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Iski Wordsworth

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

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Overview

  • 240 Positive References16 Neutral1 Negative
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish; learning Chinese, Japanese
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Flower Eater
  • BA fr. California in Bio-Psych-Anthr...
  • From Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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About Me

I speak with my entire body. I get painfully happy. I'm an everything nerd. I party soft, and I like singing, a lot. I try to cuddle pretty much every animal i see.

Finished university at Berkeley and moved to Europe to learn more. I was reared/imprisoned for a long time in Jax Beach, Florida, escaping the bible belt on my joyous 19th birthday. I've traveled a LOT now but my heart is in San Francisco, runners up being Montreal and Portland. I spent most of my childhood in cyberspace, with very few friends in meatspace. I dropped out of school in 7th grade and started college at 16, This saved my life. Took two years of Behavioral/Physiology/Perception stuff at UCF in Orlando. Finally taking advantage of my wanderlust I spent the better part of four years backpacking between North American intentional communities & interesting universities: crashing the courses of my favorite authors/academics, and staying in the dorms thanks to websites i used similarly before finding couchsurfing. Took a massive 6 month couchsurfing roadtrip in summer 2008 to find a place to start over. It was the SF Bay area. I lived in Berkeley for 2 years, and San Francisco for 2, studying mostly languages and trying to get myself into the deepest conversations possible at the nearly limitless suuply of potlucks and acro/bodywork/massage parties, and hacking/learning/teaching the crap out of everything at Noisebridge. I'm a participant in the Hacker Community 2012: Lived in Berlin for 6 months doing similar things and have been hitchhiking across europe working on my computer since January 2013. Life is good.

Travel wishlist (want to go with me?):
Brasil, Andalucia, नेपाल(Nepal), ประเทศไทย(Thailand,) Schweizer Alpen, Ísland, & any parts of Africa, S. America, Asia.

PHILOSOPHY

Cooperation is key. Education, freedom of information, healthcare, skillsharing, and DIY (DIT Do it together is even better) must be spread! And a little hedonism every now and then is equally important.

I love sharing! I love company! Almost never prefer to be without it. I have an insatiable interest with interpersonal psychology and language. I believe honesty, openness, and an assertive outlook are the most important qualities one can have. With these principles, many people could be liberated from a lot of their suffering.

I'm about as cuddly as they come, human contact (thru hugs, massage, and conversation) is the BEST.

Everything with Intensity!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

Note to potential hosts of my euro-tour: I don't have a proper computer and this websites deletes half my messages instead of sending them! Please bear with me while I get back to all of my messages and ask for my email or phone meanwhile as that would help us get in touch. Also I'm hitch hiking and slow/traveling/plan changing so my dates are rarely exact! I'm looking for people with free time or those I can follow around and share a bit of their daily or otherwise lives with me. It's also possible that bad weather or other happenstance will change my path and i might not even make it to your part of the world. Just message me if in doubt!

I moderate the Travel Companions https://www.couchsurfing.com/groups/14, Hitchhikers, and East Bay groups. And i love Rural Surfing.

Met up with and organized a lot of meetings regularly in the cities I've lived: Orlando, Berkeley, San Francisco, Berlin, and along my US/Canada Roadtrip.

2005:Did A LOT of college self-touring by way of roadtrip or backpack before I found CS I used other sites. Evergreen State, Simon's Rock, Hampshire, Reed, Berkeley, MIT, CalTech & New College were my favorites.

CS Camp at Burning Man 2007 & 2008.

CSurfed Cuba, Japan, Korea, The Eastern Yucatan, & Most of Mainland North America along the latter 7 months of 2008.

2009: Finally started hosting while living in Berkeley with my roommates! Have been surfing almost 2 years of my life, on 300+ couches and hosted about 75 surfers. I like hosting more than surfing. I always have all this space and i use less than 10% of it! I love to fill it with globe trotting folk and extracting what knowledge and passions i can from them. And MAN i love taking care of people, especially travel weary ones!

2012-2014: Hitchhiking/Couchsurfing Europe & visiting Hacker Spaces Libraries, Eco-villages, Squats and Social Centers

Interests

Medical Ethnobotany / Massage / Parkour / Meditation
Roller Coasters / Motorcycles / Smaller Folk Music Festivals
Non-conformed Dancing / Children / Neuroscience / Cognitive Science
Biology/Oceanography/Geography / Pedagogy / Education/Rationality
Hackerspaces/Hackers/Makers/Doers / Scuba Diving / Skydiving / Hanggliding
Anthropology/Cartography/Demographics / Belgian, Californian, & Wisconsonian Beers / Hot showers (or saunas) with cold aforementioned beverages
Footsie and Tea Parties and Naps with Friends

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Pharmakopoeia (Pendell), Medical Ethnobotany Manuals & Textbooks about Perception, The Light of Other Days (Clarke), Stranger in a Strange Land (Heinlein), Foundation (Asimov), A Scanner Darkly (Dick), The Diamond Age (Stephenson), Persistance of Vision (Varley)

Music: A Capella / Folk / Brazilian / Celtic / Calypso / Isicathulo / Balkan / Brass / African / Rumba / Flamenco / Electro / Swing / Tuvan / Crunk

Movies: The Big Lebowski / Broken Flowers / Kiss Kiss Bang Bang / The Matrix / American Beauty / Office Space / 2001 a Space Odyssey / Donnie Darko / Fifth Element / Monty Python and the Holy Grail / Requiem for a Dream / Mulholland Drive / Rushmore / One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest / Dr. Strangelove / Confessions of a Dangerous Mind / The Rules of Attraction / Syriana / Gravity / Her

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Natural: Gibraltar / The Reefs of Saba
Costa Rica Forests and Volcanos
Architecture: Mont St. Michel / Japan
Social: Black Rock City / Korean JimjilBang
Zephyrhills from 13.5 thousand feet
California Commune Living

Teach, Learn, Share

You only have one life to live. Being shy is a waste of precious time you could be having fun. Being afraid of people is a waste of your thought processes! Interact with strangers. Don't leave anything to uncertainty.

Cheap Travel: HitchWiki TrashWiki NomadWiki
CSWiki Backup
Best language learning sites: www.Duolingo.com www.Memrise.com www.BliuBliu.com
}}Your Master List of Stuff to Do in SanFrancisco, www.tiny.cc/sftd and for Stuff to Do in Berlin www.tiny.cc/btd

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Japan, United States

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