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Recharge, regenerate, replenish. Looking for scenic beauty, laughter and lovingkindness.
2/3's of my life has been outside my country of birth (USA). I've been fortunate to have had an interesting career and lots of travel. I've been married, I have kids (growing, not yet grown, but not with me). I wish I had a dog (I can't where I'm staying). I'm liberal/libertarian politically, I wish I could say I'm more spiritual. I have a home in Tanzania (now rented out) and am currently in New Zealand just because I like the peace and quiet.
You're lucky if you're not hurting anyone!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I would like to have more interaction with people when I travel, or with CS if they come to this part of New Zealand. I do a bit of volunteer work, just to get out, but otherwise the days seem to be flying by.
Hosted nearly 20 times. Guest twice. So far very good.
I love beaches and mountains. Walks and bike rides are good, but I try not to overdo it. I'm always reading something. I wish I could cook! I have done a fair bit of sports (tennis, golf, SCUBA diving, skiing, sailing) but things have quieted down. I like R. Crumb (cartoonist), Leonard Cohen (singer), Paul Theroux (author).
Music, Movies, and Books
I went from rock to jazz to blues. I now like world music but, more often than not, I like silence. I like the Coen Brothers movies as well as Woody Allen, Roman Polanski. I was reading about the painter Ivan Allbright, I love his style.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I traveled the length of the Amazon river in 1977. Started in the Ecuadorian Andes, ended up in Belem, Brazil.
I was once treed by a lion in the Serengeti. Along with my wife!
I wandered about Cambodia during the war with the Khmer Rouge.
I climbed Mt. Fuji.
I witnessed the births of both of my daughters.
Teach, Learn, Share
I have been an English teacher now and then, and when with the UN I trained refugee and human rights law.
Countries I’ve Visited
Afghanistan, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Cook Islands, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Guam, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Uganda, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Eritrea, France, Ireland, Japan, Malawi, Nauru, New Zealand, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, United States