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Overview

  • 4 references
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic, Polish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Conversationalist and Student
  • B.A. in International Studies focused on the Middle East/...
  • From Edgewood, Kentucky, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Start Surfing! Learn Polish! Learn French! Explore Europe! Spread Compassion!

ABOUT ME

I'm 30 years old and simply wandering about. I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up and only occasionally go through periods where that thought really scares me. I'm excited to finish my MA in Central and Eastern European Studies and hope to find myself living a life of service in the near future.

My goal in life is to leave the world an ever so slightly better place than I found it. I have a new found affinity for Eastern Philosophy and increasing my physical health. I like to do active things i.e. hikes, runs, climbs, walks, sports (especially anything requiring a football,rugby ball or flying disc). I have become something of a "gym rat" over the last year and have really begun to enjoy leading a healthier lifestyle.

PHILOSOPHY

Judge Not.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I haven't yet had the privilege of surfing any couches and have yet to host any couch surfers. But I'm definitely looking forward to getting started.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Waiting for it to begin. I'll let you know when it does.

Interests

People
Hiking
Frisbee and Disc Sports
Rugby
Football (soccer)
Good Films
Studying Culture
Dancing
Trying different foods
Anything that brings people together for a positive experience...

  • dogs
  • culture
  • dancing
  • drinking
  • flying
  • movies
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sports
  • soccer
  • rugby
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The Straight Story, Easy Rider, The Motorcycle Diaries, Into the Wild.

Current Music Favorites: K'naan, Gogol Bordello, Conor Oburst, The Turkeys, Rocky Votolato, M.I.A, Eddie Vedder and any random Arabic CD I come across.

Books: The Art of Happiness (I suggest this one to almost everyone I meet), On the Road, Into the Wild, Generation Kill, Blood Money

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I flew a glider for 2 hrs in Carson Valley, Nevada. It was amazing being able to stay aloft for so long without any propulsion.

Teach, Learn, Share

Go to Morocco. Eat Tagine and drink Moroccan Tea!

Tarifa, Spain is really small, really fun, and really relaxing. Just beware that the beautiful beach might leave you sand blasted. I was there in early June and enjoyed my night at the Melting Pot Hostel.

If you ever make it to Australia and have a chance to see their sheep herding dogs in action, take advantage of it!

Do not pass up New Zealand! That place is beautiful beyond belief!

Slovenia is entirely too overlooked. That country has amazing people, beautiful mountains, and an entertaining little capital.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland, United States

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