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  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, Italian, Russian
  • 74, Other
  • Member since 2010
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To experience as many cultures and as much of this world as we can.

ABOUT ME

In 2002 we sold our business of 35 years, our home of 30 years, gave away all of our things - including six truck loads of books - and set off with two bags to experience the world. For a while we had a base in Paris, but we sold it and are now nomads. We like to travel to see people and places, not just to see the tourist sights or follow the "circuits".

PHILOSOPHY

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu

The planet is tiny, finite, and alone. We need to take care of it.

Genetic Atheism is the base; but just what is philosophy?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Couchsurfing has become an important part of our travels. We have met, and made, many invaluable friends throughout the world. We look forward to more.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Talking, meeting wonderful people, sharing our thoughts and our dreams.

Interests

Classical music - but the Beatles too, Darwinian Evolution, AI, History, The World

  • books
  • traveling
  • music
  • classical music
  • business
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Movie - Casablanca
Book - The Color of Genes
Music - Beethoven's later quartets

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I peed off the great pyramid. Does that count? I walked every block of every street in Paris - it took three years. I was attacked by a Mastiff in Tibet. Whew!

Teach, Learn, Share

There is nothing more that we like to share than the wonders of everything. I am especially interested in evolution and history. I'd like to write a book called "Marvin's ancestors - going all the way back to the first replication billions of years ago.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States

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