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Mick Power

Washington, DC, USA

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Overview

  • 47 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Campaigner
  • LLB/BA
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Mexico baby, yeah!

ABOUT ME

I was born in Perth, but then Melbourne became my home for about 8 years, then I moved to Boston to live in the USA it's this new thing I'm doing it's pretty wild.

I study a Masters of Public Policy from Monday to Friday, and from Saturday until Sunday I'm actually a pond.

I enjoy strong black coffee, Eastern food, and yarns.

Tambien me gusta los personas quien pueden asistirme practicar espanol! Yo empecé aprender Español en el año pasado, y siempre quiero mejorar, y aprender mas y mas de la cultura y la gente de Latinoamerica y España...

PHILOSOPHY

Public Service

Oh, and artichoke.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host and surf. You know, the usual.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted:
- Anna & Mango from China
- Gustavo from Brazil
- Cecilia from Sweden
- Felicie from France
- Erwin from Berlin
- Lei Wen from Beijing
- Alberto from Spain
- Iñigo from Spain
- Vivian from Spain and Michelle from Sydney
- Raymond from Malaysia
- Tomas from Argentina
- Fernando from Argentina
- Jonathan from China
- Theodore from Philippines
- Carol and Vivian from Spain
- Bar from Israel
- Peter from USA
- Gizem and Meryem from Turkey- Julia from Germany- Jerry from China- Nadja from Germany
Silke from Germany- Beryl from Hong Kong- Xie Lin and Jing Jing from China- David from Sweden- Alvin and Michael from France- Thomas from Germany- Paulo from Brazil- Antonella from Italy- Donnie from USA- Anita from GermanyI couchsurfed quite a bit in China, Dec 2009 and Jan 2010, in India in 2012, and in Mexico in 2012-3. Best time ever!

Interests

Music
Books
History
Politics
Football
The Large Hadron Collider

Music, Movies & Books

Last books I read were Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Road by Cormac McCarthy and The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Before that was On The Road by Jack Kerouac, after Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, after The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño, after 2666 (also by Bolaño), after The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Before that I read The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. I read a lot of non-fiction - currently churning my way through India: A History (John keay) and The Fabric of the Cosmos (Brian Greene). Best books I read in the last few years were Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, and One Hundred Days of Solitude by Gabriel Marcia Marquez. Even more recently read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, Midnights Children by Salman Rushdie and White Fang by Jack London. Recently finished the Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama, and the Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Music: Explosions in the Sky, Grinderman, Stevie Ray Vaughan (as always), Mogwai (as always), Turbofolk.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

In July 2009, I rode a horse through the mountains of Bulgaria. It was radical.

In December 2009, I climbed 黄山 mountain in 安徽.

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to know stuff about the world. Seriously, be prepared for this, it is likely that I will absolutely drill you with questions about your country for a few minutes after we first meet. Oh and I luuurrrvveee telling jokes! I like to tell jokes and hear jokes and learn jokes I just love gags!!

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia

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