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To travel to every country, try every type of food and learn every language
I grew up in New Jersey and also lived in Dallas before moving to San Francisco. I've been in SF for 12 years and I love it here. I'm a Systems Engineer, a professional photographer and a musician. I enjoy meeting new people and showing them around the city. I have hosted over 40 times in SF and have surfed myself in Seattle, Vancouver and in Argentina. I enjoy going to Burning Man and I have been 5 times.
I also love wine, dinner parties, learning new languages and meeting people from all over the world. I'm also a drummer.
I'm the type of person that travels to countries because I enjoy that type of food. I like people that are open minded and I'm very open to talking about many different things. I've always opened my house up to people traveling abroad in the past and this site is like a dream to me.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I shot some photos to be used for the Couchsurfing website during two events when they were shooting video here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maidelba/sets/72157627557256696/
Sonoma Couchcrash 2012:
Lately I've been attending local CS events in San Francisco.
In the past I've shot some photos at CS events. Here's a link to a few:
Christmas eve dinner:
Hot Chocolate party at Basecamp:
Pajama party at Lara's:
CS Million Member March at Golden Gate park:
CS Party at Lara's: http://www.flickr.com/gp/60979288@N00/Yy3EGX
CS Potluck: http://www.flickr.com/gp/60979288@N00/5y793m
I enjoy taking people around SF and showing them things that they won't see through a travel guide. I also enjoy taking people out to local restaurants or going to a concert. I'm very much of a foodie, so if interested I can show you some great food around SF, especially international foods.
World travel and Couchsurfing, gourmet and ethnic food, music-especially live music, wine & beer, hosting parties with friends, drums, photography, dancing especially Salsa and latin music, biking, hiking, meeting new people, Burning Man, learning languages and experiencing new cultures and foods.
Music, Movies, and Books
Bjork, Radiohead, Grateful Dead, The The, Air, Frank Zappa, Beastie Boys, Wu-Tang, Public Enemy, 70's and 80's, Ursula 1000, Melvins
Jazz: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, many others..
Latin: Buena vista social club, Most Salsa, Grupo Niche, Eddie Palmieri, Flamenco, Brazilian music, African music such as Fela and Seun Kuti, Orchestra Baobab, Indian music
Movies: Hedwig and the angry inch, The Jerk, Once, Airplane, Boogie nights, The Kentucky Fried movie, Forest Gump, Baraka, Woody Allen and many others.
TV: Skins, True Blood, Hung, Heros, Tim and Eric awesome show
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Spent 2 days in the desert in Morocco.
Spent 3 weeks traveling around India, saw 9 cities in 3 weeks!
Trekking through the Amazon jungle in Peru, in the dark.
Going to Burning Man 6 times!
Hiked on a Glacier in Pategonia, El Chalten, Argentina!
Riding on top of a watermelon truck in Laos after our bus broke down!
Teach, Learn, Share
If interested I can help you with Photography and Drum Lessons.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In