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Experience & Share
After living and working in Asia for 8 years (teacher, student, then professional) I made the move to North America a few years ago to experience a new continent.
I'm an easy going person who likes to laugh a lot and I enjoy having new experiences and meeting new people. Life is here to be lived and my perspectives are constantly evolving, mostly thanks to the people I meet.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Host when I can, go for coffee/drinks as much as possible and generally spread the word about CS to people I meet.
I've Hosted in Ireland, Hong Kong and China and surfed in France, Italy, Taiwan, Austria, Yemen, Ethiopia, Dem Rep Congo, Lebanon, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Oman and HK.
Traveling, Keeping fit and running, Photography, Writing
Music, Movies, and Books
Music - Dylan, Beatles, Beach Boys, Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, K'naan Zipso, Mashups
Books - virtually anything
Movies - Some movies I've recently liked are The Wind that shakes the Barley, Beat the Drum, Chungking Express, The Departed
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I used to have a pre-CS story here but I can honestly say that now the most amazing things I've done and seen are related to CS. Arriving in Yemen not knowing a soul and 12 hours later be sitting around a bonfire at a party at the U.S. embassy. Waking up with the roosters in a small village on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Climbing through a barb wire fence to sneak into the ruins in Hezbollah controlled Baalbek. Sharing stories over vodka in Iraq, Thanks to CS I've had experiences I never would otherwise have had.
Countries I’ve Visited
Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macao, Malawi, Malaysia, Monaco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, Ireland, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, United States