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I plan to see every country and territory in the world or as much as possible .. also currently trying to reach the highest point of every country in the Americas!!
I go out a lot ,like to try new stuff, and travel new places, meet new and interesting people. I'm a good friend and always willing to help out anyone.
I'm down for whatever.. whenever.. life is an adventure especially mine! I have high goals and no matter what i work hard to succeed in everything i set out to do. I plan to see the whole world .. I currently am traveing around the world for an undetermined amount of time. I love to experience new cultures and see how other people live, their customs, traditions and what is important in their lives. I'm into all kinds of outdoor activities boating, kayaking, hiking, fishing, mountain climbing, SCUBA diving or just chillin on a deserted island beach. I'm never bored I live my life to the fullest, i want to experience everything the world has to offer.
I'm not about touristy stuff i like to see what is real from remote nature to the heart of the worst ghetto and everything in between .. castles to slums .. luxury to poverty.. any country on earth or any culture .. under the surface of all the oceans to the summits of the highest mountains .. I'd probably roll the dice and risk everything to live my dreams lose it all and risk it all over again .. I've been shot at.. stranded in the jungle.. missed avalanches.. survived 3.5 hours floating in the ocean after a shipwreck ...slept on benches, couches, beaches, behind buildings or not at all .. met some of the coolest people from all over the world and I'm just getting started .. the world awaits!...
I currently have undertaken a mission to climb the highest point of every country in the Americas!!
So far climbed Volcan Baru ( Panama), Cerro Chirripo ( Costa Rica), Mogoton ( Nicaragua), El Pital ( El Salvador), Celaque Las Minas ( Honduras), Volcan Tajumulco ( Guatemala) Pico de Orizaba ( Mexico), Blue Mtn Peak ( Jamaica), Pic la Selle ( Haiti), Pico Duarte ( Dominican Rep), Liamuiga ( St Kitts & Nevis), The Quill ( St Eustatius), Cerro del Aripo ( Trinidad & Tobago), Gimie (St. Lucia), Pelee (Martinique), Morne Diablotins (Dominica), La Grande Soufrière (Guadaloupe)
Highest Points in other countries!!
Tomanivi ( Fiji), Kosciuszko ( Australia), Ramelau( Timor Leste), Bukit Timah ( Singapore), Doi Inthanon ( Thailand), Mt. Kinabalu ( Malaysia), Phnom Aural ( Cambodia), Fansipan ( Vietnam), Tai Mo Shan( Hong Kong), Coloane Alto ( Macau), Hallasan ( South Korea)
visited 50 states (22.2%)Create your own visited map of The World
visited 25 states (50%)Create your own visited map of The United States or another interesting project
visited 8 states (22.8%)Create your own visited map of India or another interesting project
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
5/27/2010 - 5/30/2010 Adam ( US) (4 nights surf) 5/29/2010 Laura ( US) (traveled to St. Eustatius) 8/13/2010 - 8/15/2010 Andres ( Germany) & Esmeralda ( Colombia) (2 nights host) 8/2010 - 8/2010 Anastasiaa & friends ( Russia) (1 night went out) 12/2010 - 1/2011 Nidhi ( India) (10 days travel, 1 night surf at friends) 2/18/2011 Ariana ( Nicaragua) (1 day went out) 5/26/2011 - 5/27/2010 Vane ( El Salvador) (2 nights went out) 5/26/2011 - 5/27/2010 Sarah ( El Salvador) (2 days travel) 6/1/2011 - 6/2/2011 Cinthya ( Honduras) (1 night surf) 7/29/2011 - 7/31/2011 Susen ( Germany) & Leo ( Germany) (2 nights host) 8/2/2011 - 8/3/2011 Nadya ( Bulgaria) & Asia ( Poland) (1 night host) 8/5/2011 - 8/6/2011 Koen (Netherlands) David (Netherlands) Bas (Netherlands) (1 night host) 8/21/2011 - 8/23/2011 Mick ( Australia) Jodie ( Australia) (2 night host) 8/28/2011 - 8/29/2011 Elene ( Georgia) Ekaterina ( Russia) (1 night host) 9/2/2011 - 9/4/2011 Wilmarie ( Puerto Rico) (3 days travel) 10/6/2011 - 10/12/2011 Leanna ( Trinidad) (4 nights surf 3 days travel) 10/9/2011 Shireen ( Trinidad) (1 day went out) 12/2011 - 1/2012 Fi and Api( Fiji) (3 days surf)
traveling! ..mountain climbing..SCUBA diving..hiking..cooking..photography..mixology..fencing..art..entrepreneurship..snorkling..reading..working out..differnt cultures..wine tasting..basketball..spontaneous crazy adventures..kayaking..boating..live music..eating bizzare foods..shooting pool..charity... etc
- wine tasting
- working out
- live music
- outdoor activities
- cave diving
- scuba diving
- rock climbing
- military science
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
driving through the Pyrenees and down the south coast of Spain, wreck diving in the Florida Keys, spontaneously writing the lyrics to an award winning song in Mataram, being at a higher elevation then anyone on the continent while on the summit of Pico de Orizaba the highest mountain in Mexico, cave diving in Northern Florida, white water rafting the Pacuare river in Costa Rica, camping alone under millions of stars in the Australian outback, standing over red hot lava Volcan Pacaya Guatemala, hiking to deserted beaches in Cambodia, visiting the Holy Golden Temple in Amritsar, exploring the temples of Hampi Karnataka, rowing along the Ganges in Varanasi and viewing the cremations while reflecting on the finiteness of life, standing on the rim of Santiguito the most active Volcano in Central America, chewing betel nut with the King of Boti, traveling the stunning Karakoram Highway in Pakistan, convincing a Vietnamese soldier to take a photo with me who moments before had me at gunpoint, being cursed by black magic in Sulawesi, traveling overland from Indonesia to India in the most indirect way possible, talking my way out of jail in Sri Lanka in the former Tamil Tigers headquarters, 100th SCUBA dive in Sipadan totally naked, standing on the rim of the impressive Kaietuer Falls in Guyana, seeing a ghost in the forest in the jungles on Northern Vietnam, witnessing Tibetian sky burials in Litang, visiting the most militarized border in the world at the DMZ in Korea, exploring the maze of streets of the ancient city of Multan, viewing ancient mummies in the mountains of northern Luzon, climbing huge 100ft tall dunes in the Gobi desert, drinking kava with the village chiefs on new years in Fiji, finding the grave of my 7th great grandfather first from that part of my family to come to America 300 years ago, seeing the Spring Temple Buddha the tallest statue in the world in Henan... too many others to list or that I can not mention in writing
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Myanmar, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S., Åland Islands
Countries I’ve Lived In