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  • 19 References 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Am a Consultant for an Impact Investing organization
  • Environmental Science & Policy
  • From New York
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About Me


Setting up new venture involving sustainable transport for an uncertain future


Native New Yorker who appreciates direct experience. Ever since I wandered off on my 3 year old legs through a crowded San Sebastian beach I've had a thirst for adventure. The most epic so far have been in Africa & South America. I savor the duality between the Big City with its depth of culture and amazing wild natural places.


Above all, every thing and choice in life presents a tradeoff, see both sides as there are few absolutes. Changing one's environment from time to time is healthy for most.
I feel the more you experience the world, the better you understand what others deal with, their needs, what things are lacking, and how everything is connected. Eventually I will come up with something that really makes a difference, that is the objective, until then I compile and tinker . . .

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Its has been a stellar way to engage with people from around the world.


Recreational hockey & other sports (frisbee/ultimate, soccer, softball). Cycling (both the urban dogfight and touring through amazing places). Cooking tasty natural food. Music & Dancing.

  • culture
  • dancing
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • music
  • cycling
  • sports
  • soccer
  • hockey
  • softball
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Ska/Dub/Reggae, Minimal, AmbientJazz, Bluegrass, 90's Hip Hop.

Films: Godfrey Reggio's Qatsi Trilogy, The Warriors, The Harder They Come, The Boondock Saints, Gangs of New York, Wild Style, The Life Aquatic, Blade Runner.

Authors: Cormac McCarthy, David Quammen, Alex Shoumatoff, Peter Matthiessen, Jon Krakauer, Milan Kundera, Hermann Hesse, Hunter Thompson, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Cycle touring through West Africa.

Teach, Learn, Share

see some of my recent experiences on my Insta: flugeltime
Or check what I am into @GregAlt

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, France, Mexico, Spain

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