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Francis Valiente

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Japanese, Tagalog
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • No occupation listed
  • International Security and Conflict ...
  • From Long Beach, CA
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About Me

I'm originally from Los Angeles, have worked and lived in Germany, went to college in San Diego, studied abroad in Istanbul, worked in Kuwait in the middle of nowhere and now I am working and living in New York City. And it doesn't stop there. I am without borders.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have couchsurfed in Mexico and Turkey. I have also participated by meeting up with other couchsurfers while traveling in Spain, and hosting a handful of couchsurfers when I lived in San Diego.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

If I knew about the CS community the whole time I lived in Germany, I would have had much more to say. I didn't hear about CS until the day I sold all my furnitures prior to moving back to California. I was introduced to the CS community from the lady who bought my couch!

Interests

Travel, Foreign languages, Global Affairs, FIFA World Cup, World Olympics, Road trips, Geography, Military, World War II, Fitness, Yoga, Backpacking, Barhopping, Volleyball, Mud wrestling...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Most breathtaking roadtrip I've ever done was driving on the autobahn (A12) passing through Innsbruck, Austria from Italy in the middle of the night over a clear sky. Craziest festivals I've been to were the San Fermin Running of the Bull in Pamplona and Munich's Oktoberfest.

Teach, Learn, Share

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Qatar, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Kuwait, Philippines, United States

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