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  • 27 References 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Portuguese; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Looking for international work and travel until Grad Scho...
  • BA in English, Minor in Communications. Journalism Emphasis
  • From Brian Head, Utah, U.S.A.
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About Me


Flag planting assassin currently encountering characters, tiptoeing through other languages and enjoying cultural delicacies, especially of the Food & Futibol varieties.


Outgoing and looking to use my youth to travel. Energetic and seeking good laughs.


Strong believer in Karma and certain aspects of other eastern traditions. The western stuff has some great stories too, with strong moral undertones I occasionally get down with.

I think folks should maximize their own potential, while trying to positively affect those around them.

Good luck not stretching yourself too thin.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am always interested in hosting and being hosted. I find that there is nothing better than showing someone your country authentically or being shown another country the authentically.

True immersion is always possible in CS and I've been at it for a decade now.


I've Couchsurfed a few times so far, Leipzig and Cologne, Germany as well as Bordeaux, France and Malmo, Sweden during 2006. In 2007, I surfed in Basel and Zurich Switzerland as well as Vienna, Austria and Istanbul, Turkey. I spent 2010 in South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland, where I had the good fortune of staying with Couch Surfers 5/6 weeks of my trip, despite visiting during the hustle of the World Cup. I did get to Couchsurf once in China after 2 years of living there. Finally, I visited Ukraine for the 2012 Euro Cup where I visited Donetsk and Crimea which now may or may not be a part of Russia.

I've enjoyed all my hosts and I believe Couchsurfing enriches the travel experience because you actually get to know the country in a local-ish sense.

I have surfed more than hosted but am excited for future surfers. I often find myself unsure of my future so I don't set up a couch unless I am sure I will be there. As I get more tied down, more hosting will be on the agenda.


Hip-Hop music, Snowboarding, Soccer, drinking with friends, writing, literature, food, tea, trail running, cartoons, rhetoric, proposal writing, technology, graphic novels, film, and on and on.

  • writing
  • literature
  • perfumes
  • concerts
  • dining
  • running
  • drinking
  • technology
  • cartoons
  • traveling
  • music
  • hip-hop music
  • snowboarding
  • trail running
  • soccer
  • world cup
  • languages
  • road trips

Music, Movies, and Books

Cidade De Deus, Donnie Brasco, Pootie Tang, Mallrats...plenty of other movies...

Hip-hop music is a primary interest...almost all Old School and half of the underground and half of the mainstream contemporary, but i know plenty about older punk and alternative rock....also enjoy a little latin music and Jazz. Carioca Funk tambem.

I've worked as a music journalist for over 10 years, mostly covering rap.

I enjoy classical literature, post modern and other genres as well as a variety of poets and journalists. Wish the internet would stop working so I would read more.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Numerous concerts, U.S. road trips, and my Euro 2004, 2008, and 2012. World Cup 2006, 2010, and 2014. New Orleans for service, studying in Spain, a 6 month stint in Rio De Janeiro, living in Santa Teresa and Botafogo barrios. Go there immediately, two years in the megalopolis of Chongqing, China...and this is by far the most amazing thing I've done:

Took and a chance and joined Couchsurfing in 2005.

Teach, Learn, Share

Can Teach:
Soccer (both as a spectator and participant)

Intermediate level Portuguese, Spanish
Beginner Mandarin Chinese

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Mozambique, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, China, Spain, United States

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