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Dave Smith

Ar Rustaq, Al Batinah, Oman

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Overview

  • 53 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • slacker
  • BA, Anthropology
  • From Sacramento, California, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Working overseas and occasionally riding around the world on an old motorcycle (part of my 15 year plan on a 1965 Ducati).

ABOUT ME

I'm a middle aged punk rocker who wants to try most everything. I do a lot of things just to make me laugh at myself.

I'm Dave_Smith at Horizons Unlimited and gornzilla at ADV Rider.

On BeWelcome (reminds me of the CS early days before it went downhill), I'm: http://www.bewelcome.org/members/DaveSmith

PHILOSOPHY

Probably best said by Hemingway in "The Sun Also Rises" when he wrote, "The road to hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs".

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've hosted a lot of people, but I haven't stayed anywhere yet.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've crossed the US a dozen times often with punk rock bands, so I've slept on plenty of floors. And musicians and writers have slept on my floor plenty of times. When I lived in California, I let almost anyone stay at my place, sometimes feed and beer them, and let a few use my truck for trips to San Francisco and Yosemite. I've had a couple CSers who stayed for almost a month while job searching.

Interests

Old cars & motorcycles (especially NSUs, Velocettes, old Dodges and Nortons). Live music (especially punk rock), banjos, sci-fi. I ran a couple of art house movie theatres, and used to be a computer programmer. Now I'm teaching English overseas.

Music, Movies & Books

John Steinbeck, and movies by Japanese director Miike Takashi are two of my favorites. Even old George Lucas before he started screwing up all his old movies. Greedo shooting first?!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Riding a motorcycle through the Himalayas.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Egypt, England, India, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United States

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