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Nick Barker

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Persian (Farsi); learning Arabic, Spanish
  • 22, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • University Student
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • From Kennesaw, Georgia, United States of America
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live, laugh, love!

ABOUT ME

I like to consider myself a curious, adventurous, smart, and proactive person. Meeting new people and experiencing new places is a priority to me!

PHILOSOPHY

To embrace life and live it abundantly.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm currently living in a dormitory, so I cannot host anyone in my room. However, I'm very interested in showing people around and, of course, surfing on other couches!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've met many Couch Surfers who have come to Atlanta and stayed with friends of mine who host, I have surfed at the homes of two awesome people in Dubai, and I have surfed in Istanbul.
Other than that, I've met loads of CouchSurfers for coffee.

visited 13 states (5.77%)Create your own visited map of The World or Free ipad travel guide

Interests

Here are some quotes that interest me :D

"The flip side of fear is understanding."
-Rick Steves, Episode: "Rick Steves - Iran"

"To have another language is to possess a second soul."
-Charlemagne

"Suffer no anxiety, for he who is a sufferer of anxiety becomes regardless of enjoyment of the world and the spirit, and contraction happens to his body and soul."
-Zoroaster

"Know what you want, and you're on your way there. Visualize how it will be, feel how it will feel, and make yourself unstoppable."
-Ralph Marston

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both"
-Benjamin Franklin

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
-Emma Lazarus, Statue of Liberty

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:
--UDAAN
--Crash
--Taare Zameen Par
--The Godfather (I, II, & III)
--The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
--The Kingdom
--Angels & Demons
--Avaze Honjeshk-ha
--Eat Pray Love
--Slumdog Millionaire
--The Color of Paradise
--Children of Heaven

Music:
--Haim
--Jadal
--Mashrou3 Laila
--Barobax
--Arash
--Alex Ubago
--Kamran & Hooman
--Camila
--Jack Johnson
--Nariman
--Kid Cudi
--Juanes
--Cheb Mami
--Afshin
--Frank Sinatra
--Elvis Crespo

Books:
--Three Cups of Tea
--The Purpose Driven Life
--The Kite Runner
--The Great Gatsby
--Harry Potter
--Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
--The Ayatollah Begs to Differ

One Amazing Thing I've Done

During the summer of 2012, I went on my first Middle East trip. I was in Dubai and had purchased a GroupOn to jet ski, but it was the last day and I was on the other side of the city from my swimsuit. Going to get it, changing, and returning to the jet skiing area would have made me miss my flight.

What did I do?

...Jet skied in my clothes! And then paraded myself back across Dubai in my wet clothes, gathered my things, and caught my flight to Tehran.....hahahahahaha WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I like learning from people who have open minds and have done great things. I especially appreciate people who give good advice and feedback.

Countries I've Visited

Iran, Jamaica, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Jordan, United States

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