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  • 19 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Russian; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • PhD student
  • Graduated from the University of Virginia, 2003
  • From Brooklyn, NY
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About Me


To be a scholar of life


I'm a traveler, a researcher, and a nice, non-thieving dude. I like meeting people and swapping stories, wandering around foreign cities taking photographs, and chasing after random adventures. I've been to almost fifty countries and backpacked across two continents so I'm pretty adaptable to whatever the road chucks my way.


You only live once. Try everything twice.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've hosted twice and been hosted twice now, and they've all been excellent experiences. I've also been quite involved in the Lyon community, and many of my friends I've made in France have come from CouchSurfing. That's why I'm really looking forward to having even more experiences coming up.


Film, independent music, playwriting, photography, food, graffiti, subways, breakdancing, language, blue eyes, whiskey, skyscrapers, public art, political theater

  • arts
  • theater
  • photography
  • dining
  • socializing
  • music

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Leonard Cohen, Company Flow, Fugazi, M83, Tom Waits, The Roots, Smog, The Clash, Steinski, Joanna Newsom, Junior Boys, Outkast, Bjork, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Hot Chip, Joy Division

Movies: 8 1/2, The Battle of Algiers, Fight Club, Her, Chungking Express, Ratcatcher, Breathless, Down By Law, Network, Blow-Up, Sweet Sixteen, Dogville, Waking Life, The 400 Blows, Dr. Strangelove, Head-On, Style Wars, Killer of Sheep, My Night At Maud's

Books: White Noise, Negative Blue, The God of Small Things, Herzog, Middlesex, Lolita, The Tin Drum, For The Relief of Unbearable Urges, Never Let Me Go, Trainspotting, Anagrams, A Scanner Darkly

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hurling tomatoes at Tomatina was pretty great. Angkor Wat at sunrise. Growing a moustache.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to make a crossword or ramen from scratch.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, United States

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