Michael Sharp

Madison, WI, USA

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  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic (Gulf), French, Russian
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Politics
  • B.A. Political Science
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


Make people happy


Living in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I feel like my home changes too often. If I could only stop meeting such GREAT people, I could slow down on the traveling.


Why upon your first voyage as a passenger, did you yourself feel such a mystical vibration, when first told that you and your ship were now out of sight of land?...But that image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans. It's the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all. ~H. Melville

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Racial injustice around the world. Poverty. War. When man solves these three great problems he will have squared his moral progress with his scientific progress. And, more importantly, he will have learned the practical art of living in harmony. ~MLK Jr.


I am interested in traveling, wine making, music, art, poetry, literature, philosophy, languages, road trips, snow-shoeing, xc-skiing, and snowboarding.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Lightin' Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Skip James, Howlin' Wolf, Miles, Bird, Billie Holiday, Ella, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Tony Bennett, Joni Mitchell, Cole Porter, Chopin, Bill Evans, Debussy, Michel Berger, Dr. John, and anything else that swings J.B. Lenoir.
Books: The Catcher in the Rye, The Jungle, A Farewell to Arms, The Stranger, An American Tragedy, The Sun Also Rises, Candide, Fathers and Sons, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Pere Goriot, Gandhi Autobiography.
Poetry: Langston Hughes, T.S. Elliot, Robert Frost, W.B. Auden, Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine, Rumi.
Movies: Lawrence of Arabia, Taxi Driver, Clockwork Orange, Pulp Fiction, Amelia, Seventh Samaria, Cadillac Records.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Everything I see is amazing, I hope everyone experiences this.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am interested in Teaching, Sharing, and Learning everything and anything.

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