Ben Pfannl

New York, NY, USA

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  • Fluent in English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning German
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Photographer and Graphic Designer
  • Purchase College State University of New York, IED Roma
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About Me


"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein


I'm a nice guy. I'm interested in many things and love learning about new cultures.


"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."
- Bill Nye (the science guy)

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
- Albert Einstein

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
– St. Augustine

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I enjoy going to CS meetups, events and parties. Meeting new people, exchanging ideas and learning about different cultures.

I've had great couch experiences in a number of places! All of them have been really good.


photography, graphic and web design, shooting and editing video, learning new languages, watching movies, eating good food, new experiences, reading, riding bikes in big cities, swimming in the sea, hiking in the hills, graphic novels, listening to music, traveling (of course), cooking, learning about native cultures, Latin American culture, history, astronomy, cats, hanging out with interesting people

Music, Movies, and Books

Star Wars (original trilogy) and then a lot of other movies

Clockwork Orange, Into the Wild, Little Big Man, Beasts of the Souther Wild, Fed Up, Sound City, Caine's Arcade, Volver, The Great Dictator, Brazil, One Flew Over the Coco's Nest, Big Fish, Man on Wire, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Gladiator, Robocop, La Vita e Bella, E.T, City of God, Forest Gump, Transporting, Amelie, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Shawshank Redemption, Goodfellas, Carlitos Way, Big Lebowski, Apocalypse Now, Wag the Dog, Il Comformista, Sin Nombre, V for Vendetta, Amores Perros, Rabbit Proof Fence Gomorrah , Step Brothers

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was kayaking in Prince William Sound, Alaska and suddenly a giant grey whale surfaced right next to my kayak.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Malawi, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, United States

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