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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Persian (Farsi)
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Student, wannabe photographer
  • Currently taking a break from college after 2 years of a ...
  • From Gainesville, Fl
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About Me


Make it to Brisbane, then go up to Cairns, and hitchhike down to Sydney!


I'm a fun-loving, easy-going guy who's decided to go to the other side of the world (well, almost). I love making friends (and keeping them!), and I enjoy going to new places, eating new food, and meeting new people.


I believe that everyone has inherent value. I doubt that I could find a person who isn't worth getting to know, although sometimes it can be hard to do that. Life is about sharing our experiences and viewpoints with each other and thus enriching our lives, by making good, meaningful friendships.

I try to be pragmatic and direct. I enjoy the abstract to an extent, but I value tactile and concrete experiences.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


About to set off on my first backpacking trip, and I hope to meet some cool CSers, and hopefully share rides with them around Australia and New Zealand


I don't have any couch surfing experience yet, but I hope that changes soon!


I'm currently trying to develop my skils as a photographer. I'm intrigued by good portraits that can capture, in a single instant, something meaningful about a person. I'm also very interested in landscape photography that can portray drama and an overwhelming sense of beauty.

I love meeting new people and finding out what interests them, and what they care about.

I love movies, and hope to be involved in film production at some point.

I'm an avid comic book reader, and might write a comic book or two if I can buckle down and do it.

Mostly, I just like to be doing things, and explore what's out there.

  • books
  • photography
  • beauty
  • dining
  • cooking
  • movies
  • pottery
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • mathematics

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: I'm not really a fan of genres. My favorite musical artists are: Beck, The Black Keys, The Go! Team, Johannes Brahms, The Black Angels, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Who, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, DJ Dangermouse, and a bunch of other stuff. It can be hard for me to keep track of it all.

I love film, and hope to be involved in film production at some point.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One of the most amazing things I've seen is the Grand Canyon. When I went I didn't expect much more than a hole in the ground, but simply seeing something so massive and beautiful was awe-inspiring.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm interested in learning more about photography. I have some experience in pottery and sculpture and would like to pursue these as well. I'm very interested in craftsmanship, and would like to learn skills like shirtmaking, shoemaking, farming, and anything else that involves building, making, inventing, and such.

Stuff I know: I'm good at organic chemistry, math through calc 2, some biology (minimal, really), and I enjoy cooking and know basic stuff and can make a kicking Indian-style curry or chili.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Hungary, Italy

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, New Zealand, United States

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