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Daniel Acker

Washington, DC, USA

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75% response rate · Last login 23 days ago

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic (North Levantine), Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • No occupation listed
  • UNC-Chapel Hill 2011 (International ...
  • From Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Circumnavigate the globe

ABOUT ME

I just finished two years working in Amman, Jordan and am in between tours for my job and enjoying a long summer of travel in France and on the East Coast.

I am no longer a student, but am still a pretty heavy reader and love to engage in deep conversation with people on about any topic (especially religion, politics, or other topics generally abstained from at the dinner table).

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have mostly been on the surfing side of CSing during my travels in the Middle East and around the US, and hosted a decent bit in Jordan, but am now without a place to host for a few months. I try to meet up with CSers when I travel and am always interested in helping people out when they're in my area.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I initially got involved in CS when I was studying abroad in Jordan. I found an amazing host who helped me get my feet on the ground, and throughout the 6 months I was there, I met many of my closest friends through the local CS group and our weekly walks and other activities. I also surfed in Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, and around the West Coast of the US, and a few activities with the CS group in the Triangle.

Interests

I dabble in a lot: photography, music, climbing, hiking, sailing. I am looking forward to being able to do more of these this summer, especially getting out on my mountain bike! I also spend a decent bit of time with a mug of coffee and a good book. Of course, one of my favorite things is travel, but it unfortunately does not happen as often as I would like.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Catch-22, Lord of the Rings, Infinite Jest, Irresistable Revolution...

Music: currently on my list - Mumford and Sons, Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, the Punch Brothers, Bon Iver, The Civil Wars, Gungor, mewithoutyou...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I ran my first 10k under a full moon in the desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan. About killed myself since I didn't actually train for it, but had an amazing experience running (at times solo) in the dark under stars and moon.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to beat-box

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Palestine, Singapore, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Jordan, United States

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