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Nick Engels

Rochester, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Hostel Manager
  • B.A. History/Psychology, some psych ...
  • From Rochester, NY U.S.A.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

A pot of candor, a few sprinkles of tact

ABOUT ME

Enthusiastic as hell about the outdoors. I love traveling and finding new adventures. I like to create and build. I'm an avid learner. I'm pretty outgoing but I also like being alone. I have a big heart and I'm a pretty easygoing person. I like kindness and I appreciate simplicity, but I can sometimes forget that when I'm practicing directness.

No couch at the moment!

PHILOSOPHY

I try to stay as humble as I can

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfing around the U.S. in 2012-2013. Will definitely be hosting in the future!

Interests

Eating healthy; meeting people from different cultures; traveling; writing; running; biking; people watching; hiking; camping; the outdoors; trees; sharing stories; maps; homemade food; frolicking; chopping wood; cooking; humor; reading; animals; working with my hands; writing letters; hard work; being uncomfortable; meditation; wind, rainstorms; family functions; simpleness.

Music, Movies & Books

Haruki Murakami, Anthony De Mello, Lao-Tzu, Tom Robbins, Edwin H. Friedman, Rumi, Alan Watts, Mark Twain, Pema Chodron, Hafiz, Aldous Huxley, Wendell Berry, Neil Postman, friedrich Nietzsche, Jonah Lehrer, Ayn Rand, Henry Thoreau, Noam Chomsky, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Campbell, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson.

Acoustic guitar, solo piano, jazz/blues; early 90s hip-hop; acid jazz; some combination of cello and violin with piano; certain techno.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Canoe camping down the Drysdale River in the Kimberley Wilderness.

Walking through downtown Dhaka

Playing soccer in the mud with local kids in Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

Surviving a bus ride with a sleeping driver through the Andes Mountains in Peru.

The stars on really dark, clear nights in the Australian Outback.

Losing a battle with a Mamma black bear protecting her three cubs in the Adirondack High Peaks

Teach, Learn, Share

Guitar Outdoor survival Baking crisps and cobblers Homemade hummus Basic carpentry Tree climbing Massage Cooking Bonfire making Fun Rooftop exploration Gardening/landscaping Canoeing Eastern philosophy People Asking good questions Camping

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Bangladesh, France, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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