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  • 52 references 44 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Dutch, French, German, Polish
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • investor,gamer.
  • homeschooled
  • From NYC/Ottawa/Amsterdam/Montreal/Gdansk
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About Me


To be an energy spark that gets the best out of people :)


Born in Canada and then moved to NYC. My family lived on the road for many time periods as well. Lived in Holland for a few years as a teen, and I now have lived in Gdansk,Poland for many years, working as an investor and having it be a home-base to return from my ongoing travels.
I grew up in an alternative environment growing up, so some people that I know are surprised that I am now part of the "system" to some degree, doing business and such. I don't see anything wrong in using my mind to make things happen, and since I love organizing and running systems, running my own business was a natural step for me :)

But I still have respect for things and don't waste things unless I need to. (Staying close to my family's hippie roots)
I played chess with all my heart and soul as a kid and also have had a good time transferring those gaming skills to the poker table.(math, psychology, timing, etc.) I play at a semi-pro level and have had the chance to meet a lot of great people and have an excuse to travel all over the place while playing on the poker tour :)
Away from games I find the great seaside town Gdansk, Poland to be a great place for relaxing. I love to host and show people this great city so if I am in town and not off somewhere then please contact me!

And yes of course like everyone on this site, travel travel travel! Love it, can't get enough! I finally went to Australia-N.Z and Fiji, so happy about that.

I have also been with for over 6 years, and had many great experiences as a host and guest. (Username: afishinsea) But couchsurfing is a lot more modern these days than HC.....

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


help people when I can!


Not a bad experience with CS yet,I have had the most fantastic guests.........


Reading, Chess, Poker, Swimming, Tennis. Occasional Karaoke :)

  • environment
  • running
  • chess
  • reading
  • traveling
  • poker
  • karaoke
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • business
  • mathematics
  • psychology

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have survived a few very serious car crashes as a little kid, each time unlucky situations, could have easily been dead in any of them, but amazingly no serious the rest of my life is now a bonus, I don't feel like complaining after my good fortune :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Netherlands, Poland, United States

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