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My name is Kris and I just moved back to NYC after living in Buenos Aires for the past 6 years. I'm originally from Austin, Texas, but lived in New York City for 10 years before I moved to Argentina.
Traveling has always been exciting for me, and I enjoy meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures.
I really love music and I like to play the guitar and sing and write songs.
I have a dream to create a musical travel journal one day, writing a song in every city I go to, maybe collaborating with other musicians from that city, and then recording it there. Someday!!
You can hear some of the music I've already recorded here on a very old website I haven't updated for many years:
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
In New York City and Buenos Aires, I hosted people from around the world and as a guest, I've been hosted by amazing people in Turkey, Chile, Brazil, Canada, the USA, Argentina, Bolivia, and Japan.
I've met some of the most amazing people CouchSurfing. Honestly it has changed my life and the way I have experienced so many places.
singing, guitar, writing songs, music, reading, painting, exploring, traveling, meeting new people, adventures, people watching, languages, living, loving, breathing, laughing, sleeping, dreaming, eating (ahh!!), and other things ...
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSIC: tori amos, bjork, joni mitchell, caetano veloso, tim buckley, joanna newsom, ani difranco, radiohead, kate bush, jeff buckley, sufjan stevens, p.j. harvey, the doors, sigur ros, jorge ben, robert wyatt, patti smith, the beatles, fiona apple, umm kulthum, nusrat fateh ali khan, bartok, stravinsky, shostokovich, philip glass, john adams, etc etc...
MOVIES: jodorowsky, almodovar, lars von trier, gondry, ki-duk kim, buñuel, kaufman, kurosawa, koyaanisqatsi, powaqqatsi, naqoyqatsi, baraka ... i also love watching national geographic documentaries, especially about animals, the ocean, and outer space.
BOOKS: kundera (my favorite!), toni morrison, murakami, nabokov, joseph campbell, krishnamurti, carlos castaneda, coelho, gabriel garcia marquez, carl jung, alice walker, james joyce, kerouac, the last unicorn, letters to a young poet, the little prince, the picture of dorian gray, crime and punishment, the prophet, harry potter, etc etc etc...
POETRY: lorca, sylvia plath, rumi, ee cummings
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Thaipusam festival in Malaysia (wow!), safaris in Tanzania and South Africa, trekking Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, swimming with sea lions, turtles, penguins & sharks in the Galapagos, trekking the Inca Trail at Machu Picchu, Carnaval in Brazil, geisha dances in Japan, riding an elephant through the jungle in Thailand, floating in the Dead Sea in Israel, visiting Petra in Jordan, seeing the pyramids in Giza, Egypt, the Taj Mahal at sunrise in India, going to the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, took a road trip all through the USA/Canada with friends, and many more amazing, beautiful things !
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, United States