Doug Bowen's Photo

Verified Profile

  • Payment verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address Verified

Maybe Accepting Guests

  • Last login over 5 years ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Doug’s full profile.


  • 5 references 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 75, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • I was an English teacher and am now retired.
  • Lots of education, both formally and out in the world
  • From American Midwest - Nebraska
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


To meet interesting people from all over the world.


Relaxed, funny, kind


Vasudaiva Katumbakan
The world is my family !

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have mostly hosted students coming to the area for academic presentations or short term assignments. They are intelligent and usually lots of fun to be around.


reading, writing, music

  • writing
  • reading
  • music

Music, Movies, and Books

Anything with something to teach.
I detest most American movies with nothing but weak stories and gratuitous sex and violence.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The David in Florence, Giotto's chapel in Padua, The Last Supper in Milan
The Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Bercelona, Lake Como, Assisi
Sunset on the Adriatic. The Daibutsu (big Buddha) in Japan. Auschwitz in Poland. Turkish baths in Budapest and Istanbul. Lunch overlooking Lake Como at the Tremesso Grand Hotel. The list goes on and on !!!!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I have spent most of my life with interantional students and immigrants to the US and have learned so much about them, myself, and the world. I want more !!!!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Relax, enjoy the company, don't overdo things, just be yourself!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Japan, Switzerland, United States, Viet Nam

Join Couchsurfing to see Doug’s full profile.

My Groups