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Overview

  • 163 References 120 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • students/ estudiantes
  • David: geological engineering/ ingeniería geológica, Vy: ...
  • From Elizabethton, TN, USA
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About Me

I am an American living in Guatemala for a year conducting my geological engineering master’s thesis research on landslide risk management. My girlfriend Vy is a civil engineering student, originally from Vietnam, who calls Colorado home.

Soy un gringo que vivo en Guate por un año haciendo mi proyecto de tesis de maestría sobre la gestión de riesgo de deslizamientos. Mi novia Vy es estudiante de ingeniería civil. Ella es de Vietnam, pero vive normalmente en Colorado.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have hosted around 100 guests through CouchSurfing and WarmShowers (for touring cyclists).

Ya recibí alredor de 100 visitantes de CouchSurfing y WarmShowers (para cicloviajeros).

Interests

I'm an avid backpacker (long-distance hiker), hitchhiker and touring cyclist. I also love maps, languages and geology. Vy loves art, cooking and cultures.

Soy mochilero, montañista, senderista y cicloviajero. Me encanta mapas, idiomas y la geología. A Vy le gusta arte, cocina y culturas.

  • cooking
  • recipes
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • skiing
  • cartography
  • geology
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

The Beatles, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Simon and Garfunkle, Joan Baez, Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac, Iron and Wine, Of Monsters and Men, Fleet Foxes and The Head and the Heart, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, John Muir, Harper Lee and Jack Kerouac.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Generosity and hospitality are some of the most beautiful things I have witnessed.

La generosidad y hospitalidad son las cosas más bonitas que ya conozco.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach people how to read a map, interpret rocks and plan hikes and trips. We can teach some languages, including French and Vietnamese. We would love to learn new recipes and cooking!

Puedo enseñarlo como usar mapas, planificar viajes y excursiones de senderismo. Podemos enseñar algunas idiomas, como francés y vietnamita. Nos encanta conocer más recetas de tu comida!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share stories from the American wilderness, as well as stories of kindness and hospitality. Vy can share her artwork and cooking.

Puedo compartir historias de lugares silvestres, y también historias de la amabilidad y hospitalidad. Vy puede compartir su arte y cocina.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Guatemala, United States, Viet Nam

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