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I'm 30 and love traveling the world.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Since I got to Europe (22 August 15), I've stayed at one hotel, one bed & breakfast, and a few dozen hostels. While I enjoy the smaller, more intimate hostels, they are hard to come by and I've been stuck in the larger "hostel/hotels" where it's hard for me to meet people. I'd rather connect with a city local and either have them show me around, or at least have them tell me where to go to have a good time outside of the touristy spots.
I'm up to try new things. I'd like to get out of my comfort zone.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: As long as it's not country or an opera, I'll enjoy it. I'm into everything from classic rock, folk-rock, to hip-hop, and whatever's in between. My favorite bands include: Neutral Milk Hotel, Elliott Smith, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Mountain Goats, Guns N Roses, Notorious BIG, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens.
Film: I'm a huge film fan. I love anything directed by Wes Anderson. I also enjoy noir films, Alfred Hitchcock films, and the old classics like Casablanca, Gone With The Wind, or anything with Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Humphrey Boghart, Cary Grant, or Ingrid Bergman. The list could go on if I started about more recent movies. Trainspotting, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Rushmore, The Grand Budapest Hotel, My Cousin Vinny, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, pretty much anything but fantasy.
TV: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, House of Cards.
Books: I enjoy anything written by Irvine Welsh, William S. Burroughs, or Hunter S. Thompson.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've seen it snow in Baghdad? I don't really know. This trip is for doing amazing things, not reflecting on what I've done before.
Teach, Learn, Share
Not really sure what this section is for.
I'm handy with a computer, have been to a number of countries, enjoy photography, and can teach someone what American culture is like, I suppose.
I'd like to learn as much as I can while on this trip: culture, politics, religion, history, even math, finance, and physics if someone is willing to discuss.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I guess I could help out if a host needed a hand with something (within reason). I could also share my experiences from traveling. I'm living out of a backpack and money is tight, but I can try and accommodate. I can share my experiences and some good conversation.
Countries I’ve Visited
Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, India, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
Countries I’ve Lived In