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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hebrew (modern), Italian, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • private tutor
  • BS(2009) Brain and Cognitive Sciences; MS(2010) Education...
  • From NJ, USA
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About Me


to make the journey the destination


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...


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.

Why I’m on 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.


08/08-turino, italy--with alessandro
12/08-cancun, mexico--with cigur
12/08-san ignacio, belize--with marcus
01/09-cancun, mexico--with cigur
05/09-windsor, ontario, canada--with liz!
05/09-clevleland, ohio, us--with jared
06/09-buffalo, ny, us--with hillel
07/09-montreal, quebec, canada--with yan
08/09-atlanta, georgia, us--with halef and michael
12/09-montreal, quebec, canada-- with yan
12/09-quebec, quebec, canada--with roxanne
12/09-boston, massachusetts, us--with leener
02/10-guatemala city, guatemala--with teresa
02/10-antigua, guatemala--with mary jo
02/10-panajachel, guatemala--with darsha
02/10-san juan la laguna, guatemala--with daniel
02/10-antigua, guatemala--with victor
05/10-almendralejo, spain--with michelle
05/10-almendral, spain--with quini
05/10-lisbon, portugal--with nuno
07/10-napoli, italy--with vittoria
08/10-guatemala city, guatemala--with leslie
11/10-antigua, guatemala--with arno
11/10-on the school bus in iztapa, guatemala--with antionne
11/10-guatemala city, guatemala--with teresa
12/10-rochester, ny--with michelle
12/10-boston, mass--with mike
12/10-new orleans, la--with brian and alexi
12/10-new orleans, la--with sean
01/11-miami, fl--with rob
02/11-guatemala city, guatemala--with teresa
03/11-guatemala city, guatemala--with teresa
07/11-washington, d.c. with barguv

05/09-nathan from colorado >>in rochester
05/09-mike from boston >>in rochester
07/09-emily from new york >>in rochester
04/10-trevor from so. califormia >>in rochester
09/10-ben from colombus, oh >>in antigua, guate
09/10-pascal from germany >>in angitua, guate
10/10-quentin from france >>in angitua, guate
10/10-jacob from texas >>in antigua, guate
10/11-karen, from NYC >>in astoria, NYC
11/11-tom, from germany>>in astoria, NYC
11/11-tyler, from london, ontario>>in astoria, NYC
12/11-01/12-matt, from australia>>in astoria, NYC
12/11-01/12-trent, from australia>>in astoria, NYC
12/11-01/12-matt, from australia>>in astoria, NYC
01/12-kami, from stitzerland>>in astoria, NYC
07/12 Amalchi from Puerto Rico>>in astoria, NYC
11/12 Halef and Michael from Atlanta, Georgia>>in astoria, NYC


im interested in a lot of things, 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).

  • culture
  • writing
  • dining
  • breakfast
  • wine
  • chinese food
  • cheese
  • beer
  • walking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • cycling
  • scuba diving
  • rock climbing
  • track and field
  • swimming
  • rowing
  • languages
  • beaches
  • rivers
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and 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

Louez le Dieu de tout, 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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