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Nicholas.of.the.Country

Oakland, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Linguist
  • No education listed
  • From Glen Ellen, California
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Gettin down to business

PHILOSOPHY

Sharing is Caring

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've hosted lots of surfers (sometimes even the same surfers more than once) in all the various places I've lived in California. I'm just getting settled in Oakland and am hoping to start having some surfers over soon. When you can't travel yourself, hosting is the next best thing.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I surfed a lot, formally and informally, in Europe. Amazing people and experiences. I have had a lot of fun hosting surfers from all over on our couches here in California. Hosting is good fun.

Interests

I really dig cooking fun meals. I cook a lot and think dinner parties rule. I am fascinated by languages and love learning new ones. Live music. Going out dancing. Riding my bike around town. Cameras and taking pictures. Learning.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Radiohead, Andrew Bird, Beirut, Broken Social Scene, Los Zafiros, Los Delinquentes, Manu Chao, Louise Attaque, Ra Ra Riot, Miles Davis, Tryo, Cold War Kids, James Brown, Paul Simon, American Analog Set, Wilco, Bob Dylan, California Honeydrops, the Beatles, Chromeo, the Cure, Devendra Banhart, Elliot Smith, Iron and Wine, Belle and Sebastian, Juaninacka, The Magnetic Fields, Mirah, Feist, Prince, Ratatat, MJ, Shakira, Neutral Milk Hotel, Marvin Gaye... and it goes on and on... and on.

Books: One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez,) Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families (Philip Gourevitch,) Jitterbug Perfume (Tom Robbins,) the Beach (Alex Garland,) the Barron in the Trees (Italo Calvino,) Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close (Jonathan Safran Foer,) Zuni Cafe Cook Book (Judy Rodgers)

Films: Science of Sleep, Oh Brother Where Art Thou? Requiem for a Dream, City of God, Amorres Perros, Motorcycle Diaries, El Secreto En Sus Ojos, the Life Aquatic, the Royal Tennenbaums, Zombieland, Sean of the Dead, the Princess Bride, Do the Right Thing, Taken, Lord of the Rings, the new Batman movies, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Chinatown. Pretty much anything with Bill Murray is golden too.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Lived in a house where at any given time you could find anywhere from 12 to 22 of the most creative and loving people that inspired me daily

I volunteered at a monkey rescue center in Ecuador in May 2011. That pretty much changed my life.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

France, Spain, United States

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