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David Mykel

New York, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Romanian, Silesian, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Jury Consultant
  • Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology
  • From Utica, NY USA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To positively impact the lives of those around me while exploring the meaning to life and happiness.

ABOUT ME

A person on a constant journey to meet and experience new people, places and things.

A person looking to share all my adventures, mis-adventures and stories with like minded people.

A person who wants to experience every culture, language and cuisine the world has to offer.

Me, professionally: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-w-mykel-m-a/b/b98/2a7

(Send me a LinkedIn request to hook-up there)

I also volunteer for a charity called Hope For The Silent Voices (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117704208617). We take annual impact trips where we work with the physically and mentally disabled in Galle, Sri Lanka, orphans and deaf and blind children in Phnom Phen, Cambodia and anti-sex trafficing in Bangkok, Thailand.

PHILOSOPHY

I beleive that each and every one of us is on this earth in order to positively impact the lives of those around us; leaving the world a better place than we found it.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

For now, I'm traveling the world so I cannot host but am eagerly looking forward to when I can. I enjoy showing other/new people the city I call home and all the in and outs they wouldn't find in a travel guide. To truly appreciate a city is to see it through a local's eyes.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed the west coast of the US and now currently my way through SE Asia.

Interests

Action sports (rock climbing, snowboarding, sky diving) muay thai and anything to do with a board (snow, surf, skate, wake).

Music, Movies & Books

Art of War; Freakconomics; Monster of Florence; Journey Around the World: Story of Ferdinand Magellean; Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; Born to Run; Into The Wild; Outliers; Endurance; Journey into Life;

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Circumvented the Globe in 2010 in 6 months Traveled to 43 counties Have engaged in extreme sports all over the globe (please see pics) Have recorded first ascents (rock climbing) in 5 different countries Caving in Budapest Paintball with Bosnian Troops Climbing limestone cliffs in Thailand First person to ever teach English in a rural Cambodian village Trained muay thai in Thailand Ice climbing in Switzerland Heli-drop snowboarding in British Columbia Sailing and cliff diving in Croatia Picked grapes in Tuscanny Surfing in Australia

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Perspective Learn: Humility Share: Life Experiences

Countries I've Visited

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, United States

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