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Overview

  • 12 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French
  • 60, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Former US Marine and Diplomat
  • Maryland and USC
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Now living in Niamey, Niger - traveling back and fourth to Mali. Interesting country and wonderful people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I want to give back and also help support others with similar interests. I like meeting people, sharing a meal, going to the beach, exploring - pretty much everything interests me.

Interests

solar, development, human rights, economic development, etc

  • human rights
  • flying
  • socializing
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Just saw the movie "A Perfect Day" - about aid workers in Bosnia (where I served) and it was great. I reached out to the author of the book the movie was based - MSF senior staffer Paula Farias - she nailed it.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

flying airplanes, going off to wars and not dying,

What I Can Share with Hosts

the country and Port-au-Prince

Countries I’ve Visited

Afghanistan, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, France, Ghana, Iraq, Italy, Kenya, Monaco, Morocco, Philippines, Poland, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Eritrea, France, Japan, Nigeria, Tunisia, United States

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