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Hello! My name is John, although typically I go by Jack. I'm traveling to Calcutta to travel around India and visit the Missionaries of Charity. I'm 22 and graduated from a small Liberal Arts College in Southern California this May. I've lived in Southern California my whole life, although I've also traveled a great deal in Europe. My favorite place I've ever visited is Assisi, Italy, because it is so beautiful and peaceful. This is my first time traveling to the continent of Asia. I love to travel, and broaden my horizons by meeting new people, experiencing new cultures, and seeing new places. When I return home, I plan on becoming a writer.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Couchsurfer was recommended to me by a good friend, who had a wonderful experience using it. I'm personally on it, because I have a single evening in Tokyo to explore before catching my connecting flight the next morning, and I want to get little insight into this amazing city. I have a place to stay already, so I'm honestly just looking for someone who can show me what the city is like. I get in around 7:30 PM to Narita Airport, this Sunday. I know this is very short notice, and I won't be in the City itself until later, but I thought it was worth a shot.
I love to travel. Besides traveling across much of the United States, I've been to Canada, Mexico, England, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Spain. I especially love the cities Assisi and Oxford, England. I love to run, read, and watch movies. My greatest passion is writing. I'm an avid journal keeper, and especially enjoy writing short stories. One of my main goals for 2016 is to publish a work of my fiction or poetry.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music wise, I love The Head and the Heart, The Avett Brothers, The Civil Wars, Gregory Alan Isakov, Carla Bruni, Adele and Regina Spektor. Among my favorite books are the Harry Potter series, the writings of Oliver Sacks, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, and the Little Prince. Some of my favorite movies are The Chorus, Dear Frankie, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, While You Were Sleeping, Galaxy Quest, and the Harry Potter movies.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
When I was 18, I stayed with my family in a beautiful apartment close to the Campo di Fiore in Rome. We walked around the city, exploring the churches, museums, and ancient architecture of the city.
Teach, Learn, Share
I think I can teach about my culture as an American, and learn about the culture of others. I want to share what I've experience growing up here, and traveling other places.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I've traveled a great deal, and can share my experiences with my host. Also, for anyone who wants to speak English, I can help them out there, as I speak nothing else.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Mexico, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In