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Overview

  • 47 references 37 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic, Gaelic, German, Greek (modern), Hebrew (modern), Russian, Scottish Gaelic
  • 41, Other
  • Member since 2007
  • Guest Services Manager
  • College at U. of Colorado and CSU, U. di Firenze, U de Ch...
  • From Aspen, CO, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Find a time to travel

ABOUT ME

I am a native of the Aspen mountains. I like to do anything in the mountains especially ski and mountain bike fast.
I worked as a tour guide in South America, Central America and Europe for a while and am now back at home working in fine dining and for an airline.
I am fully vaccinated as of March 2021.

PHILOSOPHY

wherever you go, there you are

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have couchsurfed a fair amount because it is the best way to travel. I know because I have traveled in all ways possible.

We are happy to be able to give back and share our little home with other couchsurfers.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have couchsurfed in these locations-
Romania: Timisoara
Costa Rica: Escazú, San Isidro, Cahuita
Panama: Boquete
USA: Denver, Manhattan
Greece: Athens, Paros, Lesbos
Canada: Vancouver
Tunisia: Hammamet, Sousse, Sfax
France: Lyon, Dijon, Annecy

Have hosted many surfers from all over the US, Europe and Australia.

Interests

skiing/snowboarding, travel, language, linguistics, photography, drawing, music, writing, poetry, backpacking

  • writing
  • poetry
  • photography
  • beer
  • coffee
  • bbq
  • partying
  • traveling
  • drawing
  • music
  • backpacking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • languages
  • study abroad
  • tourism
  • mountains
  • mountain biking
  • linguistics

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Carlos Vives, Paul Simon, Manu Chao, Noir Desir, Serge Gainsbourg, Shpongle, Tool, Leonard Cohen, Silvio Rodriguez, Chopin, Orishas, Liszt, Fabrizio de Andrè, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Talib Kweli,

Movies: I like anything adventure and sci-fi and quirky intellectual comedies.

Books: Currently reading a lot of SciFi/Fantasy, Stephen King, Biographies, Mythology and Old Philosophy, The Brothers Karamazov, Narcissus and Goldmund, Thrawn, Permanent Record, Blowout, Shantaram

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I spent the night on Temple IV in Tikal. There was a lightning storm behind me that was illuminating the temples in front of me at sunset under a full moon with howler monkeys roaring in the canopy.

Teach, Learn, Share

Local knowledge, a kitchen, shower, fantastic views, BBQ, and hopefully some time to hang out and possibly explore the mountains on foot, bike or ski.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Happy to cook a meal and share experiences. I can play games and help you learn a language.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic, France, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, United States

Old School Badges

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    6 Vouches
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