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  • Learning Spanish, Swahili
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Musician, big brother, mentor, teacher, amateur tour guid...
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About Me


read the other stuff - u'll get a pretty good idea.


Live Love Learn Laugh

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Open house, Available couch!

Amateur tour guide.
Love my country, my culture, my history. Proud African, Indian, Amerindian and Caribbean. Also a passionate citizen of the World and I enjoy hearing and sharing the cultures and experience of others.

Love nature and know some amazing spots. Trinidad and Tobago is an amazingly diverse country in both natural and social environment, and you are almost always less than one hour drive from anywhere! as long as i'm available i'd enjoy sharing as much as i can.


Been doin this before even knew it was called couchsurfing! Mostly hosting, sharing the natural and cultural landscape.

I've also traveled to a couple places within the caribbean, north america and africa and met and stayed by persons there - sometimes strangers, or as they say- friends who have not yet met ;) ...


Music, People, Nature

  • pets
  • culture
  • dancing
  • environment
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • music
  • guitar
  • drums
  • surfing
  • chemistry
  • teaching
  • history
  • physics
  • science
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Bob Marley, Compay Segundo or anything Afro-Cuban, Jazz, calypso, reggae,Steelpan music, Parang, Kaiso, extempo, Fusion, World music (whatever that is, right?! u kno what i mean) - Fela Kuti, Andre Tanker David Rudder, Rosario Flores meets Peter Tosh! Rapso, ... Tupac, Wyclef... South American/ Latin - bring it on (Momposina from Colombia is d Bomb!) ... Turkish! Classical European - Beethovan, Bach (kinda boring sometimes), Motzart... love to hear stuff from d east/ far east but havent got much, Indian? Karnatic? North? South India? China? Middle East? Bring it on! ... Mali!! habib Koite - Love that stuff! u get the picture...


The Little Prince!
The Prophet - Khalil Gibran
The Cosmic Serpent!!
anything on history, music, life (biographies etc), social sciences, politics, nature, science...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

pet a cheetah in Kenya.

Teach, Learn, Share

Well I AM a teacher by profession for a reason! I LOVE to teach.

I can teach / share:

Music! (as much as a self taught musician can teach i.e. the basics - which is all u need to know actually to start teaching yourself) ;)
Steelpan (u may know it as "Steel Drums")
Guitar, Cuatro

Science - Chemistry, Physics

History - esp Cultural history of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean

Language - Trini talk is practically a whole other language - I even have a dictionary of Trinidadian terms! I'm happy to offer live support ;)

Movement : (Dance/ Yoga) - Well not me - my wife tho is a Fulbright Scholarship Alumni from California (with Trini heritage) who studies and teaches various "movement styles" including Dance and Yoga

Cooking - I am no expert but I can show something about Trini cooking. An for more advanced instructions - I have my people to call - they love to come over and cook by me!

Would Love to learn:

so basically the things I teach are the things I;m interested in learning more about - makes sense i think! ;)

What I Can Share with Hosts

What can I offer hosts - well if after this whole long profile you cant figure that out I guess couch-surfing is not for you!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Curaçao, Guadeloupe, Kenya, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Trinidad and Tobago, United States

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