Eric Maddox

Kadıköy, İstanbul, Turkey

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  • Founder: The Virtual Dinner Guest Project
  • B.A. Philosophy, M.A. International Conflict Resolution
  • From CA, USA
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About Me


Throw myself on the world and see if I bounce!


Multimedia connector of peoples. My first film project was completed in The West Bank. My current preoccupation is The Virtual Dinner Guest Project.

Sounds more than a little crazy, but I connect people around the world at their dinner tables using videoconferencing and a shared meal. Then both sides make a film together.

Premise: It's harder to drop bombs on people you've broken bread with. Why the dinner table? Consider that it is the world's oldest and most universal social forum. Why not? I am presently traveling through the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia to set it up. Check it out, and hit me up!


Be a lover of wisdom

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I try to be of service to the CS community where and when I am able. I love this idea!

I am so grateful to the CS community across the Middle East, and I plan to plunge into the CS community in South Asia very soon.

I'd like to host more, but I am always on the go these days.


Overwhelmingly positive.

visited 20 states (8.88%)Create your own visited map of The World or Brazil travel guide for Android

visited 39 states (78%)Create your own visited map of The United States or Like this? try: Landgeist


triathlons, hiking, reading, traveling (solo and in two's), good conversation (religion & politics are welcome), The Beatles, zombie movies, playing the "Devil's Advocate", IPA beer

Music, Movies, and Books

My music and film tastes are pretty eclectic.

as for books, I dig history, classic literature, and non-fiction adventure stuff.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Why pick just one? Sunsets in New Mexico, and on the Zambezi & Nile rivers, floating in the Dead Sea, jumping off of draw-bridges in the dark, getting completely lost in the woods, subsisting on humus, avocados, and chocolate for weeks (not related to the previous statement), wrestling with wolves, hanging out the side of a train as it wove through tea plantations and jungles in central Sri Lanka... and leaving the toilet seat down... EVERY time

Teach, Learn, Share


Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cayman Islands, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Egypt, India, Lebanon, Netherlands, Palestine, Turkey, United States

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