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  • 23 references 20 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Philosopher/economist/sociologist/
  • Western (BA, Phil), Waterloo (MA, Econ), Columbia (MA, So...
  • From London, Ontario, Canada
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About Me


Turn mediocrity into greatness.


I've moved around a lot in the last few years - nowhere exotic, mind you, but a lot. In Canada, I've lived in London, Kitchener, Toronto, and Montreal. In the US, I've lived in Boston, DC, and New York. Now the Bay Area it is!


If you're asking about the cost of owning a yacht, you probably shouldn't have an account on

I now live in Berkeley. I live in an apartment with a separate bedroom and living room. I have a couch and an inflatable mattress.

Don't request to stay with me if you are visiting San Francisco or Silicon Valley. The Bay Area is vast, congested and poorly served by public transit. You will be miserable if you try to visit SF from my place. On the other hand, if you are interested in sightseeing in Berkeley (or even Oakland) my place is well located.

-Please be mature, clean,, independent, responsible, communicative.
-My place has limited privacy (visual, auditory etc) and so you should be comfortable with that. I will try to increase your privacy and comfort but there are limits given my space.
-I can accommodate at most two guests (i.e. travelling together) at a time.
-Please have 2-3 detailed references. I need to know that you know what CS is about and that you are mature, responsible, clean. You can get references by attending events or hosting or even having friends vouch for you.
-No last minute requests please! The ideal timeframe is a stay of 2-3 days about two weeks before you're travelling.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host mature, responsible, and unobtrusive people.

Sometimes, when I need it, I surf. I try to be mature, responsible, and unobtrusive.


When I moved to DC, I had a great run of hosts. Thank you! Now trying to pay it back in San Fran!


literary magazines, wine, whisky, electronic music, photography, sailing, mathematics, the beach, architecture, ballet, jazz, the news, zoos, dinner parties, tennis, skiing, theatre, novels, the NBA, sociology, the True, the Good, the Pure

  • architecture
  • photography
  • ballet dancing
  • wine
  • running
  • partying
  • yachting
  • news
  • music
  • electronic music
  • jazz
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • mathematics
  • sociology
  • beaches

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Favorite places: Mexico City, Scotland, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, Vermont, Hong Kong

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Colombia, Mexico, United States

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