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To blend the lines of life, travel and work making them a cohesive whole
I love adventures. I love exploring people and places. I find new cultures infinitely fascinating.
I'm a combination of a huge nerd, a bit of an athlete. I dream big, and love working on creative projects.
We, as humans, have little to no purpose but the one we create for ourselves. What mine has become is two fold:
To become the best version of myself, pursue the 'Platonic' Dan (being physically fit, mentally strong, emotionally flexible, creatively fluid) and secondly to experience as much of this world as I can.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I think I may have increased Philadelphia's available couches by a solid quarter. I tell people to join Couch Surfing all of the time.
Beyond that? Just talk about CS all the time-particularly to older folk who don't quite get it.
I'm about to move back in to Philadelphia after a year of Travel, my roommates and I would love to host you!
Every person I meet in CS have a beautiful expansive love of life. Openhearted, kind people.
I've been spontaneously hosted in Galway, Ireland.
I've met the most fascinating man from Germany.
I've danced salsa with a Spanish woman and a German woman in the same night. I was hosting them.
I've discussed politics with a radical german thinker.
I love just about everyone I meet on this site.
Beer, coffee, cheese, art, music, theater, poetry, fiction, history, meeting new people, video games, narrative constructs, over-analyzing life events.
- video games
Music, Movies, and Books
Anything by Milan Kundera.
Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
All of Pablo Neruda's poetry
Midnight's Children, A Song of Ice and Fire, LOTR, Wheel of Time, Ulysses, Guns Germs and Steel.
Too many to list.
I have very varied taste in music.
Mumford and sons, traditional irish music, flamenco guitar, jazz standards, opera...the list goes on.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hiked the last 100 miles of the AT in Maine USA in 5 days. Climbed Mauna Loa in Hawaii in 2 and saw the sun rise over a sea of clouds, it erupted into a molten orange with lines of reds and purples in the crevices of the clouds as if the volcano itself had spewed fourth. Gorgeous.
Teach, Learn, Share
How to navigate a forest, Poetry appreciation, basic vocal lessons, in-depth understanding of gender constructs and Psychology
I can teach you about writing and how to travel adventurously.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Haiti, Ireland
Countries I’ve Lived In
United Kingdom, United States