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Matt Kawashima

Monterey, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 25 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Environmental Planner
  • Cal Poly SLO
  • From Tustin, California
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Build and expand my network of friends around the world

ABOUT ME

Hi, my name is Matt. I am a recent college working in beautiful Monterey, CA! Prior to moving up to Monterey in January 2014, I went to school in San Luis Obispo and grew up in Orange County. I've been slowly moving up the California Coast the past few years...

I like to think I'm a pretty laid back guy. I enjoy eating well, working out, and, of course, travelling.

I hope to meet you soon!

PHILOSOPHY

"If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move."
-Anthony Bourdain

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I enjoy hosting people

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I hosted people while I was going to school in San Luis Obispo and was able to surf with a few people while I backpacked around Europe. All great experiences so far!

Interests

This is no easy task...I will say that photography is my biggest hobby. You can see my photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattkawashima/

Other interests include:
photography | food | traveling | new places | exploring | nature | cats | dogs | mild weather | music | backpacking | concerts| relaxing | vegging out (every now and then) | hiking | bicycling | bicycle-friendly communities | walkable communities | architecture | urban design | geography | history | sustainability | meeting new people | agriculture |

Music, Movies & Books

MUSIC: The National, Blink 182, Angels and Airwaves, Band of Horses, Beirut, Cold War Kids, Kings of Leon, Death Cab for Cutie, Bloc Party, +Many many more
http://www.last.fm/user/m_kawashima

BOOKS: Into the wild, Harry Potter, The Last Lecture, Wild at Heart,

MOVIES: 180º South, Into the wild, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, How I Met Your Mother (TV), Parks and Recreation (TV), Anthony Bourdain shows (TV)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

-The first time I drove into Yosemite Valley and pulled over at tunnel view.

-Backpacking in the Eastern Sierras was unbelievable, it is absolutely incredible out there and easily one of the most underrated places in California

-Seeing the northern lights on a snowmobile in Swedish Lapland in -40 Fahrenheit weather.

-Meeting my relatives in Värmlands, Sweden

-The unbelievable scenery in Iceland

-My buddy and I dropping €200 each for lunch at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris

Countries I've Visited

Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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