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Overview

  • 88 references 66 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), German, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Corporate Slave
  • University
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About Me

I absolutely love this platform, also, a vegetarian, an adventurer and traveler , I like sports , soccer, biking, murals, street art / graffiti, and burning man festival . You think I'm a hippie? - well, not really 🤷‍♂️

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have travelled extensively and I'm always happy to share my apartment and meet people from different walks of life when I am available.

I can show you around if time allows. Washington DC is diverse, has a good transit system, lots of food options, entertainment and sports, a good sense of community, free things - museums are free to visit. Parks and trails all over, Increasing options for biking. Full of young people with lots of energy and drive.
DC is incredibly progressive- it's like the most liberal city/district/legal entity in the US
If you like politics, it is the world’s epicenter.

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Interests

  • wildlife
  • photography
  • cooking
  • running
  • walking
  • movies
  • chess
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sports
  • soccer
  • sightseeing
  • tea
  • murals
  • exploring abandoned buildings
  • nature and beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies

Independent films (outside the mainstream)..... You've probably never heard of these movies

1. Wadjda (2012) , Saudi Arabia
2. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014) , Israel
3. Samsara (2012) , US edited
4. Timbuktu (2014), Mali
5. The Lives of Others (2006), Germany
6. Theeb (2014), Jordan
7. Tracks (2013) , Australia
8. Alone in Four Walls (2007), Russia
9. The White Balloon (1995), Iran
10. Money, happiness and eternal life - 2017, DW Documentary
11. Zabardast (2018) France

Music

Amapiano and Afro-beats ( all day)

Books

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
7. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
9. The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
10. Middlemarch by George Eliot
11. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Traveled to 4 Continents and lived on each of the 4 continents for at least 2 years.

Teach, Learn, Share

“Life is like riding a bike. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

What I Can Share with Hosts

Positive Vibes

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya, Macao, Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Uganda, United States

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