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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Russian
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Information Systems... GIS
  • Currently - Graduate program in GIS
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 75% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To slowly naviagate the globe, but first... see every one of the former Soviet Republics, including Tajikistan

ABOUT ME

I live in Portland in a small apartment near the Old Port and not far from the University. I work and take classes some evenings, but I can show anyone around my city, or simply meet for coffee or a beer.

I love to travel and have met numerous people in Russia, and Eastern Europe that swear by their couch surfing experience. I want to return to Russia and also see some of the former Soviet republics, and would like to do that primarily through home-stays and hopefully couch surfing.

PHILOSOPHY

If something gives you that spark in life, go for it, no matter what others say.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I would be happy to host anyone that would like to see the city of Portland or this part of New England. I live a short walk from downtown (and all the bars and restaurants). Next year, I would like to couch surf myself as I hope to return for another trip to Russia.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have not couch surfed yet, but met many people travelling on the Trans-Siberian railraod that have had really positive experiences. That was what motivated me to sign up.

Interests

Geocaching, GIS,
Piano,
Hiking,
Camping,
Tennis,
Basketball,
Cooking
Curling,
Teaching English to immigrants

  • cooking
  • beer
  • coffee
  • traveling
  • piano
  • hiking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • basketball
  • tennis

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - Celtic - I play piano
Books - Russian Lit as well as Haruki Murakami

Countries I’ve Visited

Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Russian Federation, United States

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