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  • 33 References 29 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 71, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • I am a retired history teacher
  • AA - Jamestown Community College and BA - State Univ. Col...
  • From Jamestown, New York - 6 miles from here
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About Me


I respond to ALL CS requests. After hosting 18 German exchange students, I have a great desire to keep meeting new people, especially from other countries. Let's get to know each other! TAKE NOTE - I DO NOT LIVE IN OR NEAR NEW YORK CITY. IT IS A 7 HOUR DRIVE FROM HERE!


PLEASE NOTE - I DO NOT LIVE IN OR NEAR NEW YORK CITY. IT IS A 7 HOUR DRIVE FROM HERE. I am a single guy - now 70 going on 50.
I love to travel, especially Europe, and was doing some of that until my normally healthy parents went down hill. I spent over five years taking care of them on a daily basis. They are now both deceased and I hope to do alot of travelling again. When I am home, there is always room here for visitors and I would try to also give a tour of the area to the best of my ability including Niagara Falls etc.


A majority of the people in most countries are great to live and work with.
It is usually the governments that suck.
Let's do everything we can to understand each other and be tolerant of different cultures so that we can live in peace together.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


When I saw a news article about this organization and what it was doing all I could think of was - Why didn't I know about this sooner? Ha
I would like to help any travelers as best I can to enjoy this area and have a safe journey.


I have had a great experience hosting surfers from many parts of the US and around the world. Every one had a great story to tell. Have only surfed other's couches a few times but all great experiences too.
OK - Who's next?


History, art, architecture, travel, nature
International relations

  • arts
  • architecture
  • flying
  • news
  • traveling
  • rock climbing
  • history
  • international relations

Music, Movies, and Books

Harry Potter series - books first/then movies
Lord of the Rings series - books first/then movies
Bourne series.
Any thing Ken Burns does.

Any music is ok except Country and Rap

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I survived a full year in the jungles of VietNam.
I didn't think that I would make it out.

Climbing to the top of a mountain near Neuschwannstein, Germany
Flying in a glider with a 16 year old pilot that could not drive yet. Ha

Teach, Learn, Share

Wow - that's what I tried to do for 35 years in school.
You win a lot - you lose some.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Guam, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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