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Andrew Jozefiak

Rego Park, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Polish, Portuguese
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • backpacker, frequent flyer
  • No education listed
  • From New York and Buenos Aires
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I'm trying to visit 100 countries by the time I'm 30...

ABOUT ME

not your average 27 year old, almost two years ago, I left my job in Corporate America, grabbed a camera, a backpack and a cellphone and hit the road, aiming to visit 100 countries by the time I'm 30... I travel from country to country in style with my trusty backpack...

I'm currently at 77-78 countries.. :)

alas, while these past two years have been a blast, reality called and wanted me back, I'm cutting down on the travel due to the fact that I am back to being a corporate slave (Management Consulting) the pay is good and working a few more years can help rebuild the savings account hehe

I'm also a bit of a mutt, while I was born in New York, I was raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and have some Polish blood in me, so I also have Polish/EU passport... it's a cliche, but I am a global citizen hehehe

PHILOSOPHY

live each day like it was your last day...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

If you are around NYC and want advice on places to visit, where to eat and shop as a local, drop me a line... I've organized a few tours around the city and have also done one on one sightseeing with out of town CSers... I love NYC and love to share my knowledge of the city (I even took a class about NYC history back n college hehe)

I'm a Management Consultant, so I'm on the road several days a week. I live out in Queens, which isn't really all the accessible for people visiting NYC. But still I've had some Surfers on a spare couch and attended some events...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had some Surfers on a spare couch and attended some events... Surfed in Antwerp and Leuven, Belgium I love showing people around town and have organized a few CS events showing off my lovely city.

Interests

traveling, frequent flyer miles and more traveling arcane history books, I love learning about new topics... from the history of Fordlandia in Brazil, to the origins of the Sexual revolution in the US passing by Economic policies of the Third Reich... I crave knowledge and seek to read a book or two a week...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

watching the sunset over Angkor Wat with a nice cold beer after climbing several hundred steep steps...

being the only westerner in a pagoda in Burma surrounded by 1000s of locals during a ceremony...

being on a chicken bus in rural guatemala, about 45 people on board this old NJ transit bus from the 1970s... I was traveling with a friend, right behind us a group of 5 guys were debating the best strategy to cross illegally into Mexico and then the US. some older guys on the bus were giving them advice but it was surreal, here I am, listening to these stories, just wondering what goes thru their minds to make such a decision and at the same time, grateful that I was born where I was born...

Teach, Learn, Share

The best kept secret out there are airline miles, for less than the cost of a coach ticket you can jet the world in Business or First... Sip good champagne and JW Blue at the airport lounge and then fly off in style to out of these world places... check out site like Flyertalk.com or MilePoint.com for more tips and advice...

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Croatia, Honduras, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Montenegro, Myanmar, Paraguay, Peru, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, United States

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