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Jake Nacheman

Astoria, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 75 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning English, French, Hebrew (modern), Italian, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • 3rd grade teacher
  • BS(2009) Brain and Cognitive Science...
  • From basking ridge, nj
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to make the journey the destination

ABOUT ME

I have a one-track open mind...I'm a nomad, a wander, a vagabond, if you will. I love where I am going and tire of where I am. Stick near me too long, and you'll find yourself on a different continent. I want to learn your language.

life is worth what you make of it...

PHILOSOPHY

i guess its just to always remember to take the perspectives of others into account without abandoning your own values. listen, learn, digest, then act. and if you act, act with confidence.

ps. i dont eat pork

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love traveling to learn about the culture of the place i am in, i like CS because it gives you the local perspective, and helps you to get away from all the tourist stuff letting you see the place for what it really is.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

->surfed:08/08-turino, italy--with alessandro12/08-cancun, mexico--with cigur12/08-san ignacio, belize--with marcus01/09-cancun, mexico--with cigur05/09-windsor, ontario, canada--with liz!05/09-clevleland, ohio, us--with jared06/09-buffalo, ny, us--with hillel07/09-montreal, quebec, canada--with yan08/09-atlanta, georgia, us--with halef and michael12/09-montreal, quebec, canada-- with yan12/09-quebec, quebec, canada--with roxanne12/09-boston, massachusetts, us--with leener02/10-guatemala city, guatemala--with teresa02/10-antigua, guatemala--with mary jo02/10-panajachel, guatemala--with darsha02/10-san juan la laguna, guatemala--with daniel02/10-antigua, guatemala--with victor05/10-almendralejo, spain--with michelle05/10-almendral, spain--with quini05/10-lisbon, portugal--with nuno07/10-napoli, italy--with vittoria08/10-guatemala city, guatemala--with leslie11/10-antigua, guatemala--with arno11/10-on the school bus in iztapa, guatemala--with antionne11/10-guatemala city, guatemala--with teresa12/10-rochester, ny--with michelle12/10-boston, mass--with mike12/10-new orleans, la--with brian and alexi12/10-new orleans, la--with sean01/11-miami, fl--with rob 02/11-guatemala city, guatemala--with teresa03/11-guatemala city, guatemala--with teresa07/11-washington, d.c. with barguv->hosted:05/09-nathan from colorado >>in rochester05/09-mike from boston >>in rochester07/09-emily from new york >>in rochester04/10-trevor from so. califormia >>in rochester09/10-ben from colombus, oh >>in antigua, guate09/10-pascal from germany >>in angitua, guate10/10-quentin from france >>in angitua, guate10/10-jacob from texas >>in antigua, guate10/11-karen, from NYC >>in astoria, NYC11/11-tom, from germany>>in astoria, NYC11/11-tyler, from london, ontario>>in astoria, NYC12/11-01/12-matt, from australia>>in astoria, NYC12/11-01/12-trent, from australia>>in astoria, NYC
12/11-01/12-matt, from australia>>in astoria, NYC01/12-kami, from stitzerland>>in astoria, NYC
07/12 Amalchi from Puerto Rico
11/12 Halef and Michael from Atlanta, Georgia

Interests

im interested in a lot of things, i just dont really have the time to put them all down now. i guess you'll just have to talk it out of me when we meet.

Here's a sampler:
cheese, beer, reading, writing, learning, teaching, new music, new languages, new places, wine, mountains, rivers, beaches, trees, old things, old music, old languages, old places, cobble-stones, soup-stones, rolling-stones, burgers, spices, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, time, stealing time, stealing glances, stealing memories, sharing memories, making memories, making sandcastles, climbing stone castles, climbing towers, climbing walls, climbing barriers, breaking barriers, building foundations, building bridges, crossing bridges, swimming rivers, joan rivers, rowing rivers, rowing in the rain, walking in the rain, walking a mile in another man's moccasins. (or woman's).

Music, Movies & Books

'with my lightening bolts a'glowin' i can see where i am going'

One Amazing Thing I've Done

most amazing fireworks display in dc on the 4th
jeeping through the guatemalan savannah
diving into a lion pit in merida, spain
climbing an underground waterfall at semuc champay
ice skating in the old city of quebec
getting dizzy from the world's largest painting
biking to the northernmost point on the erie canal
shattering the canadian language barrier
evading certain doom in guatemalan rock slides
dodging balls of fire on mount pakaya
belizian caribbean so blue it burns the eye
climbing down a pitch black, wet, steep, and icy stairway on the inside of a mountain in belluno

Teach, Learn, Share

things I've learned:
food and language. its how we always remember who we are and learn about the cultures of others. never abandon yours but do your best to soak in the rest.

Always have faith in the kindness of strangers.

Chinese food for breakfast is the best thing in the universe. period.

A wise man once said: "Another day, another continent"

"Damnation, damnation, thy other name is schoolteaching!" -Walt Whitman

Louer le Dieu de tous, boire le vin, laisser le monde est le monde

No toilet paper? Take a shower...

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Nicaragua, Poland, United States

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