Nick Barker

Nazareth, North District, Israel

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  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic, Hebrew (modern), Persian (Farsi)
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • University Student (Gap Year)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
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About Me

I'm all about music (mostly alternative Middle Eastern jams - of course American stuff too), healthy/natural eating, leisurely hiking, picnics, socialism, languages, meaningful travel, spontaneity, FITNESS, quality espresso, cooking, and respect. I love other cultures and try to "feel" them as much as I can access them, but at the end of the day I'm definitely an American guy from the South.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm living in Nazareth for the fall before moving to Amman until next summer. I can't host people at my place, but I can meet up with Surfers who are visiting. My main hope is to hang out with some cool local CouchSurfer hosts from the Nazareth/Galilee area.


The Middle East is my dearest passion. I'm interested in positive people who are real and have lots of energy for adventuring. Let's go watch the sunset over a bottle of wine or hit up a bar with kickass music - life is happening right now!

Oh, and I HAVE NO D@MN POLITICS - I'm not an activist. I'm an academic.

Music, Movies, and Books

--Toot Ard
--Dudu Tassa
--Childish Gambino
--Yemen Blues
--Riff Cohen
--Kendrick Lamar
--The Weeknd
--Hello Psychaleppo
--Blues O Bantaloon
--Mashrou3 Laila
--Zaed Naes
--Random House

--Eat Pray Love
--A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
--Under the Tuscan Sun
--The Royal Tenenbaums
--The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
--The Other Son
--Marie Antoinette

--The Great Gatsby
--Harry Potter
--Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
--The Ayatollah Begs to Differ
--The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
--Waiting for the Dawn

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

With friends, I smoked a certain plant that rhymes with "Benihana" in the Versailles Gardens (while listening to the full "Marie Antoinette" soundtrack), before swimming in the Dead Sea (yes, BEST IDEA EVER), during sunset at Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev Desert, and before having tea at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. But I swear I don't do that regularly!

Teach, Learn, Share

"One place comprehended can make us understand other places better. Sense of place gives equilibrium; extended, it is sense of direction too." -- Eudora Welty

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Egypt, France, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Lebanon, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, Jordan, Tajikistan, United States

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