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Meet new people, learn new things, eat some great sandwiches and live life!
I am a traveler, a reader and an outdoors explorer. I am most at home when not. I enjoy meeting great people and exploring new cultures. I love getting to a new place, getting mildly settled and promptly hosting the newer people for a meal or a drink. Currently I am living in East Harlem with my gf and working pretty long hours. When I travel, I plan most of my trips around water related activities including Scuba diving, fishing, kayaking and hopefully soon to be sailing.
I try to learn something new daily and I find that often times I learn the most from the most unlikely people. Speak to everyone you can and knowledge will follow. Pursue your interests and don't be bashful.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Now that I have been part of the CS-er World for a bit I can honestly say I am hooked. I have hosted, Surfed and traveled with many CS-ers. I have been to events with 300 people and others with 5. Almost all of my experiences so far have been great and the people I have met have been nothing short of wonderful.
I have now been a CS-er for a few years, and I have met some truly amazing and wonderful people. I have made friends that I hope to have for a long time and also had just a few hours with other who have touched me. I have hosted events quite a few times and have been blown away by the overwhelming attendance. I encourage everyone to open your doors to new people, ideas and experiences. If you can organize an event please do. If you can host, it is a wonderful thing and if you are just looking for an excuse to travel, get out there!!
Conversing with friends old and new alike.
Reading, learning and sharing.
Mycology/mushroom hunting/foraging in general.
Anything related to the water.
Should I even mention travel?
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies - Not such a high priority on my list
Music - Just a few off of my Pandora list (for those of you who don't know, Pandora.com is a great way to find music similar to your tastes with multiple stations that you can customize) Steely Dan, DJ Tiesto, RHCP, Miles Davis, Rachmininoff, Fleetwood Mac, Blood Sweat and Tears, Biggie,Cake, Carribean jazz, Gorillaz, The Dead,Herb Alpert, Little People,Ne-Yo, The New Deal, Radiohead.
Books that wound up in my hands recently - Notes of a Dirty Old Man, Siddartha, The Fountainhead, Life of Pi, Invisible Monsters, Boys From Brazil, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Moneyball.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Jumping off a bridge in Istanbul with a bunch of young children
Hosting a holiday meal on a dock, in a foreign country with people representing 20 plus nationalities.
Diving and training army personnel
Laying in a hammock and reading a book in the shade
Teach, Learn, Share
While I have only been here for a fraction of my life in terms of time I have experienced quite a bit. I have a wealth of tips regarding traveling on a budget. I can speak at lengths about the food business. I have an amazing talent for organization and I can teach many many card games.
***If you are interested in hosting a person or an event and have questions, hesitations or just want to discuss please message me.***
I am always looking to learn something new. My closest friends are the people who I feel are always teaching me something.
Things I know I would like to learn right now and would be ecstatic if you could show/teach me include:
A new recipe
The word ineffable is not exactly what you would think it means...
Countries I’ve Visited
Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Israel, United States