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Discovering corners of the world and possibly making heart-felt connections on the way.
Grew up in San Francisco and Los Angeles California— and in the past decade my geography has been flipped around -- traveling over 30 countries and living on 4 continentes from Madrid, Ghent, Senegal and Istanbul and India. I work for the U.N and more recently taking a break -- working on a short film.
'He is truly wise
who's traveled far
and knows the ways of the world.
He who has traveled
can tell what spirit
governs the men he meets'
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Its changed my directions in life in so many ways, so many times...
I Love to: Laugh, Listen, Travel far places, be inspired by a good book, Sip a good cup of Coffee, Become my dreams, helping underprivileged folks , Rock climbing,The ocean, sounds and serenity, A good challenge, The unexpected joys of life, Film photography, Looking at an Atlas, Stretching, The first step off the plane into a new country-- hitting a reset button, Good company and conversation, Waterfalls, A good dance, Elephants, Music, Metaphysics, World Geography - its peoples, My family, Making heartfelt connections in desecrate corners of the world, a good meal - sharing it, Good vibes, the Small things in life, Having a good day, week, month and year ...This list could go on for infinity
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Anything that can move the soul and take full control- Jazz, Dub, Asian Underground, Roots Reggae, Drum and Bass, Classical Hindustani, Delta Blues, Roots and underground Hip Hop, World, Dub Step, some of this, some of that..
Lapalux, Rhye, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Bon Iver, James Blake, Little Dragon, jj, Chet Baker, MIA, Howlin Wolf, Belle & Sebastian, Aloe Blacc, Miles Davis, Asian Dub Foundation, Vijay Iyer, Talib Queli, John Coltrane, Tribe Called Quest, Talvin Singh, Paris trio, Niten Sahwney, Dave Mathews Band, Camera Obscura,The Roots, Ben Harper,Das Racist, Diplo, Luryen Hill, Arrested Development, Lindstrom, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Elliot Smith, Nirvana, James Blake, Black Keys,Miles Davis, B.B King, John Lee Hooker, Baba Zulla, Dhammal, MIA, Billie Holiday, Tupac, Merchan Deda, Marvin Gaye, Elliot Smith, The Streets, Ravi Shankur, Zakkir, Gotan Project, Rupa and the April, Nine Simone, Youssou N'Dour, Baaba Maal, Fishes...the list goes on... and on.
Books: works of- Camu, James Baldwin, Amartya Sen, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Pablo Neruda, R. Tagore, Orhan Pamuk, The Alchemist, The Kite Runner, Think on Things, Tagore,Things fall apart, Hind Swaraj by M.G, Unaccustomed Earth, Interpreter of melodies, life of Pie, the list goes on... and on.
Top 3 movies at the moment:
The falling & Babel & Samsara
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Reaching the highest and lowest points in the world ~
the Himalayas to the Dead Sea-- Casually Epic.
Teach, Learn, Share
become your dreams, and dance a lot on the way.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Can share some beyond explainable Travel narratives, over amazing coffee ... Lets start there..
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Belgium, India, Japan, Spain, United States