Logo orange

Manus M.

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Wants to Meet Up

Last login 1 day ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Manus's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile


  • 121 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Japanese, Mongolian, Portuguese
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Climate Change Analyst- Worked in nu...
  • Stanford(BA)/Yale(MA)/Cambridge(MPhil)
  • From New Orleans and Quito
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Survive the Congo- then survive Cambridge.


I own a strawberry farm in Ecuador and care about how energy politics tie into environmentalism. Consequently, I worked in the field of nuclear energy but this does not define my opinions =)

Also, I am very proud to be from New Orleans.


When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

i really enjoy characters.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


i try to travel when i can- sometimes i use the couchsurfing website.


i once had a couchsurfer disappear for 4 days in paris- he showed up in my apartment with an italian couple that he had met at a 4-day rave.

if you go to raves- please invite me too.


Making things happen.
Getting stuff done.

Music, Movies & Books

I read A Confederacy of Dunces once. then twice. three times. i love it.

Cléo de 5 a 7.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

On my last trip to the DRC, I was evacuated by MONUSCO troops because people were being killed outside my office- two weeks later I fled a village that had an ebola threat, and was able to trek deep into the jungle and see wild gorillas. I also got to climb the nearby Nyiragongo volcano with the world's largest lava lake.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Ecuador, France, Mongolia, Switzerland, United States

Join Couchsurfing to see Manus's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile