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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 36, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • we're both lawyers (but 93% evil-free!)
  • Moi: philosophy & biology, law; Britt: english & business...
  • From Moi: Washington D.C., USA; Britt: Portland OR, USA
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About Me


keep sane till the next trip


we're a lawyer couple working at big firms in d.c. who love exploring whenever we can escape from our desks.


pragmatic humanitarianism

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


to couch and be couched


Having informally couch surfed and hosted for years, I finally made it official in Greece (with the incomparable Georgios & Magalie) and haven't looked back. Panama City with Victoria (the hostess with the mostest) and Cameron was fabulous, and had an amazing time in South Africa and India, with special shout outs to the Queens of MFing (ask them) Clair and Divya in Cape Town and the inimitable Sharma family in Delhi. Now that I have a flat in the best location in DC, I'm passing on the hospitality -- and now with Britt you get two hosts for the price of one!


things that at least one of us likes:
delicious vegetarian food, festivals, hefeweizen, wine, board/card games, irony, constitutional law, dance!, Harry Potter, soccer, snowboarding, spy movies, random cultural differences, musical theater, grocery stores, SCUBA, lakes, making up words, normative philosophy, painting/crafts, international development and microfinance, hiking, politics & world affairs, quests & wild goose chases, photography, cooking, outdoor food & flea markets, yada yada yada

  • theater
  • photography
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • vegetarian
  • crafts
  • politics
  • movies
  • painting
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • snowboarding
  • soccer
  • swimming
  • law
  • lakes

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The Princess Bride, American Beauty, Life is Beautiful, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich

Books: Anything by Kurt Vonnegut or Dr. Seuss; The Phantom Tollbooth, Catch-22, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Contact, Watership Down, Middlesex, Reasons & Persons

Music: Andrew Bird, Manu Chao, Radiohead, Cake, Thievery Corporation.. (Frankly, I'm a music lover of the relatively uninformed variety. If you know what's what, tell me what's good.)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Angkor Wat was uh-mayzing; the Northern Lights over Loch Lomond; Diving with whale sharks & night-diving through bioluminescence ; Swimming with friends in the Guatemalan jungle & caves; exploring Koh Panyi floating village after dusk; Motorbiking around Chang Mai (and Nafplio); Magical Monemvasia & Vonderful Vondelpark; spending a stormy night on the street in St. Malo, Island hopping in San Blas, waking to the sound of howling hyenas in Kruger Park, hiking the Drakensburg, Diwali in Varanasi, and navigating the insane Pushkar Camel Fair

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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