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  • 22 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Greek (modern), Korean, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Currently an English Teacher in Vietnam
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • From Chicago, Illinois United States
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About Me


See the world. Eat food. Make friends.


Grew up in the west suburbs of Chicago, migrated to Champaign-Urbana to go to the University of Illinois...then lived in South Korea for two years. Backpacked for six months in southeast asia and got stuck in Hanoi...I think I'll be here for a while


Go with the flow, don't be angry about the things you can't control. Grudges are a waste of energy. Eat food. Drink beer.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm here trying to meet people from around the world and hopefully get some more local insight into countries. I'm always open to host someone at my place as well...I do scream obscenities/recite the lyrics of Kpop songs in my sleep. Do not worry, I do have a good sleep singing voice.

I'll also try to make sure you have a good time. I use the word try loosely.


I love hookah, smoked it often. Alas I have given up on it since it's too tough to travel with a meter long water pipe.

I love beer...and am keen to find the diamond in the rough in this country.

Video games are great, but I wish I had more time to play.

Hiking and camping and fishing = a good time.

  • singing
  • dining
  • beer
  • drinking
  • video games
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • camping
  • scuba diving

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Grandmas Boy, Oldboy, Shawshank,LOTR, Legend of Drunken Master, Aladdin, Zardoz ...anything campy.

Music: Immortal technique, MF Doom (Viktor Vaugn), Murder by Death, Beatles, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Zepplin, ATB, Ferry Corsten, Above and Beyond, Black Keys, Raconteurs, Vampire Weekend, Gorillaz, Arcade Fire. Almost anything. Even country.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Had to poop in a rice field on my way to Hanoi. Ended up losing two socks and a pair of boxers.

I've traveled quite a bit, but I can't think of anything that's completely awe inspiring. I've and great experiences hiking throughout Korea, scuba diving in Thailand, drinking through 'Nam, seeing ancient things in Europe...I erno. I'm constantly in awe of the world. That's why I keep doing this.


Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Korea, United States, Viet Nam

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