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Kevin Connelly

Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Overview

  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Thai
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Documentary photographer/adventure g...
  • Bachelor of Art
  • From Cleveland, OH
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

"You can't always expect others to make you happy. Sometimes you have to grow your own happiness garden."

ABOUT ME

I studied Fine Art at the University of Montana which was a truely amazing place to be for college life. I am a documentary photographer with a focus on humanitarian work. I love sculpture...working with any kind of metal is an incredible process! I do a lot of backpacking and camping. I love learning new languages and meeting people from other cultures/countries/walks of life.
Without music I would be a lost soul. I'm also starting out on the harmonica so if you play the piano or guitar we can jam! (not really though, I suck.)
When I'm working I'm teaching kids to use their cameras in various places around Asia or documenting issues which I think need attention. When I'm not working i try to travel as much as possible and practice my dance moves.
Instagram: kevbkk7
New blog: kevinconnelly82.tumblr.com

PHILOSOPHY

To be unaccepting of others' ways is unacceptable.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Openly

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Stayed with wonderful people in Europe, hosted in Asia.

Interests

music, traveling, culture, hiking, camping, documentary photography, ethnic individuality, drawing, painting, sculpture, Sungha Jung, hammocks, bugs, good beer, Buddhism, independent films, museums, morning dew, freedom in Burma, conversation, trying to understand what people are singing about but not really worrying what the actual interpretation is.

Music, Movies & Books

Basically at the moment: Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Plants and Animals, Phish, Pearl Jam, Black Keys, Radiohead, Broken Social Scene, M83, Arcade Fire, Velvet Underground, Scott Walker, Beck, Beirut, Clapton, Flaming Lips, Frank Zappa, Greyboy Allstars, Black Crowes, Bjork, and of course Neil.

Movies: Into the wild, touching the void, motorcycle diaries, blood diamond, the last waltz, Crash, Big lebowski, Spy game, Born Into Brothels, I am trying to break your heart,The Royal Tennenbaums, Shawshank redemption, City of God

Books: Jack Kerouac, Hemmingway, George Orwell, The Dalai Lama, Emma Larkin, Ram Daas, Zoya Phan, Down the Rat Hole, From the Land of Green Ghosts, travelogues, etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hitchhiked through Tarako gorge in Taiwan. Rolled kimbab. DMZ'd through Korea, trekked the Himalayas, drank duck blood, thought I had mono once....turned out I was just really bored.

Teach, Learn, Share

If anyone has questions about visas in Thailand please ask me!

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, India, Laos, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

South Korea, Thailand, United States

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