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Overview

  • 105 References 54 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Software Engineer
  • Experience & Patience
  • From Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To become the best husband and father that I can be and enjoy my life in Vancouver.

PREVIOUS MISSION

To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

ABOUT ME

I've been told I'm a very laid back person with a good sense of humor. My direction in life changed drastically when I started traveling in 2011, once I had the time to define what success meant to me.

My first real travel was in 2008 to China with a coworker. Then in 2011 I decided to sell everything and travel the world. The plan was for a year originally but by the end it was 4 months shy of 2 years. By then I was out of money and it was a good time for a visit home anyway.

I went back to Canada for 10 months before in September (2013) continuing on with my travels, living in San Francisco for 5 months then Medellin for 3 months. Then throughout South America and back home in September (2014), 1 year after leaving. Then 3 weeks after coming home I went back to Chile where I lived for 6 months with my now wife. Since then we moved to Vancouver together where I'm working as a programmer and as of writing this my wife is 7 months pregnant with our baby daughter.

I blog about my travels/life on my website. If anyone wants to follow me or see what I am currently doing. I also have a Flickr account for my photos.

PHILOSOPHY

Don't worry, be happy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted 13 surfers and surfed with 44 hosts in 25 countries.

Interests

Anything & Everything.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: 3 Doors Down, AC/DC, Barenaked Ladies, Bif Naked, Breaking Benjamin, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Con Bro Chill, Creed, Daft Punk, Damien Rice, David Guetta, Eddie Vedder, Florence & The Machine, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Hedley, Jimmy Eat World, Mackelmore, Michael Jackson, Moby, No Doubt, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rihanna, Skrillex, The Beatles, The Offspring

Movies: Avatar, Back to the Future: Part II, Contact, Dark City, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fight Club, Galaxy Quest, Gattaca, Memento, Office Space, Requiem for a Dream, Star Trek: First Contact, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Big Lebowski, The Dark Knight, The Fifth Element, The Matrix, The Prestige, Tropic Thunder, V for Vendetta, Vanilla Sky, Waking Life, Watchmen

Books: 1984, Beyond Good and Evil, Brave New World, Ender's Game, Outliers, The Art of Deception, The Doors of Perception, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Vagabonding

Television: Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, Chappelle's Show, Cosmos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Departures, Dexter, Farscape, Flight of the Conchords, Fringe, Futurama, Game of Thrones, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Mythbusters, Seinfeld, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Simpsons, The Walking Dead, Through the Wormhole

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Acropolis, Angkor Wat, Berlin Wall, Buckingham Palace, Chernobyl, Christ the Redeemer, Colosseum, Dead Sea, Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Forbidden City, Golden Gate Bridge, Great Pyramid, Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, Mitad del Mundo, Parliament Hill, Petra, Petronas Towers, Red Square, Salar de Uyuni, Shibuya Crossing, Stonehenge, Sydney Opera House, Taj Mahal, Time Square

- Eating a magic mushroom pizza in Vang Vieng that woke me up to some realities of my life and the nature of my consciousness. Also opened my mind to the power of psychedelics and the positive effects they can have on my life. In moderation.

- Moving to Santiago for a girl I had known for 2 months and only spent 10 days with. She is now my wife and the love of my life.

- Traveling to 50 countries over a period of 32 months on a budget of $40,000 CAD. The experience showed me that I was correct to believe that I could do it and that I had the drive, smarts and desire to achieve this goal.

- Living and working in Kuala Lumpur, Perth, San Francisco, Medellin & Santiago. The experience showed me I have the skills to survive and prosper in many different circumstances.

- Meeting 100's of great people who I now call friends and who I will always share that moment in time. Friends aren't people you've known for years, they are people you connect with and share good experiences. And with this realization I now have friends all over the world, some I've known for years now, others for only a few days.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Moldova, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Malaysia, United States

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