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To talk to everyone, eat everything, learn as much as I can, and see all the sights!
I'm trying to explore different ways of living my life, see the world, and figure out where I want to be and what I'm going to do there. I love good food, beer, and wine, and am always happy to share a meal with anyone. Most of my free time is spent biking, attempting to play my new guitar and ukulele, cooking, baking, and reading. Interesting people and interesting conversations keep me going. I'm always looking for new people to meet and new places to see!
The most important things in life are the people I spend it with. Everything else is just icing on the cake.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have surfed a couple times, and have had fantastic experiences. I've also met surfers staying with friends of mine, and they've always been great. Now I've got a place where I can host, and I'm excited to meet travelers coming through Chicago!
Natural beauty, cities, bodies of water, bookstores, bikes, languages peaches, pie, sweet potato fries, mason jars, tomatoes, and traveling.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Fleet Foxes, The Punch Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling, The Beatles, The Gorillaz, Samiyam, Hot Chip, Beck, Beyonce, The Black Keys, The Tallest Man on Earth, Josh Ritter, José González, Junip, Andrew Bird, The Arcade Fire, The Civil Wars, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Feist, Flying Lotus, Simon and Garfunkle, Broken Bells, and far too many other things to list.
Books: I love way too many books to even begin. Any recommendations are always appreciated!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I saw a flock of sheep standing on top of a bus on a mountain road in Guatemala. I'm still not sure how they got up there or kept from falling off.
Teach, Learn, Share
Things I know: How to make a pie. How to make a flan. How to make brownies. How to play the ukulele. How to knit hats and gloves. How to make risotto.Things I want to know: How to cook the best dish you know how to make. What your favorite book is. How to play the guitar, the mandolin, and the banjo. How to say hello and count to ten in any language you speak. How to build furniture and buildings, fix cars, and install electrical wiring and plumbing.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In