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  • 11 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Teacher at times, but fire eating is my real passion
  • Academically through college, real-life on trips around t...
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About Me


Carpe diem! Staying alive long enough to see the world and seeing the world long enough to live the change.


Funny and quirky, I hope. But probably that I worry a lot and get inside my head quite a bit. But overall I think they would say I am laid back and love to try interesting things and meet interesting people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have spent nights on friends' couches but I always thought it was called bumming. Huh, now I can be ok with it. Cool. Spent lots of trips with local people and it is way more fun than getting a hotel.


Traveling (duh), playing guitar, languages, books and reading, movies, soccer (football to the rest of the world), basketball and most sports, talking about things

  • books
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • guitar
  • bungee jumping
  • sports
  • basketball
  • soccer
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Books-wise I love many things. Used to be enthralled by the classics like Charles Dicken's Great Expectations, but enjoying the new books too. Like Jhumpa Lahiri, Paulo Coehlo, Ted Dekker, Jack Krakauer. I like pretty much anything that is not so cliche and poorly written.

Music I like the acoustic feel stuff like Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Howie Day, Keane, Coldplay, etc. But I like anything except maybe country and trance music. Starting to get into the older guys like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.

Movies I am open except for the horror flicks. Maybe it was the old witch in Robin Hood but I can't stand the scary movies. Like action, comedy, drama (if not too dramatic) and other stuff. Got dragged to First Wives Club once- did not like it!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

White-water rafted down the Zambezi, bungee jumped on the world's tallest bungee jump in South Africa, taught English in China

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Botswana, China, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Swaziland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

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