Trance, Choir, ElectronicFolk, Celtic, Final Fantasy (don't ask). All of my DJs (Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, Ferry Corsten, Roger Shah).

Books: Startups, Biographies, Science Fiction, Harry Potter. I especially like this book called "The Punch Escrow".

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Accidently going 300km on a 150km train ticket to a tiny town on the border of Hungary/Slovakia, hiking up a mountain to find a chairlift, arriving at our actual destination at midnight only to decided to sleep outside (in November!). It all ended with Eger Hungary's specialty, amazing wine!

My first time hosting... 8 people on 4th Of July DC Couchcrash, that was wild!

Swimming at night, completely naked, in 30C water, with thunderstorms everywhere lighting up the sky, in the lights of South Beach, with two surfers I met two hours before. (NB: please watch your stuff while doing this, thieves are everywhere around Ocean Drive)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can definitely teach about anything working remotely, computers, music, cybersecurity, and tech startups. I can talk about my many experiences traveling, places I lived, and especially the USA. I can even teach you the Estonian language. :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good stories. A souveneir. Buy you a beer. Tell you why Estonia is the best country and then USA is ruined. :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Estonia, Hungary, United States

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