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impossible: not to envy Anthony Bourdain
First off, I think I should mention that I manage the hostel that is located across the street from me. It is Apple Hostels of Philadelphia. It helps because I've been formally trained in assisting travellers and I can make sure you have a blast. We have events daily and you are welcome to join. But, on the down side I can only host when I'm not really busy working because I like to hang out and do things with my cs'ers.
I live right in the middle of the Old City where most of Philly's touristy stuff goes down. You can walk out me door and in seconds be at something historic. I'm right near Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and lots more and a real short walk to Penn's landing, City Hall, and South Street. I am also surrounded by restaurants, bars, and lounges at nighttime but I tend to wander further out from time to time.
Now about me: I like long walks on the beach and a toasty fireplace. Jk. I like to enjoy it to the fullest and I find amusement in just about everything. I'm always up for new things, and I believe having fun consists of who I am with, regardless of where I am or what I am doing. Other than that, I enjoy meet people from all walks of life as treat them as they are family (I even treat my crazy sisters good).
I have spent my entire life in Philadelphia and I am willing to share my experiences and insights with those adventurous to travel into Philadelphia giving them the best experiences in the city. I'll break Philadelphia down so the tourists can feel like a local with all the nightlife scenester experience.
I had some awesome travel experinces last summer. 12 countries in 2 months. I hope to see the Baltic and Scandanavian countries next, including Finland, Sweded, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Polad. Thats my next trip, and after that I hope to take the trans-siberian railway spending plenty of time at the stops. Any other ideas, let me know!
Add me as a facebook friend: Search "Dennis Pitt" and currently its a picture of me on the terrace of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna.
I try, but rarely succeed in attempting to not think. I honestly over-think and over-analyze everything to a point where I feel that I would have more fun if I didn't and just went with it. Anyone else in the same boat? How do you deal with it without a gallon and a half of beer It's not that bad though?
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I love getting a global perspective on the world and have no problem talking to someone new. All I ask is for an open mind and a desire to meet new people and we will get a long. You're welcome to stay at my place, but I cannot promise I can make it out on the town with you.
In college, we threw parties and let people pass out on our couches. At the Jersey Shore, I had friends sleep on my couch as I slept on others. At times there were messes and little trouble but mostly our of good luck, pleasant experiences. Now I would to bring it up to the next level.
I'm interested in anything that inspires and moves people. I am fascinated how passionate people become over so many different aspects of life and I hope to one day find my own. Personally I like Jeep Wranglers, Ice Hockey, Sci-Fi, & Good Beer.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Just about any.
Television: History, Hisotry International, Discovery, Science, NatGeo, Sci-Fi, Cartoon Network, and of course the Travel Channel (I envy Anthony Bourdain)
Music: 90's alt. rock is my favorite, but I will listen to just about anything that is not hardcore gangster rap or bi-polar crybabies from New Jersey screaming and calling their music emo (like other musicians lack emotion). I also get too many doses of hip-hop and other stuff from my roommate www.djronniedubbz.com practicing all the time, so I stick to rock when I get my ears to myself.
Books: I'm a fan of the Classics, some but not many of Shakesphere and Milton, but my favorites are the Romantics, yet those authors never really committed suicide (Faust), and perhaps one day I will be able to make it through Dostoevsky and Tolstoy without cheating (it would be easier to learn Russian than the translations). I try to keep up with some modern literature: I read some of Dan Brown, suspenseful, and I just read Houellebecq's Platform which is an unorthadox delivery of a debateful message on the reality of travel/tourism through the eyes of a Frenchman.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Daniel Tammet learned fluent Icelandic in about a week!!! I actually think I saw that on a Hero's episode too, but that character was fictionate but he is not. There is so much we don't know about ourselves that we need more than one lifetime to figure it out.
Teach, Learn, Share
Happiness lies within people. We were either created or evolved as social creatures, and we cannot be happy on our own. This also implies that having fun consists of 98.5630890358934% "who you are with," and the rest being "where you are," "what you are doing," and "how much you have."
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Hungary, Ireland, Romania, United States