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Owen Lipsett

Xinzhuang, New Taipei, Taiwan

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • high school English teacher at an in...
  • travel of course and also a law degr...
  • From Washington, DC
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to know places, not just to see them (that's where couchsurfing comes in. Also, I would like to meet people who practice vipassana (insight meditation) and meditate with them and learn about their practice.

ABOUT ME

I teach English at an international school in Taiwan. A great thing about being a teacher is that you learn from your students and being at an international school they have an even wider variety of experiences. Plus, I get long breaks which I use to go on meditation retreats and of course to travel.

PHILOSOPHY

Treat everyone with respect.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

New to this - some friends I've met traveling have had great experiences and I'm always interested in meeting people who love traveling, whether while I'm traveling or while I'm not. If you happen to be in Seoul, please say hello, if it's a weekend I'm happy to show you around!

I'm interested in meeting people, rather than finding somewhere to stay. I think Couchsurfing is about broadening your horizons rather than just saving money, and since I'm lucky to make a good salary doing something I love, I know there are people for whom saving money is more important so they should get priority.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None yet

Interests

Soccer (playing and walking), hiking, meditation, international film

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: The Leopard, Todo sobre mi madre, Blade Runner, Jean de Florette
Music: Leonard Cohen, Josh Ritter, Manu Chao
Books: The Sportswriter, American Pastoral, Cien anos de soledad, El futbol a sol y sombra, The Secret River, The Inheritance of Loss

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I met Eduardo Galeano (my favorite author) by complete chance at a museum in Montevideo and he invited me for a chat afterwards.

Teach, Learn, Share

As long as you have an open mind and like to converse, I'm very happy to meet you. As long as people you have an open mind and heart, you have something to share.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan, United States

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