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To become location independent.
Not great at describing myself by textbox or questions like "Tell me about yourself." For someone to know me I'd rather let the conversation flow, and the other person can put the pieces together.
One thing though, I'm picking up a trinket from every country I visit. When my collection is big enough, I want to build a "travel shelf", so any help with finding one would be helpful.
Big supporter of the "Treat others as you'd like yourself to be treated" idea.
Learn to laugh at yourself.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Unfortunately I can't host or travel at the moment, so what I've been doing lately is just going out and about with locals & showing new people or travelers around.
Met my first surfer, showed her around a bit, then lost my car and wandered around, it turned out to be pretty fun.
A good year later I met 3 surfers in West Palm and had Mexican food, Halloween ideas, and a fun time.
Recently with one of those same surfers, I made my way down to Key Largo and met some pretty cool people from Mexico, Bolivia, and France.
I've talked to people from China, Vietnam, Russia, Japan, Canada, and Poland here. Some I've made fast friends with and hope to meet one day whenever I make my way to their countries.
In summary, CS does not disappoint. I'm looking forward to my first visit in another country with a host.
All things interesting.
- swing dancing
- mexican food
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSIC: Blackmill, Sea Wolf, Televisor, Blue Öyster Cult, Noah & the Whale, Movits!, Bob Dylan, Speakeasies Swing Band, Μαρίζα_Ρίζου, Of Monsters & Men, Vivaldi, Mozart, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Eluveite, Arcade Fire, Insomnium, Frank Sinatra, Leonardo Leo, Iron Maiden, Beethoven, MGMT, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Tenacious D, Fredric Chopin, Dire Straits, Foo Fighters, Florence+the Machine, Déanta, Ленинград, Rolling Stones,
MOVIES: OSS 117, Airplane!, Into the Wild, In Bruges, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, Iron Sky, Last Stand, The Departed, Catch me if you Can, Black Dynamite, The Protector, Analyze This/That, The Room, A Beautiful Mind, Anything Monty Python, Cloverfield, Ip Man, The Naked Gun, Anchorman, Moonrise Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Spirited Away, Tropic Thunder, Defiance, V for Vendetta, Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Limitless, You're Next, Boondock Saints, Interstellar, the list continues. I'm a mondo movie buff.
BOOKS: The Count of Monte Cristo, Still Life with Woodpecker, Crime & Punishment, The Idiot, The Consolation of Philosophy, The Partner, Lord of the Rings, Presumed Innocent, The Little Prince, City of God, Strong Medicine, Leviathan, Aquitaine Progression, The Broker, Edgar Allan Poe's Works, 1984, Jurassic park, A Song of Ice and Fire, Sun Tzu's: The Art of War, Aquinas's: Summa Contra Gentiles, Picture of Dorian Gray, Paradise Lost and Il Principe. (So far)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I've held a ball python, scorpion, tarantula, and a baby alligator throughout my childhood, that is life in Florida.
I've jumped over a river of ants 1/2 a meter wide, trekked through old stone steps through the Amazon all to discover paradise in the form of Tayrona, Colombia.
I've stood at the southernmost point of the United States.
I've seen a giant manta ray in the wild.
I saved a life.
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: If anyone wants to learn English/Spanish, Swing Dancing, Kung-fu, boxing, and/or guitar.
Learn: I'm glad to learn just about anything my host/surfer wants to teach, but I'd be especially thrilled if you could teach me to surf.
Share: Drinks, jokes, stories.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Recipes, booze, and a good time. I'll come up with more, probably.
Countries I’ve Visited
Colombia, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Colombia, United States