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Overview

  • 6 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Indonesian, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • I sell pearl and stone jewelry when I'm home in New York ...
  • Studied political science in the Washington DC area. I ta...
  • From Yonkers, New York
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Write a book about Indonesia

ABOUT ME

I like to really experience the places I go to by hanging out with locals and even working if I can. I do a lot of reading, watching great movies when I can find them, wondering around, usually looking for places to stay and live for awhile. (Don't get scared. I won't just move into your living room permanently). I love being outdoors and inside good bars.

PHILOSOPHY

"BREATHE. you are alive."
-Thich Nhat Hanh

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

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COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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Interests

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  • books
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities

Music, Movies, and Books

Some of my favorites,
Movies: Good Will Hunting, Forrest Gump, A Guide to Recognize Your Saints, Midnight Run, Motorcycle Diaries
Music: Any Rock music, especially hearing an acoustic guitar live.
Books: Siddhartha - Herman Hesse, On the Road - Jack Kerouac, Love is a Dog From Hell - Charles Bukowski, My Friend Leonard - James Frey, Tender Bar - JR Moeringer, Kin of Ata - Dorothy Bryant

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was 20 I went to Ireland and found family I didn't know I had. I spent most of 2011 traveling from the western tip of Indonesian to the eastern border in Papua. I made it through the trip by selling jewelry in local markets and on streets along the way.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have been all over Asia so I'm always happy to give travel advice. I think I could give intro Bahasa Indonesian lessons. I want to learn how to speak Spanish this year and I always want to learn about great writers, especially in countries I travel to.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Canada, Costa Rica, Ireland, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Indonesia, United States

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