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Eric Helms

Denver, CO, United States

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Overview

  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in Bulgarian, English; learning Italian, Romani
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • University of Denver
  • From Denver, Colorado
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."

ABOUT ME

I've spent most of the past eight years living and working in Eastern Europe on anti-human trafficking and Roma rights issues. I've been lucky to call Bulgaria home for over four years and Budapest for another one.

I like Colorado microbrews, mountains, balconies, punk rock, snow. dive bars, Colfax, literature, cooking, abolitionists, live music, food trucks and fall weather.

PHILOSOPHY

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've primarily hosted couchsurfers in the past while living in Bratsigovo, Bulgaria and Budapest but have done a decent amount of surfing while traveling as well.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had the pleasure of hosting some incredible people from across the world and showing them a bit of small town Bulgarian life.

Interests

Travel, Music, Reading, Art, and Philanthropy.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: The Tallest Man on Earth. Bon Iver. Sun Kil Moon. The Antlers. Planes Mistaken for Stars. Tom Waits. The National. Nina Simone.

Books: Pamuk. Calvino. Kafka. Murakami. Tolstoy. Vonnegut. Eco.

Movies: Before Sunset. The Royal Tennenbaums. The Best of Youth. Eastern Plays. Goodbye Lenin.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Spending four nights on a little boat off the coast of Oman

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