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Happily landed in Long Beach, California and it feels like home! This is a town after my own heart; down to earth, laid back and weird. Of course by weird I mean eclectic, free spirited and a bit rebellious. Not unlike my hometown of Sacramento, California. I love meeting new people, new cultures, and cuisines.
Be an active participant in your own life, don't accept things as they are, challenge. Challenge the rules, power, hate, ignorance and yourself. Find what way you can make the world a better place and do it!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
So far I have had a super time surfing this great country of ours! I have met some awesome people and got to see parts of the country I never would have if not for CS.
I've also surfed India and Turkey and had a blast.
I own my own 1bd condo in downtown Long Beach and can finally start hosting again this October.
Started after I met the AMtrekker guy who said he has had really good experiences with it so far.
1. Savannah July 2008
2. Folly Island July 2008
3. Annapolis July 2008
4. Wilmington DE August 2008
5. Quakertown PA August 2008
6. Miller Place Long Island, NY August 2008
7. Cleveland, OH August 2008
8. Salem, WV August 2008
9. Independence, MO August 2008
10. Arvada, CO August 2008
11. Albuquerque, NM August 2008
12. All over India 2017
13. Cappadoccia, Turkey 2017
14. Berlin, Germany 2017
15. Jinja, Uganda 2017
16. Nairobi, Kenya 2017
Volunteering, Global Economics, nature, politics, music, dining, foreign/independent films, my cats, history, traveling, theater...
Music, Movies, and Books
Completely obsessed with African and Middle Eastern history, culture, religion, politics...Love any live music show but am especially partial to blues and reggae. Love to watch foreign and independent films.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Done: Bungee jumping, skydiving, repelled into cave, skysurfed, climbed a limestone spire in Guilin. Seen: Great Wall, Glacier National Park, Terracotta Warriors, climbed Huangshan mountains, took a nap at the Taj Mahal, prayed for my life in a tuk tuk.
Teach, Learn, Share
I worked as a personal and business financial adviser for over eight years, needless to say I can't do a financial plan on the road but could give some investment or goal planning tips. I'm now a grad student and English professor, love teaching and learning Chinese and advance my knowledge of international business.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In