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  • 5 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Russian, Sign Language - American, Spanish, Thai
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • English Teacher
  • BA in English Poetry
  • From Portland, OR, USA
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About Me

Hey everyone! I'm an American expat currently living in the Central Asian country of Krygyzstan. I'm one of the lucky few who's been able to make a career that allows for international travel. So far, I've been to 17 countries and every continent other than South America. I've met some great people along the way: everyone from Arezou Tribesmen in Africa to artists in Paris. How about we grab a meal and see what we have in common?

Unfortunately, my apartment isn't great for hosting right now. But if you're planning a trip to Bishkek then let me know and we can meet up!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

A local's take is the best! I used to own a small tourism company in Denver, Colorado. I loved showing off my city! I think it exposes people to a side of life that they may never see otherwise.


I'm a huge reader. In university, I studied poetry. I also love to cook, watch movies, and practice my photography. I'm also a huge adrenaline junkie, but a bad knee has slown down my adventure sports quite a bit. In the past, I used to do long-distance cycling, kicboxing, rock climbing, and other similar sports.

For me, a huge part of traveling is trying the local food!I was a strict vegetarian for 5 years, but gave it up for travel. I've had everything from raw pig's blood to home-cured Jamon. I'll happily wait in line for hours for something memorable.

If you know of any punk shows, I'd love to go.

  • documentaries
  • tattoos
  • cooking
  • drinking
  • motorcycles
  • traveling
  • adventure travel
  • food
  • tea
  • foodie

Music, Movies, and Books

Phillip Levine- What Work is
Jeffery McDaniels
Louis Macneice
James Arthur

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've been to the South Pole in Antarctica!

I once rode a bicycle from Barcelona to Marrakesh.

I spent three months kickboxing in Thailand

What I Can Share with Hosts

A couch, a few beers, and hopefully a few stories!

Countries I’ve Visited

Antarctica, Australia, China, Costa Rica, France, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam, Western Sahara

Countries I’ve Lived In

Antarctica, Kyrgyzstan, Taiwan, Thailand, United States

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