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Overview

  • 28 References 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic (North Levantine), French, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • No occupation listed
  • UNC-Chapel Hill 2011 (International Studies, Arabic, Soci...
  • From Chapel Hill, NC, USA
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About Me

My career has me moving around the world, which offers lots of opportunities to travel and meet interesting people along the way. Currently I am in Ottawa for a couple years, but my last job was in Jordan, and I will be headed back to the Middle East in 2018 for more excitement!

Why I’m on 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. I finally have a place to host again, but prefer knowing in advance if you're interested in surfing, last minute requests are hard to swing.

I initially got involved in CS when I was studying abroad in Jordan in 2009. 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.

Now, I mostly participate through the local CS group's meet ups and activities, but surf and host on occasion as well. I prefer to have an opportunity to hang out with my guests, so can't always host when I'm busy.

Interests

I dabble in a lot: photography, biking, climbing, hiking, sailing. I'm trying to get into winter sports a bit more while I'm in Canada. 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.

  • books
  • photography
  • coffee
  • running
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • boxing
  • rock climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

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

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

Austria, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Palestine, Singapore, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Jordan, United States

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