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Chris Raastad

Tallinn, Harju County, Estonia

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Overview

  • 63 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Estonian, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Software Engineer / Adventurer
  • Math, Computer Science, Cyber Security
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Make ever day an adventure!

ABOUT ME

I am typical Couch Surfing life loving person! My life revolves around interactions with people, the things I do, and the places I travel. I enjoy being with people from all over the world. People say I have quite a bit of energy, as if caffeine naturally seeps into my blood stream, that's probably true. Estonia has been great, I really woke up to living here! Music is amazing, just epically, I always have Spotify, Soundcloud, or DI.fm playing.

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. My trip to Estonia in 2010 showed me my place in the world, I somehow learned that crazy language... I'm patiently waiting for the next Estonian Song Festival. I really like it here, and I'm always excited to tell why. =)

PHILOSOPHY

Go live life! Do it now before it's too late!

Everyone has a story!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm an active surfer an hoster (when not traveling or in dorm). I'll teach you about Estonia, USA, Computers, maybe some Estonian.

Couchsurfing meetings are always the best!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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

USA Trip: Pittsburgh PA, Baltimore (buddies!), Chicago, Cornell/Ithica NY, Montreal QB, Toronto CA, Madison WI, Bozeman MT (awesome!!!).

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). Hosted some surfers in Tartu and Tallinn.

Europe: Helsinki, Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania.

Turkey.

So many meet ups wherever I'm living at the time.

I'll do more surfing and hosting whenever I can!

Interests

Socializing, Trance, Choir Music, Going out, Computers, Math, Running, Biking, Traveling, Hiking, Lot's of good times with people!

Music, Movies & 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 the top DJs (Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii). Whatever plays in the Club/Bar/Radio.

Books: Science Fiction, Harry Potter.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Living in Budapest Hungary, it was quite the experience!

Previous Hungarian Insanity: 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 INSANITY!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can definitely teach about anything math, computers, music, and cybersecurity! But to not be overly boring I can talk about my many experiences traveling, places I lived, and some good ole' discussion about the US. There is also Estonia and Eesti Keel...

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Estonia, Hungary, United States

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