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Ben

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Blogger | Adventurer | Consultant | ...
  • Graduate School
  • From Washburn, MO
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

See the world and meet amazing people while doing it.
www.highsocietyhobo.com

ABOUT ME

Fun-loving, adventurous, cheerful and open minded. I love trying new things, meeting new people and visiting new places, which is why I love this group. I make friends easily and have a lot of different interests. Also, I'm gay.

PHILOSOPHY

Forget reason, obey your passion

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've hosted a few times, surfed several times and met several great people just for the day.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Met a great friend while in Argentina in 2008 - since then we've become great friends, traveled to Brazil together, met up in London, New York, Denver and now we're planning to meet up in India. Brazilian style hotdogs at 2am on the beach in Santos. Seeing Madrid through 3 different viewpoints in one trip.

Interests

Anything and everything. I'll trying anything once. I love anything travel/culture/language related.

Music, Movies & Books

I really really like to read. Some of my favorite books/authors are Count of Monte Cristo, Da Vinci Code, Darkness at Noon, Paradise Lost, John Grisham, Elizabeth Kostova, Stuart Woods, Shakespeare etc.

Movies: The Artist, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Trance, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (both the originals and the remakes), Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Da Vinci Code, James Bond, Casablanca, El Orfanato, A Single Man, The King's Speech. I love art house, indie, foreign and classic films. Just about anything really.

Music: Camilia, Juanes, Santana, Clapton, BB King, Eric Johnston, Maroon 5, The Killers, Sinatra, jazz, rock, hip hop, classical and latino.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Overnight train ride through India, waterfall repelling in Costa Rica, Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Venice, football (soccer) matches in Argentina, Brazil & England!

Teach, Learn, Share

I grew up building and remodeling houses, so I'm a pretty handy guy to have around. I also love to cook!

What I Can Share With Hosts

Depends on what you need! I'm a decent cook. I'm very handy and am pretty good with interior design. I'm also a published writer and run a travel blog, so I can help with English writing/editing. Beyond that, just ask :).

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Monaco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, India, United Kingdom, United States

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