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To see as much of the world as possible
I'm a third year student at Columbia University in NYC. I'm studying for spring of 2009 at King's College in London. I get a month off between March and April and plan to take full advantage of that time to travel Europe. I'm new to couchsurfing but I love meeting new people and exploring new cultures and cities.
I'm really easy-going, fully independent if you're too busy, but would love a local's perspective if you'd like to show me around. Really open-minded and always open to trying new things.
I'm also gay. Hasn't been an issue thusfar, but if it might be, you've been forewarned ;)
"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." - Barack Obama
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
At the moment I am limited to surfing couches. I live in a teeny-tiny dorm in NYC and will have an even smaller one in London so at the moment I cannot have people stay with me. As soon as I have my own apartment I fully intend on hosting as many people as I can and can't wait to show people around NYC.
None yet! But I'm really looking forward to it!
Anything and everything. Music, dancing, attempting to cook, traveling, exploring, etc. etc.
Music, Movies, and Books
I adore Britney Spears, no apologies there. Any kind of music. I was in band for half of grade school, so music is an integral part of my life. I love almost any kind of movie, but love comedies and horror films. Books are complicated. I read a lot of complex texts for school, but I think I like mysteries or books that play with your head most.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've traveled to England, Italy, France, the Dominican Republic, and Canada. I've seen beautiful cities, beautiful landscapes, etc. The most amazing thing I've ever seen however, was the unity of my home country after the 2008 election. I was in New York, in Harlem, and seeing the streets erupt with joy all over the world, while simultaneously being at an epicenter for black culture in the U.S., was truly incredible. I felt as if the entire world was rallying for the U.S., and it had been a very long time since I'd been proud to be American.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can show you living proof that someone can be from Texas and be liberal at the same time.
I've lived in NYC for almost three years. I've seen all walks of life, met people from everywhere, and heard all kinds of opinions.
I want to share my experiences and views on the world, and learn from yours.